Test Drive: 2023 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

An apt farewell to the carmaker's gasoline-fueled performance era

Cadillac‘s new twin-turbocharged six-cylinder CT4-V Blackwing represents the pinnacle of GM’s 11 decades of car-making. The sports-sedan easily reaches 60mph in 3.9 seconds, which, measured against other petroleum powered cars, is quite impressive. It’s equally impressive that a car this fast can also be so placid and enjoyable to drive. That said, there’s no doubt that the clock is ticking for internal combustion engines for …

Test Ride: Ducati’s DesertX Adventure Motorbike

Fun to ride on the road and on dirt, this bike features clever tech upgrades

Adventure bikes (also known as ADV bikes) are increasingly popular in the US for a few reasons. They’re rideable on pavement or off-road, the riding position is relatively upright, the bars are at an all-day-comfortable-for-your-arms angle, there’s a smallish windscreen that offers just enough protection, and the tank is cut like a motocross machine to give your knees purchase against it (so a thigh squeeze …

Designing The Royal Enfield Scram 411

This accessible adventurer is pared-back but offers plenty

Royal Enfield, a 121-year-old company with roots in England, has been making bikes in India since the 1960s, and the past five years—with managing director Siddhartha Lal at the helm—has seen the company’s sales skyrocket. Most of that success has been within India, but North America is now the company’s biggest export market and, as such, the brand is focusing more on designs that will …