Day: March 31, 2021

Motorcyclist trying to ‘beat the red light’ killed in crash, Raleigh police say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Tuesday in Raleigh after, according to police, he “sped up to try and beat the red light” at an intersection and slammed into a car.

The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Falls of Neuse and Honeycutt roads, police said.

Angelo Buliro, of Raleigh, was traveling westbound on Falls of Neuse Road on his Suzuki motorcycle when he accelerated through an intersection in an attempt to “beat the red light” and slammed into a Kia sedan, according to a Raleigh Police Department crash report.

The report shows that Buliro crashed into a

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2021 Aprilia Tuono 660 first ride review: Less power, same fun

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The Tuono 660 offers a big Tuono riding experience in a more manageable package.


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The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 is an incredible motorcycle. It’s hugely powerful, aggressively styled and wildly competent — but pretty expensive, and ultimately, not for beginners. For everyone else, there’s the new Aprilia Tuono 660, which takes the same formula and pairs it with a much more approachable powerplant. The result is something pretty special.

The heart of the Tuono 660 is its 660-cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, putting out 100 horsepower. The high-revving twin gives up a lot of the all-around torque that the V4 Tuono has in spades (49 pound-feet versus 89 lb-ft), but it maintains that bike’s thrilling top-end rush. This is not a bike that wants to chug around in the lower registers of its rev range, but offers smooth throttle response, even in its Dynamic throttle mode. 

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