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Looks Like Fun: The 2019 Honda Monkey at werd.com

Looks Like Fun: The 2019 Honda Monkey

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With the retro 60s-era styling of the original mini Monkey intact, the 2019 Honda Monkey looks like a lot of fun. For convenient urban transport, a bike for the back of the motorhome, or for laps around the yard,  the pint-size 125-cc bike is fully road legal and rides on 12” wheels. It’s even available with ABS brakes.

The Futuristic Curtiss Hera is Based On a Hundred Year Old Bike at werd.com

The Futuristic Curtiss Hera is Based On a Hundred Year Old Bike

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Curtiss Motorcycles’ all-electric Hera looks like it was pulled off the set of a futuristic sci-fi film but bike buffs will recognize the century-old influence of Curtiss’ original 1907 V8. They’ve re-imagined the bike as an all-electric but retained the V8 look by placing the lithium-ion batteries and 140Kw motor in the “cylinders.” The bike boasts a range of 280 miles and delivers 145 foot-pounds of torque that snaps it from 0-60 in 2.1 seconds. Hold on tight.

Chevy Bulks Up Their 2020 Silverado HD Trucks at werd.com

Chevy Bulks Up Their 2020 Silverado HD Trucks

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For 2020, Chevrolet has completely re-designed the Silverado HD models to be bigger, badder and even more Heavy Duty, including greater payload, hauling & towing capacity. The full specs aren’t out yet but we know they will be available with 2 engines, one being an optional Duramax turbo-diesel V8. Larger mirrors, a taller driving position, and steps integrated into the rear bumper and forward corners of the bed are all features designed to make 5th wheel trailering easier.

Behold: The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake at werd.com

Behold: The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

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Aston Martin’s hotly anticipated Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake has just been officially unveiled. This sleek, limited edition 2-door, 2-seater “wagon” is powered by a 580-horsepower naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V-12 and features a curved V-shaped glass roof, a luxe saddle brown leather interior, and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Only 99 will be made.

The 2020 Gladiator is 100% Jeep & 100% Truck at werd.com

The 2020 Gladiator is 100% Jeep & 100% Truck

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This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the highly anticipated 2020 Jeep Gladiator made its debut. The all-new open air pickup is based on the existing Wrangler. It features 4-doors, a soft-top, and can tow up to 7650 lbs. – more than any competitor in the category. It’s the first Jeep pickup since the 80s-era Scrambler & the early 90s Comanche.

Lincoln Unveils Re-Designed Aviator SUV for 2020 at werd.com

Lincoln Unveils Re-Designed Aviator SUV for 2020

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For 2020, Lincoln has made some serious upgrades to its popular Aviator. The 3-row, premium mid-size SUV will be offered with a 400 HP turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 or a 450-plus HP gas-electric hybrid. It features a range of weather-specific driving modes and loads of assistive features including adaptive suspension that will lower so drivers don’t have to step up so high to get in & out. Road Preview utilizes a front-facing camera that can detect potholes & bumps and adjust accordingly to keep the ride smooth.

Porsche Debuts New 911 at LA Auto Show at werd.com

Porsche Debuts New 911 at LA Auto Show

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Lots of new rides being rolled out at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Including these bad boys: the 2020 911 Carrera in both the S & 4S models. Both are powered by the rear-mounted turbocharged flat-six engine that churns out 443 horsepower. The new aluminum body is slightly wider and longer than the outgoing model and the bumpers have been extended for an updated look. Fresh tech features include automatic emergency braking, water-detecting Wet Mode, and a night-vision camera.

The Sherpa Camper Takes Luxury Living Off-Road at werd.com

The Sherpa Camper Takes Luxury Living Off-Road

Posted in Automotive and Trailers

The hardshell Sherpa camper is a compact tow-behind trailer that combines premium features with a rugged off-road design. The main cabin is heated and features a 21-inch LED, ventilation fans, and a queen-size sleeper. There is also an upstairs: an Alu-Cab rooftop tent. A rear galley kitchen & heated outdoor shower add even more creature comforts. The exterior of the Sherpa is built for battle: a galvanized chassis, long-travel independent Cruisemaster suspension, and burly BF Goodrich K02 tires.

Husqvarna Rolls Out Svartpilen 701 Black Arrow at werd.com

Husqvarna Rolls Out Svartpilen 701 Black Arrow

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Husqvarna unveiled the latest variant of their futuristic Svartpilen 701. The “Black Arrow” is a blacked-out and flat-track inspired version of the bike powered by a 692cc liquid-cooled single in a chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame. To give the bike a fresh & street smart look, the headlight mask, fork shrouds, seat, tail section, and handlebars are all new and of course, all black.

There’s Never Been A Bike Quite Like This at werd.com

There’s Never Been A Bike Quite Like This

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Makers of the Arc Vector are billing it as the most advanced electric bike ever made. And it’s not just it’s Tron-like design and impressive numbers: 0-60 in 3.1, top seed 120MPH, and a range of up to 200 miles. The bike comes with a helmet that acts as the keyless ignition and features a HUD that delivers speedometer, power & SAT/NAV data. A haptic riding jacket is also part of the tech package, which gives driver feedback, like a tap on the shoulder if there’s a vehicle in the blind spot, or calculating the bikes dynamic position based on G forces. It can even sync with music streaming from the helmet to amplify bass you can feel in your body.

Emory Motorsports Will Build the Porsche You’ve Always Dreamed Of at werd.com

Emory Motorsports Will Build the Porsche You’ve Always Dreamed Of

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When it comes to a custom-built classic Porsche 356, Southern California’s Emory Motorsports is where the world goes & then enters its name on a rather long waiting list. Second-generation car builder and master craftsman Rod Emory is the man behind these iconic and personalized Porsches. Every car is built to order and each build is restored to ‘factory-plus’ standards, from its metal unibody and exterior to its mechanicals and interior. The cars are fitted with his signature Emory-Rothsport Outlaw-4 3.6-liter dry sump motor packing these classic cars with supercar performance.

This Camper Transforms from Tiny to Spacious in 9 Minutes at werd.com

This Camper Transforms from Tiny to Spacious in 9 Minutes

Posted in Automotive and Trailers

The compact & lightweight Camp 365 camper trailer is a transformer. Through some pretty impressive engineering, its creators designed it to be small enough to store in your garage and yet with its unique fold-out design, it expands to 100-square feet, offering enough space to sleep six and a ceiling 7-feet high. It features an aluminum shell, AC & heat, a customizable bed system, tinted windows with screens, and loads of storage space in the floor plus optional side racks for toys like bikes and kayaks.

Triumph Rolls Out A Shred-Ready 1200cc Scrambler at werd.com

Triumph Rolls Out A Shred-Ready 1200cc Scrambler

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As if their 900cc retro off-road Scrambler wasn’t powerful enough, Triumph is rolling out a 1200cc model for 2019. Powered by the motor from the Thruxton R, this new, gnarlier Scrambler features a design deliberately executed to blur the lines between a retro scrambler and a more modern adventure tourer. It will be available in two models: the 1200 XC and the fully-loaded, more off-road friendly XE, both featuring improved electronics, including bluetooth & GPS, as well as an app that will help manage all your trip data, calls, and performance feedback data.

McLaren Unveils 1000+ Horsepower Speedtail for 2019 at werd.com

McLaren Unveils 1000+ Horsepower Speedtail for 2019

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McLaren officially took the wrapper off its newest supercar, the 2019 Speedtail, a radical design to say the least, which features a 3-seat design with the driver positioned front and center. It boasts over 1000 horsepower and a top speed of 186MPH. The interior looks like the cockpit of a space ship, and the carbon fiber exterior, with no wing mirrors—it uses cameras and interior screens instead—also has a slippery, space-age look. The price tag is out of this world, too.

Zero Motorcycles Still Killing The Game for 2019 at werd.com

Zero Motorcycles Still Killing The Game for 2019

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Fresh styling and enhanced performance highlight Zero’s diverse 2019 lineup of electric motorbikes. As the brand at the forefront of the ever-expanding market, the California-based outfit is constantly progressing its offerings. From their popular dual-sport DSR model to the base models Zero S and everything in between, the 2019 bikes all feature the ZF14.4 power pack, 6 kW Level Two charging, seemingly endless torque, silent operation, and Rapid Recharge that’s six-times faster than their competitors.

For 2019, the Audi R8 is Even Sicker at werd.com

For 2019, the Audi R8 is Even Sicker

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The Audi R8 has been around since 2006 and still manages to look more modern than most, but for 2019, Audi has given this flagship whip some awesome aesthetic and performance upgrades. The nose and front fascia of this AWD 2-door are notably sharper, the grill more squared-off and the new splitter shaves off precious pounds. 20-inch wheels are standard. Improvements have been made to handling and suspension—with the optional variable-ratio dynamic steering system still on offer, and the high-revving naturally-aspirated V10 remains intact.

This Innovative Roof Rack Uses Suction To Secure Your Gear at werd.com

This Innovative Roof Rack Uses Suction To Secure Your Gear

Posted in Automotive and Gear for Men

Built around a unique design that uses  vacuum cups and interchangeable mounts to easily switch between carrying bikes or skis, Seattle’s Stag Rack has created a vacuum pod roof rack that works with any vehicle. No roof rails needed. Each of the system’s four feet secure in place via two 6” vacuum cups. Built-in pumps seal them in place, and a pressure indicator lets you know when that seal is good to go, with 200+ lbs of strength. The entire mounting process takes about two minutes.

Venier Customs Unveils Another Awesome Italian Custom at werd.com

Venier Customs Unveils Another Awesome Italian Custom

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Using the now extinct 1999 Cagiva Gran Canyon 900 as the platform, Venier Customs created the VX Traveler as a dirt-worthy, long-distance tourer. It features a completely custom body, exhaust, as well as a variety of custom carbon fiber parts. The bike got a Marzocchi 45 mm front fork, a Sachs rear shock and a Nissin braking system. This bike is a one-off but a perfect example of Venier’s A-Grade design/build skills.

Hoversurf Has an Electric Aircraft Unlike Any Other at werd.com

Hoversurf Has an Electric Aircraft Unlike Any Other

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The Hoversurf Hoverbike is a recreational aircraft that combines a drone-like design with a body & driver experience that looks something like a PWC, except this thing literally flies. With its monocoque carbon fiber body & 12.3kWh lithium-manganese-nickel battery, it can fly up to 16-feet above ground at speeds up to 60MPH. Flight time ranges from 10-25 minutes with a pilot on board to 40-minutes in drone mode.