Honda’s CBR250R is big; in terms of power, technology, specification.  The CBR250R from Honda is the biggest and the most ‘wanna have’ in terms of Indian manufactured two-wheeled machinery among the super-sports rider fraternity. We at Motor had for long been awaiting with open-mouthed expectation the arrival of Honda’s CBR250R on the local motorcycling scene.  Stafford Motor Company (Pvt) Limited, ...

Bavarian Cruiser  - BMW 320i Convertible For BMW, the 3 series line is nothing less than its lifeblood. Over the last 30 years this line of compact executive cars has been one of the cornerstones of BMW’s business plan, going from strength to strength not only because more and more buyers want to own a BMW but also because they ...

CENTRE MEDIAN – WHAT’S THE RATIONALE ON NARROW TWO LANED ROADS? Whilst HLR [High Level Road] starting from Nugegoda, moving east towards Maharagama and beyond to Kottawa is being widened at long last, some roads being rehabilitated in Colombo area such as Havelock Road in the vicinity of Police Park and even the widened but still narrow Thimbirigasyaya Road is ...

In the early 1930’s Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche started design work on the “people’s tractor” right along with the design work of the “people’s car”. Eventually, both designs materialized into historical products that are still enjoyed by thousands of people many decades later. This very early and unbelievable unique design for the tractor from day one (1934) already included a ...

Dominic Ang couldn’t have given himself a better 23rd birthday gift than the victory of the 2012 Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race (MMER). Driving for the PETRONAS Syntium Team in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, Dominic successfully defended the title with team-mates Nobuteru Taniguchi and Masataka Yanagida, both Japanese GT champions. Bringing back the same two SLS AMG GT3s that the ...

Those of you fortunate to have visited the Motor Show at the BMICH recently would have been stunned with the drop dead gorgeous looks of the all New Ford Ranger. I certainly was! And so it was such a pleasure to have been invited to test drive this vehicle. The New Ranger is the latest – it’s not just a ...

What is a Caravelle? It’s a rather massive Multi Purpose Vehicle by VW which is based on its Transporter commercial van. The range of Vans/MPVs were launched in 2005, and this is the post-2009 facelifted version where the golf like design face of VW has been transplanted. It’s rather large isn’t it? Yes, at 5.3m in length and almost 2m ...

For the last 20 years or so, Nissan’s products have been known for great engineering, practicality and reliability, some of them have even been extremely good fun to drive. But can you call to mind a mainstream Nissan product of recent times that has been visually striking? Go on, think about it for a bit… Nothing comes to mind does ...

Dyan: During the last few months I have been busy interviewing some talented young, emerging motor racing stars of Sri Lanka such as Kaushalya Samarasinghe, Praveen Madugalle and now you. Both Kaulshalya & Praveen had their different motives and catalysts that sparked off their passion to race cars. What triggered off your racing craze? Emdad: It was five years ago ...

It’s not very often that we at Motor get to try out a full-on military grade vehicle, but for today’s test drive we got exactly that opportunity. The first thing you imagine is that it is a product of America’s most excessive brand, HUMMER. But no dear reader, thankfully that particular purveyor of tank sized road crushers that performed like ...

In the spring of 1982 historic grand prix competitor and engineer, Chris Smith decided to design and build a replica of one of his all-time favourite race cars, the gorgeous 1956 Lotus XI Le Mans car. Such was the accuracy and beauty of the car he produced in his home garage at Westfield House, Armitage, he was immediately inundated with ...

PREAMBLE When most Sri Lankan motorists hear the name ‘Sunny’ – they visualize Nissan! Can’t blame them: as Nissan Sunny and earlier Datsun Sunny have been dominating our roads along with Toyota Corolla from the mid sixties – both iconic brands; the Sunny edging out both the Corolla and Honda Civic by proving its fuel efficiency. In fact when Nissan ...

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