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This BMW R nineT is a homage to Rickman Métisse

In the world of vintage desert sleds, the Rickman Triumph Métisse reigns supreme. It was a pretty legit scrambler in its day, and also one of best-looking motorcycles from that era. For VTR Customs boss Dani Weidmann, though, there’s an even deeper connection. Back in the 80s, 17-year-old Dani took an apprenticeship at a company called Meier & Lutziger—the Swiss importer of Rickman frames and parts. Dani fell in love with the classy design of these throwback sleds. When the VTR Customs cr...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Rickman, Dani, Stefano, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, BMW R nineT, Wilbers, Brauchli, VTR Customs


Channeling Top Gun: A GPZ900R hot rod from Italy

It’s been over thirty years since Tom Cruise blasted across the screen in an F14 Tomcat, in the cult classic Top Gun. But who remembers the motorcycle he rode in the film? We do: it was a red and black Kawasaki GPZ900R. Photographer Paolo Sandolfini wasn’t even born when Top Gun came out, but he’s a nut for everything 80s. So when he got his hands on a GPZ900R, the pop culture reference was too hard to resist. Paolo bought the GPZ900R four years ago, after owning a GPZ750. Even though he h...
Tags: Milan, Germany, Motorcycles, Italy, Mra, Tom Cruise, Parma, Kawasaki, VTR, Paolo, Kenny Loggins, Custom Motorcycles, Kawasaki motorcycles, Bridgestone Battlax, Keihin FCR, Paolo Sandolfini


Shitanes 61: VTR Customs’ outrageous BMW R nineT

There’s a lot to be said for elegance and subtlety. And there’s also a time and place for going completely over the top. Dani Weidmann and his crew at the Swiss shop VTR Customs can play it both ways. This time, they’ve turned the volume up to 11 and built a BMW R nineT that’s about as subtle as an AC/DC riff. It’s got 136 hp, a stonking 145 Nm of torque, and it’s called ‘Shitanes 61’—a reference to the famous Gitanes motor racing livery from the 1980s. The story starts at the last Swiss ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Michelin, Bmw, Dani, Monza, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Equipe Ligier, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, BMW R nineT, VTR Customs, Dani Weidmann, Benken


New Senior adds two EVPs to team

New Senior Investment Group Inc has named David Smith as executive vice president and chief financial officer and Bhairav Patel as executive vice president of finance and accounting. The appointments becomes effective January 1, 2019. Previously, both Smith and Patel worked at Fortress. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New Senior Investment Group Inc. (“New Senior” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SNR) announced today the appointment of David Smith as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Of...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, United States, Smith, Fortress, David Smith, Company, Patel, VTR, OHI, Ventas NYSE, Omega Healthcare Investors NYSE, Company Prior, SNR, New Senior Investment Group Inc


RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 2 – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

 Written by Andrew Jones First there was Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. Then came the Merry Pranksters. After that there was the Wacky Racers, the Cannonball Run and Burning Man. So just when you think that the whole creativity/machines/party thing has been milked dry, along comes the inimitable Sultans of Sprint. Its origins are French. Considering their invention of the Etch-a-Sketch, drinking champagne while hot air ballooning and nudity in cinema, who else could it hav...
Tags: Video, Germany, Race, Motorcycles, Ducati, Sprint, Belgium, Las Vegas, Bmw, Event, Spa, Simon, Sakura, Laurence, Bonnie, Monza


BAD COP, BADDER COP. VTR’s ‘Polizia 1.9’ Blown BMW Nitrous Racer

Written by Andrew Jones What is it about ex-police vehicles? As with our four-wheeled brethren, the thought of nabbing something that used to enforce the law seems to really float our boats. Hell, muscle cars seem to increase in value if you can prove they were used by the boys in blue. But there’s a real perverse pleasure at play when you take an ex-police bike a turn it into a drag racer. And that thrill is turned up to 11 when you add NOS and a supercharger. So we were overjoyed when Dani ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Switzerland, Bmw, Classic, Nos, Dani, Magura, VTR, Beemer, Andrew Jones, Racer, R80, VTR Customs, Glemseck, Andri Margadant


PURE AT HEART. The ‘ST33’ BMW R NineT Street Tracker from VTR Customs

Written by Andrew Jones We think it’s fair to say that BMW’s R NineT has made a sizeable impact on the global custom scene since it was launched in 2014. Here was a new bike from a respected brand that builders could actually get excited about modifying. No more begrudgingly done modern customisations with whispered wishes that it was actually a classic from the 70s. No siree. The R nineT had its own look that was cool right out of the box, yet adaptable enough to allow creative minds their o...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Italy, Switzerland, Bmw, Pirelli, Dani, Monza, Magura, VTR, Beemer, Kellermann, Andrew Jones, VTR Customs, Yves Knobel, Andri Margadant


Flame Thrower: The ‘Spitfire’ BMW from VTR and TW Steel

In this era of high tech , when every motorcycle spec sheet seems to contain a dizzying array of acronyms, it’s reassuring to see that old school skills are alive and well. This extraordinary drag racer looks like it belongs on the pages of a 1930s Boy’s Own Annual. But it was completed just a few days ago by VTR Customs of Switzerland, and will race in the Sultans of Sprint series in Europe. VTR’s latest build is based on an R1200 R supplied by BMW. It’s also a collaboration with the Dutc...
Tags: Europe, UK, Motorcycles, Sprint, Switzerland, Raf, Bmw, Spitfire, Dani, Barbara, Magura, VTR, Monza Italy, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, BMW motorcycles, VTR Customs


TOXIC AVENGER. VTR Customs’ Killer ‘White Venom’ BMW R1200R Nitrous Racer

Written by Marlon Slack The Swiss can be a very serious bunch of people. Pragmatic, practical and sometimes a little dry, they’re often considered the chartered accounts of the Europe. But people like the mad crew at VTR Customs prove that there’s an undercurrent of beautiful craziness running through the alps. Maybe it’s in the mountain water. But the end result of this rich vein of madness are bikes like this – a NOS powered BMW R1200R racer dubbed ‘Veneno Blanco’ – Spanish for ‘White Poiso...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Motorcycles, Switzerland, Monaco, Bmw, Goodwood, Blanco, Yamaha, Nos, Dani, Brembo, BST, Magura, VTR, Ohlins


Endurance racer tribute: VTR Customs’ wild BMW K100

If there was ever a golden age of motorcycle racing, we’d pin it on the late 70s and early 80s. Those were the days of the endurance racers, when hairy-chested pilots wrangled big four-strokes around the track for hours on end. Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki battled Italian exotica from Laverda, Ducati and Moto Guzzi, with the added danger of pit stops for extra fuel and fresh rubber. We’re unlikely to see a return to these exciting times—but there’s a resurgence of interest in the era, and it’s...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Hsbc, Italy, Jaguar, Alcantara, Dani, Monza, Suzuki, Magura, Spa Francorchamps, VTR, Kellermann, Moto Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles


MOTO PHOTOS: 2018 Motor Bike Expo, Verona, Italy

Written by Andrew Jones After you’ve been to more than your fair share of bike shows, it’s easy to become a little jaded about the whole shebang. Too many people, too few cool bikes, greasy food and those early evening hangovers that only one too many midday beers can give you. I thought I’d really seen it all. But within 30 minutes of arriving at the 2018 Moto Bike Expo in Verona, I was rethinking my convictions quicker than a televangelist at a jelly wrestling contest. There is a better way...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Milan, France, Austria, Motorcycles, Sprint, Other, Italy, Sydney, Melbourne, Ac Dc, Verona, Martini, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mbe


Remington Spring Fever Means Cash Back for You

Remington 700 VTR Varmint-Target Rifle and 700 Magpul rifles Huntsville, AL – -(Ammoland.com)- With temperatures warming up across most of Remington Country, we are anxious to spend time on the range and in the field chasing varmints. Remington spring fever brings a 2018 Cash Back Rebate on the Model 700 VTR (Varmint-Target Rifle) and the Model 700 Magpul. The cash back, mail-in offers are valid on purchases now through May 1st, 2018. All requests must be postmarked by June 1st, 2018. $100.00 ...
Tags: New York, Guns, Company, Remington, VTR, Huntsville AL, Rebates, Firearm News, Remington Arms Company, Ilion Ny Remington, Remington Country


My Triumph Obsession, Part II: Preserving the originality of Dr. Miller’s unrestored original 1967 GT6 MKI

From July 1966 to September 1968, Triumph produced 15,818 GT6 MKI models. Thanks to the good graces of Dr. Robert Miller of Cotuit, Massachusetts, I was selected to be the next custodian of his beloved GT6. Dr. Miller called me one day back in March 2008 and asked if I would be interested in buying his Triumph. I remember him saying, “it’s a MKI GT6 just like the one you used to own and it’s all original – I bought it new.” Evidently, Dr. Miller was a regular reader of my column in Hemmings and...
Tags: Europe, Florida, Austin, New Jersey, Autos, Richard, Miller, Brooklyn New York, JEFFREY, Hemmings, Robert Miller, VTR, Plainfield, Hemmings Daily, Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania, MkI


Crosman Introduces Expanded Line of Remington Airguns

Remington 725 VTR .25 Caliber Air Rifle BLOOMFIELD, N.Y. -(Ammoland.com)- Two years ago at the 2016 SHOT Show, Crosman announced the acquisition of the Remington license for airguns.Now, in 2018, Crosman features an expansive lineup of Remington products, including one of the most powerful break barrels on the market, the all-new Remington Model 725 VTR .25 caliber air rifle.The Remington 725 VTR delivers more than 30 foot pounds of energy, more than enough knock down power for even the toughe...
Tags: Guns, Remington, VTR, Crosman, CenterPoint, Firearm News, Airguns, Air Rifles, Compass Diversified Holdings Inc NYSE


Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Android Oreo beta update starts rolling out

Huawei has announced Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for P10 and P10 Plus as the company's Romania Facebook page has put out post seeking testers for the Oreo update. The company has already rolled out the update for Mate 9 Pro, P10 and P10 Plus in China and now its turn for the international variants.  The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus were announced at the MWC 2017 in February and now the company is looking for beta testers for P10 and P10 Plus with software versions; VTR-L09C432B180, VTR-L29C432B1...
Tags: Android, UK, News, China, Blogging, Huawei, VTR, Huawei P10, P10 Plus, Android Oreo, Romania Facebook, AndroidPolice


MagPul Hunter 700 Remington 700 SA Stock GRAY (MAG495-GRY)

MagPul Hunter 700 Remington 700 SA Stock GRAY (MAG495-GRY) [BS1-AD13] Price:$259.99 Made from reinforced polymer and an anodized aluminum bedding block, the Magpul Remington 700 Hunter Stock offers users a cost effective replacement featuring fully adjustable length of pull, comb height, and enhanced ergonomics. Compatible with Remington 700 Short Actions, this stock requires no bedding and is a true “drop-in” solution for the end user*. This stock is also M-LOK® compatible to accept a broad r...
Tags: Weapon, Cope's Distributing, ADL, Remington, VTR, Forend, Sling Mount Kits Left, Footman, Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well Reinforced, Medium Palma, Tapered Beam, Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well Not


MagPul Hunter 700 Remington 700 SA Stock OD GREEN (MAG495-ODG)

MagPul Hunter 700 Remington 700 SA Stock OD GREEN (MAG495-ODG) [BS1-AE14] Price:$259.99 Made from reinforced polymer and an anodized aluminum bedding block, the Magpul Remington 700 Hunter Stock offers users a cost effective replacement featuring fully adjustable length of pull, comb height, and enhanced ergonomics. Compatible with Remington 700 Short Actions, this stock requires no bedding and is a true “drop-in” solution for the end user*. This stock is also M-LOK® compatible to accept a b...
Tags: Weapon, Cope's Distributing, ADL, Remington, VTR, Forend, Sling Mount Kits Left, Footman, Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well Reinforced, Medium Palma, Tapered Beam, Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well Not


MagPul Hunter 700 Remington 700 SA Stock FDE (MAG495-FDE)

MagPul Hunter 700 Remington 700 SA Stock FDE (MAG495-FDE)[BS1-AC12] Price:$259.99 Made from reinforced polymer and an anodized aluminum bedding block, the Magpul Remington 700 Hunter Stock offers users a cost effective replacement featuring fully adjustable length of pull, comb height, and enhanced ergonomics. Compatible with Remington 700 Short Actions, this stock requires no bedding and is a true “drop-in” solution for the end user*. This stock is also M-LOK® compatible to accept a broad rang...
Tags: Weapon, Cope's Distributing, ADL, Remington, VTR, Forend, Sling Mount Kits Left, Footman, Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well Reinforced, Medium Palma, Tapered Beam, Magpul Bolt Action Magazine Well Not


Animals I have met

The other day I was telling someone my Emu story and it occurred to me that I seem to have reasonably frequent run-ins with critters while out and about on the bike.  Getting into Adv riding has only increased my odds.  So far I've been lucky in that the run-ins have only been eye openers for me, although some critters were harmed  (unintentionally) in the making of this post...So, now for a bit of a list and maybe some tales...BirdsThey say that in NZ we have a bird for every job that mammals d...
Tags: Videos, Facebook, Safety, Motorcycles, Penguins, Nz, Mark, Stewart Island, EMU, Jenny Craig, VTR, Andrew Thomson, Pukeko, Weka, French Pass, Tenere Hawks


In Your 40s? 3 Stocks You Should Consider Buying

If you're in your 40s, it can be tough to know the ideal stocks to invest in. You don't have quite as much risk tolerance as a 20- or 30-something investor, so you don't want companies that are excessively risky. You also still have 10-20 years or more until retirement, so you don't need to completely avoid risk, either.With that in mind, here are three stocks that I believe could be excellent additions to your portfolio while you're in your 40s.Image source: Getty Images.Continue reading [Autho...
Tags: Finance, Financials, HHC, VTR, NNN, Matthew Frankel, 8184e040-aaae-11e7-8c11-0050569d32b9


Is Welltower Inc a Buy?

Dividend investors looking for a safe income stock might find themselves taking a close look at Welltower Inc  (NYSE: HCN) , one of the largest owners of senior housing and healthcare properties in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. With a yield near 5% at recent prices and an impressive track record of dividend growth, it certainly has every appearance of being a wonderful investment. In general terms, those are certainly things to like about the company. But there's even more to li...
Tags: Finance, Canada, Financials, United States United Kingdom, VTR, Jason Hall, HCN, Welltower Inc, 7e2faaaa-a3e3-11e7-9eef-0050569d32b9


Kindred sells nursing facility business to BlueMountain for $700 mln

Kindred Healthcare Inc has sold its nursing facility business to BlueMountain Capital Management LLC for $700 million in cash. The nursing facility portfolio included 89 nursing centers and seven assisted living facilities in 18 states. PRESS RELEASE LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today announced that it has completed an additional transaction closing (the “Closing”) related to its previously announced agreement with BM Eagle Hold...
Tags: Trends, United States, KND, Louisville, Company, The Company, Louisville Kentucky, VTR, Twitter and Facebook, Kindred, Kindred Healthcare Inc, Ventas, PE Deals, Ventas Inc, Breier, BM Eagle Holdings LLC


Why Ventas Could Be a Gold Mine for Income Investors

Healthcare real estate investment trust Ventas (NYSE: VTR) is a great income stock, with a steadily growing dividend that currently yields 4.5%. However, there's more to Ventas than just income -- the healthcare real estate market is expected to grow rapidly over the next few decades, and there is lots of opportunity for consolidation in the current inventory of properties. These catalysts could translate into an incredible long-term growth opportunity for Ventas and its investors.Ventas curre...
Tags: Finance, Financials, VTR, Ventas, Matthew Frankel, Ventas NYSE, E71da99c-9a22-11e7-941e-0050569d32b9


3 Stocks You Can Keep Forever

The first thing that I ask myself when looking for stocks that I could hold in my portfolio forever is "Will this business be around in 50 years?" For example, people will need safe places to store their wealth, reliable ways to get around, and access to healthcare.Once it has been established that the industry will endure the test of time, there are a few other attributes to look for in a "forever stock." Financial strength, growing revenue, and a shareholder-friendly capital return policy are ...
Tags: Finance, Usb, Gm, Financials, VTR, Matthew Frankel, 233179d0-9984-11e7-a9a4-0050569d4be0


3 Stocks to Add to Your Social Security Income

If you're retired, the ideal stock investments will produce more than enough income for you to live on, while potentially allowing your portfolio to grow in value at the same time. The real estate sector can be a great place to find stocks that fit this description, and these three stocks in particular could be excellent ways to supplement your Social Security incomeCompanySymbolContinue reading [Author: [email protected] (Matthew Frankel)]
Tags: Finance, Financials, O, VTR, Matthew Frankel, EXR, 475ee1c6-61a8-11e7-9f3a-0050569d4be0


These 5 Stocks Tripled Your Money Over the Past 10 Years -- Will They Do It Again?

Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, are well-known for their higher-than-average dividend yields. However, many investors don't realize the incredible long-term growth potential these companies are capable of. With that in mind, here are five large equity REITs that have tripled investors' money -- or more -- over the past decade.CompanySymbolContinue reading [Author: [email protected] (Matthew Frankel)]
Tags: Finance, Psa, Dlr, Financials, O, VTR, Matthew Frankel, AMT, Fe4abf02-4229-11e7-9724-0050569d32b9


2017 Nissan Pathfinder SV First Test Review

Nissan gave its midsize three-row crossover more than just a modest refresh for the 2017 model year. Revised styling and a noticeable power boost prompted us to revisit the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. Previous tests of the current generation model included our long-term 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD and a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 4WD during our Big Test comparison of 2014 three-row crossovers. For our latest test, the Japanese automaker sent us a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4WD. The SV model si...
Tags: Ford, Toyota, Epa, Honda, Nissan, First Tests, Interior, VTR, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Pathfinder SV First Test Review, SV Tech, Dodge Durango Limited AWD


Better Buy: HCP, Inc. vs. Ventas

While most of the market has soared to record highs, the real estate sector's performance hasn't been quite as remarkable. Thanks to rising interest rates, REITs have significantly underperformed the market, making now a good time to hunt for bargains in the sector.Healthcare real estate is a particularly attractive asset to own over the next several decades, and two major players in the space are HCP (NYSE: HCP) and Ventas (NYSE: VTR) . Here's a quick comparison of these two REITs, and which...
Tags: Finance, Healthcare, Financials, VTR, HCP, Matthew Frankel, HCP Inc, Ventas NYSE, 4d11e414-2a9a-11e7-92de-0050569d4be0


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 26 March, 2017

Not one but two killer new builds from VTR, the Swiss flavors of the month. Plus a frankly bizarre Moto Guzzi Audace by Vibrazioni Art Design, and a Public Service Announcement about a stolen custom Bonneville. BMW K100 by VTR Customs In the past, inspiration from nautical design has dominated the automotive landscape—creating some of its most fondly remembered eras. But it’s never been a form that translates well to the world of two-wheels. At least not until now. Working with Boesch Boats,...
Tags: Philippines, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Dubya, Goodwood, Evel Knievel, Exif, Manila, Bjorn, Public Service Announcement, Dani, Bonnie, Cebu City, Magura, VTR


Mini Monster: Deus Japan reworks the Honda VTR250

There’s a huge flat track resurgence happening right now, and it’s spilling over into the custom domain. Even if most of the tracker-style builds we see aren’t actually destined for oval track glory, there’s something about the vibe that people love. The head wrench of Deus Ex Machina Tokyo is a massive fan: “There is something magnetic about the image of a flat track rider exiting a turn,” Matt Roberts enthuses. So it’s no surprise that the latest build from ‘The Residence of Impermanence’ is ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Motorcycles, Ducati, Tokyo, States, Honda, Tracker, Alcantara, Matt, Brembo, VTR, Nakata, Kono, Honda Motorcycles, Exel