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Year after year, the two-wheeled concept bikes bearing the BMW Motorrad name–most of them collaborations with other builders–draw no shortage of oohs and aahs as their unveiled at bike and motor sport shows across the globe. Their latest, unveiled once again at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este like the Concept Link Bike, is a collaborative work designed by BMW and built by Swedish shop Unique Custom Cycles that BMW says “transports the essence of the big BMW Motorrad classics into the modern age, or in other words, it is taking a historical motorcycle design and giving it a modern, custom attitude.” Essentially, the BMW Motorrad Concept R18 Custom is the much anticipated, mostly-official version of what a long, long slung cruiser from the brand would look like in practice instead of just in theory. It’s mean. It’s beautiful. It expertly showcases the absurd sounds and looks of the impressive engine. Most of all, it’s clean and simple. It’s a return to form and the way a bike should look, feel and sound.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”