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January 25th, 2016

Nowadays, with so much of love coming from the Central Europe, Vagabund Moto’s Honda CB450 K5 cafe racer is no less to impress the clan with their build. The first look of which somehow translates a mixture of both, Vagabund’s commitment to redesign and restore classic motorcycles and the tinge to reflect their DNA of bringing practicality into to the world of rideable and functional piece of art. Well, that is how Vagabund a builder from Austria worked around this Honda CB450, a classic bike which was a ‘big’ one from Honda back then. With its 444cc, 180 degree straight twin, dual overhead cam engine, it made 43 horses ready at tap-of-throttle; one of the reasons it was a perfect selection for this first make under Vagabund’s tag.

It’s the leather pouch, right? Yes! Brooks tools bag hanging off the bike frame is one of the few things you start adoring about this wonderful make. Speaking of which, the mid-section which shows Vagabund’s love towards minimalistic design, it incorporates Mikuni carbs with K&N pod style filters accompanying the profoundly customised exhaust and a repurposed Colgate shaving stick tin to add onto the vintage look. In the front, the custom made clip-ons wear brown leather grips which extend further to M-Blaze Motogadget bar end indicators and a tiny ‘motoscope’ dial in the centre. And in the rear which was stripped completely off, the LED running lights and indicators were skilfully placed to match the wheel hugging number plate and the RFY piggyback shocks.

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