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Vagabund Moto, a duo consisting of designer Paul Brauchart and mechanical engineer Philipp Rabl, showcase their latest work in this custom 1972 Honda CB450 K5 Cafe Racer. A build focused on clean lines and minimalism, everything deemed unnecessary from the bike was removed by stripping the bike bare. The bike was then fitted with a wheel hugger-style number plate mount that doubles as a fender, and tiny LED indicators and brake light, in order to clean up the tail end.

Other stylish details include brown leather grips with bar end indicators, a small dial, and internal wiring which adds to the project’s minimal finish. Vintage touches like a Brooks tools bag and a industrially-inspired paint scheme tie everything together.

For more from Vagabund make sure you check out this beautiful BMW R100R.

Brian Farmer is Highsnobiety's Managing Editor and is based in New York City.

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