One of our favorite custom motorcycles ever is the spectacular Vagabund Moto BMW R100R. Today we present another work of art by the Vagabund Moto, designer Paul Brauchart and mechanical engineer Philipp Rabl- the 1972 Honda CB450 K5 Cafe Racer.
They started to work soon on vintage motorcycles because they love these old pieces of metal and it`s not only a lifestyle product or a commercial vehicle to them, it’s a functional piece of art. Trying to find a compromise between usability and design with each motorcycle they build is very important to them. They love the challenge of building motorcycles that are both; nice to ride and beautiful to look at which is not too easy with the legislation in Austria. They love to keep their designs minimalistic, they rebuild all kind of motorcycles, brands and year of construction.
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About Vagabund’s V02 1972 Honda CB450 K5 Cafe Racer
The V02 1972 Honda CB450 K5 Cafe Racer one of Vagabund’s first custom-builds under the Vagabund name.
A building developed in line with a brief clean line and a minimalist finish, with everything considered unnecessary to be removed and the necessary part which is not clean and well-integrated.
After being stripped bare, the bike was equipped with a wheel hugger number plate mount that doubles as a fender and small LED indicators and brake light to keep the tail end clean.
Other stylish features include CNC built grips wrapped in brown leather with bar end indicators, a small dial and internally operating wiring that adds to its minimal finish.
A Brooks tool bag hangs off the bike frame for a touch of vintage cool, and an industry-inspired paint scheme brushed-bare metal-clear powder coated, with moss green and some brass and gold connects everything beautifully.
Other Parts and Modification:
· 100% street-legal in Austria
· Modified CB450 fuel tank
· Completely new designed and welded rear frame
· Triple clamp integrated switches and Motogadget tiny speedo
· SHIN YO“ LED taillight and turn signals integrated into the rear frame loop
· Handsewn leather seat
· Custom made license plate holder
· Front turn signals: „Motogadget“ m-blaze disc
· Custom-made clip-on handlebar with integrated push buttons
· New wiring harness and lithium-ion battery
· Custom-made stainless-steel exhaust
· YSS “shocks
· Serviced engine
· LSL “footrests
· New spokes and powder-coated wheels
· Heidenau“ K34 tires
· Kustomtech“ clutch lever
· New brake master cylinder and stainless steel brake lines
· NOT FOR SALE
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