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New and noted: Motorcycle gear

This month we’re looking at new vintage gear from Italy, a retro helmet with modern technology, a new urban moto jacket, and an incredible deal on selvedge denim riding jeans.<p>Hide that credit card.<p><b>Premier Trophy</b> Helmets with retro styling are fast catching on, but there’s often a niggling doubt …

Helmets

ER Voltron: A BMW R69S for the future

It’s not easy to pick out Slovenia on a map. It’s a tiny, picture-postcard country just to the east of Italy, full of mountains and forests and rivers, and home to some of Europe’s best driving roads.<p>Slovenia is also home to ER Motorcycles, one of the fastest-rising stars on the custom scene. This …

Mashups

50 Not Out: Cafe Racer Dreams' BMW R69S

Cafe Racer Dreams is one of the most prolific outfits on the custom motorcycle circuit. An incredible fifty builds have already rolled out the Spanish workshop’s doors—each one as stylish as the next.<p>For CRD #50, Pedro García and Efraon Triana pulled out all the stops. It’s a stunning resto-mod …

Motorcycles

Pure Klasse: Diamond Atelier's BMW R80

The BMW R80 ticks all the boxes for custom builders. It’s reliable, simple to work on and cheap to buy. And, as with all R-series airheads, it looks pretty good straight out of the box.<p>Unfortunately, the popularity of the venerable BMW means it’s edging into cliché territory: most customs look …

Motorcycles

New and noted: Motorcycle gear

This month we’re looking at a new helmet brand from England, a luxurious coffee table book on the chopper scene, new tees from El Solitario, and the latest riding gear.<p>Hide that credit card.<p><b>Hedon x 4h10</b> If you haven’t heard of Hedon before, that’s okay—the English brand is a new name on the …

Boots

The BMW Scrambler: a missed opportunity?

BMW’s off-road heritage is peerless. The R80G/S was the forerunner of modern-day adventure bikes, and in the 1980s, the Bavarians scored four hard-won Paris-Dakar trophies.<p>So why hasn’t BMW ever built a classic scrambler? A few years ago, the Germans dipped their toes into the enduro market with …

Motorcycles

BMW R Nine T Custom Project

For six months, four of Japan’s top custom workshops have been tearing down and rebuilding BMW’s R nineT roadster.<p>The names will be familiar to most readers—Shiro Nakajima, Brat Style, Hidemo and Cherry’s Company—but until now, the R nineT Custom Project bikes have been hidden behind closed …

Roadsters

BMW R100 RS by Untitled Motorcycles

New wave customs are occasionally criticized for their lack of performance when compared to modern machines costing the same money. The answer, obviously, is that outright performance is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to riding. For many people, character counts for more, however you …

San Francisco

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

2014 Porsche 911 GT3

Say hello to the new king of the Porsche mountain. The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 ($130,000) is the new top-of-the-line sports car from the German …

Rennsport Reunion IV