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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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SLAMMER BAGGER | CUSTOM HONDA VT 1300 | Image

SLAMMER BAGGER | CUSTOM HONDA VT 1300

The research and development departments of North American Honda unveiled three concept bikes that show that the VT 1300 range can be used as a basis for Americans to create new custom bikes. The "Slammer" (featured here) is sleek and incorporates a fully adjustable suspension, plus navigation system NAV/Multimedia sound system with 500 watts. The 2011 Honda Stateline Slammer Bagger Concept was designed by Erik Dunshee. Via...
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LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO | Image

LAMBORGHINI CENTENARIO

To celebrate the 100th birthday of its founder Feruccio Lamborghini, the Italian supercar maker have presented the mind-blowing Lamborghini Centenario. The beastly machine will punch out an impressive 770 hp enough to propel it to 62 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 217 mph. The Centenario is built around a carbon monocoque with an array of intakes, outlets, and ducts throughout to make this one of the most aerodynamically efficient L...
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SAILBOAT KIT | BY BALMAIN BOAT COMPANY | Image

SAILBOAT KIT | BY BALMAIN BOAT COMPANY

Do you enjoy sailing? What about building model airplanes? The Balmain Boat Company creates flat-packed, DIY rowboats and sailboats. All you need to do is follow the step-by-step instructions, according to BBCo, the Sailboat Kit usually takes around 30 hours to complete. When fully built the sailboat measures 9.8 x 4.3 x 1.7, and weighs 110 pounds. A great project to build with your son or grandson. via...
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