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Uber Is Quietly Terrible For Women And Black People: Study Uber Is Quietly Terrible For Women And Black People: Study

People of color have been dealing with racist cabbies for decades, and according to a new study, that discrimination is alive and well in the world of ride-hailing apps. Not only are black people more likely to wait longer or have their ride cancelled, women in general also are getting taken for a ride—to either…

So I made a shirt... So I made a shirt...

I’m a shit marketer, so apologies, but I think you’ll dig it.

What No One Tells You About Commuting On A Motorcycle What No One Tells You About Commuting On A Motorcycle

When I left the world of writing about cars and bikes and tech in the back of a garage in my boxers, one thing was clear: commuting was happening. And if I was going to endure that soul-sucking drudgery again, I would do it on two wheels. So after 9,000 miles rain-or-shine, here’s what I think I have figured out.

What No One Tells You About Moto-Commuting What No One Tells You About Moto-Commuting

When I left the world of writing about cars and bikes and tech in the back of a garage in my boxers, one thing was clear: commuting was happening. And if I was going to endure that soul-sucking drudgery again, I would do it on two wheels. So after 9,000 miles rain-or-shine, here’s what I think I have figured out.

How To Get Out Of A Bogus Parking Ticket With Cold, Hard Data How To Get Out Of A Bogus Parking Ticket With Cold, Hard Data

Nima was being a good human being. When a friend asked for help with his move, Nima stepped up. But proving that no good deed goes unpunished, he got a bogus parking ticket in the process. Here’s how he used his driving data to get out of it.

Norton Developing 1,200cc V4 Superbike To Compete With Ducati Norton Developing 1,200cc V4 Superbike To Compete With Ducati

If Ducati is the two-wheeled equivalent of Ferrari, then Norton is trying to be the analog to Aston Martin. At least that’s what Norton’s Head of Design, Simon Skinner, is saying with the release of the first sketches of the company’s all-new, 1,200cc V4 superbike.

In The Chaos Of Racing, Yamaha's MotoAmerica Crew Brings Calm Perfection In The Chaos Of Racing, Yamaha's MotoAmerica Crew Brings Calm Perfection

Yamaha racer Cameron Beaubier had just broken the 1:25 mark around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during SuperPole 2 qualifying on Saturday afternoon. He was at the top of the leaderboard for the Superbike class, beating out his Yamaha teammate and current points leader Josh Hayes. Then he slid out on the way into turn 6.

Guy Martin Says He’ll Be Back At Work Tomorrow After Breaking His Back Guy Martin Says He’ll Be Back At Work Tomorrow After Breaking His Back

Guy Martin had a massive shunt at the Ulster Dundrod 150 Superbike race, hurdling him into the barriers after sliding out in a corner resulting in a broken vertebra, ribs, and sternum. But no biggie. He’ll be back to work tomorrow.

EBR Owners Committed To Restarting Company With Erik Buell As President EBR Owners Committed To Restarting Company With Erik Buell As President

There might be a light at the end of the bankruptcy tunnel for Erik Buell Racing. Bruce Belfer, the CEO of the company that purchased the assets of EBR, says he’s ready to “turn the key and get the business back up and running,” and he’s bringing along the company’s namesake as president.

Let’s I.D. The Car From America’s Biggest Museum Heist Let’s I.D. The Car From America’s Biggest Museum Heist

Just before 1 AM on March 17, 1990, a car pulled up outside the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. A man got out, was let inside, and then left. Twenty-four hours later, $500 million in art was stolen – the biggest heist in U.S. history. And 25 years later, we have video of the car likely involved in the…

Musk’s Deafening Silence During Tesla Earnings Call Speaks Volumes Musk’s Deafening Silence During Tesla Earnings Call Speaks Volumes

There was one moment during yesterday’s Tesla’s earnings call that said everything, while Elon Musk said absolutely nothing.

The Lukewarm Body Of Erik Buell Racing Sells For $2.25M The Lukewarm Body Of Erik Buell Racing Sells For $2.25M

With Erik Buell Racing bankrupt, the rest of its assets went up for auction yesterday, and the winning bidder is Connecticut-based Atlantic Metals LLC, which walked away with the remains of the company for a cool $2.25 million.

I’m just going to leave this here.

Good God Tesla's Robot Snake Charger Is Creeping Me The Hell Out Good God Tesla's Robot Snake Charger Is Creeping Me The Hell Out

Yes. Tesla is actually making an articulating metal snake that can charge a car. This is the prototype. And I’m properly creeped the hell out.

Tesla Will Run A ‘Public Beta’ For Model S Autopilot Tesla Will Run A ‘Public Beta’ For Model S Autopilot

Elon Musk hinted last week that the long-awaited and debatably delayed Autopilot feature is “coming soon.” During today’s call to discuss Tesla’s second quarter earnings, the topic came up again, and Musk seems to be hedging the roll-out with promises of a “public beta”, because that’s exactly the kind of thing you…

These Limited Edition Triumph Triples Are Built By Racers And It Shows These Limited Edition Triumph Triples Are Built By Racers And It Shows

Builders have a tendency to put form over function, which makes the Gemini Project from T3 Racing stand out. This limited run of highly modded Triumph Speed Triples aren’t your normal custom builds: they’re completely reworked bikes built by the crew that founded the one-make Triumph Triple Challenge race series.

The Tesla Model X Is Finally Coming Next Month The Tesla Model X Is Finally Coming Next Month

Tesla’s second quarter shareholder letter is out and beyond rejiggering it’s projected deliveries for the year from 55,000 to “between 50,000 and 55,000 Model S and Model X cars in 2015” – and sending it’s stock price down in the process – it’s finally promising Model X deliveries beginning next month.

The Arai Corsair X And The Problem With Motorcycle Helmet Standards The Arai Corsair X And The Problem With Motorcycle Helmet Standards

Arai’s managing director knew what I was going to ask before I asked it. “Standards are necessary, but they’re not everything,” Brian Weston told the assembled motojournos. It was a theme that pervaded his entire presentation on the features and benefits of the new Corsair X. But if standards aren’t everything, how do…

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