To celebrate the 80th anniversary of a certified classic, BMW Motorrad has created a beautiful homage concept bike that captures the look of the 1936 R5 by blending old-school engineering with modern technology.
The appeal of the teardrop camper is that they’re light weight and easy to tow with just about any vehicle. Denver’s Timberleaf hand-builds their teardrops to order, with loads of options from comforts in the cabin like a memory foam mattress & air conditioning to custom kitchen accessories for the rear galley constructed of baltic birch.
A bobbed and cafe’d full-size Harley is unfortunately a pretty rare sight. Especially one as properly proportioned as this FX Super-Glide built by James Roper-Caldbeck. Stripped down, lowered, fitted with a custom mini-fairing, exhaust and tail section, along with a power-boosting Super Stock ignition system, he finished the 80s-inspired build with a sporty black/silver/red paint scheme. via
Munich’s Diamond Atelier is a custom garage specializing in low, lean, no BS builds. Their limited edition Mark II series is based on a BMW 2-valve Monolever generation bike with either an 800 or 1000cc motor. Then comes frame mods, a custom fabbed tail section, lower forks, and loads of other style & performance options. Only 10 Mark II bikes will be made.
The High Desert special edition package for Chevy’s Silverado 1500 offers a trunk-like storage system in the bed with compartments you can move & configure to suit your needs. A hard tonneau cover is also integrated into the design as well as sail-shaped panels and roll bar-like trim behind the cab; recalling the now discontinued Avalanche.
Custom car-maker Donkervoort made its mark in the early 2000s when it set the lap record at the renowned Nürburgring. The record-breaking D8 GTO-RS is back for 2016/7 with an overhauled body design and performance package. Powered by an Audi 2.5L R5 TFSI, the new street-legal D8 becomes the fastest, lightest Donkervoort yet. Limited edition of 40 cars.
With a highly portable design that uses a large tire inner-tube, the GoBoat sets up & breaks down in a matter of minutes to fit in the trunk of your car. Pump it up with the included foot-pump, clamp on an electric trolling motor, & you’ve got a versatile, stable watercraft that will get you out there for duck hunting, fishing, or just having fun.
With its sporty 689cc parallel twin, Yamaha’s FZ-07 makes a versatile platform for customization. Taipei’s Rough Crafts workshop took it to the limit with their muscular, matte-grey Onyx Blade. A completely custom-built tank, tail & front end section, new adjustable front shocks & stacks of other custom bits turned a stock, mid-weight street bike into a mean, traffic dodging machine. via
Designed for the serious rider, the water-tight, 25-liter Speedway roll-top pack from Velomacchi keeps your cargo close to your center of gravity and features a 3-point rotating harness & a torso size adjustment cam lock system. A magnetic sternum coupler provides hands-free closure & the shoulder straps tuck away when not in use.
Everyone can agree that the Defender is one of the best-looking 4X4s ever made. Regarding mechanics & performance—that’s another story. But ICON fixed it, re-fitting this classic with an all-new 6.2-liter GM Erod V8 & a ¾-ton GM automatic transmission. In the overhaul process they updated & upgraded the grill, interior, and loads of other details.