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Ducati Transformed Its Iconic Paningale V4 into a Streetfighter at werd.com

Ducati Transformed Its Iconic Paningale V4 into a Streetfighter

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Ducati’s new prototype V4 Streetfighter is a stripped-down & juiced-up variant of their most powerful production bike, the vaunted Paningale V4. It lost the fairing & got a meaner handlebar & front-end look. The tail end looks streamlined, too. The legendary 1100cc four-cylinder remained. Few details have been released but we do know the bike is going into production with the ones hitting US dealers in 2020.

Michelin Rolls Out Airless, Puncture-Proof UPTIS Tires at werd.com

Michelin Rolls Out Airless, Puncture-Proof UPTIS Tires

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The latest development in car tire design comes by way of industry giant Michelin. The airless, puncture proof prototype tire is called UPTIS, for unique puncture-proof tire system. Designed for passenger vehicles, it eliminates the risk of flat tires and blow outs. The design has a second-hand benefit—by reducing the number of tires that need replacement, less material will end up in landfills as tire manufacturing moves towards a more sustainable future. Could be on roads as soon as 2024.

BMW’s 2020 M8 is a Powerful Coupe at werd.com

BMW’s 2020 M8 is a Powerful Coupe

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Six Hundred Horsepower. That’s what pushes the 2020 BMW M8 down the road. And that’s the base model. The Competition model gets another 17 ponies. The driver experience is dynamic, with adaptive suspension and a selectable 3-mode AWD system that will keep those 20-inch wheels screwed to the pavement across the full spectrum of driving conditions. An open roof variant is also available.

Ferrari’s New SF90 Stradale Hybrid Is Here (Almost) at werd.com

Ferrari’s New SF90 Stradale Hybrid Is Here (Almost)

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The new Ferrari is here. The hybrid one they’ve been working on for 6 years. Yes! The forthcoming SF90 Stradale is every bit the postmodern Italian supercar. It’s all sleek & sculptural & due to be officially unveiled by Ferrari this week. Boasting 1000 horsepower from the combination of a V8 & 3 electric motors, it’s capable of 0-60 in 2 flat. Beyond that details get sketchy. Keep eyes peeled for the official drop.

CCM’s Spitfire Six is an Urban Assault Vehicle at werd.com

CCM’s Spitfire Six is an Urban Assault Vehicle

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Since the 70s, Britain’s CCM Motorcycles has been engineering & hand-building custom, badass flat track bikes from the ground up. Their latest, the Spitfire 6 is an all-new city bike available in a limited run of 300. It’s powered by a 600cc single-cylinder 4-stroke “Spitfire” engine CCM developed & custom builds for each of their bikes.

The Bentley Bentayga Bengala is a Battle-Ready Beast at werd.com

The Bentley Bentayga Bengala is a Battle-Ready Beast

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To create the Betayga Bengala, the ultimate post-apocalyptic luxury utility vehicle, Bentley teamed up with Spain’s Bengala Automotive Design. Together they will create just 15 of this battle-ready Bentley. While the very capable 540HP powertrain remains basically untouched, the exterior gets fender flares, skid plates, brush guards, LED lights, body armor, bumpers and stacks of other off-road upgrades.

The McLaren GT is a Vicious V8 at werd.com

The McLaren GT is a Vicious V8

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The car world has been waiting & finally it has arrived. The 620 horsepower, 203 mph V8 McLaren GT. The dramatic & aggressive body lines are of course handmade; a MonoCell II-T monocoque shell with integrated carbon fiber. Pre-orders for the all-new are now open.

Protect Your Toys with RMU’s Tailgate Locker at werd.com

Protect Your Toys with RMU’s Tailgate Locker

Posted in Gear for Men and Trucks

Designed to keep the bikes from bashing up your truck, The Tailgate Locker from Rocky Mountain Underground is a top-quality mountain bike tailgate pad and storage solution. It’s got plenty of padding to keep your bike & truck unscathed plus integrated storage for tools, gear, even cold beers that will stay frosty in the cooler pocket. Available for standard & full-size trucks. via

A Classic Porsche with Italian Racing Roots Can Be Yours at werd.com

A Classic Porsche with Italian Racing Roots Can Be Yours

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You are looking at what experts would call one of the finest & rarest examples of the ’66 Porsche 911 2.0 S coupé to come onto the market—a fine specimen of the classic Porsche. And this one has  a unique story as a race car as well as getting a complete frame-off, ground up, resto. This show-quality, matching numbers car is currently up for grabs to the highest bidder through custom collectable car source Auxietre & Schmidt.

Triumph Rolls Out 168-Horsepower Rocket 3 TFC at werd.com

Triumph Rolls Out 168-Horsepower Rocket 3 TFC

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Triumph’s limited edition Rocket 3 TFC is a reminder that Brits are still building some seriously badass bikes. The model was completely redesigned for 2019 & just for kicks, they made a limited monster: a sport-cruiser ridiculously over-powered by a 2,500cc three-cylinder that cranks out 168 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. Hint: hold on tight. Only 225 of these big triples will reach the U.S. market.

Erik Buell Introduces Fuell Electric Bike Brand at werd.com

Erik Buell Introduces Fuell Electric Bike Brand

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Motorcycle design visionary Erik Buell—the man behind the Harley offshoot, Buell, is back with a premium electric bike brand, Fuell. Their debut bikes: The Flow, a lightweight streetfighter-inspired bike that snaps from 0-62 in 2.7 with a sustained top speed of 55MPH and a range of 150 miles. The Fluid ($2300) is their e-bike, an urban commuter with a 500-watt motor that gives you up to 126 miles of pedal assist range.

Essence Motorcycles Rolls Out Another Exotic Electric at werd.com

Essence Motorcycles Rolls Out Another Exotic Electric

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The E-raw 04 Signature from France’s Essence Motorcycles is an all-electric bike that is truly peerless. The futuristic design is handmade in brushed aluminum with a driver cockpit that appears as a sculptural metal spring, ready to pop. It’s powered by a top-line motor that outputs 205 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque for a 0-62 time of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph.

Nikola Motors Drops an All-Electric PWC in the Water at werd.com

Nikola Motors Drops an All-Electric PWC in the Water

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The Wav—pronounced wave—is an electric PWC designed by Nikola Motors, Arizona-based makers of hybrid big rig trucks. Nikola hasn’t released full specs on the new sit-down watercraft but a 4K in-dash display, LED lighting, and cruise control are confirmed features. There are reports the brand is currently developing a new stand-up PWC as well.

Zero Labs Electrifies An Off-Road Icon at werd.com

Zero Labs Electrifies An Off-Road Icon

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Zero Labs retro-mod Ford Bronco is electric; powered by a 70 kWh lithium-ion battery mated with a BorgWarner electric motor to deliver 369 horsepower and 190 miles of driving range. This emission-free classic ’ute retains its full-time 4X4 capability as well as a 5-speed manual transmission. The rest of the build leaves nothing to chance with components from Fox, Brembo, & Atlas rounding out the update. Only 150 will be made.

Rough Crafts Turned a Fat Boy Into a Mighty Guerrilla at werd.com

Rough Crafts Turned a Fat Boy Into a Mighty Guerrilla

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Taiwan-based custom house Rough Crafts took a 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 107 and turned it into a ‘Mighty Guerrilla’ by slamming it, murdering it out, and absolutely loading it with custom and upgraded performance parts, including Arlen Ness rocker box covers, calipers, and a Big Sucker intake. The tank comes from a Sportster but has been stretched & scalloped for a truly original look & its custom build sheet goes on forever… (via BikeExif)

Aston Martin Introduces Its First Electric: The Rapide E at werd.com

Aston Martin Introduces Its First Electric: The Rapide E

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Based on the original Rapide super-sedan, Aston Martin’s forthcoming Rapide E will be the automaker’s first-ever all-electric vehicle. The combination of a center-mounted 65.0-kWh battery pack and two rear-mounted electric motors generate 602 horsepower and 701 lb-ft of torque. That translates to a top-speed of 155MPH and a range of roughly 200 miles. Only 155 of these hand-built supercars will be produced.

Volvo is Giving the V60 Wagon Polestar Performance at werd.com

Volvo is Giving the V60 Wagon Polestar Performance

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For its tuned-up production vehicles, Volvo works with Polestar performance. The pair’s latest creation is the turbo-charged, super-charged, V60 sport wagon. A 2-liter gas motor spins the front wheels and an electric motor drives the rear for a total of 415 horsepower. That’s powerful! It’s also got Ohlins suspension & over-sized Brembo calipers—which is pretty aggressive for a grocery getter, don’t you think?

The Goose is Made for Motorcycle Camping at werd.com

The Goose is Made for Motorcycle Camping

Constructed of heavyweight 420gram ripstop canvas, the Goose is a camping system purpose-built for bike tours. The tent is fully waterproofed and equipped with zippable fly screen layers for breathability. The flooring is made of heavy duty pvc to keep moisture out & it has a canvas wing/awning that attaches to your motorcycle to create shelter for your riding accessories like helmet, boots, etc.