East Coast Defender is a dream come true for Defender lovers in the United States. They take U.K. beauties and make them road worthy for folks on the other side of the pond. Their latest creation is the ECD Land Rover Defender 90 Honey Badger ($159,000). It's a handcrafted Defender 90 that features an LS3 V-8 430-hp Chevy engine paired with a six-speed T56 manual transmission. Every Defender that ECD builds is built to the client's needs and specifications and the Honey Badger is no different. Additional upgrades include Moal Bomber gauges, Kenwood infotainment center, JBL speakers with sub, LED lighting and ivory leather Corbeau seats. If you want your own Defender and are in the states, give East Coast Defender a call.
Classic, is the first word that comes to mind when looking at the Weatherbreaker Jacket ($130). Although the styling is basic by todays standards, it still defines old school cool the way no other jacket can. The Weatherbreaker features a motorcycle inspired collar, plaid lining, rib-knit cuffs and waist, and the Weatherbreaker water and wind resistant shell.
I spent the last weekend cleaning out my son's closet to prep for some new organizers. After going through the piles of junk I came across a small plasma globe we must of gotten from Five Below. At most it's 3 or 4 inches in diameter. He threw some batteries in, it and we can't stop playing with it. It's one of those things you just mesmerized by.So of course I jumped online to see if we can find something bigger to go with his new decor and came across Plasma Globes By Aurora Plasma Design ($499). The company says these are museum quality globes that are 22" tall, have a globe that's 15" in diameter and sit on an 8" inch high stained & lacquered natural maple veneer base. They offer a multitude of plasma effects to match your taste, and stand behind their work with a nice 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Right now I'm trying to decide between the Tyrian Purple, Genesis Series II, or the Emerald Fury.
This one off custom to come from VDB Moto is pretty special and will be difficult to be bested for some time to come. The VDBMOTO H1 ($CALL) Harley project is based around the 1999 Sportster 1200 which has undergone a complete overhaul including a dynamic new pair of Showa inverted forks, 18” Spoke wheels front and back, shortened the frame and added a Boyle Custom air cleaner. The beastly V Twin still sounds as throaty and gut punching as expected, so now is the time to plan your own special bike.
Victory Motorcycles wanted to create a production bike based on their prototype V-twin engine used in their Project 156 racing bike. They called on drag racing champion Urs Erbacher to make their vision a reality. Erbacher infuses all of his creations with a European flair that makes you want to get on and hit the gas. The Victory Ignition Concept ($TBA) is no exception. The engine is a liquid-cooled four-valve engine with double overhead cams. Complete engine specifications will be released in months to come. Additional features include alloy wheels wrapped in Metzeler 3.5" x 17" on the front and 6" x 17" on the rear. I can't wait for this beast to hit the production line.
W Motors started out in Beirut and in 2013 they moved the company headquarters to Dubai. The first supercar from the middle east company was the Lykan Hypersport. For their follow-up, they've created the W Motors Fenyr Supersport ($TBA). The Fenyr will only be built in lots of 25 units per year. This carbon fiber beauty combines some of the most advanced aerodynamics with some of the most beautiful aesthetics.The Fenyr is powered by a custom-made flat six, 4.0L Twin Turbo that's paired with a 7-speed double clutch gearbox. This setup delivers 900 horses and a massive 885 ft. Lbs of torque. Off the line, the Fenyr will reach 62 miles per hour in just 2. 7 seconds, topping off at a hair under 250 miles per hour.The improvements in performance are contributed to a body completely made out of carbon fiber and a lightweight tubular aluminum chassis.Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but the expectation is that it will be considerably less expensive than the $3.4 million price tag on its big brother.