Can The Road Disappear While Riding Your Motorcycle At Night
Have you ever been out on the road at night on your motorcycle and had the road just disappear? I have. It was the spookiest thing in the world, not to mention scary.
I was up in the mountains inColorado, having gone out for that year’s International Women & Motorcycling Conference, put on by the AMA, and was headed back toDenverlate at night. The conference was in Keystone and I had the option of going west on U.S. 6 to Dillon and then heading east on I-70 or heading east on 6 overLovelandPassand then catching I-70 on east. Let’s see: Mountain pass versus interstate, on my Suzuki Boulevard M90. Easy choice, I took the pass.
I knew I wasn’t going to be going very fast on this ride. There are too many deer out there to do anything but take it easy. And for the most part I had the road all to myself. When the occasional car came up behind me I would just flash my brakes once briefly to make sure they saw me and stayed close to the shoulder-although on a mountain road like this there really …
Successful First Time Car Buying
For young people just arriving at the age when they can begin driving a car or those rapidly approaching this milestone in their life, much of many conversations with their parents turn to them getting their own car.
If you’re a parent about to engage in this type of subject matter with your son or daughter (As I have now for a couple kids), there are some very real reality checks you need to bring very much to light with your child.
First and foremost, and not to overstate the obvious, is the question of how do you plan on paying for the car? Of course, if you’re the type of parent who has the financial means and is going to just buy the car for your child, then you probably would have no need for this article. But, for those of us who firmly believe that our children should participate and learn these life’s lessons, you’ll want to read on.
One detail that you want to make sure that you bring home to the thought process of car buying for your son or daughter is that as long as they own the car; they …
2012 Brabus 800 Coupe – 800 Hp, 1,047 Lb-Ft of Torque – Need I Say More?
Brabus does it again! They took an already powerful Mercedes Benz CL and put it on a Swedish steroid diet, locked it in a gym and took an already beautiful face and gave it a facelift! The result of all this trickery is the 2012 Brabus 800 Coupe, which is similar to the 2012 Brabus Rocket 800 which we wrote about earlier.
You will note that all of the pictures of this model were taken at the Brabus Middle East branch, which is located in Dubai, UAE. There is a good reason for that, and it’s probably because you need Middle Eastern oil money to buy one of these. To be specific, this Brabus will set you back… well there was no stated price for the car, but because it’s not disclosed we believe it’s expensive, at least a quarter-million.
And once you purchase one of these, you will know that your not-so-hard-earned oil money was well spent. I say that because you will get what is hands down the fastest and most powerful luxury coupe at the 2011 Dubai International Motor Show.
What Is A Written-off Vehicle?
You’ve found the car of your dreams and it seems like a real bargain. Maybe a Nissan X trail with just 36,000 km on it – and it’s going for less than $10K! How can it be so cheap? Is the seller out of his mind?Many buyers are surprised to learn that some of these vehicles are classified as “repairable write-offs” and that’s why they’re being offered at bargain basement prices. Learn about repairable write-offs and understand what you’re getting in your used car.
What is a Repairable Write Off?
A vehicle that is classified as a repairable write off will have a listing in the written off vehicle register. Essentially, these cars were deemed uneconomical to repair by an insurance company and subsequently “written off” and a payout made to the owner for the value of the vehicle. Many owners will then go on to sell the written off vehicle to a business that specialises in collecting “junk cars” – or they may even elect to pay for the repairs themselves. The car is then repaired and put through a written off vehicle inspection. Once the repaired vehicle is deemed roadworthy, it re-registered and …
Campervan Hire ? The Home Advantage
Since the earliest of times, humans have been known to indulge in the the practice of killing the lethargy that life can deal them with through the relaxing activity of holidaying. As time progressed, the activity also went through many progressive stages in the form of innovative ways to break free from the usual grinds of life. Conventional holiday ideas like hilly retreats, beach holidays and wildlife holidays have given way to more interesting concepts like adventure holidays, mountaineering, cruises and campervan hire.
Taking a detour from the other holiday ideas, campervan hire comes across as an activity that teases the taste buds of avid campers and nature lovers who love to rough it out in the open below the clear skies in a unique way. It is quite a known fact that professional life in recent times roll out more pressure and responsibilities that it used to in the earlier times. Naturally, professionals who slog it out at their workspace look forward to relax in a likeness of their home turf even when out camping.
In other words, a campervan hire allows your to enjoy all the comforts of your home while you …
Used Mercedes Benz – The Luxurious Business Car For You
If you have been looking for a well respected line of cars with a beautiful executive design, then the Mercedes Benz range is perfect for you. With luxury business interiors but potential to fit your family in some of the models, the brand has managed to provide something useful and comfortable (as well as imminently desirable) for every buyer.
So what model is best for you?
If you are a smart and sophisticated business person, then you probably want a car that compliments you and your life perfectly. To make a huge first impression, a fancy yet sophisticated sports car will no doubt do the trick. Keeping the design refined is key to not looking over-the-top, and so a SL-Class roadster will no doubt be perfect, whether you choose the basic option with a sporty 3.0litr V6, or opt for massive power with the V12 SL AMG 65. If the looks are a little too subtle for you, the equally powerful yet much more dramatic SLR roadster will suit – even if it does completely break the bank at £325k!
If flashing the cash isn’t on your agenda, then it …
Tips For Buying A Car, Old Or New
Great care should be taken when buying a car, as this is probably your most expensive asset after your home.
As with the vast majority of industries in South Africa, there are always the dodgy few willing to compromise the sector as a whole but if you follow some simple tips, buying a new or used car should be a pleasure.
In recent times with the increased incidence of the repossession of motor vehicles by banks and other finance houses, motor vehicle auctions in Cape Town have become more and more popular and prevalent.
The big draw-back of auctions, however, is that you will have to do a lot of research into your car of choice by yourself. If you have little or no knowledge of motor vehicles, take someone who does along with you and always check up on any information given to you by the auctioneers.
Insist on a test drive and ask a knowledgeable friend to come along and assess the car.
Verify the car?s history by contacting previous owners if necessary.
Make sure it is not a code 3 (meaning two damaged cars that have been welded together) …
Used Mercedes Benz – Getting on the Car Efficiency Bandwagon
As we all know, the ozone layer and its associated keywords are fast becoming an obsession in the world of motoring, and indeed in all other industries as well. And with good reason too – we are fast running out of gas and oil, and are contributing to global warming at a rate that we are having real trouble reversing. Perhaps more relevantly, being inefficient with our fuel costs us ever increasing amounts of money – money that we would very much like to keep in our bank accounts rather than spending.
Becoming more efficient is therefore the big challenge for the car industry, and Mercedes Benz are one of the latest car companies to get on the bandwagon and introduce a system to do most of the hard carbon footprint reducing work for you. If you are planning on buying a used Mercedes Benz, but want a more economical car, it may be worth waiting until these babies hit the used Mercedes Benz dealerships in order to scoop yourself that massive depreciation saving.
Mercedes Benz call their package of energy saving and fuel reducing features BlueEFFICIENCY, citing “special responsibility” …