Laurent Oriol

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Low rider: Classified Moto's Kawasaki Zephyr

The Zephyr ZR750 is one of the best secondhand buys around. Twenty years ago, it left road testers lukewarm—but today, owners love them. And you can get an absolutely mint early 90s example for around $2,000.<p>That’s when the economics of the custom motorcycle business start making sense. And no one …


20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

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 …

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Spirit of Zeller: a BMW R nineT homage

Thanks to BMW Motorrad’s aggressive (and slightly genius) marketing strategy, custom R nineTs were popping up before the bike had even hit showroom floors. And now that the furor has died down, local distributors are having a go too.<p>BMW Italy recently invited dealers to participate in an R nineT …


Blacker than black: Rough Crafts' Dyna Fat Bob

Winston Yeh has an uncanny talent: he builds custom Harleys that excite people who don’t normally like Harleys. Operating as Rough Crafts out of Taipei, Taiwan, his creations are lean and brooding—with impeccable finishes.<p>In short, the man has great taste, as is evident by his latest build. “Dyna …

The absolutely beautiful Patek Phillippe Grandmaster Chime for their 175th anniversary. Cool $2.5 million each. Want is an understatement

The absolutely beautiful Patek Phillippe Grandmaster Chime for their 175th anniversary. Cool $2.5 million each. Want is an understatement.

Patek Philippe Chronograph Perpetual Calendar ref. 5270 - 10/10

Patek Philippe Chronograph Perpetual Calendar ref. 5270 - 10/10

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“We’re summoning the demon”: Elon Musk warns about artificial intelligence

Musk spoke at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, and thinks we should be “very careful” about AI<p>Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, participated in an engaging Q&A last week at MIT's AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.<p>Musk discussed a wide range of topics including the engineering of …

How Microsoft tackled the massive task of taking Master Chief to Xbox One (interview)

Halo games have sold more than 60 million copies since the series debut 13 years ago. And Microsoft knows that every one of the fans who have played Halo has different tastes. They all have their favorite moments, and highlighting those moments is one of the more difficult parts of creating Halo: …



A Lange-Term Love Affair

I’ll never own a Lange & Söhne timepiece. The choice I made to become a watch journalist pretty much sealed that fate. Langes adorn the wrists of …


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The Ronin 47: If Batman rode a Buell 1125

If you felt cheated when the Buell 1125 went out of production in 2010, you’re in luck. You can now buy a factory-fresh superbike based on the 1125—and it looks like a machine straight out of <i>The Dark Knight</i>.<p>The Buell 1125 cost $11,695 a few years ago and the Ronin 47 costs $38,000, but you do get a …