Sean Herlihy

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The Dark Art of Building a CB Cafe Racer

This is not your typical Honda CB cafe racer. ‘Fade To Black’ is probably one of the fastest middleweight vintage Hondas we’ve featured on this site—and with a Yamaha YZF-R6 front end, one of the best handling too.<p>It’s a 1975 CB550 belonging to Grant Harvey, a Canadian film and television director. …

Motorcycles

That '70s Show: new Bonneville, vintage style

Most builders rhapsodize about their bikes, scattering superlatives like autumn leaves on a country road. Kev Taggart describes his Triumph Bonneville T100 as “Small, squat, and tough as old boots.”<p>Kev can afford to be blunt. He’s one half of the English workshop Spirit of The Seventies, and a man …

The $149 Chane A1rx-c speaker is almost too good to be true

Budget speakers are getting really good -- Audioengine, Dayton Audio, Emotiva, Monoprice, and Andrew Jones Pioneer models are all exceptional -- and now I'm adding Chane Music & Cinema's speakers to the list. The model I'm reviewing here, the A1rx-c bookshelf speaker, is their least expensive; it …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: America’s Best Beach Towns

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title.<p><b>Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers:</b><p><b>Cannon Beach, Oregon:</b> “At only an hour-and-a-half drive away, Cannon Beach was an easy …

10 Best Ski Resorts for Summer Fun

The snow has melted and ski season has long been over, but that doesn't mean resorts close their doors until the next frost settles. On the contrary, the best resorts in the country ramp up their offerings and really come alive in the summer months. Biking, alpine slides, golf, and fly fishing are …

Skiing

We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

Here’s a quick question for you. What do the following years have in common:<p>1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999<p>Pass the question around your office. Call …

Stock Markets

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimwear

When she's not wrangling pixels, she's wrenching on bikes. Here's Moto Lady Alicia Mariah Elfving and her Ducati Monster, complete with 748 superbike front end. http://www.bikeexif.com/ducati-monster-750 Image: Shaik Ridzwan | The Mighty Motor

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Guzzi Le Mans by Kaffeemaschine

If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably look back fondly on the Formula One cars of that era. The Marlboro McLarens, the Martini Brabhams, and best of all, the svelte John Player Special Lotuses.<p>Axel Budde of Hamburg-based Kaffeemaschine is a fan of those glory days, and so is his client Arnd …

Motorcycles

Wouldn’t it be great to build motorcycles for a living? If that thought has ever crossed your mind, John Ryland of Classified Moto has some great advice. He talks about making the leap from your day job, building your brand and keeping your ego in check. http://www.bikeexif.com/build-custom-motorcycles

Sad news: Massimo Tamburini, designer of the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4, has just passed away. RIP.

Man, those lines. Eastern Spirit Garage gets it exactly right again with this Honda CB550. http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-cb550-1

HCV's old school bobber

For a workshop you’ve probably never heard of, Halls Custom Vintage is pretty famous. Jake and Rob Hall are the go-to guys for British bike enthusiasts in the States, and they usually have five machines up on their lifts at any one time.<p>Most of these bikes will be restoration jobs, or build-ups for …

England

Kawasaki Z 750 by HB Custom

One of the things I love most about the new wave custom scene is the healthy mix of professional and garage builders. While some use their craft to put food on the table, others hold down day jobs—slogging away at projects in their spare time.<p>Holger Breuer is one such builder. Since 2009, he’s been …

Ever wondered why some bikes look better than others? We got pro designer Charlie Trelogan to reveal the tricks of the trade. http://www.bikeexif.com/build-cafe-racer

Love this cheeky little number from Spain's AD HOC cafe Racers. http://www.bikeexif.com/sr250

Exploding all over the interwebs, and rightly so: Kingston Custom's slick Honda CX500. More at http://kingstoncustom.blogspot.com | http://thebikeshed.cc/2014/02/11/kingston-customs-cx500-c/

Who says customs aren't practical? Check out this BMW GS built for Africa by Cafe Racer Dreams. http://www.bikeexif.com/bmw-r1100gs

We demo Audi's Traffic Jam Assistant tech on the road [w/video]

The closer automotive technology comes to making good on the promise of fully driverless vehicles, the better we see just what difficult work reaching that ultimate goal will become. That's because, unlike so many other in-car technologies that need only integration into a vehicle, truly autonomous …

This Porsche 911 Carrera RSR hill climb is better than coffee

Noise pollution at high altitudes.<p>With rumors swirling about the possibility of a new off-road 991 model, we've been rediscovering just how multitalented this Stuttgart icon is. This morning's wake-up call showcases yet another trick in the 911's expansive playbook: a European hill climb.<p>Even …

Porsche

Zero Motorcycles dials up the torque with the new SR

The new Zero.<p>You could make a pretty compelling argument that motorcycles are currently much better acceptors of electric power train technology than cars. That's especially true since the development of battery technology is still an on-going process. Bikes are less likely to be driven long …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG: Unlimited Power

More power than an SLS and room for the entire boardroom.<p>The Mercedes-Benz S-class is the segment's benchmark and a paragon of luxury, comfort, and style. But the S-class has a dark side, one unleashed by Mercedes’ AMG skunkworks. At the head of that department sits Tobias Moers, and it’s not …

A floating funny car is better than coffee

Part water skimmer, part top fuel dragster.<p>This morning, let's take a trip off of dry land with with Warwick Lupton and the Annihilator Race Boat. Lupton was charged with piloting the massively powerful watercraft during the UIM World Hydroplane Championship on Lake Karapiro in New Zealand. How …

BMW pares things down with the S1000R

More torque. Less bodywork.<p>Take BMW's S1000RR, remove some fairings, give the engine some more low and mid range torque, and you'll pretty much end up with this. It's the , the new naked bike derived from BMW's range-topping superbike.<p>The character is a bit more brutish than the high-strung RR. …

Corvette Racing's Tommy Milner, Petit Le Mans - /DRIVER'S EYE