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The best...summer rides

Russia’s Irbit Motor Works, which once built motorcycles for the Soviet army, is now selling its retro sidecar models in the States.

Airstream’s compact RV
If you insist on bringing a built-in shower when camping “but you don’t want to drive something the size of a Greyhound,” Airstream’s new RV “could be your rig.” It’s a relatively agile “condo on wheels.”
From $95,550, airstream.com
Source: Car and Driver

The Fiat Cabrio
The “irresistibly cute” new Fiat 500C has a retro-style cloth top that slides back from the windshield and folds into a neat stack behind the rear seats—even when the car is in motion. “Acceleration is leisurely” with this convertible’s 101-hp engine, but who’s to complain if you’re just headed to the beach?
From $19,500, fiatusa.com
Source: The New York Times

Vespa’s LX 150
A modern classic, the LX 150 “cuts through snarled traffic and looks stylishly good while doing so.” Through July, select Vespa dealers are offering custom paint schemes in virtually any design or hue. Plaids, camo, or team colors, anyone?
From $4,300, vespausa.com
Source: Cycle World

The Ural T
Russia’s Irbit Motor Works, which once built motorcycles for the Soviet army, is now doing big business in America with its retro sidecar models. For many a macho biker, “the born-to-run ideal of a motorcycle mama on the back” has apparently given way to “a spouse riding alongside, holding the dog or the groceries.”
From $10,000, imz-ural.com
Source: The New York Times

The Polaris RZR4
Remember splashing in the rain as a kid? This 21st-century dune buggy lets you and three passengers relive that kind of outdoor fun off-road. Racing shocks, independent suspension, and fat, 26-inch tires make for a “cushy ride,” though you’ll hardly notice as you’re “laughing uncontrollably through each puddle.”
From $15,800, polarisindustries.com
Source: Vancouver Sun

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