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Vagabund Honda CB450

One of our favorite custom motorbikes ever is the spectacular BMW R100R by Vagabond Moto. Today we showcase another work of art by the Austrian duo, designer Paul Brauchart and mechanical engineer Philipp Rabl - the 1972 Honda CB450 K5 Cafe Racer, a build developed in line with a brief of clean lines and a minimalist finish, with everything deemed as unnecessary being removed. After being stripped bare, the bike was fitted with a wheel hugger style number plate mount that doubles as a fender, and tiny LED indicators and brake light, keeping the tail end clean. Other stylish details include grips wrapped in brown leather with bar end indicators, a tiny dial, and wiring running internally adding to its minimal finish. For a touch of vintage cool a Brooks tools bag hangs off the bikes frame, and a industrially inspired paint scheme ties everything together beautifully.



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TIGUAN GTE ACTIVE

Volkswagen have just presented the spectacular Tiguan GTE Active at the North American International Auto Show, a robust plug-in hybrid, all-wheel-drive crossover SUV with two electric motors and a gasoline engine. The extreme off-road Tiguan features a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, and is powered by a turbocharged TSI four cylinder engine with 148 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque, while its electric motors produce 54 hp at the front wheels and 114 at the rear,...
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ELLIPSE SMART BIKE LOCK

The Ellipse Smart Bike Lock is for those of us who really love their bikes and therefore take security issues very seriously. This smart device aims to take your bike’s protection to a higher level but also enhances some other cool features that may come in handy. First of all lets cover the basics: it´s built tough, using 17 mm thick steel, plus it´s smart, so no need for keys, just use a tap on your phone or program it so it unlocks as you approach it, or even via...
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BMW R1100GS | BY CRD MOTORCYCLES | Image

BMW R1100GS | BY CRD MOTORCYCLES

Cafe Racer Dreams(CRD) from Madrid took a BMW R1100 GS and transformed it into this awesome "Desert Scrambler”. The build is still a work-in-progress so not much info is available on this bad boy, we will wait for CRD to update their website portfolio and come back to you with more details. For now we leave you with some photos to drool over....
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