With its decidedly retro styling, the new Royal Enfield Classic Chrome looks less like a 2011 and more like a 1941. And that’s just fine for those who want a motorcycle that actually looks like, well, a motorcycle. This new model, a chromed-up variation on their C5 is a simple, solid, 500-CC twin—a truly classic design. Hell, this bike even has a kickstarter!
You won’t have to succumb to gas guzzler guilt & buy a humdrum minivan or Prius. Porsche has just released another new hybrid in their lineup. The hybrid Panamera is now the most economical Porsche ever made. This model shares the same powertrain as the hybrid Cayenne, but less wind resistance makes the Panamera more efficient while still boasting a top speed of nearly 170 miles an hour. It goes on sale in June.
Your laptop is your most important work tool. Therefore, show it the respect it deserves by carrying it around in a fine leather briefcase like this one from legendary Italian designer to the stars, Salvatore Ferragamo. The slim, all-black case features leather top handles, a two-way zip closure, plus a removable shoulder strap & internal laptop sleeve.
Getting a rare car is one thing. But getting a one-off, custom built car is a whole ‘nother. N2A stands for No Two Alike—their creations are custom coaches made to order. Their 789 model is built on a Le Mans winning ’09 Corvette chassis, while the body is a combination of three other classic Chevrolet rides. The front is from a ’57, the cockpit is from a ’58 Impala, and the bird-in-flight tailfins come from a ’59. The other stuff, like trim, paint & performance features are all up to you.
Spring is just around the corner and that means Grilling Season will soon be upon us. Quit fooling around with that old kiddie grill and go big this season. Viking has teamed up with Frontgate to create a professional-quality stainless steel grill with all the tech features serious backyard chefs demand. It’s a massive 62” wide with a cooking surface of 836 square inches. That’s big enough for Brontosaurus burgers or a whole rack of Flintstone ribs.
From across the room you may not recognize this as a complete home sound system. It looks more like some cubic sculpture from the 80s. Actually, it’s a Swiss designed iPod/iPhone dock, speakers, CD, AM/FM radio and amplifier all in one. Color choices include red, black, white & walnut. The six internal speakers pack a full-spectrum punch and the ultra clean design makes it blend in with any décor.
Apple’s shiny silver box received its annual upgrade. Sorry if you just returned home with your freshly out-dated MacBook. We won’t bore you with all the specs. Highlights include an optional speedy quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, and spiffy new technology, ‘Thunderbolt’, which opens up a whole new world of super-fast plug-&-play performance for your peripherals. Apple even beefed-up the HD camera. Upgrade time.
When the movie Batman Forever came out, fans were divided. Did Val Kilmer just suck? Was it the bat suit? Was it Jim Carrey stealing the show as the Riddler? Do you even remember the movie? It was 15 years ago after all. Maybe the car will remind you. This far-out ride is going up for auction, but there’s one legal catch. Whoever buys it can’t drive it in public. Guess you’ll need your own bat-cave to hide it in. Photo courtesy of Auctions America by RM
Some people are perfectly happy with a vacation involving nothing but loafing and cocktails. Others of us prefer something a bit more adventurous than Sandals or Disney—a trip where no Starbucks can be found. Where we sweat and see new things. Veteran adventure outfitter, Abercrombie & Kent, have the trips we’re looking for. Does dogsledding in the Scandinavian Arctic or a camel safari through Kenya sound better than “the world’s biggest buffet”? A&K’s 15 custom adventure-travel trips are sure to offer you something unexpected & amazing.
When you’re buying a legendary Leica camera, you know what you’re getting, why you’re getting it and you know exactly what you want. It makes sense that Leica has created a custom camera menu on their website. They call it the Configurator. Basically it allows you to choose from a variety of custom features and finishes. Engraving, color options, viewfinder magnification – it’s all up to you. Build your dream camera to your specs and Leica will send your custom creation to your door.