Mechanical Art

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DeWitt Academia Skeleton Bi-Retrograde Watch Review

Geneva-based watchmaker DeWitt is usually best known for their ambitious application of “interesting” mechanical principles in the small confines of …

Watches

The Post-Apocalyptic Droog Moto Kawasaki Ninja 650R – Moto 12

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>American<br>• Custom<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Scrambler<p>The Kawasaki Ninja 650R isn’t a motorcycle that you’d necessarily think of as …

Motorcycles

1955 Pegaso Z-102: The Thriller

Rexhep Rexhepi on Akrivia & Mechanical Art

<i>With his Chronometre Contemporain debuting at Baselworld 2018, Rexhep Rexhepi and his Akrivia watch company once again attracted the attention of collectors, many of whom had already placed this young Geneva brand high on their radar. In this second part of our online feature about Rexhepi, we</i> …

Watches

SCG003S review: 750bhp, £1.7 million road-racer tested

<b>What is that?</b> The SCG003S. It’s a new road-legal American hypercar that bears the DNA of a Nürburgring 24-hour endurance racer; a car that wants to …

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera First Drive: Glorious. Glorious. Glorious.

At what point does emotion overtake logic? Inductive logic can be as simple as premise + premise = reasonable conclusion. Many flowers are red; most flowers smell good. Therefore red flowers should smell good. That's easy enough, until you realize that titan arum, aka the corpse flower, blooms a …

Aston Martin

Récital 22 Grand Récital by Bovet 1822

The new McLaren Speedtail

Speed Form: the McLaren BP23 sculpture<p>We treat everything we make as a work of automotive art, but this is a new level – our forthcoming Ultimate …

McLaren F1

Our 1st German Watchmaking Encounter!

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 22 July, 2018

A Brazilian custom powered by a six-cylinder aircraft engine, Steve McQueen’s Husky 400 goes to auction, a classy cafe kit for the Royal Enfield Bullet, and a jaw-dropping Jawa custom from Russia.<p><b>Steve McQueen’s Husqvarna 400 Cross</b> Whether you bow to the King of Cool or not, Steve McQueen’s impact …

Motorcycles

Jean Genie: A Moto Guzzi Le Mans for Vanguard Clothing

Clothing labels have been leaning on motorcycle iconography to market their goods for decades. Just look at Belstaff—the entire brand is virtually built on the two-wheeled halo effect. It’s usually as basic as hiring in a cool bike for a shoot, but the Dutch menswear label Vanguard has taken it a …

Motorcycles

Levis V6 Cafe Racer unveiled

Levis are poised to make a return to motorcycle manufacturing with a five-bike range that will be spearheaded by this bold and revolutionary V6 Café …

Motorcycles

Review: The Hermès Slim d'Hermès GMT

The GMT is one of watchmaking's cornerstone complications – it's practical, it's rooted in the romance of aviation, and it's been around for more …

Watches

Wacky Racer: Banzai’s Honda CB900F Bol d’Or

In this santized world, there’s a lot to be said for a big, bruising 1980s superbike. And they don’t get much ballsier than Honda’s CB900F. Although it was designed for Europe, the air-cooled straight four was a smash hit in the USA with journalists and owners alike.<p>Every now and then, a CB900F …

Motorcycles

An Amazing Airplane Engine Powered Motorcycle Sporting Hubless Wheels and True Sci-Fi Style

Former F1 racer and designer Taso Marques has created the TMC Dumont, an incredibly sleek, low-to-the-ground motorcycle that sports an airplane …

Motorcycles

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 8 July, 2018

Roland Sands massages the R nineT into a vintage-styled thing of beauty, plus the strangest official BMW Motorrad concept bike we’ve ever seen, and a sneak peek at the 2019 Norton Atlas scrambler.<p><b>BMW R nineT by Roland Sands Design</b> If you’ve been keeping score over the past few years, you’ll know …

Motorcycles

Introducing: The Eccentricity By Independent French Watchmaker Cyril Brivet-Naudot

When a new watch is introduced, we often examine its different qualities, for better or worse. Maybe the watch is made by an independent watchmaker …

Why are Audemars Piguet watches appealing to women?

Porsche shatters the Nürburgring record we thought was unbreakable

Porsche's hybrid racing car continues its amazing farewell tour.<p>There must be something in the air. On Friday, we brought you news about Romain Dumas …

McLaren Senna review - the ultimate track driving experience

McLaren has taken a legendary name and produced what genuinely could become a legendary car The ultimate track driving experience, named after what …

Singer Vehicle Design celebrates its 100th Porsche 911 restoration

Nearly 10 years after its founding, Singer Vehicle Design has completed its 100th Porsche 911 restoration. Each 911 goes through Singer’s complete …

Watch Porsche Shred the Nürburgring Lap Record with a 5:19.55!

To show you how mind-bendingly quick this is, we wrote this story in the same amount of time.<p>With its 5:19.55 lap, Porsche has absolutely crushed the course record at the 12.94-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in its 919 Hybrid Evo endurance race car. To celebrate, we’re going to write this story …

McLaren 600LT is a longer, leaner, meaner 570S

More power. Less weight. Better aero. Oh, and top-exit exhausts. The McLaren 600LT -- for Longtail -- is much, much more than a reworked 570S.<p>Of course, the 570S is a hell of a foundation on which to build. The Longtail adds new carbon fiber bodywork: The front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser …

Split Personality: A two-tone Bultaco Alpina racer

We like to think our tastes are eclectic. Whether it’s an oddity out of the left field, or a classy retro race machine, as long as it’s well designed and well built, it ticks our boxes.<p>Mark ‘Makr’ Atkinson has played at both ends of the spectrum. His BMW concept with designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem …

Motorcycles

The $1 Million McLaren Senna Made My Face Muscles Try To Escape

A quick glance at the speedo in the $1 million, 789 horsepower McLaren Senna showed I was knocking on 300 kph, and quick brain math meant that was …

Carbon Fiber

This $699K, 1,650-HP, Carbon-Fiber 1970 Dodge Charger Packs a Racing Boat Engine

It's basically a rolling superlative.<p>James Edition<p>Kyle CheromchaView Kyle Cheromcha's Articles<p>twitter.com/@cheromchainstagram.com/kylecheromcha<p>Say …

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera debuts with 715 horsepower

Behold the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.<p>The super GT is the third model in the British automaker's much-hyped Second Century plan, which calls …

2019 McLaren Senna first drive review: ultimate street-legal performer

In the age of YouTube, an exotic carmaker needs exciting overhead tracking video of its latest automotive thunderbolt to thrill online fans. McLaren …

Blechmann delivers a BMW R nineT from the future

A BMW motorcycle unlike anything you've ever seen before.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Called the 'Tin Man' for his expertise in turning sheet metal into …