BMW R69S ER Voltron
Photos by © Jernej Konjajev
Inspired by their creation the Mobster, Blaž Šuštaršič of ER Motorcycles, Slovenia took a 1964 BMW R69S frame, strip it and put in a reworked BMW R80 RT engine then add in a few aesthetically pleasing design bits and bobs. The result is a modern looking café racer with a homage to its old genetic imprint.
What impressed me most are the rear suspensions; it is mounted in such a way that it creates an unfinished illusion.
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Build time: 4 months (April to July 2014)
Engine: BMW R80 RT engine, replaced: main chain, sprockets, tensioners, gaskets, exhaust, intake tubes, diode plate
Carburation: stock, rebuilt
Exhaust system: custom made exhaust pipes, Spark silencer
Air cleaner: K&N air filter
Transmission: BMW R100 / rebuilt, 5 gear
Frame: stock / modified
Subframe: custom made (solo seat)
Forks: BMW R80 RT monolever / modified
Shocks: Hagon cartridge
Upper Triple Tree: BMW R80 RT / modified
Front rim: BMW R80 RT 18 inch
Rear rim size: BMW R80 RT / modified 18 inch
Tires: Heidenau K60 Scout 120/90/18
Front brake: Brembo calipers / modified
Rear brake: stock drum brake / modified
Brake calipers: Brembo calipers
Fuel tank: BMW R60/5 “Toaster” stock
Handlebar: Renthal Ultralow black
Speedo: Motogadget Motoscope pro
Headlight: 165 mm
Taillight: custom housing, LED lights / integrated into subframe
Hand controls: Motogadget M-switch
Handgrips: Ariette grips black
Footpegs: Tarozzi footpegs
Electrics: completely new electrical wiring, Motogadget m-Unit
Fabricated parts designed by ER team
Subframe, seat pan, leather seat, headlight brackets, brake caliper holders, honeycomb mesh side panels, front shield, license plate, custom front and rear fenders, exhaust pipes, battery box.
Hed Kandi Beach House 2016
In time for summer, Hed Kandi’s Beach House 2016 is cacophony of house music in three CDs designed to paint your memories of sun-kissed skin, tasty cocktails and groovy beats a bit more special.
Grab your copy from Amazon $19.65
- Snakehips Feat. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper All My Friends Prep Remix
- Ben Delay Feat. Alexandra Prince the Boy Is Mine Mark Lower Remix
- Blinkie Don’t Give Up Get to Know’s Future Boogie Remix
- NY’s Finest Do You Feel Me City Soul Project Remix
- O&O Musics Hypnotising
- Sonny Fodera Feat Yasmin Feeling U Deep Mix
- Alex Metric Always There Purple Disco Machine Remix
- Kort & Elementary Won’t Stop Loving You
- Sandy Rivera Long Time Coming Main Mix
- Gershan Jackson Take It Easy Eli Escobar Remix
- Eddie Leader & Tom Lawson Feel for You Boris Dlugosch Remix
- Zsak Time Around
- Coeo Humbled
- Lisa Shaw I Can See It Miguel Migs Salted Vocal Mix
- Alex Session Feat. Nicole Jackson Bluest Skies
- Gwen McCrae Keep the Fire Burning Joey Negro Feed the Flame Mix
- Tete de la Course Something About This
- Iban Montero & Jazzman Wax Underground Life
- Domenico Albanese Groovin’ Rhodes City Soul Project’s Classic Mix
- Crazibiza Vs House of Prayers Lockdown
- Jay Nemore Everyday Opolopo Remix
- Lay-Far Feat. Magic Number Like the First Time
- Faith Howard One Day at a Time Othersoul Classic Mix
- Housemechanix Mamma Saved Me Eric Kupper Remix
- Fusion Groove Orchestra Feat. Steve Lucas If Only I Could Boston Bun Remix
- Giulio Bonaccio What I Need Kenny Carpenter Soul Edge Mix
- Zsak & Crazibiza Sun Goes Down Unreleased Mix
- The Revenge Do the Right Thing Nachtbraker Remix
- Eli Escobar Visions Purple Disco Machine Remix
- Joey Negro Here Comes the Sunburst Band Fouk Radio Edit
- Butch Dope
- Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup from Me to You Superlover Remix
- Mighty Mi Feat Gran Puba Shake with Me Mason Remix
- Justin Jay & Friends Feat. Josh Taylor Karma
- Anti. Dot Lucid Dreaming
- Fred Everything Feat. Kathy Diamond Believe
- Groove Armada Call Me Fouk Remix
- Moon Boots Red Sky Kahwe Remix
- DJ Roland Clark Presents Urban Soul President House Superlover Rework
- Nachtbraker Backstabber
- Coeo Back in the Days
- Waze & Odyssey Go Go Go
- Simon Hardy Mambo
- Ponty Mython Feat. Lay-Far Gracefully
- Boris Dlugosch Keep Pushin’ Purple Disco Machine Vox Mix
Lazareth LM 847
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photos by Lazareth
With a brand name that sounds like a combination of bible terms Lazarus and Nazareth, you know this hulking French creation done by Ludovic Lazareth is something to be reckoned with.
The leaning machine Lazareth LM 847 sits on quad wheels wrapped in Michelin Power Cup Evo tyres that are meshed together forming an unmistakable motorcycle silhouette and with a tail borrowed from Ducati 1299 Panigale.
Stopping power is dealt by 420mm double-disc Brembo rotors with Nissin 8-pot calipers at the front and 255mm double discs Brembo rotors and 4-pot calipers at the rear. Suspension is made a Netherlands company called TFX Suspension Technology while the levers and mirrors came from Rizoma.
At its beating heart is a Maserati 4.7L V8 engine that produces 470hp @ 7000 rpm with a maximum torque of 620 Nm @ 4750 rpm. If that isn’t enough to pump adrenalin into your bloodstream, then I don’t know what will.
Yama Silverton Coffee Dripper
There are a few ways of brewing coffee: decoction (boiling), infusion (steeping), pressurised percolation (espresso) and with the most popular one being gravitational feed (drip).
The Yama Silverton Coffee Dripper offers controlled steeping and drip depending on the drinker’s preference. The body is made from wood and copper while the strainer is made from stainless steel. The glass beaker is microwave-safe for easy reheating but we don’t recommend it since coffee loses its taste.
Its old chemist-style set-up means that you can use paper filter too and brew cold coffee should you want to.
The beaker holds 550ml/18.5oz or roughly two cups of coffee.
Buy it from Amazon $120.02
The Very Best Of Nat King Cole
Herald as one of the popular jazz singers in the late 1940s and 50s, Nat King Cole is best remembered for his soft baritone voice and well-received masterpieces such as When I Fall in Love, Unforgettable, L-O-V-E, and Mona Lisa.
This album serves as a commemoration of his all-time hits.
|1||Stardust||Nat “King” Cole||3:14|
|2||Sweet Lorraine||The Nat “King” Cole Trio||3:07|
|3||(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66||The Nat “King” Cole Trio||2:59|
|4||Straighten Up and Fly Right||The Nat “King” Cole Trio||2:24|
|5||(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons||The Nat “King” Cole Trio||2:52|
|6||What’ll I Do?||The Nat “King” Cole Trio||3:01|
|7||Morning Star||Nat “King” Cole||2:55|
|8||Penthouse Serenade (Instrumental)||Nat “King” Cole||3:03|
|9||Candy||Nat “King” Cole||3:52|
|10||Walkin’ My Baby Back Home||Nat “King” Cole||2:38|
|11||Unforgettable||Nat “King” Cole & The Nat “King” Cole Trio||3:10|
|12||Mona Lisa||Nat “King” Cole||3:14|
|13||Nature Boy||The Nat “King” Cole Trio||2:38|
|14||Somewhere Along the Way||Nat “King” Cole||2:51|
|15||Smile||Nat “King” Cole||2:52|
|16||A Blossom Fell||Nat “King” Cole||2:31|
|17||Can’t I?||Nat “King” Cole||3:13|
|18||Let There Be Love||George Shearing, Nat “King” Cole & George Shearing Quintet||2:43|
|19||Almost Like Being In Love||Nat “King” Cole||1:51|
|20||Ballerina||Nat “King” Cole||2:49|
|21||I’m Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself a Letter)||Nat “King” Cole||2:34|
|22||Let’s Face the Music and Dance||Nat “King” Cole||2:24|
|23||Autumn Leaves (French Version)||Nat “King” Cole||2:34|
|24||When I Fall In Love||Nat “King” Cole||3:08|
|25||That Sunday, That Summer||Nat “King” Cole||3:10|
|26||Looking Back||Nat “King” Cole||2:25|
|27||L-O-V-E (Multilingual Version)||Nat “King” Cole||2:31|
|28||I Wish You Love||Nat “King” Cole||2:54|
The Piston Keychain by Discommon
Photos by Discommon
Bear with me on this because this might be one of the most masculine keychains I have ever seen. The blokes at Discommon bought a used 2000 Ferrari F1 piston, studied and 3D scanned it. After a year in the cave, lo and behold, a miniature piston made from silver and carbon.
- Miniature Of A 2000 Season Ferrari F1 Piston Assembly
- Made In L.A.
- Con Rod Mold Requires 79 Hours Of Machining For Class A Surface Finish
- Rod Bearing From Turned Silver
- Carbon Con Rod Shape Is Forged Around The Silver Rod Bearing, Capturing It
- Piston Head Is Wax Printed Then Cast In Silver
- Piston Pin Is Silver And Is Laser Welded Through The Con Rod, Leaving The Piston Free To Rotate
Purchase yours at Discommon $450
Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photos by Aston Martin
Aston Martin has again summoned their more than five-decade Italian coachbuilder partner; Zagato, to produce an enticing concept car dubbed as Vanquish Zagato to be debut at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este from 21-22, May 2016.
Signature Zagato features are the double bubble roof, exaggerated yet unmistakable Aston Martin front grille, stylish side fenders and graded circular taillights.
Inside is peppered with pure craftsmanship of leather, carbon fibre, and other rich quality materials that sets this uniquely on its own.
Power comes from a naturally aspirated V12 tuned to sing at 600 PS (~592 hp).
Though this might merely be a concept but history says the partnership of these two titans often yields production on a limited basis
so you might as well expect the price to be in six digits. The magic number is 99 and costs £500,000 each, all sold out even before the press release.
Café Racer: Two Versions of BMW K100
Photos by Philipp Wulk
In the world of urban motorbikes, there exist two divisions. The purists who cruise with their Harleys, and the café racers that customise their rides to make it light, nimble and quick.
What you see here is the work of Philipp Wulk and his good friend Matthias Pittner. Philipp himself said the K100 isn’t a popular choice amongst café racers due to its unflattering lines but Matthias convinced him otherwise. The duo then picked two artists: Fabian Gatermann and Matthias Edlinger, to render two different looks.
“We did not tell them what we wanted or expected from them,” says Philipp, “we just let them do what they felt was right.”
The result is a jaw-dropping artwork that looks modern but also pays homage to the 80s when the K100 was first launched.
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1
With two powerful drivers that peaks at 140W each and a single charge that lasts 24hrs of continued use, the Beoplay A1 puts portability and quality sound a cut above the rest. It connects via Bluetooth and has a built-in mic to make on-the-go calls. Encased in a dust and splash resistant aluminium dome to protect its vital components for easy home and outdoor use. Did I say it only weighs 600g(1.3lb)?
Earin Wireless Earbuds
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photos by Earin
A number of celebrities, sport players, musicians and hipsters opt for gigantic headphones. No. Not for me, I’m an earbuds chap. In the film “The Proposal”, Ryan Reynolds was seen using what looks to be a pair of wireless earphones: simple and unobtrusive, but I highly doubt that was a working concept. Thankfully, the men at Earin came up with the same thing, only a bit sleeker.
Powered by Li-ion batteries, these tiny earbuds can last 11 hours on mono and 3 hours on stereo. The capsule storage was made from a single block of aluminium and responsible for charging the earbuds.
Also included in the box are stabilisers, Comply™ foam tips, and Micro USB cable. No price yet. Sign-up to get notified.
|Frequency Range:||20-20 000 Hz|
|Speaker Sensitivity:||105 dB SPL +- 2dB|
|Speaker Impedance (DC):||25 Ohm|
|Supported Audio Codecs||AAC, aptX®, SBC|
|Dimensions:||Ø14.5mm x 20mm (0.57” x 0.78”)|
|Weight:||3.5g (0.12 oz)|
|Stereo Playtime:||Up to 3 hrs|
|Mono Playtime:||Up to 11 hrs|
|Battery:||60mAh Rechargeable Li-ion|
|Charging time:||70 min|
|Wireless:||Bluetooth®3.0 and 4.0 compatible|
|Dimensions:||Ø21mm x 95mm (0.83” x 3.74”)|
|Weight:||42g (1.48 oz)|
|Battery:||600 mAh Rechargeale Li-ion|
|Charge Time:||75 min|
|Charge Capsule:||3 Earbuds charges|
|Standard Micro USB connection||150mm length|
Pagani Huayra Pearl
Ask anyone who is passionate about car customising, they’d utter one simple concept—to make your car uniquely your own. At Pagani, things aren’t so different, except they have access to some of the most brilliant artists and engineers, not to mention a workspace packed with advanced technologies. And when you have a few quid to burn, you can make your Pagani a one-off too like this Huayra Pearl edition. Well, “a few” is a bit of an understatement.
No official figures yet but expect this to hover within Huayra BC territory.
7 Diamonds Spring Summer 2016 Ad Campaign
Model: Francisco Lachowski
Photographer: Frankie Baptista
For: 7 Diamonds
Photos by SONOS
One of the things you’d encounter when buying a simple sound system is the myriad of choices in the market. Each one is vying for your attention. SONOS is one of these brands.
Their PLAY:5 is equipped with six speakers with six individual drivers, delivering rich and vibrant sound on any type of genre you listen to. Simply connect it to your router and stream music through more than 100,000 free radio stations and podcasts. Or let your computer or smart phone do the streaming.
The beauty of SONOS products is its capability to connect with each other. Add another Play:5, a PLAYBAR and a SUB to complete a 5.1 home theatre setup.
Analogs aren’t left behind as it also has 3.5mm audio line-in for CD or MP3 players.
Purchase SONOS PLAY:5 at Amazon for $499.