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Minimalist All-Black Biker’s Backpack

This cotton backpack houses an aluminum frame so that the design can be hitched to the back of a motorcycle, all attachments included. Collaboratively designed by the Danish motorcycle workshop Wrenchmonkees and bag company Sandqvist, the accessory is made of 18 oz canvas for durability and detailed with matching black leather for style. The minimalist design features a padded laptop compartment, a smaller interior pocket, roll-top closure, and shoulder straps ...

Yamaha Bulldog BT 1100 Mastino Napoletano

Updating the BT1100 Bulldog, the Yamaha BT 1100 Mastino Napoletano (Italian for Neapolitan Mastiff) is a 2002 conceptual design made with customization in mind. The motorcycle has the look of a contemporary cafe racer and values style over performance. It’s designed for the road and the side of the street, where, if someone sold this bike today, it might be ridden in normal conditions and admired by all as a timeless ...

Combined Bookshelf and Bikestand

Chol1 is a young Chilean brand dedicated to creating high-style furniture for cyclists. So far, they have release three different designs that function as shelves and bike stands. The furnishings display small items and bikes side by side. Made of cut wood and finished in white, the shelves are decidedly geometric and minimalist in style.

Seatylock, Combined Bike Saddle and Lock

Now crowdfunding on Kickstarter, Seatylock is a bike saddle that transforms into a lock. The Israeli design comes from the makers of Foldylock, a previous Kickstarter success. The new security accessory is installed just like a normal saddle and fits any bike frame. Made of high quality plastic, aluminum, and carbon steel, the product is rust-proof and scratch-resistant. The durable design withstood 10,000 test cycles and is promised to be ...

Basilisk: A German-Made Commuter Bike

Created by the Berlin-based frame builder Wheeldan, Basilisk is a commuter bike with belt drive technology instead of chains. The belt drive doesn’t need messy grease and so makes the bike lower maintenance as well as more quiet and durable. Built around a titanium frame, the bicycle has two-toned wheels, straight handlebars, and a front-facing rack. Altogether, the elements subtly evoke images of both a rooster and a snake. Via ...

Giro by Starckbike Helmets

Recently introduced at the Eurobike tradeshow in Germany, the Giro by S+ARCKBIKE helmet is a biking safety accessory with a cork liner and an aluminum shell. Created by Giro and Philippe Starck of S+ARCKBIKE, the helmet looks like something from a sci-fi movie. The high-quality aluminum offers utmost protection, and the cork is naturally water-resistant and anti-bacterial. The cork comes from Portugal, where the material was sustainably harvested without damaging ...

Pegaso Bonneville by Tamarit

Tamarit Spanish Motorcycles is a young brand founded by an experienced builder. Their latest custom, the Pegaso Bonneville, updates a 2006 Bonneville Black Carburetion with original parts. Emblazoned with the word “triumph,” the balanced design looks sharp in black and white. See the bike go cross-country on Vimeo.

Vintage Bikes Restored and Customized by Hand

Cycles Lelapin is a French workshop that restores and customizes vintage bicycles, all by hand. The studio designs for men, women, and children, and each of their pieces is unique. Fans will never see Cycles Lelapin use the same paint color twice. A fine example of their work, the Fernand, is built on a 70s Peugeot and painted ivory for an old worldlook.

New Confederate X132 Hellcat Motorcycle

The latest addition to Confederate’s Hellcat Series, the X132 Hellcat Speedster is available for a short time in a limited edition run of just 65. Handmade in the USA, the motorcycle features premium components such as a X132 V-Twin, drag racing transmission, Dual Beringer calipers and rotors, BlackStone Tek Carbon Fiber wheels, LED lighting, Metzeler tires, and a carbon fiber fuel tank. Make the dream yours for $65,000.

FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection

At the beginning of Allan Karl’s WorldRider adventure, his outwardly successful life is falling apart. He is divorced from his wife of seven years. He has abandoned his high-powered job at a media agency. He feels empty. The turn of events is the setup for a mid-life crisis, and maybe that is just what this book is about. But, Karl’s crazy idea is not some half-baked stunt; it’s a dream ...