Most people are either a car person or a motorcycle person. There is no inbetween and both sides insist that they are right, but which one is really better. There are a lot of benefits to both cars and motorcycles so it is difficult to say for sure which one comes out on top. Here are some pros and cons on both sides that can help you decide for yourself.

Benefits of Owning a Motorcycle

Parking is made so much easier when you have a motorcycle. You can fit at least two or three bikes into the space of a car, so you’ll never find yourself struggling to find a space that you can fit into.

They are also a lot cheaper than cars generally. Even classic bikes are the same price as a fairly cheap car, not to mention that gas consumption is infinitely better. The least economical motorcycle engines can still get thirty miles to the gallon, some of the best engines can get over one hundred miles to the gallon. Over the years, this will be a huge saving. If something goes wrong, it is much easier to service and rebuild your motorcycle than it is a car, so there are a lot of savings to be made there as well.

 

Motorcycles outperform cars by a long way. There are a few cars out there that will match the speeds of the best motorcycles. Unfortunately if you want one, they will probably cost you about twenty times more than a motorcycle that performs just as well.

 

The experience of riding a motorbike is also much more enjoyable than a car. You will be in the open air rather than closed in, and many riders enjoy the rest of the aspects of being a motorcycle rider, like the motorcycle gear and the community that you will be a part of as a rider.


The Benefits of Owning a Car

A lot of the supposed benefits of owning a motorcycle are considered to be negatives by car drivers, so it is really just a matter of opinion.

 

Car drivers would argue that being out in the open air is a lot more dangerous if you crash. It is also not quite as fun if it is raining heavily as you’ll get soaked on the way. You also won’t have the comforts of being in a car like being able to eat and drink as you travel.

 

Space is another consideration. If you are going away for a few days, you can just load up the trunk of your car, whereas on a motorcycle, you have much less storage space.

 

Although bikes are more economical than cars in terms of fuel consumption, they do not have the longevity of a car. Most cars will be able to do at least a few hundred thousand miles in their lifetime. A motorcycle will only do around half of that.

 

Overall, it seems that there is pros and cons on both sides. However, owning a motorcycle and nothing else could cause you problems if the weather is bad or you need to go on a longer trip. The best thing to do, if you can afford it, is to get both.

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You might have heard some of the old debates about cars versus motorcycles, and which is best. These don’t tend to have a distinctive answer to the question, but rather a list of ways in which one or the other might sometimes trump the other. However, if we look at it from the other perspective, then we might be able to discover something interesting about both of them. In this article, we are going to attempt to do just that. We will be looking at the ways in which riding a bike and driving a car are actually quite similar, so that we can see how much they really do have in common. Let’s take a look and see what we can discover to that end.

Whether you are driving or riding, you always need to think about your safety, and this is always going to be a major consideration. This is true for any vehicle, but there are different ways that they each manifest for bikes and for cars. When you are riding a bike, for instance, you will need to take a much more personal approach to your own safety. This means ensuring that you are wearing the proper protective equipment – something which is not necessary when driving – and making sure that you are properly looking after your bike at all times. For cars, you will still need to look after the vehicle as well as possible, but if there is something wrong it might not be so immediately dangerous – and you don’t need to think about protecting your body in the same way. For both, however, you will want to think about getting some legal assistance. If you look at https://www.dolmanlaw.com/st-petersburg-motorcycle-accident-attorney/, you will notice that you can get specific motorcycle accident advice, just as you can for cars.

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Learning Curve

 

Whatever vehicle you are in charge of, chances are you will need to practice using it a fair amount before you take it on the roads. There is a major difference, however, in that you can often ride a motorcycle on some roads even before you have passed your test. Once you have your provisional, you can just start riding. But with driving a car, you need to have an instructor with you until you pass the test. This major difference is actually quite important, as it highlights the difference in safety between the two vehicle types.

Costs


When you break it down, it seems as though the associated costs of both riding and driving are actually pretty similar. When you look at cars versus motorcycles arguments, you will find that nobody can ever really decide on which is cheaper and which is more expensive. This is because, when you take into account all the running costs and associated costs, it is difficult to find much difference between them. See http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/fees_forms/registration_licensing/calculation_of_fees_-_motorcycles for more on motorycle costs. This is worth bearing in mind if you are ever trying to decide between them. No matter what you go for, in the long run you will probably spend about the same.

Aston Martin has always defined its engineering capabilities with the DBS range of cars. A new flagship in the form of the new 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish has arrived on the scene. The model was first introduced as a concept car at the Concorso d’Eleganza in Italy. It was also premiered as the project AM 310 concept car in late may. Sports car aficionados have been swooning over the marquee car. Aston Martin has certainly delivered on the sleek and stylish carbon-fiber body. Familiar features such as the grille and headlights evoke the manufacturers signature. According to the Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez, the Vanquish offers luxury, technical capability, and engineering innovation.

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

Engine.

The car has inherited the reliable VH architecture. The car is powered by a 5.9 liter DOHC V12 engine. This has been paired with a Touchtronic six-speed automatic gearbox. As a result, the car packs an astonishing 457 pound-feet of torque and 563 hp. Unleashing this power accelerates the car from zero to 60 in less than 4.1 seconds. The top speed is 186 mph at 5500 rpm. At this speed, the peak torque is 457 lbs-ft. The manufacturer has rated the 565 hp V-12 engine at 6750 rpm. Torque rises from 37 lbs-ft to the peak of 457 lbs-ft. In a bid to produce more power, Aston Martin engineers have upgraded the fuel pump and increased compression. In addition, the car features exhaust valve timing and variable intake. All of these extras ensure the driver can squeeze every ounce of power while on the road.

Exterior.

The exterior styling leaves no doubt this is an Aston Martin powerhouse. The hood incorporates heat extractors that resemble nostrils. Other than this feature, the 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish hood is identical to the old DBS hood. Drivers will notice air dams on both sides of the front fascia. The Vanquish boasts of mean looking LED headlights. The air ducts are slightly larger than those of the old BBS model. This gives the Vanquish a more sporty look. One noticeable feature that is absent in this model is the gaping mouth look. Instead, the manufacturer has used a rectangular mouth and lower lip. Both features act as a front-lip spoiler.

The vanquish’s front fenders borrow heavily from the 2012 model. This includes the chrome strip and heat extractor split in half. Drivers will also enjoy a slightly raised roofline. This curves sharply downwards in similar fashion to the 2012 model. The rear end is noticeably larger and the clear tail lights have been replaced with red ones. The bumper and exhaust exits look more sleek.

Interior.

Aston Martin is offering the new Vanquish in 2+0 or 2+2 interior configurations. Drivers will be wowed by the spacious cabin. Packing more luggage is a breeze as the boot is an incredible 386 liters. Compared to the old DBS model, this is a 60 percent improvement in boot space. Interior trimmings are done in semi-aniline leather and
Alcantara as well as Fine Luxmil. All the stitching is done by hand. A new infotainment system completes the look.

The release date for European buyers is late 2012 while US buyers will have to wait till early 2013. Prices start from $297,000.

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The Bentley car manufacturers have with them the latest model in the market, the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed which is one of the most expensive in terms of productions. With the new model debuting in various world markets at different times, this British car  is set at $ 215, 325 with the cost of shipment included.

This Bentley model is a modeled version of the famous Bentleys turbo charged twin with a 6.0 capacity, with the engine W12 combined into a closed ratio of ZF 8 auto transmission. The output for the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed is set at 576 to the 616 horse power. The torque is set from 516 to 590. This new beast uses the fuel at a reduced 12 percent.

Improved features of the 2013 Bentley

The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed possesses the following features that make it one of the best cars in the recent history.

Wheels and tires

The wheels come in 20 by 9.5 inches, enclosing alloy rims and the tire size of 275/35R Z type tires.

Glass and roofing

It has a rear defogger and variable intermittent wipers with ability to sense rain.

The size

The new Bentley measures a 189.2 by76.5 by 55.3 inches. It has a cargo capacity of 12.6 ft, a gross weight of 6063 and curb weight of 5060 lbs.

The outside look

The new model is made with a space to save the spare wheel, hide gear paddles trimmed, a chromed 20 wheel alloy, a 3 coat technology, extended range and jewel fuel filler cap. Other features include, 21 six twin alloy rims painted and chromed, 21 ten spoke propelled wheels painted and chromed and another 21 seven spoke elegant alloy chromed wheels.

Mechanical compositions

The base engine size is set at 4.OL of gas, with a double overhead cam, 8V cylinders with 32 valves.

Driving terrain

The car can take all drive types with an 8 shift auto. This is aided by a center slip limited differential.

Suspension

It has the front and rear suspension bars, 4 wheel suspension, multi linking rear suspension and double front wishbone suspension.

Fueling

It is made to take on fuel gas with unleaded premium. The fuel tank capacity is set at 24 gallons. The EPA mileage is at 15/24 mpg and mile range of 369/576 mi.

Braking

Made of the standardize brakes and an option of carbon brakes made of ceramics.

Safety requirements

2013 bentley continental gt speed

The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed is among the safest motors to be manufactured with  4 wheel ABS, Airbags at the front and rear, brakes to assist in emergencies, daylights, engine immobilizers, headrests at front and back, Front and rear seatbelt tensioners, turning signal mirrors, stability  and traction controls.It has monitors to check tire pressures, electronic brake force, and headlight for self leveling and airbags for passenger controls.This monster also has remote controlled powered door locks, powered mirrors and, one touch power windows.It has the ability to memorize 3 driver settings hence safe from car thieves. For the instrumentation it has the clock, tachometer and warnings when the fuel is low.

The stereos

Comes with 8 speakers, video monitor machine and player DVD, FM/AM with an additional mp3 CD stereo for playback, memory card slot and auxiliary ports.

This is a high powered car with improved steering and good suspension. It has the best speed for cruising in level grounds.

Release Date

The 2013 Bentley Continental will be released at the end of this year..

In 2009, BMW decided to enter the niche market of hybrid cars. The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept was to be their first car running on a dual engine system that was engineered for low gas consumption and amazing recharge rates. Looking at the specifications shared by the development team the new BMW that is now called i8 will be able to compete with the most environment friendly cars. From the design perspective, the size, weight and overall finishing and curves make the new hybrid car a great looking sport car.

Looking Under The Hood

The first models of the series will come equipped with a three cylinder engine capable of generating 163 HP. It is a 1.5L diesel engine that will be accompanied by two electric ones generating another 139 HP. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h (or 68 mph) in 4.8 seconds. The average consumption reaches 3.76 per 100 km or 75.1 mpg imp. Additionally, the carbon emissions of the car do not exceed 99 grams per kilometer. To keep the electrical engines running, the BMW engineers managed to build a hybrid car that reaches a complete charge in just two hours.

The interior of the car is very generous for a sports car. It comes with 2+2 seats and extra light gullwing doors. The roof and the door insertions are made of polycarbonate glass, becoming black when there is exterior light.

BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics 2013


Hitting The Markets In 2013

The new BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept or the i8 will become commercially available in 2013. The mass production of the hybrid will start at the beginning of the year. To be noted that the final version of the car will consume even less fuel. As per BMW’s engineers, the mass production i8 will consume 2.9l per 100 km or 96 mpg. The price tag of the car hasn’t been announced yet but if we were to look at other hybrids we should expect it to be much more expensive than a non-environmental friendly car.