Gear Spotlight: |What's In Store
Snoped V2, Yamaha TTR 110cc
An update on the original Snoped, Version 2 is a boxy, blacked-out futuristic machine constructed by Michigan-based vehicle builder Joey Ruiter and partners Jeff Long and Jared Seifert. This one-of-a-kind snowmobile hybrid features a unique motorcycle stance, with a front grille and built-in headlights, a 110cc Yamaha engine, and a timbersled track system that replaces the rear tire. The futuristic design is ideal for driving through snow at high speeds. Currently, the Snoped V2 resides in our AETHERmtn store in Aspen. Available for sale for $15,000.
BMW MotoCouple BMW Isetta 300
Here at AETHER, we’re big fans of vintage cars, so when one of our founders found a foam green 1958 MotoCouple BMW Isetta 300, we knew we had to have it in our LA flagship store. The quirky microcar opens from the front, fits two passengers, features a convertible canvas top, and goes from 0 to 30 mph in 11 seconds with a top speed of 52 mph. Finished in a glossy green paint with cream-colored seats, the tiny vehicle features a 4-speed transmission and 10" tires. And, yes it is street legal. Snap a photo (feel free to take a seat), and tag us at @AETHERapparel on your next visit to AETHERla for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed.
1982 Honda FT500
In case you missed it: AETHERnyc just moved across the street on Crosby in SoHo to a bigger and better location. We wanted to showcase a unique bike in the new space, and Scott Halbleib from H Garage in Kentucky reached out with the perfect fit—a custom 1982 Honda FT500. After working as a graphic designer for nearly 15 years, Halbleib decided to pursue building custom motorcycles in 2012, and we’ve since displayed multiple unique bikes from H Garage in our stores. Over a two year period, Halbleib tore the Honda down to its bare frame, sandblasted it to create smooth edges, re-assembled the pieces, and built a small battery box that left the frame exposed. Taking inspiration from old school NASCAR wheels, the engine and wheels were painted gold, while the frame was rendered in a satin black finish. Halbleib used a Harley Davidson tank to keep the body from looking too bulky, and its red, blue, and white color scheme is a nod to Honda’s former racing colors. Finished with a custom seat, this bike is available for purchase for $12,500.