Hanebrink Electric Bike

Posted by Unknown on 8:46 PG

Dan Hanebrink has the right stuff to build the all-terrain electric bike of tomorrow. Not only is he a national champion cyclist and a bicycle innovator, he’s also a NASA aerospace engineer. Hanebrink has fused these points of inspiration to develop the Hanebrink Electric Bike, an all-terrain pedal-assist vehicle that is one part bicycle, one part motorcycle and one part Mars rover. The electric motor on the Hanebrink Electric Bike will serve up a steady 20 mph with pulses toward 40 mph while pedaling. A single, 3-hour charge of the Hanebrink’s battery will get you a 100-mile riding range over concrete, sand, dirt or snow.

While the speed and range stats are impressive themselves, the style factor of the Hanebrink Electric Bike is just as drool-worthy. A bold, mean fork and a pair of thick, chunky tires are as visually forceful as they are functional, giving this bike the absorbency and the terrain contact to hit the hills or the pavement. The sleek black paint job and high seat complete the look for a bike that will turn heads on the open road.

The Hanebrink Electric Bike’s power train is centered on a mid-mounted motor that is mated to a pedal-assisted 14-speed gearing system. Whether you’re cranking the throttle, hitting the pedals or both, a shift of gears provides easier climbs or declines in grade, with less of a toll on the bike’s battery. That Hanebrink is designed to fit up to five Lithium Ion batteries at once, including one stock battery that will provide a 20-mile range of electric-only riding.

Dan Hanebrink’s company, Fortune Hanebrink, produces this hybrid electric bicycle for a starting cost of $5,500. While this is a steep cost for a standard hobbyist, the Hanebrink Electric Bike remains an option for urban commuters, off-road enthusiasts and field researchers alike. It has championship cycling and NASA engineering in its DNA, so it’s likely to fill any 2-wheeled need where gasoline is not an option.

Hanebrink Electric Bike Gallery

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MB&F HM2 SV Watch

Posted by Unknown on 8:39 PG

Maximilian Büsser and the team at MB&F have completed work on the final release of the Horological Machine No. 2, the MB&F HM2 SV Watch. This limited edition timepiece will be available for 18 lucky (and wealthy) customers in either black, shown above, or red, below. The “SV” in this watch’s name stands for “Sapphire Vision”, used to describe the unparalleled view of the machine’s inner workings below a clear sapphire case. Below that sapphire block is a collection of 349 pieces that drive this watch’s slow, steady movement.

Usually, the design of MB&F’s timepieces focuses on a combination of internal and external components, but the HM2 SV watch makes the interior mechanics the central point of this design. As is common with MB&F, the result is striking, a never-before-seen take on luxury watch-making that has us absolutely spellbound. The HM2 SV will be produced at a pace of 3-4 a month until 18 are completed, thereby ending the line of watches produced from Büsser’s Horological Machine No. 2. Nice work, Maximilian– we’re excited to see what else you’ve got in store for 2011.

MB&F HM2 SV Watch Gallery

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Ralph Lauren Car Collection

Posted by Unknown on 8:31 PG

Ralph Lauren’s passion for style is certainly illustrious, but it may indeed be eclipsed by his passion for automobiles. The fashion magnate himself has one of the world’s most impressive car collections, a private grouping spanning nearly 100 years of automotive history featuring the most lust-worthy marques. A 1938 Bugatti, a 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa and a 2010 Lamborghini Murielago highlight his private stock, rounding out a collection of automobiles that rivals some of the world’s best. Lauren’s garage is a museum of automotive history, an archive of performance machines that represent the finest achievements in motorsport. Want to look deeper? Todd Eberle of Vanity Fair spent some time in Ralph Lauren’s garage, giving a private peek into the auto-obsessed world of one of today’s foremost fashion magnates. Get a quick taste below as well… [via twbe]

Ralph Lauren Car Collection

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hyundai genesis coupe

Posted by Unknown on 7:20 PG
Some folks like to modify their rides after they drive off the dealer lots and others like to purchase their ride already modified. Well, for those in the latter group, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec M/T is the car for you. First and foremost, the sticker price is downright surprising as our test model came in at $27,375, which is amazing for a car with this much styling, handling and quality!


You can probably tell from our opening that Bullz-Eye thinks Hyundai has a very sharp and reasonably priced car in the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec M/T, and styling plays a huge role in our calculation. We drove a Gran Premio Gray for a week and this color just doesn’t get dirty; the aggressive looks and muscular stance enables the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec M/T to stand out on the road as people took notice to this sports car. The open mouth front end is reminiscent of the Hyundai Veloster. The 19-inch gunmetal finish alloy wheels fit perfectly inside the wheel wells and upgraded the overall look of the car.


The upgraded R-Spec was set off with red leather seating and R-Spec designation badges. There is much more room than other coupes and sports cars on the road both in headroom and elbow room, which goes a long way in the Midwest where we like to grow them big! I’ve heard some criticism on the interior compared to the design of the body, but we found that Hyundai laid out a smart game plan for the interior and improved the fit, finish and materials in the cabin of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec M/T. Options that were included in our test model were A/C with outside display temperature display, electroluminescent gauge cluster with multi-info display screen, keyless entry and alarm, power windows, power locks, power outside mirrors, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, LED tall daytime running lights, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and satellite radio. The dashboard was easy to navigate when looking for basics like buttons and knobs that other brands still can’t figure out. A standout feature in the interior was the wide and comfortable seats with a headrest that is top of the line. Those little things are huge when spending hours testing or purchasing a vehicle.
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe


The overall performance was a component of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec M/T that is a huge improvement from prior model years. The 2.0 liter twin scroll turbo D-CVVT produces 274 horsepower with premium fuel which is a big upgrade from previous years, and you can feel it when hitting the pedal. The 6-speed close ratio manual transmission with a rear wheel drive powertrain add to the legitimacy of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec M/T as a made-for-the-track ride. The track tuned suspension really sets the tone for extreme handling in the city and on the freeway. Shifting was smooth with the M/T 6 speed with engine sound that demands a second look when passing. You can also feel good about your pocketbook in this car as fuel efficiency is strong with 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. You aren’t going to blow the doors off any 450 horsepower muscle cars in the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec M/T, but when it comes to handling and power combined, you’re in the game my friends!


When you have a superb body design like the Genesis Coupe, any improvements simply make a good car into a great car. That’s exactly what the bigs at Hyundai accomplished when they improved on the Genesis Coupe of a few years ago and came out of the gate with the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec M/T. The performance was enhanced with a more powerful engine in the 2.ot R-Spec M/T as tested, the interior was upgraded and the exterior design was tweaked. That’s what smart companies do when they continue to improve their nameplates rather than strip them down through the years. The overall value of this car is tremendous when considering the total package being offered in the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec M/T.
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Steampunk Mini Cooper Countryman by Carlex Design

Posted by Unknown on 7:13 PG
Steampunk Mini Cooper Countryman by Carlex DesignIncorporating elements from the likes of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and horror, Steampunk’s influence originally showed up on the scene during the late 1980s, and is still going strong decades later.
The latest Steampunk inspired design to hit our desk is this awesome Mini Countryman. Designed by Poland’s Carlex Design, this Mini Cooper has been completely revamped from the inside out. The exterior is drenched in a flat grey paint job hit with contrasting accents of copper found on the wheels along with several other details throughout. The interior has been completely overhauled with copper trim , wood, and brown leather to wrap things up.
Steampunk Mini Cooper Countryman by Carlex Design (1)
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Steampunk Mini Cooper Countryman by Carlex Design (2)

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