1972 Honda CB450 K5 by Vagabund Moto

Apr 19, 2016

Category: Rides

Everything unnecessary must go. At least that was the mantra Austian duo Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl of Vagabund Moto lived by when customizing this 1972 Honda CB450 K5 Cafe Racer. And for anyone obsessed with the bells and whistles of such builds, here’s a fine example that less sometimes really is more in this world.

Vagabund Moto functions under the design philosophy of cleanliness and minimalism. Naturally, this build followed in that suit with almost everything stripped off the bike at first. After, the bike was fitted with a wheel hugger style number plate mount that alternately functions as a fender, LED indicators, and brake lights. This keeps the tail end nice and clean while other features such as brown leather grips, a tiny dial, and internal wiring add a clean style and minimalist finish to this custom bike. There’s also a Brooks tool bag hanging off the bike’s frame, peppering a touch of vintage to the overall theme of the bike. The industrial paint job ties the whole piece together as well. It’s just too bad this puppy isn’t for sale.

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