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BMW Is Bringing Adaptive Cruise Control to Its Motorcycles

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Cruise control isn’t just for cars anymore. BMW is now ready to bring an adaptive form of the technology to its motorcycles to make long-distance rides safer and more comfortable.

On Tuesday, the German automaker’s motorcycle division, BMW Motorrad, announced that it will introduce Active Cruise Control (ACC) as a feature on its bikes in the near future. Developed in collaboration with German technology company Bosch, the cutting-edge rider-assistance software hopes to give riders fewer things to worry about when their speeding along the open road.

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While a standard cruise control system allows a driver to set their desired speed and then let their vehicle go, an adaptive (or active) system will adjust the cruising speed when another vehicle is detected in front. BMW and Bosch’s technology marks the first time this feature will be available on a

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The motorcycle bandits terrorising northern Nigeria

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Motorcycle-riding armed bandits operating out of abandoned forest reserves are ransacking communities in Nigeria’s north-west.

The groups are the latest to join Nigeria’s lucrative kidnap for sell my house fast jacksonville ransom industry, and are quite brazen in their operations.

In the last decade more than 8,000 people have been killed in the states of Kebbi, Sokoto, Niger and Zamfara, according to the International Crisis Group.

But recent attacks in the president’s home state of Katsina, where more than 100 people were killed in attacks between April and June, have led to protests and calls for his resignation.

Vigilante groups have emerged in the north-west because of growing lawlessness
Vigilante groups have emerged in the north-west because of growing lawlessness

On two separate occasions the bandits targeted villagers who had received food handouts from the government during the coronavirus lockdown.

“They were about 200 on motorbikes, each bike rider carried a passenger and they all carried AK47 guns,” Bashir Kadisau,

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2004 Yamaha Road Star XV17AS/C

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It’s time to hit the open road and have some adventures.

Welcome to Motorious’ Motorcycle Monday, where we highlight an interesting ride from our inventory for your consideration. If you’re a fan of big cruiser motorcycles but aren’t so keen on Harley-Davidson, or you’re just looking for a solid deal, this Yamaha Road Star XV17AS/C is definitely worth looking over. It has that classic look so many love, plus it’s renowned for being a low-hassle and low-cost ride to keep around.

White fenders and fuel tank are offset by plenty of black and chrome trim, so no one element is absolutely dominating the appearance. Some people want a sinister ride, but this one will appeal to someone wanting more balance.  You’ll note the large headlight is flanked by two spot lamps, which are both LEDs.

Onboard is a 1670cc V-Twin carbureted

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Buying a car will be even more of a nightmare this summer as inventory dries up. Here’s what you need to know if you’re shopping around.

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t tank the used car market like many thought it would.
  • Currently, used car demand is strong because new car inventory is down.
  • It’s still possible to get a good deal; you just have to act fast and be flexible and patient.
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Just because there’s the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to worry about, it doesn’t also mean you have to hit pause on all aspects of your life. Perhaps you’re thinking about buying a car this summer.

Business Insider spoke with Tom McParland, who runs a service called Automatch Consulting that helps people buy cars, about some advice.

As he writes for the automotive site, Jalopnik, McParland warned that this year’s Fourth of July car deals might not be as great as people expect because of low inventory,

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