For the rider looking for a large-displacement, timelessly elegant Italian motorcycle with a 90-degree, air-cooled, desmodromic V-twin, a premium finish, a twin underslung exhaust, and top-shelf electronic safety features, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 is in a class of one. If your desires in a motorcycle are so specific that you consider the 1100 in such a regard, you're probably the kind of person whose deeply ingrained preferences mean you tend to fixate on certain qualities with fierce devotion.
The knowledge that smoothly riding that wave into third gear and beyond is going to require skill, timing and a degree of expertise beyond a fingertip on a paddle is the reward I want from a car such as the GT3.
We all love fast wagons. Their combination of practicality and performance scratches an itch for most of us here at Autoblog. What other vehicle on the market can carry a family of four along with all their luggage and still hit 60 mph in fewer than four seconds and a top speed close to 200 mph? These are supercars wrapped in a family-friendly package.
His father worked as motorcycle mechanic in his native South Africa, and Maxwell spent his youth racing motocross, eventually ascending to the national level. After attaining degrees in marketing and business management, Maxwell secured a job that kept him close to two wheels, serving as the sales and marketing lead at South Africa's largest KTM dealership in Johannesburg.
The Triumph Speed Triple has been with us since 1994. While it's gained a touch of respectability, it's good to see it's still a British brat at heart.