First released back in 1975, the ubiquitous Honda Rebel has been the user-friendly point of entry for generations of motorcycling enthusiasts. For 2017, the small-displacement factory custom cruiser got a complete overhaul. Available in a 300 or 500-CC model, the new Rebels feature water-cooled powerplants: the 300, a single & the 500, a parallel twin. Styling features include blacked-out & bobbed rear fenders, solo saddles, blacked-out wheels & a trellis-style frame. Shipping to Honda dealers April 2017.
wing+horns partnered with the ski outerwear experts at Descente to create this cold-killing down parka. Made at Descente’s Mizusawa facility in Japan, it features revolutionary construction with no exposed stitching, seamless heat-welded lofts and a 2-layer fabrication that sheds snow and rain. A dual-stage ventilating front zipper, underarm vents and detachable hood provide complete temperature control.
Omega’s Deep Black collection features the state-of-the-art Planet Ocean dive watch rendered in black ceramic. Built to withstand pressures down to 3000 feet this 45.5mm chrono features an HE escape valve to prevent helium molecules from damaging the watch during decompression. The 18K gold watch hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova for visibility in the deepest depths. Available with red, blue, white or rose gold accents.
Audi has just unveiled the latest variant of their iconic R8. The limited-Edition 2017 R8 V10 Plus Exclusive features, for (almost) the first time in the U.S., headlights that combine LED & laser-light technology. It also features a Quantum Gray exterior, a Titanium Black Optic package, 20-inch gloss anthracite wheels, and a Solar Orange stripe along its carbon-fiber side panel. The interior features black & Signal orange leather.
For the creation of their blacked-out Collector’s Edition baseball glove, Killspencer used premium full-grain, uncorrected leather and added bullhide accents. The interior lining is soft & supple sheepskin. All materials were hand-cut & hand-threaded. Monogramming is optional. Made in the USA.
That’s a nice upgrade. Aside from a thinner and cleaner design, the new MacBook Pro integrates what they call a Touch Bar. This multi-touch retina screen bar replaces the traditional function keys to provide a dynamic enhancement to your favorite applications. It’s slick. Everything else has been souped up as you would expect including a faster processor, faster SSD, better screen and quicker graphics performance.
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. It’s a fine looking machine and the super-thin display is a touchscreen that tilts down to almost flat (20º) for drawing & drafting with the Surface Pen stylus. The other unique feature is the Surface Dial, a scrolling wheel that sits on the screen & brings up context-aware menus like tools or color pickers. Inside, it’s powered by a Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core processor offering up to 32 GBs of RAM.
With its solo saddle and a clean rear triangle frame design, the 2017 Bonneville Bobber has a classic look with modern comforts. It may look it, but this is no hard tail. Hidden under the seat is a shock & spring that supports the whole rear end. This new model is powered by Triumph’s 1200cc in-line motor & features stripped down body work, wire spoked wheels and the option of drag bars or apes.
If you’ve got cold drinks & loud music, good times are guaranteed. Alpine combined the two in their new entertainment system. And just in time for tailgate season. It’s a 14-gallon cooler equipped with a waterproof 180-watt speaker. A 16-foot cable is included, allowing you to connect it to your vehicle battery for power.
The Italian-made Holdall from Hardgraft is the ideal size for carry-on or an overnight trip. It’s constructed of durable, yet supple brushed suede and features a floating Riri zipper, 2 external zippered flap pockets, herringbone webbing for the handles & a shoulder strap. The interior is lined with soft cotton twill and has a large zippered pocket.