ICON BR Series Ford Bronco

ICON BR Series Ford Bronco

  The ICON BR Series is a modern take on the first generation Ford Bronco, a vehicle that holds a place near and dear to the hearts of many Americans – and many of us from slightly further afield. The deep sentimentality surrounding the vehicle has the potential to make life rather difficult for those…

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The ROK Manual Espresso Maker

ROK Espresso Maker

The ROK Manual Espresso Maker is, as the name implies, an espresso maker that requires no electricity or tomfoolery to operate – you just load your ground coffee, add hot water to the compression chamber and then apply liberal downward pressure the levers. It’s recommended that owners use a finely ground coffee when using the…

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Ducati Supermono

Ducati Supermono

The Ducati Supermono is one of the most successful dedicated racing motorcycles ever built by the Italian motorcycle marque, it was originally released in 1993 but to look back at its design from 2014 the bike still seems strangely modern, despite the fact that it’s now 21 years old. One of the reasons for this…

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Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual

Apollo 13 Owners Workshop Manual

The Apollo 13 Owners’ Workshop Manual is one of the most detailed and reader-friendly books about the Apollo 13 mission currently in print. It’s the work of David Baker – a veteran of the Apollo Space Program and a man who was actually in the room working with the other engineers on the consumables calculations…

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Suzuki XN85 Turbo

Suzuki XN85 Turbo Motorcycle

The Suzuki XN85 Turbo was the first turbo-charged motorcycle from the Japanese marque, it was a direct answer to the Honda CX500T but it upped the ante a little by offering a capacity of 673cc. As it was Suzuki’s first crack at a turbo the boost and resulting performance was relatively modest, but this isn’t…

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Motorcycle Basics Techbook

Motorcycle Basics - Techbook Haynes Manuals

The Motorcycle Basics Techbook by Haynes Manuals is an essential reference designed for all motorcyclists, it covers all major engine, chassis, electrical and suspension systems with human-comprehendible explanations and cutaway illustrations – the latter of which can help turn exceedingly confusing things into relatively simple concepts. I’ve had my copy of this book for a few…

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Porsche 928 Cutaway

Porsche 928 Cutaway

The Porsche 928 was originally developed as a replacement to the 911, and while many of us are exceedingly glad that this never eventuated, the 928 is still an excellent and quintessentially German motor car. The styling of the car was groundbreaking and it caused quite a stir at the 1977 Geneva Motor Show where…

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1902 Renault Voiturette

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Renault was established in 1899 by the talented young French engineer Louis Renault, Louis partnered with his brothers Marcel and Fernand – Two men who had years of business experience working for their father’s successful textile company in France. The first model produced by Renault was the Voiturette, it was offered in 3 major iterations…

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Roundhouse Snowboard

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The Roundhouse Snowboard by The Arbor Collective is one of the increasing number of snowboards (and skis) that use a bamboo core for strength and flexibility. The bamboo is layered with both triax & biax fibreglass, eldorado wood and ply to create an all-terrain snowboard suitable for people with a larger boot-size. The Arbor Collective…

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