Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:22pm
As Motorcycle.com recently spotted, Japanese automaker Subaru has filed patent applications for a flying motorcycle. The patents describe a land-and-air vehicle that is essentially a motorcycle enclosed within an aircraft fuselage with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities.
Both patents describe a similar vehicle, one that can travel on the ground like a motorcycle and, when required, can lift off the ground and fly like an aircraft. The whole thing still sounds like complete science fiction, but a company like Subaru actually has the expertise to turn it into reality. While most people think of it as a car company, Subaru is also heavily involved in the aerospace industry, producing helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles for the Japanese Self Defense Force while also producing parts for Boeing’s 777X airliner. Read more…
Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 10:40pm
The name Travis Pastrana is synonymous with action sports. In 1998, the then 14-year served the world with notice of his presence by scooping up the world freestyle championship trophy. Over the next 2 decades, Pastrana would go on to stun the masses by taking home medal after medal at the X-games. In tandem with his phenomenal motocross career, Pastrana found his way into the Us National Rally, where he proceeded to wreak havoc across the track, once again collecting gold medals an obscene number of times in his Subaru WRX.
Posted Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:33pm
Nearly 10 years ago, Tom Doll and two Subaru of America executives boarded a plane in Newark, N.J., and flew to Tokyo for Fuji Heavy Industries’ annual board of directors meeting. It would have been a routine business trip if not for the date: Sunday, March 13, 2011. Two days prior, Japan had been rocked by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami. Despite the obvious destruction that the natural disaster… Read More →
Posted Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:49pm
Japanese automaker Subaru Corp said on Thursday it would cut output this month by “several thousand” vehicles at plants in Japan and the United States, citing a global shortage of semiconductors. A spokesman said Subaru will adjust production at factories in Gunma, Japan and Indiana, reducing output by several thousand vehicles at each, without specifying exactly how many fewer cars will be made. Read More →
Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:07pm
Wyatt Knox, director of brand strategy at Team O’Neil rally school in New Hampshire, put together a fascinating video showing just how much of a difference tire pressure makes on snow. Using a Subaru Impreza sedan on snow tires, Knox takes the car through a slalom course, showing how the adjusted pressures can mitigate oversteer and improve stopping distances. Read More on Road and Track.. Read More →
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