Motorcycle gears – Motostays http://motostays.com/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 18:13:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://motostays.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1-120x120.png Motorcycle gears – Motostays http://motostays.com/ 32 32 Allman Brothers Tribute Is Personal For Wet Willie’s Jimmy Hall https://motostays.com/allman-brothers-tribute-is-personal-for-wet-willies-jimmy-hall/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 17:56:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/allman-brothers-tribute-is-personal-for-wet-willies-jimmy-hall/ There’s a secret homage to Gregg and Duane Allman on Jimmy Hall’s new album, and even producer Joe Bonamassa, who helped shape the song, didn’t know who wrote it at first. Hall’s “Ready Now” was released September 16 on Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive label. It opens with two blues tracks, then changes gears dramatically […]]]>

There’s a secret homage to Gregg and Duane Allman on Jimmy Hall’s new album, and even producer Joe Bonamassa, who helped shape the song, didn’t know who wrote it at first.

Hall’s “Ready Now” was released September 16 on Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive label. It opens with two blues tracks, then changes gears dramatically with the third song, “Dream Release.” It opens with trumpet, flugelhorn and French horn backed by lightly strummed acoustic guitar and piano. The opening lines are a mouthful, and Hall seems to draw inspiration from his youth in church music by infusing them with melody:

“These days, when I think of you and all the miles you’ve walked, it’s true, yes it’s true / The way we played those years, cast all our fears away, that was real, yes it was / I see so many people standing there and look now send me a sign / We give life to the spirit in our voice / It lifts me up and I feel alive!

“Family is big to me,” Hall said. “I have three sons, and they all have musical abilities that they’ve used all their lives.” (For anyone familiar with the Hall family, this should come as no surprise.)

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As the album took shape, Hall said, his eldest son, James Ryan Shelton Hall, had a “milestone birthday” and set two goals for himself. One was to run a marathon, which he did in March; the other was to get a song on the new album on merit.

“Ryan can be a poet, and he’s written some great poetry before,” Hall said. “It’s poetry, not music. He showed me the lyrics and it’s so intricate and I just knew it was going to be special.

It is a well-known story of triumph and tragedy. The brothers’ father was murdered in a robbery when Duane was 3 and Gregg was 2. Duane died in a motorcycle accident in 1971, just as the Allman Brothers Band was breaking through to hard-earned fame .

“The subject, as it [Ryan Hall] described it to me, it’s about Gregg Allman and Duane Allman, and their brotherhood and their relationship, and growing up as two brothers…and the big brother is kind of a father figure,” Hall said.

Hall grew up in an intact family, but said he could relate, thanks to the childhood relationship between him and his older brother (and Wet Willie bassist) Jack Hall.

The song is inspired by “These two brothers growing up and learning music and really perfecting their music craft and having their band together and starting a very successful career in the early 70’s and just having a lot of success even for that short time who Duane was alive,” Hall said. “And [Duane] does all these things and he actually leads the Allman Brothers, I mean he was really the leader of that band… And then losing Duane so early in the band’s history and in Gregg’s life, for the then losing and then Gregg having to go on as the only Allman brother, and also feeling, ‘What am I doing here? Why do I have to stay here and my brother is gone and I have to carry on this whole band and career and legacy? And the ups and downs of Gregg’s life, then getting to a good place later in life.

“Every time I write these words it’s all I can do to serve your soul and mine too.” Hall sings. “And when they tell these stories, our spirit of joy prevails, light fills these nights.”

Hall said he did not initially let Bonamassa know who wrote the song; he didn’t want it to receive undue preference as they sorted through the material. But Bonamassa immediately latched onto it and considered a deal.

“Joe really helped form the style,” Hall said. “When he first heard the demo, he said, ‘I hear French horns on that. I said what?’ He said ‘Yeah. It’s gonna be so cool’ I just saw, a fire started burning. His eyes were open and he was saying, ‘I can hear that.’ »

Hall said it was a pleasure for the song to get positive response. There’s nothing in the lyrics that discusses Allman’s name, or announces his inspiration, but for him it’s personal. During the band’s Capricorn Records era, Wet Willie crossed paths with The Allmans extensively. Hall worked most closely with Gregg in the mid to late ’90s, when Gregg was achieving sobriety after two decades of heavy drinking and drug abuse.

Jimmy Hall says the process of creating his new album “Ready Now” “reignited a spark of creativity within me that was kind of dormant.”Courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media

“I feel like he carried a lot of guilt,” Hall said. “And I was around him. I played with Gregg in Gregg Allman & Friends from about 1994 to 1998. Every year we did a Gregg Allman and Friends tour. So I saw him at a time when he decided to get sober.

Alan Light, the author who worked with Allman to produce his 2012 memoir “My Cross to Bear,” said the guilt was real, in a PBS Newshour interview following Allman’s death in 2017.

“I think this recurrence of tragedy in his life, from the murder of his father when he was two years old, to the loss of so many of his bandmates – there was a quality to Gregg that was really haunted by it all, ‘ Light said. “It was all very present, especially the relationship with his brother. You really feel like not a few hours in a day go by that he doesn’t think about Duane. It was something he constantly called in conversation and in his thoughts.

“There was the whole emotional challenge that came with it,” Light said. “The emotional challenge of going out with the Allman Brothers Band every night while you’re the surviving Allman brother. And obviously that’s never on your mind. But there’s also one aspect that I think it’s leaned on for power and focus, a reminder of why he was doing this He was always very adamant that the band was Duane’s vision…so there was a part of him who felt like it was his responsibility to live Duane’s vision, and as hard and difficult as it was, that’s kind of what the job was.

Sobriety paved the way for dealing with some of that emotion, Hall said.

“He had to get sober and he did, and at one point he just let go of that guilt and that feeling of, ‘Why am I still here when my brother isn’t here?’ and then in Gregg’s later life…maybe in his final days he looks up at the sky and says, ‘I’m coming to see you brother, we’re gonna be reunited and it’s gonna be a beautiful thing.'”

He sings:

“I hear you playing up there with him

So now it’s time to come together, I feel your voice

‘long side of mine

Let’s all rejoice and let out

It will be fine now.

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ACMA-McKinsey Report, Auto News, ET Auto https://motostays.com/acma-mckinsey-report-auto-news-et-auto/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 11:08:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/acma-mckinsey-report-auto-news-et-auto/ The study identified three areas that could help the auto parts industry adapt to emerging technological changes. New Delhi: The $56.5 billion crore auto components industry sees an opportunity of about $135 billion by 2030, driven by continuous improvement and global expansion of the internal combustion engine (ICE ) associated with innovations in emerging technologies, […]]]>

The study identified three areas that could help the auto parts industry adapt to emerging technological changes.

New Delhi: The $56.5 billion crore auto components industry sees an opportunity of about $135 billion by 2030, driven by continuous improvement and global expansion of the internal combustion engine (ICE ) associated with innovations in emerging technologies, according to a joint study by ACMA and McKinsey.

The study identified three areas that could help the auto parts industry adapt to emerging technological changes.

According to the report, continuous improvement and expansion of traditional ICE gaming in India outlines an opportunity of $35-45 billion by 2030. The study noted expanding opportunities in the automotive market like vendors of two and three wheels (in the face of early electrification) in segments which will gradually become electrified.

“Seize opportunities in adjacent automotive-type sectors, e.g., construction and mining equipment, rail/metro rolling stock, defense sector, etc. – all of which are growing and have a important market,” the report added.

The study estimates that sales of new electric two-wheelers and electric three-wheelers could reach 50% and 70% respectively by 2030. “ICE will continue to dominate India’s PV and HCV landscape, with more electrification are expected to account for 10% to 15% and 5% to 10% of new vehicle sales, respectively, by 2030,” the report said.

    The study estimates that sales of new electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers could reach 50% and 70% respectively by 2030.
The study estimates that sales of new electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers could reach 50% and 70% respectively by 2030.

Second, the report estimates that a global expansion into current ICE categories offers a $35-50 billion opportunity by 2030. Auto parts suppliers are expected to increase their exports through changing supply chains, as companies seek greater resilience by diversifying beyond traditional geographies.

Indian companies could seize opportunities in areas where India has traditional advantages and where exports are growing faster than competing suppliers from other geographies. These include categories such as forgings, castings, gearbox parts, suspension parts, axles, rims, he added.

    Indian companies could seize opportunities in areas where India has traditional advantages and where exports are growing faster than competing suppliers from other geographies.
Indian companies could seize opportunities in areas where India has traditional advantages and where exports are growing faster than competing suppliers from other geographies.

With faster penetration of electric vehicles, the report notes that the US and European markets will likely lose economies of scale to locally manufacture traditional component categories (forgings, castings, etc.) due to low demand volumes. and great variety.

“Make the most of the opportunity to rebalance global component manufacturing through electrification. India-based players could serve these markets, leveraging the advantage of lower cost labor “, he pointed out.

Finally, innovation in new opportunities and a global game represents a $25-40 billion opportunity by 2030. According to the report, automotive components players are expected to occupy emerging white spaces in electric vehicle categories, for example, battery cell supply chain, battery manufacturing. , electric motor supply chain, electric/reducing axle, electrics and electronics for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

“Grow into downstream service use cases and their provision, especially connectivity, where India has advantages to play a global role – software capabilities, application engineering capabilities and cost base weaker,” the report said.

According to initial estimates, the report also mentioned that a transition to electric vehicles could have an impact of up to 50% on the components of the ICE nomenclature. This could disrupt the portfolio of incumbents in traditional ICE component categories.

    According to initial estimates, the report also mentioned that a transition to electric vehicles could have an impact of up to 50% on the components of the ICE nomenclature.
According to initial estimates, the report also mentioned that a transition to electric vehicles could have an impact of up to 50% on the components of the ICE nomenclature.

This disruption could also be an opportunity – creating multiple white spaces for companies to meet new EV BOM needs and generate pathways to serve markets outside of India in ICE and EV component categories. These will represent new or expanded pools of value, which players can capture by pivoting and branching out with agility, the report points out.

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The Wall Street Journal, citing CEO Yoshihige Nomura, later reported that Honda was considering going public with the electric motorcycle unit.

The shift globally includes a family of electrified vehicle (xEV) technologies that consists of SHEV (Powerful Hybrid Electric Vehicle), FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle), BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) and PHEV ( plug-in hybrid electric vehicle).

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The 2,500 watt Optibike e-bike mid motor delivers insane power https://motostays.com/the-2500-watt-optibike-e-bike-mid-motor-delivers-insane-power/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 14:33:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/the-2500-watt-optibike-e-bike-mid-motor-delivers-insane-power/ Colorado-based e-bike company Optibike has a new high-powered e-motor that it says can outperform any other e-bike motor in its weight class. The engine is called the Optibike Powerstorm MBBor motorized pedal. Like many other mid-drive motors, it is mounted where a typical bottom bracket is on a bicycle, right where the pedal cranks meet […]]]>

Colorado-based e-bike company Optibike has a new high-powered e-motor that it says can outperform any other e-bike motor in its weight class.

The engine is called the Optibike Powerstorm MBBor motorized pedal.

Like many other mid-drive motors, it is mounted where a typical bottom bracket is on a bicycle, right where the pedal cranks meet the frame.

The 4 kg (8.8 pound) motor interprets the rider’s pedal input and provides significantly more assistance to help riders start and navigate tough off-road obstacles.

In this case, the Optibike MBB claims a peak power of 2,500 watts, or around 3.3 horsepower. Even the continuous power rating of 1.75 kW or 2.3 horsepower is industry leading in the e-bike market.

Perhaps more important than just raw power, the motor also claims to prevent overheating issues. The company claims it can maintain a continuous power draw of 1,750 watts while climbing steep hills in hot weather without overheating.

The new Powerstorm has the highest power-to-weight and volume ratio of any e-bike mid-drive motor in the world. The compact and lightweight design gives e-bikes better handling and larger batteries.

Larger batteries seem about right, as you’d want some serious battery capacity to power that power-hungry motor.

For example, the battery of the R22 e-bike from Optibike measures 3.26 kWh. That’s about 5 times more battery capacity than on an average e-bike.

Every MBB is assembled locally at Optibike’s Colorado factory, where the housing, internals and gears are machined from solid 6061 aluminum. which increases the overall resistance.

As Optibike founder and CEO Jim Turner explained:

Our new Powerstorm MBB represents the culmination of over 25 years of experience in e-bike design and shows that American creativity is alive and well.

Bikes like the Optibike R22 tame the motor’s 190Nm torque with a Rohloff Speed ​​500 internally geared hub with 14 gear ratios. At top speed, the bike and motor combo would deliver a top speed of 36 mph (58 km/h), making the R22 an all-terrain e-bike only as far as US laws are concerned.

Optibike

Electric motors in US-market e-bikes have often played fast and loose with regulatory concerns, sometimes well over the allowed maximum of 750 watts.

In the case of motors like the Optibike MBB, the all-terrain designation means it doesn’t have to comply with the 750-watt limit.

In many cases, e-bikes with high-powered motors are equipped with limiters that allow riders to reduce power to legal limits for road use.

Other e-bikes have crossed into moped territory and even offered VINs with Manufacturers Certificates of Origin (MCOs) that allow riders to register the bikes as mopeds or motorcycles with their local DMV.

Most riders prefer to maintain e-bike status with legal power limits to avoid the registration, license and insurance hassles that come with mopeds and motorcycles.

Would you ride a high-powered e-bike with several kilowatts of power on tap? Or are you satisfied with street-legal e-bike motors? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section below!

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The fashionable Fiido X e-bike is foldable and perfect for short trips https://motostays.com/the-fashionable-fiido-x-e-bike-is-foldable-and-perfect-for-short-trips/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 15:28:55 +0000 https://motostays.com/the-fashionable-fiido-x-e-bike-is-foldable-and-perfect-for-short-trips/ The Fiido X e-bike isn’t difficult to use, but it does have a bit of complexity in terms of who, precisely, it’s intended for. It has the sensitivity of a typical bike that could be used for train or health. However, he also has the ability to hold people further than they need to travel […]]]>

The Fiido X e-bike isn’t difficult to use, but it does have a bit of complexity in terms of who, precisely, it’s intended for. It has the sensitivity of a typical bike that could be used for train or health. However, he also has the ability to hold people further than they need to travel on their own energy. This e-bike is a bridge, mixing bike play with trendy commuting urges.

Fiido X is a seven-speed Class 1 foldable electric bike. The US-bought 350 watt motor model has a high speed of 15 miles per hour, but this can be unlocked to go up to 20 mph. All of its energy is channeled into throttle-free pedal assist for just rolling. The bike has a nimble feel on the street, thanks to its 20-inch wheels and minimal bodywork. It oozes type with its slick design, but at the end of the day, it clearly outperforms type. This feature is portability.

Before I go into detail and detail my time with the e-bike, I should point out that the original Fiido X was recalled in early 2022 for its halving potential – not good. The unit I rode was a model two, so to speak, fault corrected and tested to exceed EN19154. Along with the structural upgrades, there are also upgrades such as full Shimano gearing, additional on-board show settings and other minor tweaks throughout.

TL;DR

Leaders:

  • Simple to fold for compact measurement
  • Attractive design that’s nimble to travel

The inconvenients:

  • The bike can use extra power for hills and inclines
  • Lack of consolation after using for long periods

Buy at Fiido.

Ride a foldable electric bike

When folded, the Fiido X can be very compact and fit in the trunk of an SUV.
Tyler Hayes

Folding bikes seem to be taking off now, and all sizes of bikes incorporate this feature, not just the minimalist ones. Previously, these bikes were mainly intended for folding and transporting their more than 30 kilos on a preparation. Now, cutting your trip in half seems primarily intended for storage or the trunk of a car, where it wouldn’t match otherwise.

The Fiido X e-bike is minimal while still retaining enough mass that its ride doesn’t feel flimsy. Below is some quick info on the 350 watt Model X I reviewed.

  • About 68 miles away from battery
  • Weighs just over 43 kilos whole
  • 20 inch wheels (1.95 inch wide)
  • 20 mph high pace (unlocked during show)

The 250 watt model bought in Europe has the same weight with the same wheel size, but has a high, unlocked speed of 18 mph.

Twenty miles an hour was enough for my trips. It offered enough energy that I didn’t have to do all the work. However, the engine never felt fully satisfying. I might have used slightly more torque and added peak efficiency while hitting mid-altitude hills in the neighborhood. On flat roads, capacity was cheap.

Conversely, due to the relatively skinny tires and nimble body of the Fiido X, I’m not sure I wished I could go any faster on the bike. I didn’t really feel in danger of using it at its high pace, but I might have wanted it to go over 25 mph. In other words, capacity and design are well matched in the case of this bike.

Fiido X: the good one

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An entry light is integrated into the body for additional visibility.
Tyler Hayes

I preferred how the X was about the size of a BMX bike, but still had seven gears for varying levels of pedaling. In the worst case, when the battery is completely dead, the gears will make it possible to use a hill. Most people who aren’t looking to interrupt their sweat won’t benefit from this, but at least pedaling with a dead battery is still doable.

The bike is compact, but I still found it comfortable enough for occasional rides of up to around 10 miles. Its high-quality build didn’t feel cheap, and its size didn’t really feel too small. The Fiido D11, by comparison, was much thinner to sit on; I liked the texture of the Fiido X much more.

Folding the bike was easy and convenient at all times. The plastic pedals had a bit of a squeak, but I preferred them to fold up. I also enjoyed trying to connect the bike together magnetically when sandwiched in half. This kept it from falling apart when I rolled it into my storage.

Having the battery because the seat is released is a neat trick. The battery with the attached seat is removable, so it can be removed from the bike and charged anywhere. It’s weird to hold the two linked together, but the best way it’s executed wouldn’t prevent it from being used like most other removable e-bike batteries. In fact, I’ve even used the seat to relax the battery while activating it, so there would be design benefits as well.

The problems

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The keypad is needed to activate the ability and remove the seat post with the battery inside.
Tyler Hayes

While the Fiido X e-bike is far from excellent, there aren’t many issues that are downright dangerous. However, there are features to consider that may not be suitable for everyone. For example, the handlebars are usually not adjustable at the top. It didn’t bother me or matter throughout my rides, but the lack of adjustability might be a priority for some.

As a reminder, Fiido X is a class 1 electric bike, so it is fully pedal assisted. There is no throttle, so it cannot be used to roll without effort from the rider. I might have used a little more punch from the bike in some conditions, mostly hills, but in flat areas or along a boardwalk the ability should be effective.

As much because the security system might look like a profit, I found it to be mostly cumbersome. He added an extra step or two to the routine of use. Needing the keyboard every time I wanted to show off the bike felt like overkill. Using the keypad to unlock the seat to remove it seemed more essential. Also, I haven’t used this feature much, so it bothered me less.

However, requiring the keypad to enter a six-digit code to activate it every time I raised or lowered the seat – disconnecting the capacity button – was getting annoying. I expected to like it to be locked with a number pad, but eventually I could have played without this superior feature.

Although the bike is snug enough, I have to say it felt a bit stiff after using it for a while. The narrower tires, lightly padded seat and lack of shock absorbers don’t make for a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Young people won’t have a problem with it, but it must be famous for those who feel their age.

Should you buy a Fiido X electric bike?

It’s hard to recommend Fiido X to a particular buyer because it sits between a motorcycle with gears that can be used for training and riding without power and one that’s built for portability and travel without a car. Finally, city dwellers, those looking for a motorcycle to take to the campsites of their RV, or people with limited storage space are the best choice for Fiido X.

The portability and compact measurements of the e-bike make it an amazing answer for anyone who faces tight spaces. Fiido places great importance on measurement and design. But unlike other comparable rides, it’s hard to take a look at the Fiido X and never instantly fall in love with its type.

Buy at Fiido for $1,799.

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Review: Three electric options give the redesigned, market-leading Lexus RX an edge over the competition https://motostays.com/review-three-electric-options-give-the-redesigned-market-leading-lexus-rx-an-edge-over-the-competition/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/review-three-electric-options-give-the-redesigned-market-leading-lexus-rx-an-edge-over-the-competition/ The redesigned 2023 Lexus RX.Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail Lexus may be the fourth best-selling luxury car brand in Canada, but it’s the undisputed market leader in the popular midsize SUV category. The RX accounts for about 40% of Lexus sales in Canada and the company hopes the all-new 2023 model will boost sales even […]]]>

The redesigned 2023 Lexus RX.Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail

Lexus may be the fourth best-selling luxury car brand in Canada, but it’s the undisputed market leader in the popular midsize SUV category. The RX accounts for about 40% of Lexus sales in Canada and the company hopes the all-new 2023 model will boost sales even further.

“We are hoping for a 20% increase in sales this year,” said Martin Gilbert, Lexus Division Manager, Toyota Canada at the RX’s international launch in Santa Barbara, Calif., in late August. He added that Lexus still breaks records even at the end of an aging model.

Lexus broke barriers when it launched the RX300, the world’s first luxury crossover SUV, in 1998. Almost twenty-five years later, the fifth-generation RX is completely redesigned for 2023. Among the changes are four new powertrains – three are electrified, including the first nameplate plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) variant. All models, except the PHEV which will be manufactured in Japan, will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, or TMMC, in Cambridge, Ontario. It is the only factory outside of Japan to build the RX. More than 1.6 million RXs have been built since production began in Canada in 2003.

Canada is also important for Lexus for sales. Canada is the fourth largest market for Lexus, behind the United States, China and Japan.

Our route started in Santa Barbara, driving about 100 kilometers northeast to Santa Maria in the conventional hybrid, the RX 350h AWD. It is powered by a 2.5-liter hybrid inline four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission. It generates 246 horsepower and offers better fuel economy than the outgoing V6 engine, which was dropped for 2023 in all models in favor of more fuel-efficient four-cylinders. Although it’s quiet and confident, at times the engine thrashes and the CVT groans when pushed. But you won’t find this problem with other versions.

The RX 500h AWD is spirited and lively thanks to a performance hybrid that combines a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a single electric motor and a six-speed automatic transmission. It produces 366 horsepower and 406 lb-ft. of torque. It is responsive and perfectly hugs winding and hilly roads. Off the line, it’s quick and nimble—there’s no hesitation or difficulty when accelerating or merging down the 101 North freeway. Driving the PHEV variant, the RX 450h+, is even more impressive. It combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a high-output 18.1 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and permanent all-wheel drive. Many details, such as power, fuel economy and electric range, are still not available. The PHEV is dialed, quiet, powerful, and feels like a gas-powered vehicle. There is a gasoline-only variant, the base RX 350 AWD. It has a 275-hp 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and shifts with precision. I prefer it to other transmissions. Where the gas model fails is in fuel economy. The gasoline version consumes an average of 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers in combined highway and city driving; while the RX 350h returns a frugal 6.5 and the RX 500h an average 8.7.

The 2023 RX comes with four powertrain options, three of which are electrified, including a PHEV variant.Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail

All RXs have five seats – there are no more three-row RXLs available. This will take the form of a new Lexus model on the road. The 2023 RX is built on a new global platform, which is 90 kilograms lighter than the outgoing model. It has the same height and length as the last version, but its wheelbase has increased by 60 millimeters and its track is widened by 15 millimeters at the front and 45 millimeters at the rear for more legroom. in back. The front seats are also recessed for a bit more legroom in the back. The rear seats offer enough space, even if you are six feet tall.

All versions are refined, well-equipped and feature innovative safety and convenience technologies, including a digital key that lets you use your smartphone as a key via the Lexus app. There’s also wireless charging, wireless Apple Car and Android Auto and a smart assistant, which works really well and understands natural language so you can just say ‘Hey Lexus, I’m hot’ and it will lower the temperature a few degrees to cool the cabin.

The 2023 Lexus RX will go on sale later this year. But the RX 450h+ PHEV won’t be available in Canada until later next year. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

Redesigned rear features unique Lexus signature rear LED light barPetrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail

Technical specifications

2023 Lexus RX

  • Base price: to be announced
  • Engines: RX350: 2.4L turbocharged inline-4 with 275 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque; RX350h; 2.5-liter inline-4 with a two-motor hybrid rated at 246 horsepower and 233 lb-ft of torque; RX500h: 2.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 with unique hybrid engine rated at 366 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque; RX450h+: 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 18.1 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery
  • Drive/transmission: all-wheel drive; RX350: eight-speed automatic; RX350h: continuously variable transmission; RX500h: six-speed automatic; RX450h+: to be confirmed
  • Fuel consumption (litres per 100 kilometers city/highway): RX350: 11.2/8.4; RX350h: 6.3/6.9; RX500h: 8.7/8.4; RX450h+: to be confirmed
  • Alternatives: BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q5, Genesis GV70, Acura RDX, Infiniti QX60, Lincoln Nautilus

Regards

The traditional Lexus flared tapered grille grows larger and extends to the front bumper. The redesigned rear has Lexus’ unique signature LED light bar on the rear, similar to the NX. On the side, the strong lines are further accentuated by new colors with depth. Copper Crest and Nori Green Pearl, in particular, reflect sunlight differently, changing the color depending on the viewing angle. The RX comes with 19-inch wheels as standard and an option for 21-inch wheels.

The RX features a luxurious cabin with a completely redesigned cockpit, dashboard and infotainment system.Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail

Interior

As expected from Lexus, a luxurious cabin with a completely redesigned cockpit, dashboard and infotainment system. The largest 14-inch touchscreen available is easier to read than the standard 9.8-inch screen. I don’t like the unconventional door opening mechanism called “eLatch”. It is not ergonomic and inconvenient to use. Often, you have to push it several times to open the door.

Performance

PHEV is the way to go, if you can wait. Otherwise, the RX 500h AWD is powerful, fuel efficient and spirited to drive.

The 2023 Lexus RX comes standard with a 9.8-inch touchscreen, and a 14-inch model is available.Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail

Technology

Lots of great safety tech, including the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, which includes the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Intersection Assist and a new Motorcycle Detection feature, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control all speeds with new Curve Speed ​​Management and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. Traffic Jam Assist and Advanced Park system are offered for the first time on a Lexus.

The trunk has 838 liters of space behind the rear seats.Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail

Cargo

Space is large with 838 liters behind the rear seats. The loading height is lowered to make it easier to load items without straining your back. You can also kick under the rear bumper to open and close the tailgate for quick access.

The verdict

The RX plays in a crowded segment, but the different electric variants and a Canadian-made badging give it an edge.

The writer was a guest of the automaker. The content was not subject to approval.

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Here’s what makes the new electrified Ariel Hipercar so impressive https://motostays.com/heres-what-makes-the-new-electrified-ariel-hipercar-so-impressive/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://motostays.com/heres-what-makes-the-new-electrified-ariel-hipercar-so-impressive/ The Ariel Motor Company has always made wacky carsand somehow, customers end up loving them for their unconventional appeal and performance that will have you shivering the moment they step out after a car ride. While the Atom 4, Nomad and Ace motorcycles continue to have their share of niche buyers, the all-new ‘Hipercar’ is […]]]>

The Ariel Motor Company has always made wacky carsand somehow, customers end up loving them for their unconventional appeal and performance that will have you shivering the moment they step out after a car ride.

While the Atom 4, Nomad and Ace motorcycles continue to have their share of niche buyers, the all-new ‘Hipercar’ is the British automaker’s most ultimate high-performance electric sports car. But this one will be a low-volume production model. The Hipercar was designed by Ariel Electric, part of the Ariel Group.

Hipercar stands for “High Performance Carbon Reduction”, and this is the first time the model has been shown in production form. It is therefore a real functional prototype. Like any other Ariel, the Hipercar also focuses on lightness, high performance, agility and everyday usability.

However, it is a zero-emission model with a lightweight turbine range extender. The car’s final name has yet to be decided, but it’s the first model from Ariel that shows they’re heading in a new direction in the world of zero-emission mobility.

Related: A 2007 Ariel Atom 2 Is The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift


Development of the Ariel Hipercar

The development of the Hypercar and all the technology associated with it is based on modern UK-made EV technology, and the car will be built in Somerset by the company itself. The Hipercar shows us what the Brits can achieve in the extremely tough EV business with all the vital components, like bodywork, engine, transmission, range extender, transmission, power electronics, chassis, battery and all mechanical components, made in-house with help from other UK companies as well.

Ariel Hipercar looks like nothing

We don’t know if we like what we see, but it looks like an urban-use Batmobile. It gets a fully enclosed body and forward-tilting gullwing doors. The doors open and close using gas struts. When it hits production, the entire body will be carbon, but the prototype you see has 3D-printed panels for testing in its final stages.

It’s hard to deny that the Ariel was shaped by aerodynamics, as it’s obvious, but it helps when it comes to drag efficiency, balance, and meeting the demands of multiple cooling systems. . Ariel worked closely with TotalSim to develop the Bramble CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) system.

Every part of the car includes intense attention to detail and is crafted with purpose. Fins on the front fenders, for example, reduce drag on the mirrors, while the roof scoop channels air to the turbine range extender and shark-shaped fins at the rear help with stability and cornering.

The cockpit is only intended for two people: the driver and a passenger. There are TFT screens that read information, but due to the car’s extreme performance, Ariel gave the car steering wheel controls, instead of touchscreen ones. Ariel describes the cockpit as “Plush Le Mans”.

More details on Ariel’s Hypercar

The Hipercar features double wishbones all around, machined from aluminum, for the best possible precision, while also optimizing strength and weight. There are adjustable roll bars front and rear, and the adaptive dampers are made exclusively for the Hipercar by Bilstein UK. The steering again uses a unique power-assist system, exclusively designed for the Hipercar. The goal continues to be feel and feedback.

Braking comes in the form of an AP Racing braking system, with six piston calipers up front and four piston calipers in the rear. The brake pedal is machined from billet, with ratio adjustable via an electric servo. There is also regenerative braking which can be switched on and off, depending on the driver’s needs.

The Hipercar also features adjustable traction control, while the production model features adjustable torque vectoring that will ensure the best power and grip possible. These lightweight 9J front and 12.5J rear forged wheels will not reach the production car, but will be replaced by bespoke carbon wheels.

Crazy performance for the Ariel Hipercar

Power is sent to all four wheels via four 299hp ARM200 motors, with one motor on each wheel, mounted back to back, two on each axle. The motor includes a radial rotor architecture with magnets arranged around the rotor; this makes the motor power dense and reduces the magnetic material, further reducing weight. Each unit is equipped with a 5.43:1 speed epicyclic gearbox with helical cut gears. The engine, along with the transmission and reverse gear assembly, weigh only 125 pounds.


Related: Here’s the Ariel Atom 4’s best feature

Ariel Hipercar’s Micro-Turbine Range Extender Makes It Awesome

The car comes with an optional Cosworth range extender, which is essentially a micro-turbine, powered by an exothermic catalytic reaction. It operates at a fixed speed of 110,000 rpm to achieve the best fuel efficiency, producing 35 kW of constant electrical power when needed. The device turns on and off automatically thanks to the battery management system. The range extender weighs less than 110 lbs and is smaller and lighter than other internal combustion engines. The unit has been designed to operate with different fuels.

Source: Ariel

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Review: 2022 Polaris Slingshot SLR https://motostays.com/review-2022-polaris-slingshot-slr/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 17:50:16 +0000 https://motostays.com/review-2022-polaris-slingshot-slr/ I have a confession to make: I’ve always been an enemy of Slingshot. I’ve been a motorcyclist all my life, and when these three-wheeled anomalies started appearing on public streets in 2015, my first thought was: there’s a midlife crisis motive if I’ve ever seen one. a. Another eye-catching three-wheeled vehicle that masquerades as a […]]]>

I have a confession to make: I’ve always been an enemy of Slingshot.

I’ve been a motorcyclist all my life, and when these three-wheeled anomalies started appearing on public streets in 2015, my first thought was: there’s a midlife crisis motive if I’ve ever seen one. a. Another eye-catching three-wheeled vehicle that masquerades as a motorcycle. Something for polo-wearing dads living in gated communities to park in their three-car garage between the Suburban and the Camry.

I saw Slingshots driving around Atlanta on I-285, decked out in neon lights, deafening music, much to the chagrin of everyone but the driver. Do they really think it’s cool? I believed the Slingshots were built to grab attention in Hooters parking lots, not carve up mountain roads or race tracks. That being said, I’m not too proud to admit I’m wrong, and I was wrong on the Slingshot.

Or, at least, mostly wrong. Make no mistake: the Slingshot isn’t a motorcycle, no matter what the crash plate between its two bucket seats tells you. It’s also the definition of an attention-grabbing vehicle, right up there with little red Corvettes (RIP Prince), giant jacked-up 6x6s and Lamborhini SUVs. What the Slingshot isn’t, however, is boring. Not by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, the Slingshot is without a doubt one of the most thrilling and engaging riding experiences I’ve ever had.

After spending three weeks doing everything from races to squealing yellow lights in the 2022 Polaris Slingshot SLR, I have to say this is an uncompromising hooligan that’s mobile through and through. Say what you will about its ostentatious styling, loud paint job and even louder stereo, but you’d be foolish to say this thing isn’t an absolute riot to drive.

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Shameless thrills

If you’ve ever poked a sleeping bear with a pointed stick, you’ve got a pretty good idea of ​​what it feels like to climb into the Slingshot and hit the start button. The thing springs to life with a raspy mechanical growl, and you feel every little vibration of the engine through the steering wheel, shifter and pedals. A message pops up on the dash urging caution, but somewhere inside you know you can’t wait to see how hard you can push the thing before it bites you.

As a result, your first few hours with the Slingshot are best taken in small steps. Despite the massive 12-inch-wide Kenda tire on the rear of the SLR model, grip and traction are relative concepts here: at the end of the day, you’re pushing over 200 horsepower out of a single rear wheel, and I’ve never ridden or ridden anything that liked leaving big rubber bands on the pavement as much as the Slingshot. I assumed Polaris was ironic when it said you “leave your impression on every road you ride,” but now I know better.

Now, 200 horsepower (or 203, to be exact) might draw ridicule from the elite motoring crowd, but it’s important to remember that the Slingshot weighs just 1,656 pounds. That’s nearly 700 pounds lighter than other popular “driver’s cars” like the Mazda Miata, to which it’s often compared. In total, that means you’re working with an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 8.1 pounds per horsepower (assuming you opt for the manual transmission), which is better than the latest 455-hp Camaro V8 and just short of that. 460 horsepower. Mustang GT.

Admittedly, the limited grip of the Slingshot’s single rear tire won’t quite pull the same stand-up acceleration times as a new pony car, but at 4.9 seconds the Slingshot is no slouch either. Red fire. Once you get it out of first gear and into the higher gears, the little four-cylinder engine is just the kind of fast-revving engine that driving enthusiasts crave, with gobs of mid-range passing power. every time you put your foot in it.

Speaking of engines, Polaris had unexpected success with the Slingshot when it first introduced it in 2014, and by 2020 sales had increased enough to justify ditching the 2.4-liter engine. GM’s original and replacing it with Polaris’ own ProStar 2. liter power plant. The latest version increases the Slingshot’s maximum horsepower up to 203 ponies and also raises the engine’s redline to 8,500 rpm.

I spent most of my time with the Slingshot exploring twisty mountain roads, and found the riding experience similar to taking a supersport bike through the turns: spin it skyward , let the engine brake reduce speed as needed, then whip it as hard as the rear tire can handle exiting the corner. Wash, rinse, repeat: the feeling never gets old.

Polaris Slingshot SLR 2022
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A taut double-wishbone front suspension keeps the Slingshot level and planted through corners, giving you all the confidence you need to push it close to its claimed 1.02G of lateral grip. Suspension travel is short, and even small bumps in the pavement feel a little jarring, but somehow that all just adds to the Slingshot’s devilish charm.

Whipping a Slingshot around a twisty road is the best kind of laser-focused, white-knuckle driving experience you could ask for. It’s pure entertainment, nothing more, nothing less, and arguably the closest thing to a supercar experience for under $30,000.

You could definitely consider the Slingshot’s tendency to come loose at lower speeds/higher RPMs as a downside, but I can’t help but see it as a feature. I mean, look at this thing. If there was ever a vehicle designed to slide around corners and cut donuts in parking lots, this is it.

Admittedly, the limited rear grip was a little nerve-wracking at first, but by the end of my first ride, it was arguably my favorite part of the vehicle. You learn to hang that rear end with pride and panache. A quick kick of the clutch just about anywhere in first or second gear is almost guaranteed to trigger a controllable slide (assuming traction control is off). You don’t have to work for the Slingshot to do something it wasn’t meant to do: it was built for bad decisions.

Let’s talk about the look

So yeah, there’s nothing subtle about the Slingshot, and that goes double for its style. I’ve had seven people in two weeks tell me it looks like “a batmobile” and if I’m being honest, you might as well be in the real batmobile, because the Slingshot gets so much attention around town.

The small children stare open-mouthed, fingers pointing. The police offer a stern look, radar guns pointed. Not all attention is good attention, but the Slingshot doesn’t discriminate on that count.

It’ll be a feature for some and a detriment for others, but wherever you fall on this spectrum, prepare for an onslaught of thumbs wherever you drive and a deluge of questions wherever you park. Personally, I like the Slingshots look (although I’d prefer it in black), but I don’t care how much attention it gets. I don’t think there has ever been or ever been such a thing as a high-performance three-wheeler under the radar,” so I think that’s a fair trade-off.

Interior of the 2022 Polaris Slingshot SLR
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A word on the inside…

Despite its street-legal status, the Slingshot’s interior shares one important feature with the rest of Polaris’ watercraft and off-road vehicle fleet: it’s completely waterproof. That means everything from the bucket seats to the 7-inch touchscreen can be safely rained down, which is important because it will eventually rain.

That being said, it’s not a stripped-down, spartan interior either. It’s not exactly plush, but Polaris has gone a long way in refining the Slingshot’s cockpit, and the soft foam seats provide enough support for all-day rides without leaving you feeling numb and chafed. However, they get particularly hot in the summer and, combined with the constant engine heat and lack of air conditioning, you might sweat through a shirt or two when the temperatures rise. Like pretty much every part of the Slingshot, though, there’s an upgrade available, and heated/cooled seats can be had for extra cash if you care enough to pay for it.

My favorite part of the interior, however, is the center console. Here you’ll only find two hilariously placed switches: on the far left you’ve got the traction control switch, or as I’ve lovingly called it, the “fun button”. Hit this and the traction control turns off completely, and the fun begins. Directly next to the fun button you’ll find the emergency turn signals, when overzealous use of the fun button goes a little too far to the side. I’m sure Polaris knew what they were doing here.

The other highlight of the Slingshot’s interior (and I can’t believe I’m writing this), is the stereo. There’s just something about driving this outrageous vehicle that demands outrageous music at an outrageous volume. The SLR model gets the upgraded “Ride Command” touchscreen with a set of smooth-sounding Rockford Fosgate speakers, and I can’t imagine it any other way. Making donuts in your buddy’s parking lot after hours is fine, but making donuts with “XYU” turned up to 11 is a whole other animal. I understand now.

The big question: should you buy one?

If you had asked me a month ago whether or not someone should buy a Slingshot, I would have said “No.” If you want a motorbike, go buy a motorbike.

I now know that the Slingshot was never claimed to be a motorcycle, despite all the legal hype that classifies it as such in some states. It’s a completely different beast, and it delivers its own unique brand of thrill.

That being said, I think the Slingshot is a viable alternative to a motorcycle or any penny sports car for that matter. Not necessarily a safer alternative, but if you’re looking for thrills and outdoor travel, this will beat the pants of any convertible anywhere near its price range.

Of course, the Slingshot is a toy at its heart, and an expensive toy with next to nothing in terms of utility or comfort. It’ll take up the same space in your garage as a Miata and cost you about the same as a Miata, assuming you opt for the best SLR package of both worlds. Whether or not it’s worth $30,000 is up to you, but for what it’s worth, I’ve never seen an 8-year-old mistake a Miata for the Batmobile, and it has to be worth something.


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ISLAND HISTORY – Jamestown Press https://motostays.com/island-history-jamestown-press/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 04:12:10 +0000 https://motostays.com/island-history-jamestown-press/ U.S. Air Force students and faculty assigned to the Naval War College in Newport will conduct a flyover of Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands to celebrate the branch’s 58th anniversary, The Jamestown Press reported September 8, 2005. Participating aircraft will include the B-2, F15C, F-16C, A-10 and C-130. The flyby will mark the first time the […]]]>

U.S. Air Force students and faculty assigned to the Naval War College in Newport will conduct a flyover of Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands to celebrate the branch’s 58th anniversary, The Jamestown Press reported September 8, 2005.

Participating aircraft will include the B-2, F15C, F-16C, A-10 and C-130. The flyby will mark the first time the B-2 Spirit has flown over the War College.

Although American air power began in 1907 with the assignment of an aviation section to the Army Signal Corps, which over time matured into the Army Air Corps of World War II, the Air Force did not become a separate service until 1947.

100 years ago — September 2, 1922

(Newport Mercury)

The extension to Rogers High School was open for public inspections and many citizens had the opportunity to tour the new building which will serve students in Jamestown and Newport. Everyone said they were very satisfied.

75 years ago — September 5, 1947

(The Newport Mercury and the Weekly News)

Telephone bills in the Newport area would increase if the schedule proposed by the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company were allowed to go into effect in Rhode Island.

Jamestown’s base rates for business users would go up to $4 per month with a jump of up to $2.25 per month for residential users, with calls to Newport treated as local at no additional charge.

The Newport and Jamestown Junction would provide a local service area of ​​13,787 telephones at base rates, including 715 telephones in Jamestown. Under the proposed monthly rates, there would be unlimited one-party business service for the Jamestown-Newport area at a cost of $9 per month. This compares to the current $6.15 in Newport and $5 in Jamestown. Unlimited single-party business service would cost $4 compared to current rates of $3.25 in Newport and $2.25 in Jamestown.

Unlimited residential costs would drop from $2.50 in Jamestown and $3.25 in Newport for the single participant service to $4.50. Two-party residential service in the combined service area would increase from $2.75 to $3.75, and four-party and eight-party service from $2.25 to $3.

50 years ago — September 1, 1972

(Newport Mercury)

A motorbike rider and his passenger were injured on the Jamestown Bridge when the bike crashed into a railing.

The 22-year-old passenger, from Providence, was admitted to Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick with a broken right arm. The operator, a 24-year-old man from Cranston, was treated for bruises and discharged.

25 years ago — September 4, 1997

(The Jamestown Press)

Two local teachers voluntarily participated in a robotics workshop sponsored by the Rhode Island School of the Future at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport.

Third-grade teacher Philip Capaldi and art teacher Stephanie Pamula spent five days learning and testing the technology using a computer-aided design program. The system centers around using simple machines, such as gears, pulleys and levers, along with the familiar Lego blocks, to be operated by the computer. The teachers plan to pilot a collaborative program for Jamestown students that would culminate in a robotics fair during National Science and Technology Week in April.

10 years ago — September 6, 2012

(The Jamestown Press)

Residents risk losing a landmark, the rock of East Ferry, according to Mike Gray, director of public works.

The boulder landed on Gray’s demolition list because it’s hampering repair work on the East Ferry Seawall. However, the town councilors want to save the rock.

“It’s almost like Plymouth Rock,” said Michael Schnack, chairman of the board.

“It’s got to go,” Gray said.

“What?” Schnak replied “Can you spare that rock?”

Gray did not commit to saving the rock, although he agreed to research alternatives.

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Nitro Stars Seek US Nationals Legacy Victory https://motostays.com/nitro-stars-seek-us-nationals-legacy-victory/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 14:30:37 +0000 https://motostays.com/nitro-stars-seek-us-nationals-legacy-victory/ INDIANAPOLIS — As the reigning four-time Top Fuel world champion, Steve Torrence knows all about racing in big moments. But none of them can win the 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA US Nationals, which takes place this weekend at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. It’s the biggest drag race in the world and Torrence, […]]]>

INDIANAPOLIS — As the reigning four-time Top Fuel world champion, Steve Torrence knows all about racing in big moments. But none of them can win the 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA US Nationals, which takes place this weekend at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.

It’s the biggest drag race in the world and Torrence, who also won the last NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series event in Brainerd, has two victories in the United States under his belt, including last year in his Capco dragster 11,000 horsepower contractors.

This year could be even more important for the 52-time winner of the event, as he also makes the semi-finals of the specialty race Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout. It started in Gainesville and is now in the semifinals, where points leader Brittany Force Torrence, Mike Salinas and Justin Ashley will face off on Saturday for the $80,000 prize before Sunday’s eliminations.

It’s lucky to have another spectacular memory for Torrence, who will struggle to top last year’s win at the Big Go.

“I won it last year with my granddaughter and it’s my most memorable victory. It’s the granddaddy of them all and the big one you want to win,” said Torrence, who is third in points. “You can do anything, but if you don’t win Indy you don’t have a full career. To share that with my daughter before she was (one) was special. I can’t wait to ‘go there every year and that’s what a legend means. (Tony) Schumacher, Big Daddy (Don Garlits), everyone who’s somebody’s dominated Indy. I’m not there yet, but I hope to get there one day.

Torrence (Top Fuel), Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all had victories a year ago at the Big Go. This year’s race will be broadcast on the both on the FOX Broadcast Network and on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), including live elimination coverage beginning at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, September 5 on FS1 and continuing at 2 p.m. on FOX. This is the 16th of 22 races in the 2022 season and the last race before the championship countdown.

Everything seems like perfect timing for Torrence, especially with the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout on Saturday and points and a half on the line at Indy. A big weekend could send him to second in points heading into the playoffs, which would be plenty of momentum to put a fifth straight world title within reach.

But the Texan is only focused on this weekend because, well, it’s Indy. With a huge Top Fuel line-up of 25 cars and a top-notch roster of competitors including Force, Salinas, Ashley, 10-time event winner Tony Schumacher, Antron Brown and Leah Pruett, Torrence knows he’ll have his hands full. . But he also knows how important it is if you’re able to outlast everyone at the Big Go.

“You go there with a different mindset to try to win Indy,” Torrence said. “You couldn’t win a race all year, but you could win Indy and that would make your season. I can’t wait to go because I have a good car. Indy is Indy and only real dragsters understand that. When you win Indy, it’s a big win.

Matt Hagan. (NHRA photo)

In Funny Car, Matt Hagan is after his sponsor’s race win as he also prepares for a run at a fourth World Championship. A second victory at the US Nationals would certainly help the cause and Hagan also has the chance to make it a monumental weekend. The standout driver of the 11,000-hp Dodge Power Brokers Charger SRT Hellcat is also set to compete in the Pep Boys NHRA Funny Car All-Star Callout, pitting him against seven other star drivers on Sunday in a one-off specialty race.

That leads directly to eliminations, which means a lot will be on the line over multiple days for Hagan, who has three wins this year. Joining him in the legend are points leader Robert Hight, who has six wins, Ron Capps, Cruz Pedregon, Bob Tasca III, who has won three of the last four races this year, John Force, Alexis DeJoria and Tim Wilkerson, who is the event’s defending winner at the Big Go. Those same names will be among Hagan’s main challengers in Monday’s eliminations and Hagan has a clear idea of ​​what winning the US Nationals does for a driver’s career.

“I’ve won Indy before and it’s a really special, magical feeling when you do that,” Hagan said. “Indianapolis is one of those races that you never want to leave the sport without winning. It’s just a lot of excitement and buildup over a long week for everyone. We really want to knock it down. and may it be a win in the Dodge Power Brokers Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in our sponsor’s title race It’s going to be a great race and I feel like we’re still moving in the right direction with this car .

Enders has reigned supreme in Pro Stock at the prestigious US Nationals for the past two seasons and the four-time world champion has dominated so far this year, winning six times. His challengers include reigning world champion Greg Anderson, who has six Indy wins and 99 career wins, Aaron Stanfield, 2016 winner Chris McGaha, reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Dallas Glenn, Kyle Koretsky, Troy Coughlin Jr., who has won the last two races this year, Matt Hartford, Bo Butner and rookie Camrie Caruso.

Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Angelle Sampey has had a terrific 2022 season as she targets her fourth World Championship. She is also after her fourth Indy win, as is Krawiec, who is the event’s defending winner. But the competition is tough with points leader Joey Gladstone, who has back-to-back wins this year, reigning world champion Matt Smith, Steve Johnson, who has two Indy wins, and Angie Smith.

Drivers from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon will also be looking to become winners of this prestigious event. The fastest Super Stock cars will also challenge for ultimate bragging rights and a bonus purse in the popular Dodge HEMI Challenge.

The NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series races will also be held at Indy, along with the popular Constant Aviation NHRA Factory Stock Showdown and Mountain Motor Pro Stock category. The Big Go is also a huge weekend for sports runners for the third year in a row, as the event includes the exciting JEGS Allstars bonus event. In total, nearly 950 cars will be in action in all categories during the race.

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Every Bob Seger album ranked, from worst to best https://motostays.com/every-bob-seger-album-ranked-from-worst-to-best/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 00:50:16 +0000 https://motostays.com/every-bob-seger-album-ranked-from-worst-to-best/ For all eventual success, the searing live album ‘Live ball brought Bob Seger, a series of false starts and bad breaks meant the battle had lasted a decade to get noticed outside of Motor City. In 1967, his single heavy music sold over 60,000 copies in Detroit alone and threatened to break through nationally, but […]]]>

For all eventual success, the searing live album ‘Live ball brought Bob Seger, a series of false starts and bad breaks meant the battle had lasted a decade to get noticed outside of Motor City. In 1967, his single heavy music sold over 60,000 copies in Detroit alone and threatened to break through nationally, but his label, Cameo/Parkway, went bankrupt and distribution collapsed.

It got so bad that after the 1969 halftone Noah album, a frustrated Seger considered enrolling in college to study criminology. The follow-up album, brand new morning, was an introspective acoustic collection that ended his first stint with Capitol Records. “Everyone has slack periods,” Seger said in 1977. “The acoustic album was the depth for me.”

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