Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

So the winter season is right around the corner. It is one of the most challenging times of year to drive in. No one enjoys scraping ice and cleaning snow off their car but what’s even worse is driving in it. With a few precautions and techniques many car accidents can be reduced and avoided. There are many winter driving tips that you can follow to be safe this season.

With a forecast of bad weather all drivers need to have the vehicle prepared properly. Your vehicle preparation is very important. All drivers should check all of their vehicle fluid levels before departure. Tires need to be properly inflated. Some good things to have with you are an ice scraper, snow brush or shovel, jumper cables, flares, flashlight etc. It is a must to clear as much snow and ice off the car before departing. Clearing ice and snow off all windows and lights and chunks of ice on the car will allow you to see as much as possible and keep your car visible to other motorists.

Now that the car is optimally prepared it is important to be very aware while driving. Pay more attention …

Rolls Royce’s Ghost Model – The Brand New Luxury Variant

Rolls Royce’s Ghost Model – The Brand New Luxury Variant

The newly launched variant of Ghost model by the ultra-luxury car maker, Rolls Royce has struck a starting price of Rs 3.05 crore in order to tap the growing luxury car market. British company has already announced that Ghost Extended Wheelbase powered by a 6.6 litre petrol engine will be soon available in the markets. Business Development Head at Rolls-Royce India said that demand for luxury cars is growing rapidly in India and they want to tap the market with the launch of this new model.

The company is also anticipating that every third car being sold in India would be the new Ghost Extended Wheelbase, but for the time being they do not want to put a number to it. He also added that although exact numbers cannot be expected for now, but they are very optimistic for this year and so they are strictly working hard to expand the market.

Last year, company sold almost 80 units in the country and now it is planning to expand the network. Additionally, India being one of the major markets for the brand in Asia, it is looking forward to enhance …

Return To The Motorcycle

Return To The Motorcycle

So you fancy getting back on a bike again, but it’s been a while hasn’t it? Are you sure you really want to do it? Have you forgotten how cold and wet it was? Can’t you remember that crash helmet with the target design you used wear, in an attempt to send a not so subtle message to the car driver who uses his mobile phone at the wheel, or fiddles with a CD when he should be looking out for you?

You’ve forgotten all that haven’t you, but you still remember the wind rush, and that feeling when the engine turns over and kicks into life, and that feeling of pure freedom when you’re out on the road. Of course you do, because that’s what biking’s all about, but there are some things that you should be aware of before you re-launch yourself into a two-wheeled frenzy.
Firstly, it doesn’t matter which motorcycle you buy as a re-entry model (sounds like Apollo 11), it won’t make you look younger and it won’t make you look slimmer, but at least the helmet will cover your face. I’m not going to say that it won’t make you …

What are the Advantages of Motorcycle Saddlebags?

What are the Advantages of Motorcycle Saddlebags?

You can see a lot of people riding bikes on the road nowadays. The increase in the cost of fuel is one of the many reasons why many people choose to ride a motorcycle. Aside from that, motorcycles are cheaper to keep, less expensive to maintain, easy to park and can bring to faster to your destination compared to a car because it’s easy to maneuver in traffic. With the discovery of saddlebags for big bikes, riding became more interesting.

Today big brands of motorcycles build bikes with different kind of accessories. These accessories are added to make your bike look great, cool or sensational. One of the most popular accessories is the saddlebag. Unlike other motorcycle accessories, saddlebags serve a great purpose. In fact, there is a huge advantage in having a motorcycle with saddlebags. What are these?

First, it will solve the problem of storage. If you are fond of going for long motorcycle trips or tours, you will need a saddle bag to store all your necessities. When riding during bad weather condition, it is where you store your motorcycle rain suits and gears.

Second, motorcycle saddlebags are made from …

The History of Rolls Royce

The History of Rolls Royce

They are the ultimate cars of luxury. Kings and Queens have been chauffeur driven in them and Hollywood stars love being photographed in them. They are the epitome of opulence. But what is the history of these famous cars?
On 4th May 1904 the Midland Hotel in Manchester Charles Rolls had lunch with Henry Royce. Charles was an aristocrat and adventurer, born in 1877. He was also an engineer and the first pilot to complete a double crossing of the English Channel. Henry was a mechanical engineer and was born in 1863. He set up his first business at the age of 21 and registered his first patent in 1887. The pair discussed joining forces.

In 1902, Royce had built his first car – a Decauville. He wasn’t happy with it and set about building the best cars in the world. In 1903 he had built his first engine and in 1904 a prototype was taken to the road.Charles Rolls was the first Cambridge undergraduate to own a car and he soon began racing. To fund his passion he set up a car dealership. He mostly sold foreign cars but was seeking quality English cars- …

Ferrari 458 Italia: Combining Heritage With Innovations

Ferrari 458 Italia: Combining Heritage With Innovations

The 458 Italia represents a farewell to the past, a leap forward into the future: the new Ferrari is so innovative that can be considered a milestone in the Maranello’s design, construction and innovation standards. As far as the name nomenclature, “458” refers to the number of cylinders and displacement, whether “Italia” pays homage to the car extraordinary Country of origin and its ability to create innovations.

Ferrari 458 Italia evokes the tradition of the historical 8-cylinders cars in the company’s history, such as the 158 F1 in 1964, the Ferrari 308 GTB in 1975 and the F40 in 1987 but, at the same time, the Ferrari 458 Italia personifies unique innovations and a leap into the future. Ferrari 458 Italia is in fact a completely new car from every point of view: engine, gearbox, chassis, suspensions, electronic controls, aerodynamics, design, instrumentation and ergonomics. All delivered with exceptional fuel consumption and emissions levels, considering its 570 hp.

Like every Ferrari, the 458 Italia guarantees unique driving pleasure and derives most of its technology from the Formula One experience. The benefits from such races heritage are immediately seen and felt when driving the new …

Driver’s Seat

Driver’s Seat

Why are manual transmission cars so much more fun to drive than automatics? It has to do with energy, and somehow being able to physically connect with energy, the energy of a car. It also has to do with control and specifically the exhilaration of being able to control mechanical power. Control is important, it is a learned skill. Control is freedom. It’s mind over matter, the ability to exert the will and make manifest its desires in the physical. With cars it’s about empowerment through physical control of the machine, the thrill and sense of accomplishment that comes from successfully organizing bodily motor skills to produce large amounts of kinetic energy. There’s no denying that Lamborghini’s new flagship model Aventador is an impressive looking beast. The car is aggressive but it is also highly refined, it brings its many lines together into a taut, resolved, and elegantly detailed shape. As far as aesthetics go the Aventador is the perfect next-decade iteration of Lamborghini’s distinctive style.

But does it have a soul?

Lamborghini as a brand began as a reaction to the status quo. When Ferruccio Lamborghini started out he chose a charging bull as his icon as …

Cheap BMX Bikes Are Found Online

Cheap BMX Bikes Are Found Online

When we start any brand new sport or activity we are constantly searching for ways to lower your costs while doing the work. This is just because before we jump in with both feet we want to be sure that the sport is something we’re truly devoted to. Individuals who get involved with the sport of BMX move through this on a regular basis. One of the leading purchases you have once you start the sport is undoubtedly a bicycle. Individuals frequently look all over to try to get cheap BMX bikes.

Cheap BMX bikes can be purchased in a lot of spots, but there’s one place you may look primarily for the best prices. That particular place is online. Just like some other markets there are plenty of specialty web stores that will have cheap BMX bikes out there. By cheap we do not indicate poor quality, we only mean that for a few factors their costs are merely less. When we hear the word cheap we sometimes have a bad connotation related to it for unkown reasons, however often in the online world things are inexpensive simply because of a matter of …

Aerosmith Frontman Unveils Custom Motorcycles

Aerosmith Frontman Unveils Custom Motorcycles

Anyone who has been alive for more than twenty years would surely know who Steven Tyler is. Born Stephen Victor Tallarico, Tyler nicknamed “The Demon of Screamin'” is the lead singer for the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith. Aside from being a cornerstone of the music industry, Tyler is also known for his passion for motorcycles. And just recently, the singer announced that he has collaborated with Mark Dirico and AC Custom Motorcycles to come up with the Red Wing Motorcycle Company.

According to the , these vehicles are “the fusion of rock and roll industry and superior engineering” due to the fact that Steven Tyler is behind the design of the motorcycles that the new motorcycle company offers. According to the company’s website, “Steven Tyler brought an artistic flair to these motorcycles.” The site further describes what Tyler has done in the design of the motorcycles saying that Tyler created “striking color palette with clean chrome lines and dozens of small details that make Red Wing Motorcycles like no other motorcycle available.”

“You get on one of these bikes and you can ride for days,” Tyler said. ?These bikes are sick, rugged, and just damn …

Ferrari 458 Italia Sound

Ferrari 458 Italia Sound

To optimize efficiency, the Ferrari 458 Italia has been designed to satisfy the dual objective of providing the driver with the most complete feedback typical from a Ferrari V8 engine whilst also guaranteeing high levels of acoustic comfort. The silencers are equipped with by-pass valves that are activated at maximum performance. At lower revs, or on a partial throttle, the exhaust gases exit from a second pair of smaller diameter tubes. The result is a Ferrari 458 Italia’s engine sound not invasive at low revs but fuller and richer at increasing performance.

Under low performance, the by-pass valves close, trapping the exhaust gases in the two silencers. At high performance and in particular under hard acceleration, the ECU responds by opening the valves and feeding all of the exhaust gases directly to the two outer tailpipes. The catalytic converter is attached to the central section of the exhaust by a flexible element which allows reducing the amount of vibrations transmitted to lighten the overall system. Similarly, the pre-catalytic converter has been eliminated, lowering overall weight and reducing back pressure whilst still complying with strict Euro 5 and LEV2 emissions legislation. Despite the more powerful engine of …