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How insurers are turning to fitness apps to decide your health coverage

For years, car insurance companies have supported the principle that safer drivers should pay lower premiums.<p>Now, by taking advantage of a new generation of technology designed to help fitness buffs keep track of every step taken and calorie burned, the health insurance industry is suddenly in a …

BMW R80 custom by 7 Ages

Most custom BMWs are resto-mods or café racer conversions. But Ian Solley of 7 Ages in the UK likes to take the <i>strasse</i> less travelled. On this BMW R80 custom, virtually every part has been modified: the frame has been converted to a hardtail, and the forks are from a Harley-Davidson FXD.<p>Solley is …

Motorcycles

Sandwichbike

We have no idea how IKEA missed out on this golden opportunity, but the bike inspired by flat packaging and home assembly is here. The Sandwichbike …

IKEA

Rough Crafts 'Stealth Bullet' Sportster

The rise of Winston Yeh and Rough Crafts in the custom world is nothing short of meteoric. Any remaining doubts that he’s one of the world’s top Harley builders were erased when he took home a trophy at the last AMD World Championship at first attempt.<p>This is Stealth Bullet, the 2008-model …

Motorcycles

Jamesville's 1948 Harley Panhead

James Roper-Caldbeck is English, lives in Denmark, and builds custom Harley-Davidsons. It sounds like a League of Nations recipe for disaster, but fear not—James has an amazingly good eye for stance and proportions.<p>This long, low Panhead is James’ latest creation, a ground-up build for a customer …

Vintage

Yamaha XS650 by Clutch Custom

It’s a long time since we’ve featured a Yamaha XS650. It’s a bike that has become ubiquitous: with so many customs built on the 45-year-old platform, it’s hard to impress any more.<p>This one is a cut above the rest though, mostly because it’s a subtle, well-judged enhancement that retains just enough …

Motorcycles

1969 Triumph Bonneville bobber

I find low-key, vintage bobbers irresistible, and this 1969 Triumph Bonneville from Johannesburg is a classic in more ways than one. It belongs to Justin Steyn, who started the project way back in 2009.<p>The style is utterly timeless, and like many of the best bikes, deceptively simple. The build …

Mountain Biking

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