Car & Automotive

2004 Yamaha Road Star XV17AS/C

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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.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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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UK Car Production Down 95 Percent In May As Factories Start To Reopen

It’s the lowest May output since 1946.

UK car manufacturing facilities remained quiet in May despite production officially restarting at various factories. That’s the story told by new figures from the country’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which show last month’s output was down 95 percent compared with the same period in 2019.

May 2020 was the industry’s worst May since 1946, with just 5,314 cars rolling off British production lines – a 95.4 percent drop compared with the 116,035 that were built in May 2019. That said, the figure does represent a sizeable increase on the 197 cars built in April this year, when the coronavirus lockdown was at its most stringent.

Coronavirus: The Aftermath

Even though some factories restarted production last month, including Bentley’s Crewe plant and Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull facility, they were still operating at a fraction of their normal capacity. According

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The Greatest Cars of All Time: The Seventies

From Car and Driver

For July’s issue, we compiled a list of the most important cars ever built, and worked forward from 1955, when we were founded as Sports Car Illustrated, and the modern auto industry came of age. These are Car and Driver‘s GOATS – the Greatest of All Time. Today: The Seventies.

Photo credit: Charlie Magee – Car and Driver

1970 Range Rover

Shortly after its European debut in 1970, British Leyland’s Range Rover became a museum piece—the first vehicle to be displayed at the Louvre in Paris. It was featured there as an “exemplary work of industrial design,” which would prove to be a prophetic accolade considering its lasting influence. Rover had set out to match the success of the Jeep Wagoneer and Ford Bronco with a luxury bent. In doing so, the company cast the mold for a vehicle as good

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