It's almost sacrilegious, but if anyone can pull off an electric motorcycle, it's Harley-Davidson. They're going on tour and are making a feedback program available to select consumers who get to ride the new Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle ($TBA). The road tour will kick off in New York and then move to Boston and Philadelphia with additional cities to be announced. Future retail plans will be highly influenced on rider feedback during the tour. And don't worry if you don't have a motorcycle drivers license, Harley will have a simulated riding experience on the tour just for you guys.
Feast your eyes upon the watch that is literally changing how we tell the time, with 18 years in development it’s a watch like no other in the world. This timepiece is not held back by conventional hands, tourbillons or movements because it simply doesn’t contain any. The incredibly unique and highly sought-after Urwerk 105TA Watch ($TBA) features a set of spinning hour markers that orbit the display and point to the precise time, a “satellite indication” system that has built Urwek quite the reputation. The sexy futuristic design includes a titanium case with contrasting precious metal accents and an incredibly unique way of telling the time ensures this will become a future priceless collector’s item. Secure your place in the exclusive circle of owners and order your own Urwek 105TA.
DJI has just updated its popular Phantom 2 with the newly released Phantom 2 Vision+ ($1300). The Phantom 2 Vison+ is extremely easy to fly which makes creating incredible aerial videos accessible to everyone, not just seasoned pilots. It features a high precision 3-axis camera stabilization system, and an integrated GPS auto-pilot system which includes position hold, altitude lock and hovering so you don't have to worry about flying and can get that perfect shot. They are now available for purchase directly from DJI.
If your a serious outdoor enthusiast who needs a serious knife, then one of the first brands you look at is Buck. Their latest offering the Buck Compadre Camp Knife with Red Blade ($50) can take on the heavy tasks others knives bulk at. The Compadre has a 9-1/2" overall length with a 4-1/2" blade. The 5160 spring steel drop point blade is powder coated in red for an awesome look. While the handle is made from Heritage Walnut Dymondwood. And as always with Buck you never have to worry about breakage. The Compadre is backed by the companies lifetime warranty.
We're about to do a write-up on a $100,000 bike, but first we want to show you something for 1/10th the cost that is an absolute work of art. Spin Cycle Industries was started by two friends Eric and Josh. Together they build some very beautiful bikes. The bikes they sell are all custom so when this bike sells it's gone for good. The bike pictured is a customized 1982 Yamaha Virago XV 750 ($13,000). It had about 7,000 miles on it and they added about 800 more during the build. The bike has so many upgrades it would be impossible for me to list them all. Check out their blog for all the details and the full description.
The Shokan House by Rafael Viñoly Architects ($NFS) may be the baddest pad on the planet. I know I get excited about my architecture, but this home is truly a bachelor's dream come true. In looking at the images, it is hard to find a single mistake the firm made. From the expansive open floor plan to the majestic views, to the extreme minimalist mid-century furnishings. This home is simply flawless.The home is embedded into the side of a hill and sits on a monolithic concrete base. Sitting on top of the based are incredible spances of tinted glass. The outside looks cold and corporate and belays the comfort exuded by the interior.As you enter the main room, your breath is immediately taken away from the sheer volume of the space. Looking ahead, you have a fireplace and stairs to your left that lead to the upper platform. As you walk up the stairs you must turn to see the views. When surrounded by scenery like this who needs a TV. Additional features include a vestibule, three bedrooms, kitchen, and library. Walnut cabinets that again hint at the designers love for the mid-century wrap the inside of this beautiful home.I've found no information on pricing, but I'm saving my pennies. ;-)