Japanese builders have long been the vanguard of high-style, underground bike design but now Taiwan-based design house Rough Crafts is making some noise. Their fully custom builds blend old school style and modern technology for bikes that look classic but won’t leave you stranded in a pool of oil. Their Iron Guerilla model (shown above) beefs up and murders-out a ’10 HD Iron, transforming it from bone-stock into a beautiful beast.
Just a couple more years of driving around in your underpowered little hybrid rollerskate. In 2013, you’ll be able to upgrade to an electric Beemer. And thankfully, the forthcoming 4-seater doesn’t look like a wireless mouse on wheels. It actually looks like a German sports car and 78 miles-per-gallon has never looked so good.
Buying that vintage Corvette is not the mid-life crisis. The crisis comes when you get it home and realize you need to replace the whole floor pan and have a 40-year old transmission rebuilt in the next state over. Avoid all that. Karl Kustom Corvettes takes current C6 and Z06 model Corvettes and gives them a vintage makeover. With custom body panels, paint, wheels and performance upgrades, they turn out neo-classics like the ’62 split-window coupe and the convertible ’67 Roadster.
By now, all the best tropical destinations of the world have been outfitted with luxury hotels, but the problem with these places: other people on vacation. Finding a place to truly get away from it all isn’t easy. Of course, if you have that F$%k You Money, there’s a solution to every problem. Have your people contact Yacht Island Design and get them to build you a themed super luxury yacht. Source
A lot of Harley purists hated on the V-Rod when it was released 10 years ago. They hate new stuff. The buying public however, jumped right on it. With a big 60º V-Twin motor and a drag-inspired design that offers comfy cruising, The V-Rod quickly became one of the pack. Now, H-D is releasing a limited-edition Ten Year Anniversary model that’s all chrome, polished steel and aluminum.
When you step up to a Benz emblazoned with the AMG logo, you aren’t just shelling out more dough for wider wheels and a front-end splitter. The new C63 Coupe, like all AMG models is built using all of MB’s incredible racing technology. Standard equipment: adjustable coil overs, racing brakes, and a 510-horse AMG motor that is carefully hand-built under their “one man, one engine” philosophy in the company’s plant in Affalterbach, Germany.
It’s happening. Electric motorcycles are actually starting to look cool. The craftsmen at the Netherlands’ Orphiro Motorcycles have just released a bike that look s like a vintage hardtail bobber, complete with belt drive and a one-up saddle. But look a bit closer and you’ll see it’s a plug-electric. Sure, it looks like a blast from the past but electric vehicles are the future. Get on board.
With ten years of Le Mans victories under their belt, Audi is launching a commemorative model of their bad-ass R8. Packing the same heat as their 430-horse V8, this upgrade is all cosmetic. Titanium-effect paint, 19-inch Double-Y spoke wheels with red brake calipers stuck in behind them, plus a whole array of interior upgrades, make this little race car all the more racy.
Unless you’re some sort of silver spoon son-of-a-shiek, you’re not going to buy a real 1940s Indy 500 car. You can, however, get a handmade 1/8th scale replica. Artist John Snowberger, whose dad was a famous Indy driver, creates these period-correct, super-detailed replicas, all of which are approved & endorsed by the OG racers who drove them.
Known for making some of the world’s best performance motorcycle exhaust systems—think Aprilia, Ducati and Japanese sport bikes, the guys at Akrapovič have teamed up with another Slovenian cycle brand called Dreamachine. The result of their romance is a bike looking like a chopper/board tracker/sci-fi movie bike. Aside from its 113-c.i. S&S powerplant, this thing is totally custom.