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Out Of The Blue: A BMW R60/7 bucking the custom trend

Classic BMW boxers are still <i>über</i>-popular as custom donors—but there’s a downside. As we’ve seen with the Honda CB750 and the Harley-Davidson Sportster, airhead Beemer builds are all starting to look the same.<p>So what does it take to build something fresh—without going overboard? You need a client …

How to Keep Your Taxes Down in Retirement

Unlike working people, retirees have a lot of options to determine how much they'll pay in taxes. Knowing which income buckets to pull from can mean …

Title insurance is a scam and it’s time for a government takeover

Iowa’s state-run system is by far the cheapest in the nation—and the most effective<p>Of all the paperwork and hassle that goes into closing on a new home purchase, one of the most overlooked is also one of the most costly—title insurance.<p>A lot of homebuyers don’t even know they need title insurance …

How to block web pop-ups, alerts, and autoplaying video

Restore the peace and quiet in any web browser.<p>You follow a link to an article—and suddenly your speakers blare. Pop-ups appear on screen, you accidentally run your mouse over an ad that bursts into life, and an inescapable autoplay video follows you as you scroll down the page. You have to shut up …

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I Tried This Ancient Herb to Improve My Sex Life, and It Actually Worked

The Peruvian plant is said to have tremendous benefits for your sex drive— so I took it for a month to see what the fuss was about<p>I’ve always had terrible anxiety, so in 2013, I made an appointment with a mental health professional, who prescribed me an antidepressant called Lexapro. For the most …

How to check if Apple is slowing down your iPhone

For those curious, it turns out that it's not too difficult to see whether your iPhone has been affected.<p>The reason behind the performance throttling makes sense: As older batteries degrade over time, they can't cope with the high demands of the iPhone's processor. To prevent unexpected shutdowns …

New Bike, Old School Charm: Kingston Custom’s Thruxton

Custom builders must breathe a sigh of relief when a customer drops off a brand new bike. Sure, old motorcycles are simpler to work on, but with fresh metal there’s no shady past to worry about—and no fear of gremlins lurking under the surface.<p>It’s a great time to be buying modern retros too. Just …

How to check on all the app subscriptions you’ve forgotten you’re still paying for

Don’t throw your money into the app-byss<p>Many smartphone apps will ask you to pay a monthly or a yearly subscription, and automatically deduct this payment from your financial account of choice. From video-streaming services like Netflix to weather-monitoring apps such as Dark Sky, this model lets …

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4 Vitamins Doctors Swear By To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

If you're stuck on a weight loss hurdle then turning to vitamins to help burn belly fat may be the exact answer you're looking for. Many doctors …

Finally, a Retirement Calculator That Might Help You Retire

Am I on track for retirement?<p>It’s a simple question. But to answer it accurately and make sure you don’t outlive your money, you need powerful data …

2018 Ducati Monster 797+ First Look | 5 Fast Facts

2018 Ducati Monster 797+ First Look | Plus Two Changes<p>For 2018, Ducati has slightly upgraded its entry-level Monster 797, calling it the 797+. Here …

Motorcycles

Ducati Unveils V-4 Desmosedici Stradale Engine At Misano MotoGP

Every 30 years or so, Ducati marks the progress of motorcycling engineering with a staggering new concept that remains a reference point in the …

Motorcycles

Runway Success: An aviation-styled Guzzi from Costa Rica

Not every builder we feature works on motorcycles for a living—for many, it’s a hobby or a sideline business. But we’ve never come across someone with as many hobbies as Gian Maria Traversone.<p>Gian works as a building contractor, but also runs GMT Atelier—a workshop on the beach in the tropical …

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ian barry's custom black falcon can shift from street mode to race mode in minutes

<b>‘falcon motorcycles’ is founded in 2008 with the aim of building no-compromise custom motorcycles to an entire new standard.</b> the los angeles studio …

Sweet Jane: A seductive CB750 restomod from Rawhide

When you spend your days poring over cafe racers, scramblers and trackers, it’s easy to forget how alluring an original classic can be. Oftentimes it’s a good resto-mod that hits the mark—a bike that strikes the balance between vintage charm and tasteful, modern upgrades.<p>Rawhide Cycles have this …

Motorcycles

The dangerous delusions of Richard Dawkins

His rationalist crusade creates a false impression that the only alternative to religion is reductionist science<p>The recent cancellation of a book event with Richard Dawkins by the radio station KPFA has caused reverberations around the world. KPFA cited offensive remarks Dawkins has made about …

Grey Power: Angry Lane’s Yamaha SR500 cafe racer

Hong Kong might be the eighth richest country in the world, but it’s most definitely not a mecca for custom bikes. This is the first build we’ve featured from the tiny city-state.<p>There are signs of change though, and one of the clearest signs is the rise of Angry Lane—a custom shop run by French …

Motorcycles

How to super clean your vehicle's engine bay

Whenever I've gone to a vintage car show, I've often wondered how they get their engines so sparkling clean. Now I know!<p>This comprehensive how-to …

Auto Shows

COFFEE AL FRESCO. Benjie’s Café Racers take on a Ducati Scrambler

Benjie’s Cafe Racers have been selling tanks, seats and sundries for over ten years now. Most of their parts are styled after the more classic, …

The Perfect British Desert Sled … is a Kawasaki W650

If you want to build a pukka desert sled but don’t have a Meriden-era Triumph lying around, the Kawasaki W650 is the next best thing. Sure, you could pick one of Triumph’s modern classics—but with a more compact frame and a smaller 649cc mill, the W650 is a good-value option on the secondhand …

Motorcycles

13 Ways to Improve iPhone Battery Life in iOS 11

iOS 11 is packed with tons of exciting new features, but a common complaint that users have is the rapid battery consumption. Many believe this issue …

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BMW R nineT Urban G/S

The 1980s, a time of glorious fashion disasters, Maggie Thatcher and disco giving way to pop acts such as Wham! and Michael Jackson, it certainly was …

EYE OF THE STROM. Mellow Motorcycles’ Suzuki V-Track 1000 Racer

It's a dream come true for most custom motorcycle workshops; to have a major manufacturer come to you with the offer of a new bike and a request to …

Looking Back at the 1998 Excelsior Henderson Super X

It almost seems that trying to revive a famous name from motorcycling’s past is a curse. Triumph did it, but three different entities had floundered …

These Are The Top Dividend ETFs

Last week I reviewed ten dividend ETFs. The objective of that exercise was to identify a core equity fund by using moderate dividend yield as an …

Watch The Yamaha T7 Prototype In Action

<b>Yamaha</b> brought what was arguably one of the most exciting bikes to <b>EICMA</b> this year with their <b>T7 Prototype</b> adventure bike. Now, finally, someone's …

Motorcycles

Modern Manx: Blacktrack Motors’ custom Thruxton

You don’t have to be in your 70s to be moved by the sight of a Norton Manx. It’s one of the few motorcycles that can truly be called iconic, and influenced an entire generation of cafe racers.<p>It wasn’t <i>just</i> a looker. Bred for racing, it dominated the mythical Isle of Man TT for years, and became a …

Motorcycles

THE BALANCE BEEMER. The Foundry MC’s BMW K75 Street Tracker

I always have an internal debate when considering commissioned custom works. Even when - like in this case - the owner says, "feel free to do what …

SURGICAL STEEL. Bad Winners Create A Sharp Suzuki GN125 Scrambler

Big bikes are cool. You'd be crazy to try and cut it any other way. But as in the world of knives, sometimes a scalpel is preferable to a machete. …