Rob Beintema

“Conquer the city. Or get away from it” as BMW puts it. The 2013 BMW C650GT is one of two new siblings in the BMW Motorrad lineup.

Motoring: BMW Motorrad branches out

BMW Motorrad (their motorcycle division) has branched out broadly with new products.

“Conquer the city. Or get away from it” as BMW puts it. The 2013 BMW C650GT is one of two new siblings in the BMW Motorrad lineup.
The 2013 FJR1300

Motoring: Yamaha FJR1300 smooth as low level flight

Swoop and glide, left and right, in a rhythm so hypnotic it narrows the focus.

The 2013 FJR1300
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

Motoring: Mitsubishi’s Outlander improves on a good thing

Mitsubishi is concentrating on what they are currently doing best—compact cars and compact SUVs.

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander
The 2013 Range Rover Evoque Coupe

Motoring: Smallest Range Rover swirls fashion in with function

Nothing polarizes opinion more than a fashion risk: a sleek two-door with an off-road warrior.

The 2013 Range Rover Evoque Coupe
The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Touring

Motoring: XV Crosstrek Touring brings Subaru down to size

XV Crosstrek blends all-wheel drive and SUV-like utility and attitude, with the ride, handling and fuel efficiencies of a family car.

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Touring
For 2013

Motoring: Ford F-150 pickup offers more choices

There has been a pickup in the Ford family since the Model T.

For 2013
Honda’s 2014 Grom is a little bike with big attitude and a fresh

Motoring: Honda Grom—step up from the scooter

This new millennial generation is looking for something fun, something new, something different.

Honda’s 2014 Grom is a little bike with big attitude and a fresh
The Volvo XC70 in a new shade of Twilight Bronze Metallic for 2013

Motoring: Luxury in Volvo XC70 T6 AWD Platinum Polestar

The XC70 is a particularly calming oasis in a storm that seemed to be beating with purpose against glass and steel.

The Volvo XC70 in a new shade of Twilight Bronze Metallic for 2013
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE is not exactly your average fuddy-duddy hybrid. This sleek

Motoring: Ford Fusion Hybrid SE: A hybrid with a sense of style

Fusion has become a best seller, a bread-and-butter, five-passenger, mid-size mainstay for Ford.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE is not exactly your average fuddy-duddy hybrid. This sleek
At the Infiniti stand at the 2013 New York International Auto Show

Canadian flavour in remarks from Nissan

Nissan VP uses hockey metaphor at New York Auto Show.

At the Infiniti stand at the 2013 New York International Auto Show
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT  seen here being tested at the Circuit of the Americas FIA track in Texas. The fastest Jeep ever blends V8 Hemi power with a new eight-speed transmission

Motoring: Who knew Jeeps could go like this

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is the performance offshoot of Jeep’s premium flagship.

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT  seen here being tested at the Circuit of the Americas FIA track in Texas. The fastest Jeep ever blends V8 Hemi power with a new eight-speed transmission
The 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE in Ingot Silver Metallic with Charcoal Black cloth interior. Aimed as a domestic hybrid rival squarely at the Toyota Prius lineup

Simple looking Ford C-MAX Hybrid loaded with technology

Maybe not as head-scratchingly complex as others, but the 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is loaded with technology.

The 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE in Ingot Silver Metallic with Charcoal Black cloth interior. Aimed as a domestic hybrid rival squarely at the Toyota Prius lineup
The Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC introduced a modern blend of turbo diesel power with standard all-wheel-drive secure handling to the S-Class sedan lineup for 2012.

Who says you can’t have it all? Not Mercedes Benz

he Mercedes S 350 BlueTEC diesel Sonderklasse (German for Special Class) is the culmination of Mercedes’ sedan expertise.

The Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC introduced a modern blend of turbo diesel power with standard all-wheel-drive secure handling to the S-Class sedan lineup for 2012.
The Chevrolet Equinox

Entry-level affordability and room for five with Chevrolet Equinox

Chevy Equinox offers entry-level affordability, five-passenger room, four-cylinder fuel economy.

The Chevrolet Equinox
The 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650A Expedition ABS latest generation version marked its 10th anniversary with improved low-to-midrange response

V-Strom for the traveler

The V-Strom 650 ASE ABS adds hard-shell side cases and a top box and lists for $10,199. The V-Strom 650 A Expedition ABS is $10,899.

The 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650A Expedition ABS latest generation version marked its 10th anniversary with improved low-to-midrange response
Building on the Fat Boy legacy

Suck in your gut and be one with the Fat Boy

The Fat Boy is a member of the Softail family and its wide and chunky lines have become synonymous with a kind of elemental cruising ethos.

Building on the Fat Boy legacy
The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is new for 2012 and the long-awaited big brother to the Versys 650. The Versys 1000 offers adventure touring style with enough litre-bike power for two-up travel

Around corner, or around globe with Kawasaki

The Kawasaki Versys 1000's tall stance is set up for adventure/tour style of riding, not so much off-road.

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is new for 2012 and the long-awaited big brother to the Versys 650. The Versys 1000 offers adventure touring style with enough litre-bike power for two-up travel
The 2012 Yamaha TMAX

Yamaha takes its scooters to the Max with the TMAX

You’d have to squint pretty hard to mistake my wife and I for Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

The 2012 Yamaha TMAX
The 2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible featuring 110 cu in power

CVO Softail is one of Harley Davidson’s top hawgs

Harley-Davidson's Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) takes existing products and tweaks them into a limited-edition lineup of moveable art.

The 2012 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Convertible featuring 110 cu in power
The 2012 Nissan Murano LE AWD in top-of-the-line trim

Nissan boosts Murano LE AWD to the Platinum

The 2012 Nissan Murano is a family-friendly, five-passenger vehicle that blends the best of crossover qualities.

The 2012 Nissan Murano LE AWD in top-of-the-line trim