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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Breaking news: Nico Rosberg announces retirement from Formula 1

Breaking news: Nico Rosberg announces retirement from Formula 1
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Newly crowned F1 champion quits sport, saying he’s reached his goals Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula 1 just days after claiming his maiden world championship title. Making the shocking announcement via his official Facebook page, the 31-year-old Rosberg said, “Since 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my ‘one thing’ to become Formula 1 world champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target and now I’ve made it. I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so…

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Fernando Alonso ‘Not at All Happy’ in F1, Considering Le Mans

Fernando Alonso ‘Not at All Happy’ in F1, Considering Le Mans
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Fernando Alonso, the two-time F1 World Champion and current McLaren driver, doesn’t seem too happy about the current state of Formula 1. Autosprint, an Italian auto racing magazine, was able to get Alonso’s opinion on the current V6 turbocharged hybrid cars, the current Pirelli tires used in F1, and whether he’ll be sticking around after his contract’s up. In the interview, Alonso told Autosprint, “I’m not at all happy for some things that are happening: we can never drive the cars to their real limit; we can never attack as…

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Audi’s New R18 Race Car Revamps an Incredible Design

Audi’s New R18 Race Car Revamps an Incredible Design
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You don’t hear Audi talking much about diesels lately, what with the EPA accusing it (and corporate parent VW) of programming cars to cheat on emissions tests. Such tests don’t apply in auto racing though, and Audi wants everyone to know diesels still dominate when it comes to endurance contests like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This weekend, the company showed off the R18 racer that will compete in the World Endurance Championship series that includes the grueling race at Le Mans. Endurance racing is all about covering the…

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spotted in motion on rainy day [video]

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spotted in motion on rainy day [video]
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet spotted in motion on rainy day The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A205) was caught on camera performing testing procedures on public roads in the pouring rain. After coming out with the C-Class Coupe (C205), Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to chop off its fixed metal roof and replace it with a soft top as seen in the attached footage. The video was recorded recently in Germany and shows a prototype being tested on public roads in heavy rain, so obviously the electrically retractable fabric roof was in position. Aside from…

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