After 44 years of racing success with the iconic XR750, Harley-Davidson in entering a new era with the introduction of its new flat tracker. The XG750R is a racing-only machine developed around the Revolution X liquid-cooled V-twin engine that powers the Street 750 production model.Read More
Mathematics is the language of the universe, and given the exponential growth of computing power and advanced modeling techniques, it is beginning to make sense of even the most complex of problems. A team from Sheffield Methods Institute in the UK has analyzed all of the drivers, teams and results in Formula One history to produce a ranking of the best 50 F1 Drivers of all-time (with the car/team effects removed), as well as the best wet weather and street circuit drivers. It has also quantified how much of the performance equation is down to the team/car and how much is due to the driver. The results contain some big surprises.Read More
Tablet games where you put an actual toy on top of the screen are nothing new, but what we haven't seen are toys that look like they're interacting with the game. Ptah Tech is a company that has launched a brand-new Kickstarter campaign for a game that will do just that – and the results look surprisingly fun.Read More
A new competition is combining two projects that are already capturing the imaginations of kids across the UK.Race for the Line challenges schoolchildren to emulate the Bloodhound team by developing and racing their own rocket-powered cars, using the new BBC micro:bit to capture performance data.Read More
Believe it or not, autonomous race cars will soon be battling it out on the track. As we reported last year, plans are for the Roborace autonomous racing series to run in conjunction with Formula E, starting in the 2016-17 season. Last week, newly-appointed design chief Daniel Simon, who has a diverse background designing concept cars for both global automakers and Hollywood, released the first look at the driverless Roborace car.
The pinnacle of motorcycle racing reaches a tipping point, as a new generation of spec electronics is enforced in an effort to shrink costs. Add to the mix a new tire supplier and wings designed to keep these motorcycles from flying, and we have the recipe for an excitingly unpredictable year.Read More
Formula One might still be top of the world motorsport tree, but GT racing is fast emerging as a battleground for incredible winged Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens and Audis. The latest supercar to be shod in slicks and fitted with a full aerodynamics kit is the McLaren 570S, which has made the jump from baby supercar to full on GT4 racer.Read More
Whether we're talking supercars or concept cars, "cars" is the operative word at this year's Geneva Motor Show, with larger vehicles like trucks and vans playing more of a supporting role at the show. But that doesn't mean they aren't making their presence known. There's a new six-wheeled version of the recently retired Land Rover Defender, a hybridized Volkswagen T6, a cool, little beach buggy called "Bee-Bee," and more.
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