Test Ride: Cake’s Street-Legal Kalk&

Made for commuting and adventuring, the new bike is ready for the road

Just a few minutes south by plane from Stockholm is Gotland, a lush green island in the middle of the Baltic Sea. At the north end of the island, there’s the wildly serene seasonal fishing village of Hallshuk, where the Swedish electric motorcycle brand Cake developed, honed and officially launched its first production model: the Kalk OR. (We rode that bike along the island’s trails …

Aston Martin to Offer Custom-Built Garages

The auto brand's architectural arm will bring to life Bond-like dreams

For the most unabashed auto enthusiasts, driving a car is only part of the obsession. In fact, the opportunity to marvel at their beauty—the intricacies of the design and the brilliance of its production—is just as important. As the process of owning premium vehicles has become more personalized, Aston Martin has capitalized with their boutique service, Q. Now, debuting at Monterey Car Week, a new …

Interview: Design General Manager at Lexus, Koichi Suga

Inside the bold, dynamic, and invigorating lineage of Lexus vehicles

It’s tough to stand out in the automotive marketplace these days. Just ask Lexus Design Department General Manager Koichi Suga, who says, “At first, nobody gave Lexus a second look.” True enough, the brand flew under the radar for years when it came to design, instead building a customer base that liked their vehicles because they were reliable and a good value. These days, design …