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Indian Celebrates 100 Years of the Scout with 2 New Badass Bikes

Lots of new stuff going on with Indian’s 2020 lineup of American-made cruisers. Chief among them, two new Scouts: the 100th Anniversary limited edition Scout & the Scout Bobber 20. The Anniversary bike features a red & gold paint scheme inspired by the 1920 original. The bobber features wire wheels, a floating saddle, bobbed rear fender & blacked-out finishes. Both are powered by the brand’s 100-horsepower V-Twin motor.

The Ramsmobile RM-X2 is an Exotic Hypercar from the Future

The 999-horsepower carbon-body RM-X2 from Belarus-based Ramsmobile is an absolutely ridiculous ride. It’s bulletproof and it floats, so it can be driven on the water with power coming from a jet propulsion system. A futuristic gold-trimmed interior includes features like electronic hookahs and a bio-hazard filtering air purification system. It rides on air-adjust suspension and 24-inch wheels. Multiple motor options are available including GM’s 6.2-liter LT5 V8, the same powerplant used in the Corvette C7 ZR1.

Land Rover Unveils Redesigned 2020 Defender

In the hearts & minds of the most discerning off-road enthusiasts, the iconic Land Rover Defender is the one true standard-bearer. And for 2020, Rover has completely redesigned the boxy little 4X4 for the next generation. It’s hard not to see its FJ-esque or even (gulp) Jeep Renegade looks but, moving on. Power comes from your choice a turbocharged inline-four or 395-horse hybrid 6-cylinder. The 4-door 110 model will be available early 2020, with the 2-door 90 model coming later.

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The Fastest Lamborghini Ever is a Hybrid

The introduction of the all-new Sian marks a historic moment in automotive history. Not only is it the fastest, most powerful Lamborghini ever produced, it is the brand’s first electrified production car. In addition to the 6.5-liter V12 mega-motor, the Sian has an integrated 48-volt hybrid system which brings the car’s output up to an eye-watering 819 horsepower. All that go is directed to the tires through an automatic 7 speed gearbox. The Sian goes 0-62 in 2.8 and top speed (with governor) maxes out at 217. Only 63 will be produced.

The 2020 Audi RS6 Avant is Coming To America

For model year 2020, the United States is finally allowing Audi to bring their heretofore Europe-only RS6 Avant wagon to our shores. This fully updated 591-horse super wagon is powered by a twin-turbo V8 which delivers some pretty sick numbers: 0 to 60 in 3.6, top speed of 190+ w/optional Dynamic Package Plus. The RS body is wider overall by 1.6” than the standard A6, plus features adjustable sport suspension, a racy exhaust system, and that sinister RS body kit.

Harley Davidson Introduces Electric Bikes for Tykes

Motorcycle ridership in the USA is dying fast. Rather than prep for the funeral, Harley Davidson is taking a longview, building electric bikes for kids, who they hope will become the next generation of motorcyclists. To that end they’ve created two new kids push bikes, the Iron E12 for riders age 3-5 & the Iron E16, for riders age 5-7. They have no pedals but instead feature electric hub motors that allow for speeds up to 11MPH which can be set & adjusted by parents. Battery run-times: 30-60 minutes.

Patriot Campers Rolls Out Retro Land Cruiser & Camper Combo

Australia’s Patriot Campers are built for fun and function in the harshest environments—loaded with smart features & overbuilt to be bomber. Their newest model is the the X1N & to properly launch this off-road camper/hauler, they rolled it out behind a retro-inspired Land Cruiser variant. Literally dripping with period-correct 70s-era styling, the Desert Ops LC79 Supertourer is the ideal beast for towing this Outback-ready camper anywhere you want to take it.

The Rogue Ripper is the Ultimate Mini ATV/Scooter

Powered by small, efficient Honda motors—like the ones used in mowers & generators—the Ripper ATV is a more compact & lightweight vehicle that’s easier to use, quieter, and leaves a smaller footprint. With models dialed for hauling, hunting, & camping, you can get into tight, remote spots, haul cargo conveniently, or simply cruise the campground in style. Made in America.

BMW Unveils 2020 X6 Crossover

Blending cues from the new 8 series models and its older brother the X5, BMW’s 2020 X6 is slightly wider and lower than it’s predecessor and will be available with 2 motor configurations: a turbocharged 335-hp 3.0-liter 6 in the X6 sDrive40i and xDrive40i models & the M option features a 523-hp 4.4-liter twin turbo V-8. Optional  Dynamic Handling & Off-Road Packages give enthusiastic drivers more control & response behind the wheel of this premium mid-size crossover.

BMW Motorrad Unveils Electric Vision DC Roadster

The latest piece of futuristic 2-wheeled tech out of BMW’s Motorrad division is the Vision DC Roadster concept. It’s a shaft-drive plug-in that if you squint hard enough almost looks like a gas-powered Beemer bike. There’s little out yet in the way of stats: range, speed, cost, or when it might come to market but based purely on looks, we’ll say the Vision DC looks pretty visionary.