DP Customs is one of our favorite bike customizers. They run out of Arizona and build some of the coolest bikes on the planet. One of their latest builds is the "13" By DP Custom Cycles ($CALL). If you're looking for a clean timeless aesthetic this is the bike for you. It features a powerful 1200cc engine, custom mid-glide front end, alloy wheels in a gold finish, and Brembo brakes. Besides the red, gold, and white on the tank and fender, everything else is finished in a beautiful black matte. Want one for yourself? Give the guys a call.
The Koenigsegg Motorcycle Concept by Burov Art ($TBA) is one of those conceptual I'd love to actually see hit the streets.Burov Art, is a designer from Moscow, and his vision of what a motorcycle might look like from the hypercar maker Koenigsegg is really cool.In a previous article, we wrote about the Lotus C-01, and I have to say this bike takes some cues from the awesome design by Daniel Simon who use to work for Bugatti.Even though the bikes are similar they both have unique features that set them apart form one another.So let us know which one you'd rather be riding.
If you're looking for a comfortable jacket this fall, check out the Pierrepont Hicks Gadwell Parka ($475). The Gadwell features a 60/40 out shell, a dual zipper, six outside pockets, and adjustable velcro cuffs. Inside you have a 100% wool, and orange nylon lining. You can preorder now with shipment expected in November.
http://youtu.be/DconsfGsXyA What side of the debate are you on? Click. Print. Gun. by Vice, is a documentary about how the gun control debate relates to personal freedoms and new technologies. It centers around law student Cody R Wilson who is a self-described, crypto, free-market anarchist. Which means he believes that market agreements between individuals should not be regulated by states and should be allowed to transcend national boundaries. The Crypto portion identifies how he uses cryptography to carry out his beliefs to evade prosecution. Cody is using 3D printing to create a lower receiver for rifles which would allow individuals to build guns without regulation. Whatever your beliefs this is certainly a topic that's not going away any time soon.
If you know anything about the Netherlands, you know its people love their bikes. You'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't ride one on a daily basis. Which is why it's so odd there isn't an 100% Dutch-made bike. Epo is looking to change that with their Dutch-Made Epo Bicycle Concept ($TBA).The issue the Dutch are experiencing are much the same everywhere else, it's just cheaper to have the frames manufactured in other countries and import them. Bob Schiller for Epo believes that if you use different manufacturing techniques, you can lower the price point enough to make in-country manufacturing viable.By using inspiration from the automotive industry, they are using mold pressed metal/aluminum plates for the frames. These type of frames are light, structurally rigid, and can be massed produced in an automated process, reducing much of the cost.If Epo receives enough backing they'll start testing the frame for strength, stiffness and durability, and once ready start production in a few years' time.
As part of Asics 2014 Spring collection, Asics just released the Asics GT II - Black & Orange ($150). The new release of this runner features a black and orange colorway, a mesh and synthetic fabric upper, white midsole, and orange/black/grey outersole. If you're looking for a pair of everyday kicks these just might fit the bill.