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Basem Wasef

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    First Ride: 2015 Polaris Slingshot [w/video]
    Unfiltered Fun For The Price Of A Honda Civic 1418144220

    Because I'm a reasonable human being and firmly believe that vehicle styling is a subjective matter, I drew some perspective on my borrowed 2015 Polaris Slingshot from fellow Los Angeles residents.

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    First Ride: 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS
    Bringing The Adventure Closer To Home 1415725080

    Motorcycle trends come and go like fashion, and the latest two-wheeled style du jour is the adventure bike. Chunky and rugged, these (sometimes) dirt-ready rides often take cues from the massive, Armageddon-ready rigs you'd find on the Dakar Rally. In their most neutered form, they can start as ...

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    Featured: The mid-engine Porsche backstory
    Driving Stuttgart's Amidships Offerings At Laguna Seca 1412870280

    As an automaker's identity evolves over years, its signature becomes defined by any number of factors – heritage (Mercedes-Benz), image (Lamborghini), or market share (Toyota). In the case of Porsche, it was an engineering quirk that forged the German company's most enduring character trait.

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    First Drive: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S
    Turbo V6 Makes Best-Selling Porsche More Potent Than Ever 1411487820

    Oh, Porsche.

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    Featured: Bugatti Dynamic Driving Experience
    In Which Molsheim Courts Us Like We Are Captains Of Industry 1410883020

    Let's say you're rich. Filthy rich – you've got cars in garages of homes you can't remember you own, rich.

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Infiniti Q70L
    It's A Long Story... 1409673420

    A quick look at a scatter plot that charts rear legroom against luxury sedan MSRPs reveals a dearth of spacious bargains – few, if any, luxury sedans offer exceptionally spacious rear accommodations at a relatively low starting price. To fill the vacuum, Infiniti has made its Q70 available in ...

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    First Ride: Energica Ego
    Not Your Typical Italian Exotic 1407859020

    Throw EV enthusiasts into a room with diehard motorcyclists, and prepare to see sparks fly. The perfect storm of oil and water famously struck when electric bikes first competed at the Isle of Man TT, and the conflict continues every time a battery-powered two-wheeler crosses swords with one of its ...

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    Quick Spin: 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS
    Not Cheap, But Worth Every Penny 1401379020

    The Porsche Boxster and Cayman will forever nip at the heels of their big brother, the 911 Carrera, and perpetuating this tradition are the latest GTS variants, which add yet another arrow to the quiver of the plucky mid-engined platform.

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    First Drive: 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS [w/video]
    A Mid-Engine Master Of Driving Dynamics 1400774220

    You know the sound: the startling pop-brraaap-pop-pop shotgun fire of unspent flammables coursing through exhaust pipes that usually signals a raw, naughty powerplant beneath the hood.

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    First Ride: 2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S
    Better Riding Through Science 1396281420

    The Ducati Monster 1200 S has the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the contact patch of a playing card. I'm elbows deep into leaning this pulsing, growling, screaming red animal across a one-lane hairpin on the edge of a volcanic island, when a sequence of ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale R
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    When 30 Grand For Two Wheels Isn't Too Much

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    First Drive: 2012 Honda NC700X
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    Honda Builds The Crossover Of Bikes

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