People seem to like the café style of the original R NineT, so BMW built a new variation to unveil this week at the EICMA motorcycle expo in Milan. The R NineT Scrambler is powered by the same 1.17-liter boxer twin but features larger wheels & a high-sweeping exhaust for off-road detours. Analog instruments, a rounded headlight, and low-key colors highlight the powerplant.
THINKS has developed a better gym towel for the dirty work of soaking up sweat and wiping off workout machines. The Towell+ is a heavyweight 100% cotton towel that features a 4 X 15 zippered pocket for stashing your phone, keys, cards, & whatnot. One part of the pocket is mesh, so you can see messages & ignore them while you workout.
Created by award-winning knife designer Robert Young Pelton for DPx Gear, the DPx HEST/F Urban is a small, EDC pocket knife made with heirloom quality materials & US craftsmanship. It features a locking 2.9” blade on a bearing pivot plus a glass breaker, wire stripper, ¼” hex drive & belt clip.
The newest version of the Diavel from Ducati, the 2016 X-Diavel is geared for cruising & features a stroked-out 1262-CC motor that delivers more low-end linear torque than the original Italian devil-bike. To make it more comfortable for all-day journeys, they also gave it a stretched-out, feet-forward riding position.
In brutal contrast to the wave of round & retro-revival bikes being released at the EICMA show this week, Yamaha has just unveiled a futuristic 1-liter cruiser called the MT-10. Its 998cc four-cylinder cross-plane engine delivers massive low-to-mid-range torque. It features re-designed intake, exhaust and fueling systems as well as 3-mode traction control.
They look like normal bootlaces but American-made Survival Laces use 550 paracord with the standard 7 strands of nylon and one strand of fishline in the core. The strands are good for building shelter, repairing gear, building a weapon or trap, bandaging a wound, catching game, & so on. There’s also flint & tinder embedded in the lace.
Apple’s very own charging dock for it’s watch has arrived. The inductive charging pad uses a magnet to hold your watch —both 38mm & 42mm models—while it charges up laying flat with the band open or placed on its side. A Lightning to USB cable provides the power.
Using an app-driven fitting system, Revols earphones deliver a custom fit in 60 seconds. Place the bud in your ear, wiggle it into a comfortable position, and by pressing the onscreen button the app sends a signal to the earphones that causes a specially-formulated nano-composite gel to harden, thereby creating your custom-fit bud.
A fully-certified lightweight plane designed for personal use, the Valkyrie from Cobalt Aircraft travels at speeds up to 300MPH with a capacity for up to 5 adults & their luggage. In addition to a thoroughly modern design, the Valkyrie also offers an optional emergency parachute that will gently lower the aircraft to the ground in the event of a catastrophic failure.
Trying to come off like a pro in the kitchen will no longer end in a flour-dusted internet search for solutions. This in-depth book of kitchen hacks—ways to make annoying, time-sucking, or mundane kitchen tasks much faster and easier will keep things cooking. Created by Cooks Illustrated magazine and a who’s who of America’s Test Kitchen chefs, the 368-page book is packed with techniques that will make it easier to get ‘er done in the kitchen.