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It doesn’t matter how removed you are from the world of motorcycles, you know the sound and style of a Harley. As familiar as we all are with the Sportster, cruiser and chopper motorcycle style Harleys, there was a time in the late 70s when Harley-Davidson made an American cafe racer. That bike, the XLCR, serves as the inspiration for Blacktrack Motors BT-03. Blacktrack founder and lead designer Sacha Lakic “was spellbound every time I saw one (the XLCR) on the streets of Paris,” which is why his BT-03 creation sought to capture and ethos and mystique of the original while creating something original based on the monstrous powerplant (1,868cc with 155 Nm of torque, stock) from a Softail Fat Bob 114 base bike. The BT-03 leaves the Fat Bob’s original frame and geometry while upgrading the overall look with bespoke aluminum and composite parts, trees, foot controls, brackets, upgraded suspension, forged aluminum wheels and brakes, among other things. Blacktrack knocked it out of the park with this one.

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As much as we love watches with dozens of complications and functions, there’s something to be said for a simple and understated design. The Nixon Patrol watch is a modern interpretation of classic designs that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. Made with a no-nonsense 42mm stainless case, a rock-solid Miyota quartz movement and a stainless 3-link bracelet, it’s as clean and slim as it is durable and attractive. Add in the bold indices on the face to complete the sleek and stylish look. This is the watch for the makers and doers.