Not all motorcycles are made for the road. Just take the Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Motorcycle, for example. In addition to a strong 1215cc three-cylinder engine, this highly-capable bike offers a host of off-road features, including switchable ABS, traction control, fog lights, hand guards, engine protection bars, a sump guard, a 12V power socket for powering a GPS or heated clothing, a payload of almost 500 lbs., and unique spoked wheels. Sure, you could elect to ride it only on the road, but where's the fun in that?
Fifth in a series of six special editions celebrating the carmaker's past, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Black Bess Edition pays homage to the pre-war Type 18, known at that point as the fastest road-legal car — its five-liter four-cylinder engine producing 1000 hp for a top speed of 100 mph. While underneath the hood the Black Bess retains the same power plant as an ordinary Veyron Vitesse, the exterior and interior get plenty of special attention for this edition limited to just three models. It sports a black-painted carbon fiber exterior with 24-carat gold details and gold-paint accents throughout. Visible through its open top, the Black Ness sports illustrations of the Type 18, solid gold inlays, red stitching and a red steering wheel, all finished in some of the finest leather.
Speed and horsepower are one thing just on their own — but when you add in a drop-top that can fold up in under 20 seconds, then you really have something worthwhile. Retaining the same glorious power plant that its hard-topped predecessor had (a three-liter, 425-horsepower, twin-turbocharged straight six), the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible has the added benefit of letting in some of that sun you've been craving all winter. Available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, it pushes all that power through its rear wheels, helped by an active differential, adaptive suspension, and more. And though it's a bit heavier than its non-convertible sibling, we're willing to bet you'll hardly notice with all that wind going through your hair.
When you think of a true vintage GT, it conjures up notions of long country drives with no particular destination, the joy of the road — and spending a lot of time on the shoulder with the hood open. But with the David Brown Speedback GT you get all the perks of a vintage grand tourer, with all the benefits of a modern car. Built in the spirit of early British GTs (in particular the Jaguar XKR) — it sports an all aluminum handcrafted body over a modern chassis. Under the hood you'll find a supercharged five-liter V8 engine producing 500 horsepower. While inside you'll discover small touches that make it an ideal touring car — details like a spacious luggage area, a hidden picnic seat, and beautiful leather and wood detailing throughout.