Indian Scout versus Harley-Davidson Sportster

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One of the most renowned grudge matches in the history of motorcycling is the ongoing battle for knockout sales between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle.

The ultimate cruiser contest between these two companies has lasted for well over a century. Harley won the last one with a mostly undisputed track record, winning sales and strong brand loyalty.

Indian started out with a bang and was knocked out cold for over half a century, but has since returned to the ring with a vengeance.

Today, we have the ultimate street fight for the 21st century – a rumble in the suburban jungle between the two competitors.

Read my review here.

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JOYRIDE: 2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two

2016-72This is one hell of a Harley – the look, design and feel of this bike is nearly flawless. The Seventy-Two weighs only 559 lbs. and is the perfect all around town cruiser that will turn heads and elicit envy from riders everywhere.

Read my review here.

 

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Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S – The S is for Sensational

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Harley-Davidson makes motorcycles for all kinds of riders — small, medium and larger than life. The all-new Softail Slim S falls into the latter category and is currently one of their best and most powerful bikes to date.

Read my review here.

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Hauling Ass in Hellcats and Vipers at Willow Springs

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Willow Springs race track is one of the most thrilling 2.5-miles of asphalt in Southern California. Read all about it here.

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Mission E: First All-Electric Porsche

Porsche-Mission-E-conceptGoing green doesn’t have to mean boring. Porsche has given the green light to transform the Mission E concept to a production car, with an expected release date late this decade. According to the manufacturer, the upcoming fully electric, 600-horsepower sports sedan will reach 62 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds, have a range of over 300 miles and will be able to almost fully charge in less than 15 minutes. Shocking news? You bet.

The Mission E concept has a low, aggressive stance, a curved hood and Matrix LED headlights that resemble quotation marks. The tapered rear design is unmistakably all Porsche and sports a continuous strip of light between its wide, bulbous fenders.

Individual bucket seats accommodate four passengers, and counter-opening doors offer an easy and dramatic entrance. The cabin is formed around a carbon monocoque shell that rests above an underbody of lithium-ion batteries stretching between the EV’s front and rear axles.

Plans are for the Mission E to be charged wirelessly by induction via a charging plate on the floor of your garage or by a cable connected to a charge port hidden on the side of the Mission’s front fender.

The first 100 percent electrically powered Porsche will feature virtual exterior mirrors that utilize an intricate camera system reflected in the lower windshield corners. Instrument navigation will be holographic and controlled by eye tracking and gesture control, and the system will detect the considered instrument by camera. Everything will work intuitively with a glance, as well as a touch of a button on the steering wheel. The future from Porsche is literally wow. porsche.com

Originally published in the South Florida Luxury Guide in 2015

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See America on a Harley-Davidson Road Glide

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Good Times at the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Read about my latest ride at HDForums.com - from Los Angeles, California to Sturgis, South Dakota and back again.

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2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S is Sleek, Sporty and Superb

vulcas2015-640In an age where vehicles come larded with crap like driver assist technology, electric steering and fake exhaust noise — things, that, in the end ultimately take away control from the driver — it’s a relief to ride a motorcycle like the Kawasaki Vulcan S.

Check out my review on 6.

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Me & Billy Idol

Ed-Tahaney-with-Billy-IdolCheck out my flashback Billy Idol interview here.

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Sensational Summer Convertibles

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McLaren 650S Spider

The all-new McLaren 650S Spider is a sensational two-seater with a lightweight, carbon fiber chassis that looks out of this world. This tony, British high performance beast is packed with a potent 3.8-liter, twin turbo V8 mid-engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and carbon ceramic brakes. Swan-shaped front light kits, scissor doors with massive air scoops and a two-piece retractable, aluminum hardtop complete the dramatic look of this sexy spider. Its bite will leave you breathless.

641 horsepower at 7250 rpm
0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds
Top Track Speed: 204 mph
MSRP: $280,225

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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 Roadster

The stately and refined Mercedes-Benz SL400 Roadster comes with an all-new 3.0-liter Biturbo V6 engine underneath its long, luxurious hood. The sculpted beauty weighs hundreds of pounds less than its predecessor and is now crafted almost entirely from aluminum. The stylish roadster with its retractable hardtop will delight drivers as it glides effortlessly around town or across the Everglades. The closed coupe or open-air roadster is a modern classic and the best of both worlds.

329 horsepower at 6000 rpm
0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds
Top Track Speed: 155 mph
MSRP: $84,000

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The all-new Miata is lighter, faster and smaller than the 1990 original. The fourth generation, rear-wheel roadster no longer looks like a sugary toy from Pixar’s Cars franchise. The cultivated coupe has cat-eye-like LED headlights, a soft top and a six-speed, 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine. Three terrific trim levels are available: Sport for purists, Club for aggressive drivers and Grand Touring for premium thrill seekers. The Miata is so awesome you can order two.

167 horsepower at 7,000 rpm
0-60 mph: 6.5 seconds
Top Track Speed: 115 mph
MSRP: $24,915

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