Bruce Federici

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Absolute Gem: Diamond Atelier’s BMW R100R

We’re calling it: the custom boxer movement has reached critical mass. More BMWs are rolling off workbenches than ever before, so builders have to look at Bavaria’s sweetheart with fresh eyes to get noticed.<p>This neo-noir BMW R100R from Diamond Atelier is more of a swift kick to the jaw than a …

¡Qué bonita! A Sublime R100 RS from Spain

Ever since he established Kiddo Motors in 2010, Sergio Armet has held our attention with a steady stream of keen-looking builds. Customers have noticed too—so Sergio’s had to grow his team.<p>Last year, 24-year-old Christoffer Mårtensson—a product designer from Malmö, Sweden—hopped over to Barcelona …

Dreamliner: a Ducati-powered custom from Deus

Most customs are a compromise between form and function. Michael Woolaway is firmly on the side of function—so we’re guessing this new build from Deus’ LA workshop is a blast to ride.<p>The vibe is raw and mechanical. “I wanted to recreate the feel of a 1960s Ferrari, or the Chevys that I grew up …

In Rust We Trust: CRD's corrosive BMW R 100

Custom motorcycles often get accused of looking good, but not riding worth a damn. So it’s great when a builder devotes as much attention to a bike’s performance as its looks.<p>Take this BMW R 100 from Madrid-based Café Racer Dreams. It has the subtlety and elegance we’ve come to expect from Pedro …

Clean Maschine: Urban Motor's rakish R80

Every year, 120,000 motorcycles roll off the production line in BMW’s giant Berlin factory. But some of the most interesting Beemers come from a tiny workshop just 15 kilometers to the east, on the banks of the River Spree.<p>That’s where you’ll find Urban Motor‘s Peter Dannenberg, a man who tweaks …

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes

More solar power plants are being built on water, but is this such a good idea?<p>Nowadays, bodies of water aren't necessarily something to build around—they're something to build <i>on</i>. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power …

The Bison: Revival's custom BMW R nineT

Right now, I’m betting there’s an air of quiet satisfaction in the design department of BMW Motorrad. The R nineT, a long shot on the part of Ola Stenegard and Edgar Heinrich, has been an extraordinary success.<p>Thirteen months ago, the first R nineT rolled off BMW’s Berlin production line. Since …

The CBR was collecting trophies this weekend at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Road Test Editor Ari Henning took 2 wins and 2 seconds while lowering the 250 Supersport lap record. The bar is now set at 2:00.11. How was YOUR weekend ride? Share it with us by sending an email with photos to MCMAIL@BONNIERCORP.COM

Guzzi V50 Monza by Revival Cycles

There will be many, many beautiful machines at this weekend’s Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Texas. But I’m prepared to bet that one of the stars will be this Moto Guzzi V50 from local heroes Revival Cycles.<p>There’s an elegant, unforced style to the bike, which builder Alan Stulberg describes as …

Parsley: A Little Herb With Big Nutrition | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Overview<p>Parsley is an herb available in dozens of different varieties, though only two are commonly used in the United States -- curly-leaf and flat-leaf, or Italian. While fresh parsley is typically used sparingly as a garnish, it is dense with vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and antioxidant …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you could be sitting in his office in the Memory Assessment and Research Centre at Southampton …

The new 2014 BMW R90S

There’s no denying that BMW’s classic R-series models are enjoying the limelight at the moment. While they’re a popular choice as donors for custom projects, many are also left in original condition or restored to period-correct perfection.<p>Thankfully for Airhead owners, BMW Group Classic has a …

Husqvarna Nuda custom

I was pretty excited when the Husqvarna Nuda 900R was released in 2012—and equally disappointed when it was discontinued, following Pierer Industrie AG’s acquisition of the Italian marque a year ago. The supermoto-esque naked featured a punched out, 898cc version of the Rotax twin-cylinder mill …

GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire

It was 2001, more than a decade before GoPro would announce its intentions to go public, and its CEO Nick Woodman was facing a very expensive failure. In just two years, he'd lost nearly $4 million of investors' money, building a social gaming startup that never took off. Unfortunately for him, …

'Beep' works like a Chromecast for your old speakers

If you want to make your favorite speakers wireless, you have a few options. Nothing on the market, however, is quite like Beep. Launching today, the tiny dial works like a Chromecast for your speakers, and lets you cast tunes from your mobile device over Wi-Fi -- and with none of the range …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Revival Cycles' killer Moto Guzzi Le Mans

With too much bodywork and an awkward looking 16” front wheel, the Le Mans IV wasn’t exactly the prettiest Moto Guzzi to roll out of Mandello del Lario. So it’s not surprising that the owner of this 1986 model turned to Texas’ Revival Cycles to transform it from factory stock into the bike you see …

CB750, 82 motor in a 72 frame, gsxr fork, 17in supermoto wheels and Cycle X Dual carb set up. 

CB750, 82 motor in a 72 frame, gsxr fork, 17in supermoto wheels and Cycle X Dual carb set up.<p>Named Menace<p>Bike was submitted by Brian

3D printing leader 3D Systems buys Xerox team to expand R&D efforts

More than 100 Xerox(s xrx) engineers and contractors will help 3D Systems increase its research and development spending by 75 to 100 percent over …

What a brilliant little bike

What a brilliant little bike.<p>Honda CB350f if I’m not mistaken.

Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage

The inspiration for a bike build can come from the most unlikely of sources. In the case of this most unusual BMW sprint bike, it was a vintage M&H Racemaster drag tire.<p>The tire belonged to the amiable Séb Lorentz of The Lucky Cat Garage, a familiar face on the European custom show circuit. While …

BMW R1200 by Giulio Paz Design

Tucked away in a corner of one of the gigantic EICMA halls is a small booth belonging to Giulio Paz. It’s in the no-mans-land of Chinese component manufacturers, but it’s attracting a steady throng of awed visitors.<p>In the middle of the booth is this BMW R1200-based custom. Paz is an industrial …

Bimota DB3 by Analog Motorcycles

Amidst the beauty parade of BMWs, Hondas and Triumphs, it’s good to see a more obscure marque getting a custom makeover. And before you recoil in horror at the thought of a Bimota going under the knife, rest assured that the donor bike was probably the ugliest machine to come out of Bimota’s Rimini …

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

Solar Sector Shines on Energy Storage

Last month I was a keynote speaker at the Renewable Energy and Mining Summit in Toronto. Given the quality and quantity of mining executives in …

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …