Day: June 4, 2020

Kawasaki patent application describes a three-wheel vehicle that leans

Kawasaki is working on a unique open-air three-wheeler with a rolling body that can lean into turns, according to a patent application published by the European Patent Office and discovered by Motorcycle.com

Like the three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot — which just got an update including a more powerful engine — it seats two people in a side-by-side layout, but it has some key differences. Most notable is the ability to tilt inward into the turning direction, which the applicant says makes it “possible to realize a favorable driving feeling similar to that of a motorcycle or the like.” And that’s the whole point: to counteract the centrifugal forces that normally push the driver away from the cornering side.

As described in the patent, the vehicle includes two front wheels that turn and remain vertical, plus a stationary rear wheel, which

Morgan Plus Four Review | What’s new, BMW engines, performance

MALVERN, England – Replacing a car that’s been around for 70 years takes a bit of thinking. Morgan has done exactly that with its new Plus Four, which replaces the old Plus 4 (note the spelling). I was supposed to see this car at the Geneva Motor Show in March and then drive it at Morgan’s first proper press launch in Barcelona (paid for by the new Italian owners). Covid-19, however, made all that impossible, so I traipsed over to Pickersleigh Road in Malvern to drive this new four-cylinder Moggie.

Fans will already know that this tiny company, founded 110 years ago, has had a clear-out of all its steel chassied models. The last one, the Plus 4, is finished now apart from a few specials to celebrate its 70th anniversary later this year. That car, produced on and off

These are the cars most likely to have major powertrain problems

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These are the cars and trucks that are most likely to have serious problems with their engines or transmissions, which equals costly repairs.

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