If you are a biking purist and looking for a minimal hand built machine, then you owe it to yourself to take a look at the Speedvagen OG1 By The Vanilla Workshop ($5385). The Vanilla Workshop describes the OG1 as, " a beautiful, minimalist, bomb-proof race machine with a great ride and it is meticulously built right here in the US." The OG1 is available in 5 standard sizes ranging from 50cm to 58cm, and two iconic color options - Matte Army and Matte Lavender. Additional features include:
The guys over at CRD have taken a classic 2007 BMW R1200S and turned it into something special. The BMW R1200S Cafe Racer Dreams Motorcycle ($NFS) was built by Pedro Garcia and Efraon Triana for one of their customers. Even though it's not up for sale at the moment, it's still nice to appreciate this work of art. The bike features adjustable Ohlins shocks in the front and rear, and a welded metal mesh covering the tank. The boxer engine gets the blacked-out treatment while the seat completes the stealth military look with a drab green fabric. I'm real jealous of the owner of this beautiful machine. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="12767,12766,12765,12764,12763,12762"]
Ducati had already released the details of it's 2015 Diavel back in March, but they've just unveiled their 2015 Ducati Diavel Titanium Edition ($21K) of the bike. The Diavel Titanium comes with the 11-degree 162 horsepower Tesastretta DS engine, redesigned air intakes, and upgraded electronics package found on the Brands standard flagship power cruiser. The Titanium version departs with the standard version with Titanium metal on the central and side tank covers, a dark chrome frame, forged aluminum wheels, and carbon fiber on the radiator covers, windscreen, mudguards, and air intakes. Only 500 units will be made.
The Casio G-Shock 2014 GAC-110 Series ($170) is expected to drop in January and is the latest update of their current GA110 line. The GAC-110 features G-Shock's big case design and will debut in two colorways; a purple number with neon lime hands and numbers and a version with a black case, and grey face and hands. Check G-Shock's website for updates on availability.
If you have to buy a set of portable speakers to set on your desk or in your family room, there is no reason they can't look and sound great. The Ceramic Speakers by Joey Roth ($500) fit the bill. These speakers are made from simple porcelain, cork and Baltic birch, giving them a cool industrial feel. The Ceramic Speakers come with their own Tripath T-amplifier with gold-plated binding posts and can product sound from 70 hz - 20 khz. Check out the below to see the speakers in action.Ceramic Speakers from Joey Roth on Vimeo.
If you're looking for a great chronograph, you need to check out the Steinhart Nav B-Chrono 47 MM ($962). The watch has a larger case coming in at 47mm x 16.6mm. The bezel is polished stainless steel, and comes with an AR-coated sapphire crystal front and display back. The movement is the excellent Swiss made ETA Valijoux 7750 Automatic that features 25 jewels. It's only water resistant to 3 ATMs so I would be careful around water, but it does come with a brown vintage buffalo leather strap.