$1000 1985 Toyota Truck 4x4 5 Speed and $750 1987 Honda XR250
Earlier this month the second shift knob I’ve been waiting on arrived. It’s the same as the black one posted a short time ago except this has red metal, leather and stitching. This is very bold and will probably just be a display item
Will that driver ever have a Honda engine again?
Just ordered a matching fixed back bride seat for the Miata, but I accidentally checked the “in store pickup” option. The store is three states away. Ugh. Will have to give them a call tomorrow, don’t shop online when you’re exhausted! Some gorgeous S2k seats for your time
Since 2014, Mugen’s been making their Shinden electric racebikes for—and completely dominating—the Isle of Man’s electric class, the Zero TT (John McGuinness won in 2014 and 2015, Bruce Anstey in 2016). Now Mugen has got their sights set on the world of electric dirtbike racing and Alta Motors’ famous Redshift MX.
Now that I have sport bikes and dual sports out of the way, its time to bring another style of bike into the spot light. And this one may throw some of you off, as I have expressed my disdain for some of them in the past. Today we are talking about what great about cruisers.
Where in the world are the vtec badges on this thing? It looks like it should have some, but there are none anywhere! I did like driving the new civic hatchback, and it surprised me at the quickness! Here is my take on it:
Heavily modified Honda Helix - custom streamlined bodywork, tweaks to the riding position, taller gearing to enable lower engine RPM at high speeds. Craig Vetter claims 80-90 mpg at 70 mph (and that might be into a 30 mph headwind), with better results from Kawasaki Ninja 250s with similar fairings.
You have to admit that this CR-Z is awesome. Is also an SSR M/// as indicated on the front bumper.
Saw one like this the other day, actually looks halfways decent in blue.
Many moons ago I spotted a shift knob in a parts catalog. The catalog was Mugen’s for the FK2 Civic Type R. It’s the car that’s soon to be replaced by the new global model Type R. I knew I had to buy it since I prefer a leather one. After sending inquiries to two US Mugen distributors I had both the red and black…
Seriously, is this the best they can do? They’re advertising a car with a rich history of performance heritage on Jalopnik with the tag line “Your safety is our priority”? What the heck are they thinking?
It’s been somewhere around a month (judging by the fact that I’ve payed Geico twice) that I’ve owned my new-to-me 2004 Civic, so I wanted to give some first impressions - and why not compare it to my previous car (well, before the Jeep), a 2013 Focus ST (ST2 Package, if that matters).
Well, the Ody is back in the shop, this time for power sliding door service after the idiot light for the doors came on this Monday. My dad took it in yesterday and they gave him this brand spanking new Accord EX-L V6 loaner with only 3309 miles on the clock!
This thing is bone stock, not molested. The only thing I could see to do would be get a pro to restore the black plastic on the exterior. I would do some tasteful wheels too, personally.
A NSX-R! Not that I could afford it.... at 192K
Meet a Honda RC 174. Raced by the company in the mid 1960s, it was a 297cc six producing 66 bhp at 17,000 rpm, making it quite slow revving compared to Honda’s smaller bikes. Despite the engine size it raced in the 350 cc class and won seven out of eight races in 1967.
More than fifty years ago Honda had a predicament. They were racing four stroke motorcycles and being beaten (edit: concerned about being beaten) by the two strokes of the other Japanese makers. What do do? Well, two strokes produce power each time as piston moves downward while a four stroke does so only every other…