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BMW’s R18 is Powered by the Biggest Boxer Yet at werd.com

BMW’s R18 is Powered by the Biggest Boxer Yet

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BMW Motorrad just rolled out the R18, a comfy retro cruiser with the biggest boxer engine the brand has ever wedged into wishbone. The 2-cylinder powerplant measures 1802 cc’s & makes 91 horsepower. From its bucket headlight to its slightly bobbed rear fender, this thing is vintage charm & it has top-shelf beemer details: cantilever suspension, disc brakes, keyless ignition, even a reverse gear.

Nestbox Turns Your Daily Driver into an Adventure-Mobile at werd.com

Nestbox Turns Your Daily Driver into an Adventure-Mobile

Posted in Automotive and Gear for Men

The Nestbox is a modular camper-conversion system that will transform your vehicle into the adventure-mobile you’ve been dreaming of. Without a second mortgage! Designed by Czech startup Egoe Nest, it combines a compact kitchen & bed that will fit into all types of SUVs, vans, & wagons. Beneath the fold-out 3-panel sleeper, there’s a neatly stored & easily accessible pull-out kitchen. It offers a dual-burner propane stove, a sink and water tank system, several storage drawers and a 12-volt mini fridge. When not in use, take it out & store it in the garage. 4 models are available.

The Hitch Hotel Traveler is a Super Compact Camper at werd.com

The Hitch Hotel Traveler is a Super Compact Camper

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Designed for towing behind smaller vehicles, the super compact & lightweight Hitch Hotel Traveler camper is only 3-feet long when closed but expands to 7-feet with capacity to sleep two inside the walls of its fiberglass shell exterior. When open, its 135 square-foot interior can hold up to 1000-pounds of people & gear. When closed you get 60-square feet of cargo storage yet at just 36” long, you can pull in & park it anywhere.

Indian Rolls Out Low, Lean 2020 Scout Bobber Sixty at werd.com

Indian Rolls Out Low, Lean 2020 Scout Bobber Sixty

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It’s not just the stripped-down & low-slung styling that make Indian Motorcycles’ 2020 Scout Bobber Sixty such a standout. Available only in 2 different shades of blacked-out, this clean cruiser is almost 25-pounds lighter than its predecessor yet powered by the same 999cc V-twin. And weight isn’t the only thing that’s lighter. The price tag is slimmed down, too.

Aston Martin Rolls Out Roofless V12 Speedster at werd.com

Aston Martin Rolls Out Roofless V12 Speedster

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Aston Martin’s 2021 V12 Speedster is the latest in the marquee’s recent run of uniquely badass limited-run cars. With no roof and no windshield, the 700-horsepower twin-turbo’d Speedster is anything but ordinary. Inside & out carbon fiber is used to reduce weight, while its luxury interior is marked by leather & aviation-inspired details. Which fits, because 186MPH with no windshield will definitely feel like flying.

Cake’s Kalk INK is An All-Terrain Performer at werd.com

Cake’s Kalk INK is An All-Terrain Performer

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Sweden’s Cake builds rad electric motorcycles. Their latest is called the Kalk INK. Sharing the same off-road-proven platform as the brand’s original OR dirtbike, the INK is built as a lighter, freeriding and trail bike. With a design inspired by downhill mountain bikes and modern motocrossers, the Kalk Inc hits a top speed of 50+ mph and boasts a ride time of up to three hours.

Porsche Rolls Out Faster 2021 911 S at werd.com

Porsche Rolls Out Faster 2021 911 S

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For 2021, Porsche made the 911 S not only wider but faster than the outgoing model by squeezing an additional 60 horsepower from its turbo-charged 640 horsepower 3.8-liter flat-six engine. With its turbo-specific eight-speed automatic transmission, it cranks zero to 60 mph in 2.6. Top speed: 205 mph. That’s crazy-fast for how chill the Turbo S looks. Available in late 2020, it will be offered in both a coupe and convertible variant.

The Koenigsegg Gemera is Faster than Your Hybrid at werd.com

The Koenigsegg Gemera is Faster than Your Hybrid

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The Koenigsegg Gemera is a 1700-horsepower mid-engine hybrid with seating for four. A rare and very limited super car that its creator, Christian von Koenigsegg, has been developing for nearly 20 years. It is ultra-light, featuring copious use of carbon fiber, and is powered by a high-tech hybrid engine design consisting of a twin-turbo 2.0-liter three-cylinder camless gas engine and 3 electric motors mated to a direct-drive transmission. Merging modern luxury and ridiculous performance with a range over 600 miles, it is a versatile little hybrid.

Volkswagen Unveils 8th-Gen Golf GTI at werd.com

Volkswagen Unveils 8th-Gen Golf GTI

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Volkswagen has just rolled out the latest iteration of its iconic Golf GTI. This is the 8th Generation of the compact performer and it’s powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that makes 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the power, GTI branding, and plaid interior accents, a red LED strip under the grill makes clear this is no stock Golf. Sadly, the new Euro-tuned 4-door won’t reach American dealers until the end of 2021.

Polestar Takes Aim At Tesla with Futuristic Precept 4-Door at werd.com

Polestar Takes Aim At Tesla with Futuristic Precept 4-Door

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The Volvo-owned offshoot Polestar has just unveiled its latest all-electric creation. The Precept, due for its official debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, is a luxury 4-door grand tourer that has Tesla in its sights. The forward-thinking design of the vehicle utilizes materials like recycled fishing nets & plastic bottles as well as natural fibers for the interior, resulting in a 50 percent savings in weight and an 80 percent reduction in plastic waste. Beneath a panoramic roof, its sleek interior features a 15-inch touchscreen & digital screens instead of rearview mirrors.

Zero Motorcycles Unveils SR/S All-Electric Sport Bike at werd.com

Zero Motorcycles Unveils SR/S All-Electric Sport Bike

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The much-anticipated reveal of Zero Motorcycles’ first full-fairing street bike, the SR/S came a few weeks early by way of an internet leak. What sets this new bike apart from the brand’s SR/F model, aside from the plastics, is totally re-engineered geometry. A more relaxed & upright seat position, higher handlebars and lower footpegs put riders right in the sweet spot to enjoy all 110 horsepower as well as the 200-mile range and a top-speed of 124 MPH.

Yakima’s CBX Roofbox Brings Solar Power Along for the Ride at werd.com

Yakima’s CBX Roofbox Brings Solar Power Along for the Ride

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The award-winning Yakima CBX Solar Box brings solar charging power to your rooftop cargo carrier. With an output of 5 volts, the rooftop solar array allows you to charge & recharge devices via USB without draining the car battery or having to start it. In addition to power, the CBX roof box features a new, more angular form factor and material texture for a fresh modern look. Available in 16 and 18-cubic foot sizes.

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster, The World’s Fastest Convertible Roof at werd.com

2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster, The World’s Fastest Convertible Roof

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With its 503-horse twin-turbo V8 and a 0-60 speed of 3.7, Aston Martin’s forthcoming 2021 Vantage Roadster is a low, compact powerhouse that will hit 190MPH on the straightaway. The balanced lines of the coupe intact, the Roadster showcases a unique Z-Fold roof mechanism that the carmaker reports is the “world’s fastest convertible roof.” The top drops in just 6.7 seconds & raises back up in 6.8, and it does this at speeds up to 31MPH.

Cadillac Rolls Out Updated & Upgraded 2021 Escalade at werd.com

Cadillac Rolls Out Updated & Upgraded 2021 Escalade

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Just like GMC’s Yukon & Suburban, the Cadillac Escalade is also getting a full update for 2021. The 2021 model is 7-inches longer with 11 more cubic feet of storage space, and is marked by a new grill and front-end look as well as LED lighting. It is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 good for 420 horsepower, and a diesel motor will also be offered. Inside there’s a 38-inch curved infotainment display, great for viewing while you have the SUV in hands-free, semi-autonomous driving mode.

The Mercedes Metris Weekender is a Stealth Escape Vehicle at werd.com

The Mercedes Metris Weekender is a Stealth Escape Vehicle

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The adventure-ready Mercedes Sprinter is today’s yellow Hummer H2. The much more driveable M-B Metris is a smart alternative: it’s a luxury van that will fit all your toys & actually fit in your garage and unless you’re “overlanding” to the campground, it’s the perfect escape vehicle. The Weekender variant somehow sidesteps the chicken tax & gives you a well-appointed VW Westfalia-style camper in a Mercedes package. Includes a pop-up canvas top, sleeping for four, 180º swiveling captain’s chairs and a towing capacity of 5000 pounds.

Filson Introduces Motorcycle Gear with the Alcan Collection at werd.com

Filson Introduces Motorcycle Gear with the Alcan Collection

Filson makes gear and apparel that is tough and timeless, built for abuse. Features that transfer nicely over to a new category: motorcycle gear. Purpose-built for 2-wheel adventure, their forthcoming Alcan Collection brings Filson’s legacy to the open road. The collection includes pants and a jacket, made of waxed canvas with tough cordura overlays gloves, a tool backpack, a tool roll, and a rebranded Bell helmet. All of it available: July 24, 2020.

Todd Snyder’s Toyota FJ43 Makes a Killer Classic Even Cooler at werd.com

Todd Snyder’s Toyota FJ43 Makes a Killer Classic Even Cooler

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Let’s face it, making a classic Land Cruiser FJ43 look cool is pretty easy. It came that way. Modern men’s fashion-maven Todd Snyder saw an opening though. He thought the addition of a leather interior—using the same leather from Red Wing’s Heritage Classic boots—would make a sweet upgrade. He was right! Of course this Limited FJ also got a ground-up restoration to bring all systems up to 2020 performance. The slate gray paint was borrowed from Porsche and the vintage 2-door got a completely new 228-horse 4.0-liter V6 and tranny.

Triumph Unleashes Two New Tigers at werd.com

Triumph Unleashes Two New Tigers

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Triumph’s powerful Tiger 1200 is a beast of a bike, on-road or off. With the release of 2 new special editions, they’re giving adventure riders even more options for the ultimate all-terrain ride. Sharing the same platform & powerplant as the original, the new Desert Edition & Alpine Edition both feature upgraded titanium Arrow exhausts & quick-shifters. The Desert is dialed for dirt-riding while the Alpine is tuned & tricked out for navigating mountain roads.

GMC Unveils Bigger, Badder 2021 Yukon at werd.com

GMC Unveils Bigger, Badder 2021 Yukon

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GMC just rolled out the new Yukes. That’s the 2021 Yukon, Yukon XL and off-road ready Yukon AT4. Overall, the new model is bigger, with a longer wheelbase and offers more cargo space as well as lots of optional toys and treats—like available air suspension and a 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 or the Denali’s 15-inch multicolor head-up display. Look for the new Yukon—in its full-range of trims & power options—to arrive at dealers by mid-summer.

The Electric Denzel Truvor Scrambles in Silence at werd.com

The Electric Denzel Truvor Scrambles in Silence

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The Denzel Truvor is a scrambler-style electric motorcycle powered by a synchronous magnetic motor boasting 12,000 watts of peak power and top speed of 75 MPH. Its efficient lightweight battery delivers a 75-mile range while the entire chassis, as well as the swingarm, are made of carbon fiber. Mixing classic scrambler style with modern systems, it’s built for emission-free adventures on and off-road.