Hard to believe but it’s true. This is a Sportster. Yes, a dual-sport Sporty. Master Engineer and bike perv Jim Carducci went to great lengths to build a viable on/offroad bike around the HD powerplant, designing the bike from the ground up using CAD and building the necessary parts by hand. He has now teamed up with San Jose Harley-Davidson to build more of the SC-3 bikes for like-minded riders who will no doubt be frothing for a bike like this. via
With the unveiling of the 2014 Mazda 3, the Japanese automaker proves yet again that sensible, affordable cars don’t have to be ugly or boring. The new 3 is neither. It’s lower & wider than its outgoing predecessor and comes with 2 SkyActiv engine options: a 155Hp 2-liter, and a 185 HP model. Both offer a 6-speed tranny in either automatic or manual shift. Sticker prices & MPG estimates have yet to be announced.
Here come the smartwatches. The Meteor from Kreyos does more than just tell time. Obviously. It links with your iOS, Android or Windows phone allowing you to use all your phone’s voice control abilities without having to reach into your pocket or manpurse to retrieve the device.
Scrape that crummy Quinoa cake off your gluten-free bun like a man. Then go to the kitchen and make what you really need: meat & potatoes. Also, bourbon. This all-in-one dream burger is coated with a thick bourbon BBQ sauce & topped with fries & cheese. That’s better. Leave the bird food burgers to the ladies.
You changed their diapers for years, you feed & shelter them. Now it’s time for a little payback. The Playmat T-shirt features graphics on the back that look like funtown, where junior can play with cars & trains. The kid has fun & you just lay there getting a back massage. via
After a long day on the trail or an even longer day in the car on the way to the campground, it’s nice to finally kick back by the fire. And the Mayfly Chair from Alite is a perfect place to plant yourself. It’s lightweight & comfortable; it folds up small to fit in your bag or car and it weighs only 1.4 pounds. Take it along.
Not sure about yours, but our personal jet is just too damn slow. That’s why we’re stoked about the development of Saker’s military-inspired S-1 jet. Pushing max speeds of nearly Mach One, S-1 will get you there quicker. Designed for steep climbs and short runways, this luxury 2-seat aircraft will also get you in & out of tight spots, like your private island or secret mansion in the mountains with ease. via
You were supposed to read The Catcher In The Rye in high school. So what if you didn’t. When The Secret War Of J.D. Salinger is out September, you’ll learn what none of the other Salinger biographies have told: the whole story. Exhaustive research and over 200 interviews led to this definitive portrait of one of America’ most beloved and misunderstood writers. It might even get you to actually read “Catcher” after all these years.
The smokeless Lotus BBQ grill doesn’t just look great, it cooks great. Powered by 4 AA batteries, it creates no smoke and the design uses a bellows system that gets it up to cooking temp in just three minutes. At the same time it uses 90% less charcoal than a traditional grill. If that doesn’t convince you, let us also mention that it comes in purple, orange, red, yellow, green, and of course, black, too.
With design cues taken from Italian race cars of the 1960s, the Portofino Chronograph’s 42mm case looks sporty yet classic. Nice move. And nice movement, as well. The self-winding mechanical movement is, of course, Swiss Made.