Adventure Time? Ducati bring the DesertX To Detroit

Ducati came to Detroit as part of their roadshow to show off the new DesertX ADV style motorcycle. Ducati took styling cues from the Cagiva Elephant but did not go full retro with it. The headlights and fairing shape recall those Dakar bikes of the 90s but bring them into the 2020s. The DesertX is powered by a 937cc V-Twin […]

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro – Let’s Take Another Look!

2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

Having just completed a week in the Toyota 4Runner reminds me of how I genuinely enjoy the analog experience. I remember several years ago, six, perhaps seven years actually, the last time I spent time with the 4Runner. I recall it being an honest vehicle. That remains true today. While the platform is quite old, […]

2022 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD Review

That the Mazda3, a five-door hatchback, even exists in the U.S. market in 2022 is shocking. It seems like every new vehicle introduced is a crossover or being marketed as such. Kia has the brilliant Carnaval minivan, yet all the messaging around it is how it’s “like an SUV.” Mazda in the past positioned itself […]

GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Duramax: The Unintended Review

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Duramax Diesel

This GMC Sierra came in for review under an interesting premise. In fact, I wasn’t even looking to review it exactly. I was working on a review for another publication for the Smittybilt air compressor and needed something with larger tires to test it on. When I reached out to one of the companies that […]

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost King Ranch: All hat, no cattle

F-150 King Ranch PowerBoost front view

The hype is strong for this PowerBoost King Ranch F-150. This is the first real full-on attempt to create a hybrid pickup truck. In an era where fuel economy and emissions regulations are ever-tightening, the popularity of full-size trucks and SUVs continues to grow. In addition, the physical size of these vehicles continues to expand as well. Larger […]

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited: New Class Standard?

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited

About a decade ago one of my podcast co-hosts, the infamous Roundabout Show’s own Craig Cole (now with Roadshow), and I attended a local ride and drive of a previous generation Hyundai Tucson.  He kept referring to it as the “Tuckson”.  And damn you, Craig Cole, that has stuck in my brain so hard I have […]

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 – The Sweet Spot

It seems all new vehicles have to be crossovers or SUVs.  This trend has made sedans, wagons, and pretty much every other interesting car disappear from the market, for this reason, I have a general disdain for them.  There are a few exceptions that prove the rule, but they have to do something special. Toyota […]

2020 Mercedes Benz AMG GT63S – German Hellcat

2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT63S

I was contemplating what analogy would work best in describing the AMG GT63S, several came to mind. If the band Pantera was also MBA Ivy League School graduates. Sexy Beast (very underrated movie) and as the title suggests.  A German Hellcat. Sexy Beast is apt because, well, the GT63S is a great looking car, and 0-60 in […]

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT: A Good Ride Interrupted

2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT

When the opportunity came up to have Royal Enfield send me a motorcycle for six weeks I jumped at the opportunity. Over the last 18 months to two years, Royal Enfield in the U.S. has really raised their profile with very clever and stylish marketing. Aesthetically, the visuals here have a cool retro vibe without […]

Ford Godzilla 7.3-L V8 Makes Almost 800 Horsepower N/A

Ford Godzilla 7.3L V8 Dyno

There have been more than a few people asking why all the hype around the new Ford Godzilla 7.3-L V8. It has always been about two things. Diesel like toughness and durability with gas engine running and maintenance costs. Also as a platform to make big power. How big? How about just shy of 800 […]