An advertising company from Russia slapped ads containing breasts on trucks, causing no less than 517 accidents in a single day.
The ad which contains the words "they attract" was put on 30 trucks on the streets of Moscow and in only one day a whopping 517 accidents occurred as a result of distracted driving. Organized by a local agency specialized in mobile adverts, the ad came to an abrupt end after the police in Russia's capital gathered all trucks and impounded them, saying these will be released only after the ads are peeled off.
Time attack is by nature, a simple yet extremely focused form of motorsport. It's about squeezing fractions of seconds off lap times and employing every trick in the book in order to do so. In a world where lap times rule all, there usually isn't a whole lot of room for personal style. That's not to say there aren't great looking time attack machines - because there are - but if a modification doesn't serve to make the car go around the track faster, there really is no use for it in this discipline.
This Triumph Scrambler by Tamarit Spanish Motorcycles is one of the more off-road capable scramblers we've featured in recent memory - a modern scrambler is almost exclusively a road going motorcycle modified for off-road use, so it's understandable that there would be varying degrees of both on and off-road ability within the genre. Some are very lightly modified and would be terrifying to ride on anything other than shiny new asphalt and some are a little more committed to the idea of mud, gravel and beach sand. This bike falls firmly into that latter category....
KTM'S E-SPEED electric scooter project has been scrapped, according to sources at the Austrian firm.
Allegedly, the zero-emission scooter was not in keeping with KTM's image.
Based on the same technology which powers the electric Freeride E that we recently reviewed, the concept was aimed squarely at adjusting KTM's electric offering to the urban commuter market.
The prototype unveiled at last year's Tokyo Motorcycle Show produced 11 kW and 26ft.lb of torque from its 'permanent-magnet synchronous' liquid-cooled motor, giving it a top speed of 50mph.
Electricity is stored in lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 4.36kWh - supposedly, they are fully charged within two hours from a regular power socket.
For most people, cars are simply a tool - but for people like us, they're an extension of who we are. A petrol-drinking representation of our own personal taste and style. Never has this been more evident than in Sid Crowfoot's two-stroke-powered Trabant, which we spotted at the recent Players Show in the UK. It wasn't immaculate by any means, nor could it be considered even remotely fast, but it had a presence and a personality that was just asking to be captured on camera.