Day: September 8, 2021

Watch the Tesla Model S Plaid crush 2 of the world’s quickest motorcycles in a drag race

Tesla Model S Plaid sedan

Tesla Model S Plaid. Tesla

  • The $133,000 Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest-accelerating production car you can buy.

  • It hits 60 mph in under two seconds and hits 120 mph in under six.

  • Edmunds pitted the Plaid against two of the quickest motorcycles on the planet in a new video.

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The 1,020-horsepower Tesla Model S Plaid can smoke any production car you pit it against. But is there a stock motorcycle that can beat the $130,000 super sedan in a straight line?

That’s what Edmunds aimed to find out when it brought a Plaid and two of the quickest superbikes on the planet to the track for a recent video. (Watch the clip below.)

Both the Suzuki Hayabusa and the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R are tremendously quick, packing larger engines and more horsepower than many cars. They both claim a limited top

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Motorcycle Monday: BMW Concept CE 02

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Is this little thing the future of entry-level motorcycles from the Germans?

Recently, BMW Motorrad breathlessly announced its Concept CE 02 in advance of IAA Mobility 2021. The all-electric concept bike is being described as “neither a classic motorcycle nor a scooter” but is instead an “exciting and highly emotional mobility offer.” Whenever an automaker goes straight for emotional appeal on a some new “revolutionary” product, it’s a sure sign you’re being presented with snake oil.

Check out Italdesign’s latest all-electric motorcycle concept based on a vintage Ducati here.

In the official press release, BMW Motorrad Head of Design Edgar Heinrich admits there’s “little about” this concept electric bike which relates to the brand at all. He gets credit for stating the obvious, but then he goes in for the kill. Apparently, the BMW Concept CE 02 is “novel” and will be

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U.S. surpasses infection total from 2020; Fauci says packing football stadiums isn’t ‘smart’: COVID-19 updates

On the same day the U.S. reached 650,000 COVID-19 deaths — the world’s highest reported total — the country also registered more cases in 2021 than the previous year.

The U.S. had logged nearly 20,146,000 coronavirus cases this year by 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, surpassing the 2020 total of 20,100,249, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The latter figure comes with a couple of caveats: No major outbreaks were detected in the U.S. until March 2020, and testing for the virus was quite limited at that time and for the first several weeks of the pandemic. Therefore, the true number of infections in 2020 will never be known.

Regardless, the emergence of the delta variant has turbocharged a pandemic that appeared to be waning in the U.S. by early summer, and now threatens to continue raging for months, especially now that students are back in school for in-person learning.

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