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Powder Monkees Yamaha Sr500

Our latest custom motorbike crush is one of our favorite builds up to date, a 1978 Yamaha SR500 converted into a masterpiece by Chicago-based Powder Monkees. The bike was built in collaboration with Federal Moto, it was stripped to its essentials, fitted with a smaller tank, a 1970s headlight, mono-shock rear suspension, a custom leather seat and finished with a fresh, light color palette, minimalist parts choices, and some wild tires. The end result is a highly maneuverable bike that is a perfect combination of downtown daily rider and weekend beach cruiser.



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IF MODE | AREAWARE

The clean and striking IF Mode is aimed at commuters of the mobile generation who, until now, may have not considered cycling or folding bikes to be an option. IF Mode avoids oily chains, complex tubes with hidden dirt traps, and the clutter of traditional bike features....
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LUNICYCLE

Unicycle´s are great fun, but learning to ride one is hard, until now that is. The Lunicycle is also pedal-powered, but with a low center of gravity, close to the ground, making it much easier to ride, and much safer, because the pedals are set lower making it simple to step on and off. The specially-designed leg supports add stability and decrease your learning time; as you lean against the supports, your body balances naturally. A fun, challenging, eco-conscious w...
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MERCEDES-BENZ GLA

The production version will only be seen in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but in anticipation of the Shanghai Motor Show next weekend, Mercedes-Benz have given us already a first look at the GLA Concept. The compact crossover vehicle will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine or a diesel counterpart, both with 300hp. It will be available sometime in 2014 with 7-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. ...
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