April 22, 2013 |
Gas prices are high at the pump and rising higher, and prospective motorcycle buyers -- especially first-time buyers -- often cite fuel efficiency as their No. 1 reason for wanting to swap four wheels for two. It's always a good swap, as far as mileage goes. Even the thirstiest gas-guzzling motorcycles get more miles per gallon than the most economical cars. Honda's road racing CBR1000RR gets a reported 41 mpg, for example, while a big beast like BMW's R1200GS gets close to 50 mpg. A powerful road bike like KTM's 1190 RC8 gets close to 40 mpg, as does a mid-range cruiser like the Moto Guzzi V7. But some motorcycles are really fuel efficient.
April 9, 2013 |
Chrysler Group will recall more than 200,000 of its vehicles, including its Ram pickup truck, Dodge Challengers and Chargers and Jeep Liberty and Patriots for a variety of problems. In the biggest recall, the automaker will inspect and fix about 120,000 Chrysler 300s, and Dodge Challenger and Chargers sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years because of an airbag problem. The wrong-sized crimps were used in building the airbag wiring harness, and that can can cause the airbag warning light to illuminate.
July 19, 2008 |
A former government contractor was charged with making false statements as military investigators probed the apparent theft of nearly $40 million in fuel from a U.S. Army base in Iraq. Lee William Dubois of Lexington, S.C., was arrested at Dulles International Airport outside Washington. At an initial appearance in federal court in Alexandria, Dubois was ordered held pending a detention hearing Monday. In a court affidavit, an Army investigator said Dubois and his conspirators stole 10.5 million gallons of jet and diesel fuel valued at $39.6 million from Camp Liberty in Baghdad.
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June 8, 2013 |
Southern California Edison built San Onofre's two nuclear reactors in about nine years, but tearing them down will be a technically complex, multibillion-dollar job completed over decades. It is likely that Edison first will mothball the plant, which under federal rules could keep its imposing imprint on the Orange-San Diego County coastline for another half-century. When the plant does come down, it will be a massive job. Tons of highly radioactive fuel now stored in pools will have to cool before the rods can be moved to concrete pads outdoors.
April 25, 2010 |
Auto leasing deals abound these days, with offers that often seem too good to be true. How about a well-equipped Honda Accord for $250 a month with no down payment or any other drive-off fees? Or better yet, $199 a month for a Chevrolet Malibu? So, what's the catch? There isn't any if you know what you're getting into. There are always details. You need top-tier credit to qualify. You pay a penalty if you turn that Honda in with more than 36,000 miles. And the payment is not $250 a month because of that little matter of tax. It is more like $275, depending on where you live.
April 26, 2013 |
What does it take to go from a sixth-generation 2013 Corvette to the seventh-generation 2014 model? $1,400. Chevrolet on Friday announced pricing for the all-new C7 Corvette Stingray. The car will start at $51,995, including destination. The Stingray convertible will start at $56,995. PHOTOS: Seven generations of Corvettes Both models reflect a $1,400 increase over the outgoing Corvette. That extra money buys you a lot of changes, not the least of which is the controversial styling.