The Trefecta DRT Electric Bike ($25K) continues to blur the lines between electric motorcycle and bike. This super e-bike features, a military spec foldable 20" 7075 aluminium frame, that can carry up to 350 pounds. The 26" Carbon Fiber Wheels are wrapped in off-road trail ride tires by Schwalbe. Making this quite not a motorcycle but more than a bike, a lot more than a mountain bike, but not quite a dirt bike. Additional features include a Li-Ion battery that will get you 62 miles on a single charge, with a top speed of 43 miles per hour, a quick release interchangeable battery pack, Wifi, and Bluetooth. Trefecta is currently taking pre-orders for their bike.
OK, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a big fan of convertibles, but heck if you have to throw one on, why not really get the wind moving through your hair. The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible ($73,000) is about to be released and only time will tell if it will take off. The M4 convertible is a two door hardtop that features a dual turbo 3.0-liter S55 engine. That engine will get you 425 horses, 406 lb-ft of torque, with a governed top speed of 155 miles per hour. Because of the added weight of the hardtop the 0-60 times are a little slower at 4.2 seconds, .3 seconds slower than its standard top counterpart. Expect the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible to hit showroom floors later this Summer.
The sequel to the iconic movie Rocky sees Balboa recovering from his bloody battle with Apollo Creed and trying to make a living out of the ring. Now married to Adrian and with a baby on the way, Rocky has retired but the flame is far from out. Creed, however, humiliated by the taunts of boxing fans, tempts Rocky out of his reluctant retirement for a rematch. Written and directed by Stallone and with the same cast line up from the original, Rocky II ($13) is one of the few sequels that lives up to, and some say better, its predecessor.
Welcome back Todd Selby. In Edible Selby ($24) he prolific photographer this time focuses his lens on the gardens, kitchens, restaurants and homes of over 40 of the most dynamic and creative figures from the modern culinary world. We go behind the scenes in Copenhagen with the legendary chef from Noma Ren Redzepi in Copenhagen. Then there is a trip to Tokyo to enjoy a slice with master pizza maker Susumu Kakinuma. There is even a trip up to a hilltop to dine at the inn bereft of an innkeeper in Valdobbiadene. Each profile is accompanied by stunning watercolor illustrations as well as a handwritten questionnaire, And included in this is one of the chef's signature recipe.
If you're looking to up your offroad game from the standard mountain bike, then the Kuberg Freerider Electric Bike ($CALL) might be right up your alley. The Freerider is a lightweight, rugged, and powerful electric bike for the young and old alike. The bike is made in the EU of the highest quality. It features hardened disc brakes, advanced Kuberg electronics for unlimited upgrades and add-ons, a 22 Ah battery pack that provides about an hour of ride time at full speed, and a long travel suspension for jumps and tough terrain. All of this is capped off with a sleek design.
You will have never come across a book quite like Decoded ($28), simply because it is a rarity in that it is a book like no other. This is a collection of lyrics and the meanings behind them that have combined to tell the tale of a culture. Hip Hop is an art form, if you will a moment in history, and this is told to us by one o the most successful and provocative performers of our time; Jay-Z. This book and its author are very alike in that they are both many things at the same time. At the core of Decoded is the story of a man born into a housing project in Brooklyn, dealt drugs in Trenton during his teen years and is now a many millions look up to. An extraordinary book you won't be able to put down.