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Russia's new Eurasian Economic Union could get its own single currency

The organisation is a new economic bloc consisting of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia (Ukraine unsurprisingly opted not to join), and it's part of Russia's strategy to embrace its "near abroad."<p>The union is still in its early days, having formally begun only in January, but the …

Russia

Grifter Onyx Ranger Glove

Using a mix of materials, the Grifter Onyx Ranger Glove keeps your hands warm when the temperatures drop. The tops of the gloves are covered in …

'Let My People Go!'

Hollywood offers a new version of the Exodus story, the West’s most enduring political narrative.<p>The release of Ridley Scott’s Hollywood blockbuster,</i> …

A history of the 20th century in maps – in pictures

From the opium trade routes of the 1900s to CND’s operations in the 1980s, maps reveal the political leylines of history – except when it comes to the holiday islands of San Serriffe, as a new British Library book reveals

Crazy new MegaBots Kickstarter campaign wants to create giant combat robots

Here's a Kickstarter project all fans of massive machines tearing each other to pieces can get behind. A dedicated team of engineers, scientists, …

If You Want Unlimited Power, Visit Kickstarter, Pronto!

I don't like to recommend Kickstarter projects too much, because I've been burned and I hate to let others down. But once in a while a project comes along, like the Pebble watch I backed on Kickstarter, that makes it worth it. That was an example of an existing smartwatch firm, with a good design, …

Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition Notebook Gets A 4k Display

Acer has announced that it is launching a new version of its Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition notebook with a 4K display, the notebook comes with a …

Timberland Stormbuck Waterproof Boots

It's not unusual for guys to carry around a pair of boots in case bad weather hits, while wearing normal, ostensibly more stylish shoes. With these …

Midual Type 1 Motorcycle

It's not every day you get a chance to own the very first model of a new motorcycle, but that's exactly what you'll find in the Midual Type 1 …

Greats Royale Shoes

Forget about the big boys in the sneaker game for a minute and open your eyes to something that is hand-made, high quality, and won't break the bank. …

Triumph Bonneville Pegaso Motorcycle

Anyone can go buy a stock bike off a dealer's lot, but when you're riding this Triumph Bonneville Pegaso, you can be confident you won't see anyone …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Modern Pistons (and Probably Some Things You Didn't)

Power and efficiency are up. But if you want to know the full story of how the internal-combustion engine is evolving, you have to cross-examine the pistons.<p>The slugs of aluminum inside your engine live in a fiery hell. At full throttle and 6000 rpm, a piston in a gasoline engine is subjected to …

The Hunter Gatherer Devours Other Bikes

Hunt or be hunted. While many custom bikes like to pretend they aren’t the prey, the Hunter Gatherer from Deus Ex Machina is set to put them in their …

BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

The R1200S saw the debut of BMW’s most powerful-ever boxer motor, with over 120 horsepower going to the back wheel. It was that rare breed, a sportbike with a shaft drive, and retained the classic Paralever single-sided swingarm.<p>Not what you might consider to be ideal custom material: I think this …

Honda GL1000 by ER Motorcycles

When I hear that a shop has torn into a Honda Gold Wing, my curiosity is immediately piqued. As clichéd as it is, “less is more” is a maxim for many builders—and Honda’s legendary tourer is the exact opposite.<p>Thankfully the bike in question is a 1975 GL1000—the first production model ‘Wing. That …

Motorcycles

The 2014 Bike EXIF Awards, Part I | Bike EXIF

It’s time for our biannual roundup of the most popular motorcycles on Bike EXIF: the best of the best, as chosen by our hundreds of thousands of readers from around the world.<p>After aggregating traffic stats and social media likes and shares, we’ve uncovered the ten motorcycles that made the biggest …

Motorcycles

New and noted: motorcycle gear

It’s that time of year to starting dropping hints to family and friends about appropriate gifts. Or even grabbing a bargain for yourself with all the Cyber Monday deals going round. To make things easier, we’ve picked out five new products that have grabbed our attention recently; all of them have …

BMW R1100GS by Cafe Racer Dreams

If you’re planning a trip to North Africa, you need a bike that is absolutely bulletproof. Cafe Racer Dreams know how to take a motorcycle apart and rebuild it, and have made their name transforming everything from vintage Honda CBs to modern Triumph Scramblers. But for an impending trip to …

Motorcycles

Honda CB 350 AHRMA racer

The term ‘café racer’ is bandied about so much these days, it’s virtually lost all meaning. But this sleek Honda CB 350 is one of the few modern customs that live up to the moniker. Even better, it’s fresh out of the workshop and ready to race in the AHRMA Production Class race series—if you can …

Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

You don’t see many customs based on brand new motorcycles. It’s usually a good few years before the grinder is fired up and the sparks begin to fly. So this machine is something of a rarity: it’s a V7 Stone tweaked by Stefano Venier into a scrambler, and destined to do battle with the potholes and …

Harley-Davidson Dyna by Rough Crafts

Is there any remaining doubt that Rough Crafts is one of the world’s top custom builders? On the evidence of this Harley-Davidson Dyna, I don’t think so.<p>‘Urban Cavalry’ is not your typical Harley build. For starters, it’s an official commission—a gift to the custom scene from the folks at …

Motorcycles

Buell X1 by Sartorie Meccaniche

I’ve always loved Buell’s streetfighter models for their combative stance and no-nonsense ergonomics. In stock form they’re bare-bones, purpose built machines—devoid of any superfluous add-ons and powered by 1203cc of Milwaukee muscle.<p>They’re an acquired taste though, and some—like the X1 …

This Motorcycle Is Inspired By WWII-Era Fighter Planes

Confederate Motorcycles builds the kind of bikes that make us pout because our bank accounts aren’t overflowing enough to be able afford one. Their …

Motorcycles

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

With interest in motorcycles on the rise in the western world, there’s never been so much gear to choose from. Which is making it harder and harder to pick out noteworthy items for our occasional round-ups.<p>This time, we’ve got a helmet with a darkly humorous message, a motorcycling app that …

Helmets

Top 5 2-stroke motorcycles

There’s nothing quite like the smell of two-stroke oil. Or the sound of a swarm of two-strokes hurtling down the track at full tilt. Then there’s that power band—a trait that earned some larger-capacity bikes the title of ‘widow maker’.<p>Whatever the reason, there’s a certain romanticism associated …

Yamaha Virago XV750 by Greg Hageman

When it comes to old motorcycles in need of resurrection, owners often face a dilemma: restore to original spec, or rebuild as a custom? The temptation to perform a nuts-and-bolts resto is massive when there’s a ’60s model BSA or Triumph in the garage, but less so when the bike in question is a …

Motorcycles

Classified Triumph 675 'Doomsdaytona'

John Ryland is one of the standout custom bike builders from the past few years. He’s dazzled us with a succession of Honda CBs and Yamaha Viragos, each one bearing that unmistakable Classified Moto style: cool metallic hues and uprated gold forks.<p>The latest bike to bear the Classified Moto name is …

Daytona

Hyper Light Drifter offers three-day 'Preview Build' next weekend (Corrected)

<i>Hyper Light Drifter</i> will get "an early playable slice of the game" on Sept. 26, the game's creators said on their Kickstarter page. This "preview build" will last for three days.<p><b>Correction</b>: The preview spans the entire weekend, 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. An earlier …