They say you should never meet your heroes… alright. But who says our bikes cannot! And amongst all that we have seen, Suzukis seem to be the most eager ones to do so. We, at xBhp, have seen our fair share of motorcycles with customizations based on superheroes, like the Iron Man Hayabusa and the Bumblebee Hayabusa. And this time around, we bring to you another one, not a Hayabusa, but perhaps the closest kin, the Suzuki B-King. A gentleman, a huge Spiderman fan, transformed his Suzuki B-King to resemble the web-slinger. The headlight has a web pattern and the oh-so-familiar Spiderman eyes. The Spiderman insignia on the seat and a spidey mask tank cap take the matters further. Apart from that, the whole body, and we mean every panel, looks like the B-King snuck out at night and stole Peter Parker’s costume. And for all those reasons and despite our love for Spiderman, this B-King right here is now our favourite ‘Friendly neighbourhood’. We would like to thank Mr … [Read more...] about Friendly Neighbourhood Suzuki B-King
Andrew English motoring correspondent, frankfurt Follow 11 September 2019 • 11:00am The Frankfurt Motor Show is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe, and many hundreds of new cars, concepts and products are unveiled in the cavernous hangars of the city's exhibition centre. In time-honoured tradition, Telegraph motoring correspondent Andrew English reveals his 'top five' cars of the show. 5. Volkswagen ID.3 VW's eve-of-show Gruppe Nacht isn't the ostentatious automotive carnival it once was. This year's attempt by the company's to display itself as a caring, sharing, post-Dieselgate electric brand seemed jinxed when the curtain around the new ID.3 failed to drop on cue, leaving the rest of the presentation to take place against a background of cherry-pickers and frantic... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events … [Read more...] about My top five cars from the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show
There is a delicious yarn that's almost too good to check concerning a senior Land Rover executive. Sitting down with his personal PR team one Monday morning a few years ago, he announced that he'd like them to get him "a gong". "A gong, sir?" they parroted. "Yes a gong; Queen's Birthday Honours list and all that," he replied. "Well, sir," said a particularly bold minion. "Until you supply Her Majesty The Queen with a worthy replacement for her Defender, I don't think you've a wax cat's chance in hell of a gong." So is the new Defender worthy of a 'gong'? It's on sale now at prices ranging from about £35,000 plus VAT for the commercial version, £45,250 for the long-wheelbase 110, which is the... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Land Rover Defender: is the new model fit for a Queen?
It was one of the longest farewells on record, but by the time production of the long-running Land Rover Defender ended in 2016 there was no shortage of people mourning the loss of the company’s seminal rugged off-roader, amid perceptions that its cars had become too luxurious and expensive. Although the Defender name didn’t appear until 1991, the car that ended production only three years ago bore a clear lineage with the original Land Rover of 1948. Now there’s a new one. The Defender 110, which is a five-door model, will cost from £45,240 OTR and is available to order immediately. The shorter wheelbase Defender 90 will cost from about £40,000 when it goes on sale next spring. The new Defender... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about The new Land Rover Defender 2020 revealed
The automotive world is full of stories of unsung or lesser known heroes, but few are perhaps as tragic as that of Alejandro De Tomaso.It began when De Tomaso fled Argentina and settled in Modena, Italy, where he founded his eponymous automotive brand. Over the years the entrepreneur folded several prominent Italian names under the De Tomaso group, including Ghia, Vignale, and Innocenti, as well as motorcycle companies Moto Guzzi and Benelli. In addition, De Tomaso swooped in and acquired Maserati when Citroën couldn’t—or wouldn’t—sustain the trident brand, introducing platform sharing to lower costs and subsequently launching several models such as the Quattroporte III, Ghibli, and, most important, the Biturbo.What does all this have to do with the newly revived De Tomaso Automobili? When Norman Choi, the Hong Kong–based businessman who was also responsible for reviving the Apollo brand, bought the rights to the De Tomaso name in 2014 he wanted to do … [Read more...] about De Tomaso Wants to Make Supercars Evocative Again