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A new ride and the culture of bling

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Published: Feb 27, 2016 05:55:43 AM IST
Updated: Feb 24, 2016 12:14:47 PM IST
A new ride and the culture of bling

New Ride

The proportions of Benelli’s new scrambler Leoncino look similar to the Ducati, but there are differences in powertrain and other features. The Leoncino boasts a 500 cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine. Built on a trellis frame, it gets USD forks and a monoshock with preload adjustment at the rear. ABS comes standard and, true to scrambler tradition, there are knobblies and spoke wheels as well.

A new ride and the culture of bling
Bling it on!

Montegrappa’s Ca$h Pen takes a wry look at the culture of bling. As showy as a stretch limo, only pocket-sized, it features a cap and barrel adorned with raised dollar signs. Available in three trim colours—palladium, rose gold and all-black ruthenium—as accents to the black barrel and cap. The Ca$h Pen is available as a fountain pen with a choice of three nib writing grades, a rollerball and a twist-action ballpoint. Even the packaging speaks of excess: A box that looks like a stack of $100 bills!

A new ride and the culture of bling
Simply Sofas

Designed by Stefan Heiliger, Leolux Parabolica is a multi-award-winning swivel armchair that’s a perfect fit for a slick, modern living room or study. The asymmetric form allows at least three user experiences: Sitting upright, reclining and sitting actively with the armrest doubling as a worktop.

A new ride and the culture of bling

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon celebrates the reverso’s 85th anniversary and springs a number of surprises including an entirely open-worked back dial. This platinum model is issued in a 75-piece limited series. The watch is 30 percent trimmer in terms of both width and thickness.

Simply sofa, courtesy Better Interiors; New ride, courtesy Overdrive

(This story appears in the 04 March, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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