Right now, America’s most wanted actually comes from Italy. And this is it: the 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera. The superbike of superbikes. At 200 horsepower, it’s Ducati’s most powerful & boasts the best power-to-weight ratio of any production bike ever built. They’re only making 500 & 75% of those are already sold. Move fast.
More than half of the new Lamborghini’s sold each year end up totaled within 3 months. Just made that up. But not this: Lamborghini’s newest car, the Veneno will soon be the hottest rap video rental vehicle in the luxury lot. It looks like a small, carbon-fiber spacecraft that’s packing a 750-horse v12 powerplant and an open-air cockpit.
Erik Buell is a legend when it comes to American sportbike manufacturing. His latest, the 1190RX is the flagship machine for his independent company EBR. The bike packs a 1,190cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-Twin with a 6-speed tranny. It’s the first new Buell bike to hit the streets in years & it looks like a solid comeback.
December 1st is the drop date for Sony’s highly anticipated new 24.3-megapixel A7. It will be the lightest interchangeable lens camera with a full-frame optical sensor on the market. First shipments are already projected to sell out.
With the combination of rising seas and a hurricane season that grows by about a week each year, the arrival of this affordably-priced retro-style 900cc Sea-Doo could not have come at a better time. Lightweight and easy to drive, it will be a perfect coastal escape vehicle for the next superstorm.
If you’ve been sporting perma-wood since the release of the 2nd generation Nest learning thermostat, this new smart device will probably send you into convulsions. Monsieur is a robotic bartender that will learn to make thousands of drinks and pour them with the press of a button. The touchscreen even lets you turn it up to “boss” level for a heavier pour.
This is not your average foosball table. Not at all. It’s made with reclaimed wood and industrial metal parts salvaged from historical buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The look is antique but the handmade design is all brand new.
London-based ROLI Design has created an intuitive keyboard that blends the form of a standard piano with the electronic customization of a digital controller. Seaboard GRAND features flexible keys that allow the player to adjust each note in real-time. The unique, skin-like design makes each note flex under a user’s touch to produce a different pitch, volume, and timbre, depending on exactly where it’s pressed.
You can say, “Yup, made that myself” when the boys are patting you on the back for your latest batch of homebrew. They never need to know that you did nothing but buy an expensive machine that automatically brews beer while you pretend to monitor the process through an app on your iPhone. Brewbot does everything but you get all the credit. Congratulations, you’re a craft brewer now.
Backyard pizza making is a big deal these days. If you’re ready to give it a try, the Forno Ciao is great place to start. It’s an Italian-made, outdoor wood-fired oven that heats up to cooking temp in 10 minutes & can turn out up to 30 pizzas an hour.