For a change – and probably only for today – I have some links concerning vehicles. Plus most of these will lead you to pages in German, so to halfway understand some of them (doesn’t work well with some), consult your favourite online translator.
Well the first link leads to an english spoken (or rather, written) site, tho what they write about is a German product: Someone of Wired drove the Volkswagen XL1 concept car, in Germany. You always wanted a car which no one can afford, but which will bring you from Frisco to LA and back with 3 gallons? Read it. That’s probably how cars will look in the not so distant future.
While you can’t buy concept cars, you can buy something like the new Lexus IS, about which the German Zeit Online reported after a press announcement from Toyota from this Wednesday. It’s a hybrid like the Prius, only stronger – and according to Toyota it takes 4,3 liters on 100km (about 60 miles per gallon or so), which is good for this type and class of car.
If you’re interested in low fuel consumption, here’s a list, with Diesels on the left and gasolines on the right. I like these Toyotas.
Especially this one, which is for fun. Mike Johnston from T.O.P. (see link on the right) wrote about it. And now Clemens Gleich, for Heise Autos. It’s the Toyota GT86, or the Subaru BRZ.
I know and like Clemens since a while, and like him I like the Triumph Street Triple – the best motorcycle I ever rode so far. But for himself, he found something he even liked more: the KTM Duke 690, fourth generation. 70HP and about 160kg, ‘nuf said. If your roads have curves like ours, you should probably try one.
Oh, and if you like motorcycles in general and understand German (Clemens’ articles are hard for any translating engine), you should probably look at his own site. You might even find a good photo or two, since he can do that as well.