Motorcycles

Suzuki Burgman 650 – Have your cake and eat it

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Suzuki Burgman 650

One of the most unusual bikes i’ve rider is the Suzuki Burgman 650. It’s not like anything i’ve ridden before. On one hand it’s a twist a go scooter, on the other it’s a luxurious tourer. In reality, it’s both i guess. The Burgman is powered by a silky smooth parallel twin 638cc engine putting […]

New Cars

Kia Ceed GT – Have your cake and eat it

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Blacktopmedia Kia Ceed GT

Kia is a marque that not so long ago, were known for their uninspiring but reliable cars that appealed largely to the grey army. Certainly not a brand you would have considered when looking for a hot hatch…….until now. 10 years ago, if your hot hatch had 150bhp you were doing well. Turn the clock […]

Electric Vehicles

Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine – Tomorrow, today!

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Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine

Volvo’s XC60 has been the staple diet of the middle classes since it’s introduction in 2008. What’s the big deal? Why don’t we ever hear bad reports about the XC60? Is it that good? It was about time we found out for ourselves. Volvo were kind enough to supply us with a Bursting Blue example […]

New Cars

Audi S1 – Pocket rocket

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Audi’s S series cars first broke cover in 1990 in the shape of an Audi 80, designated the S2 coupe. The S2 was fitted with a 2.2-litre 20 valve, 5 cylinder turbocharged engine which produced 217 bhp. This was coupled to a 5-speed transmission and 4WD drivetrain known as Quattro, one of the S series […]

Retro Cars

Mitch Schouteden’s Audi love story

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Blacktopmedia Audi 100

This is a love story about a boy called Mitch Schouteden and his drop dead gorgeous, 1987 Audi 100 C3. This story starts with a chance meeting at Edition38 (E38). I’ve been lucky enough to attend the last few years and it never fails to entertain and inspire us, and the thousands of people who […]

Motorcycles

Suzuki V-Strom 250

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Suzuki V-Strom 250

Someone once said; ‘riding a motorcycle is a kind of prophetic enlightenment. It is a kind of beautiful, hedonistic, extreme, illumination of the soul that is a pure moment.’ There are many benefits to riding a motorcycle. One is that it’s so much fun. It’s also very practical and in these times of ever increasing […]

Retro Cars

Edition38 – An event by dubbers, for dubbers

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A few years ago we met one of the founder members of Edition38 and found ourselves on the guest list for our first E38. For those of you don’t know or have never heard of it, Edition38 is one of the most prestigious VW events on the show calendar in Europe. Edition38 was founded in […]

Motorcycles

Ironwood Custom Motorcycles – ’78 CB550 Cafe Racer

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Blacktopmedia Ironwood Customs Honda CB550 cafe racer

What is it that makes the perfect cafe racer, brat, chopper or whatever your preference? Is there even such a thing as perfection? Your idea of perfect will likely be different to mine for example. After all, isn’t it more about how they make us feel? The passion, the freedom, it’s exhilarating, intoxicating. Ironwood Custom […]

Motorcycles

Mighty Motorcycles Honda CB750 – Soul Racer

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Mighty Motorcycles is the realisation of Josip Bucic’s dream. Nestled in the Black Forrest in Germany, Josip crafts beautiful pieces of automotive art. He has been building bikes for 12 years now and man, the guy has skills. This CB750 was originally intended as a restoration project but Josips exquisite vision saw the potential to […]

New Cars

The Mothership – Peugeot Traveller

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When i was a kid we had a Bedford Dormobile. That thing took us all over the place. Scotland, Wales, Germany, Switzerland in fact all over Europe. It was brilliant. It was always full of people to, friends, family, bikes, dogs, you name it, my dad probably had it in that dormobile at one time […]