Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT
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As it stands, Suzuki GSX-S750 won’t be the only performance motorcycle to be launched by the Japanese brand in South Africa this year. According to our sources, Suzuki will launch the V-Strom 650 XT in our market by July. The new V-Strom 650 XT will be the most affordable performance motorcycle offering from Suzuki in SA (ex-showroom). It will be the third motorcycle from the bike maker, after the Hayabusa and the recently launched GSX-S750, to be locally assembled. Internationally, the V-Strom adventure tourer is offered in two variants –…

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Haval’s new H6 SUV will make people over look the C-word

Haval’s new H6 SUV will make people over look the C-word
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There’s a completely new brand of SUV called Haval coming to South Africa, which is nice. But if you buy one, be prepared to hear the C-word. A lot. Haval is Chinese, a part of the Great Wall Motors (GWM) group. While some early models were badged “Great Wall Haval”, it’s now a standalone SUV brand.  “Early” is a relative term for a company that was only founded in 1990. But the range now includes the small H2, the large H8 and the off-road-style seven-seater H9. Haval’s newest model is the mid-sized H6, which is currently…

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This is a rear-drive modified Lambo with 610Kws

This is a rear-drive modified Lambo with 610Kws
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When Lamborghini relieved the Huracan of its front driveshaft, thus making it rear-wheel drive, it also cut power from 449Kws to ‘just’ 427Kws. The lighter, edgier LP580-2 would still do 0-100Km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and nudge 320km/h flat out, though. And for the first time, pull big, smokey slides in the process. Novitec’s Huracan will also do smokey drifts. Bigger ones, if the power figure is anything to go buy. To the naturally-aspirated V10 the German tuner has bolted two – yes, two – superchargers, taking total output to…

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200 unit limited run model celebrates BMW’s DTM 2016 driver’s title win

200 unit limited run model celebrates BMW’s DTM 2016 driver’s title win
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BMW has unveield the DTM Champion Edition M4, complete with a huge rear wing, a BMW M colour sticker kit and a power boost up to 493bhp.   Effectively an M4 GTS but with a different set of decals, the DTM special uses the same water injection technology and has a 0-62mph time of 3.8 seconds. The car also comes with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and the quite frankly ludicrous titanium exhaust system found on the GTS. The sticker and aero kit is said to mimic DTM race…

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Yamaha Cross Hub concept is a motorbike-carrying SUV

Yamaha Cross Hub concept is a motorbike-carrying SUV
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25 Oct, 2017 11:00am Lawrence Allan Yamaha follow up 2015 sports car concept with unusual pickup-style SUV at the Tokyo Motor Show Yamaha has once again branched out from motorcycles to showcase a new concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show. The latest vehicle, called the Cross Hub, is a combination of a pick-up and an SUV, and follows on from the 2013 Motiv and 2015 Sports Ride concepts. Very little detail was given about the Cross Hub concept at Yamaha’s show conference, but we do know that it’s targeted…

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