The Russian Ural is a long-standing cult classic. This heritage bike brand continues to turn out new versions of their M-70, a WW2-era sidecar model, which was a knock-off of the German BMW R71. This 2011 model blends classic styling with some modern upgrades that make it a legit daily driver. Source
Most of us don’t want our home to look like a bar but if it felt like a bar, that would be cool, right? A handmade Italian glass and stainless foosball table from Teckell will do it. You’ll easily be able to maintain your home’s formal setting while opening it up to some good old-fashioned beer hall foos.
See Colombia like a kingpin. No bodyguards needed. Excursionist offers a unique two-week tour focused on Colombia’s top exports: coffee, coca, and gold. From your luxury houseboat on the reefs you can speed ashore to visit Pablo Escobar’s family, tour jungle coffee groves, and view one of the largest gold collections in the world.
WiiFit totally sucks. If you want some in-home simulation that’s also guaranteed to provide some stimulation, this flight simulator could be just the thing. It’s the real deal, an enclosed, fully-equipped sim unit with controls that can be modeled after the Cessna 172, Piper Seneca, or Mooney Bravo. Acceleration, braking, turbulence and all the other features of real flight are driven by a PC control system that is fully customizable. Price tag, sixty grand. Source
Nobody including yourself should care that you’re never going to use Tag’s latest innovation, the first-ever 1/100th-of-a-second display. It is, however, a reason (as if you needed one) to buy that new TH chronograph.
On the outside, the 2013 Shelby GT500 looks only slightly updated. It’s got that familiar steroid-pumped muscularity but where the real upgrades have been made are in performance. You can look up the whole spec sheet but we just want to inform you this thing will do 200 miles per hour off the lot. Ponder that number for a moment.
Honda’s Civic and Insight hybrids are doing nothing to evolve the hybrid car from its current status as the dorky weakling of the freeway. But Honda is the first to introduce a hybrid snowblower. Like the cars, a gas engine charges back-up batteries for the electric drivetrain however, unlike the cars, this thing looks like it’s actually got some nuts. Source
Did you ever think you’d fall in love with a naked streetfighter? Well, that could possibility now be realized. The 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 is the latest release from Italy’s most direct Triumph triple rival. The small yet power-packed 3-cylinder 675 motor gives this bike better handling than its British counterpart, the Street Triple R and it’s also a bit cheaper.
Bask in the warm glow of a backyard fire without feeling like you’re on a camping trip. Modfire’s outdoor fireplace has a sleek, modern form made of 14-gauge steel that won a Dwell Magazine design award. It comes in a rainbow of colors and can burn wood, propane, and natural gas.
Sometimes it seems like upcycled and repurposed materials are little more than marketing fluff to make ugly products appeal to your guilty-conscience consumerism. But now new stuff made from old stuff is starting to look quite nice. LA-based designer Stephen Kenn creates fine furnishings using repurposed military surplus materials. Perfect for the man room or bachelor’s den.