Check out this newly introduced Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Karmann Edition. This Karmann Edition comes with chrome surrounds on the fog lamp and front air intake, Karmann badges on the front fenders and a set of 17-inch ‘Porto’ wheels. Inside, the car is equipped with two-tone sport seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, brushed aluminum and dark gray trim, chrome accents, Karmann sill plates and a wind deflector. Under the hood, power comes from either a 1.2-liter TSI with 105 HP or a 1.4-liter TSI with 160 HP. Price itself starts at 27,275 Euro (about $37,301). [Autoevolution]
Prior-Design has showed off their latest styling package ‘PD5X Widebody’ for the BMW X5. The package consists of a new front bumper with a spoiler lip, side skirts and rear bumper with a diffuser attached, flaring front fenders, rear widenings with big air vents and an artistically carved hood with ducts. The PD5X Widebody kit sells for around $12,345. [AR]
According to the World Health Organization’s Global status report on road safety 2013, there were 1.24M recorded road-related deaths in 2010, world-wide. The report further states that 23% of these traffic-related deaths involved motorcycles. Being aware of the high number of motorcycle accidents which occur every year; this should be reason enough for you to get motorcycle insurance if you’re riding a 2-wheeler.
Riding a motorcycle is characteristically hazardous. However, there are still several people who crave the thrill of riding a motorbike. Unfortunately, it’s not as thrilling when you go flying off your bike and end up in the hospital. It’s not only your health that is affected, but your finances will be as well.
Purchasing motorcycle insurance will help save on expenses should you be in an accident. However, like purchasing other types of insurance, you should shop around and avoid going with the first motorcycle insurance company you deal with.
There are several factors to consider when looking for a trustworthy motorcycle insurance company that will give you the best deal. Read on to get a few ideas.
- Type of motorcycle: First thing to do when looking for an insurance provider is to ask them if they cover the bike you wish to insure. If they don’t cover the specific bike you have, then there’s no point in going any further.
- Coverage: Determine what type of cover you need. Make sure the insurance company explains the cover in detail, or answers any questions you may have. If they are cagey or brush off your questions, then it’s safe to say they are not reputable insurers. Most, if not all, motorbike insurance companies cover for damages to your bike, bodily injuries to other parties, medical bills for rider’s injuries, total and collision coverage.
- Availability of online insurance quotes and agents: The internet is abundant with information on motorcycle insurance, including websites of companies which offer these services. Thoroughly research a number of these sites to experiment with their online insurance quotes to see which one offers the best deal. Before doing this, you will need to gather info on your bike model, any additional drivers, and any safety devices you are using on your bike. There’s a chance you could get a discount if the insurance agent realises that you have taken extra steps to avoid risks.
- Price comparison: Now that you have access to online quotes; it’s time to compare prices. However, be sure that you are comparing insurance quotes based on the exact details you entered, as something as simple as your bike model can increase or decrease your insurance rates. When comparing online quotes, keep in mind that the lowest price doesn’t always mean it’s the best option. Check the finer details, what the cover includes, any excess fees etc.
- Company history: The longer a company has been in business, the more likelihood of them being trustworthy is higher. After all, the establishment wouldn’t last long if their clients felt that the service wasn’t commendable and the coverage was insufficient. There are several reliable motorcycle insurance companies like Dairy Cycle, Famous Insurance, and Bennetts.
Getting motorcycle insurance is a must; even mandatory in most states; and rightly so. You may feel it’s an added expense but if you do happen to cause an accident or be injured in one, the cost of paying your insurance excess fees will be a lot lower than buying a new bike, fixing someone else’s vehicle, or paying medical expenses.
Renault has introduced the all new 2014 Megane CC Facelift. This four-seat Megane CC comes with a new front bumper, a new bonnet, headlights, a new grille and a larger Renault badge. Under the hood, the car is equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol engine (w/ an automatic continuously variable transmission) that outputs 103kW and 195Nm. The 2014 Renault Megane CC Facelift will go on sale in Belgium from January. [Car Advice]
Autech has unveiled their latest styling package for the Nissan Leaf. Called the Nissan Leaf Aero Style, this 100% electric vehicle receives a new body kit which consists of new bumpers, side sills, a rear diffuser, LED daytime running lights and a new set of 17-inch aluminum wheels (blue accent) with 215/50 R17 91V tires. The Nissan Leaf Aero Style will only be available in Japan from January 8th, 2014. [Autoevolution]
Here we have the all new 2014 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS. This sports sedan is equipped with a 6.2-liter LSA supercharged V8 engine that produces 576HP and 739Nm of torque. The car has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. The 2014 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS is priced at 54,999 GBP (about $89,963) in the UK. [AR]