Vagabund V09 1992 BMW R80RT Custom Motorcycle

Based in Graz, Austria, Vagabund have been designing and building custom motorcycles for just over two years – but their work defies their experience. Starting with a 1992 BMW R80RT, Vagabund pulled out all the stops to create a modern cafe racer. Wiring and cables have been minimized, with 3D-printed switch housings, and a handmade rear frame carries a 3D printed seat. Lowered front forks set a low, aggressive stance, and the black paint and solid rear rim recall vintage speed racers. All-in-all, another great effort from the Austrian design duo. And we will recommend you to check a few more interesting custom bikes: BMW “R nineT” and BMW T63.

K-Speed Honda Bros 400 Futuristic Custom Cafe Racer

K-Speed turns an old Honda cafe racer ‘BROS400’ it into a full-aluminum cloaked futuristic motorcycle dubbed ‘Future Storm’. Produced between 1988 and 1992, the Honda ‘BROS400’ was viewed as a heavy, underpowered commuter bike for fledgling enthusiasts. It was a smaller varaint of the ‘NT650’, that was perhaps better known throughout Europe. K-Speed has completely reworked the Honda model and produced this futuristic café racer with street fighter aesthetics, with a revised fuel tank flowing sinuously into the bespoke tail unit. Some heavy new suspension fork guards at the front add further protection when in motion, and creates a look that lends itself to a science fiction movie. Some added negative space above the rear wheel comes courtesy of the garage’s bespoke subframe. The headlight is discretely hidden behind the louvered section toward the base, with a pair of Motogadget turning signals at the top, and on either side of the belly pan towards the back. If you like this custom cafe racer you should definitely check XC1 Café Racer and Honda CX500 Café Racer featured earlier on our website.

Custom Cafe Racer Piaggio Ciao “Silhouette” By OMT Garage

Moped 1982 Piaggio “Ciao PX” or simply “Ciao” was highly popular in Italy and brothers Marco and Mario from Italy’s from OMT Garage decided to take it as a base for their small cafe racer. And they’ve won the “Deus Bike Build Off 2016” with their new Piaggio Ciao “Silhouette” in the category 50/125 sm3. The brothers completely modified the tiny two-stroke engine, boosting its capacity to 75 cc, from the factory’s 49 cc. They also added an electronic ignition, a 19 mm carburetor, a hand-made exhaust, plus a lightened flywheel. With the front brake now removed from the original “Ciao”, only the rear brake stops the rider after crossing the finish line. It’s activated with the left-hand lever, while the lever on the right-hand-side manages the moped’s throttle.

Extraordinary Lazareth Back To The Future Cafe Racer

Take a look at this extraordinary looking Lazareth Back To The Future Cafe Racer that not only looks to be one of the most stealthy and robust machines on the market, has a performance level that is simply beyond compare. Built upon a Yamaha R1 frame, the Lazareth Back to the Future Cafe Racer might just look familiar to fans of sci-fi films because it began life as one of the steeds in the, rather woeful, Vin Diesel movie, Babylon A.D but don’t hold that against it because this machine is nothing short of extraordinary. A mighty robust looking finish courtesy of a complete carbon fibre treatment, the Lazareth Back to the Future Cafe Racer also has numerous other stand out features which include super cool, single-sided swing-arms on both the front and the rear, eye-catching, customized fenders, a shortened rear end, extended exhaust which have built in LED taillights that add a whole new dimension to the futuristic aesthetic of this first rate contraption. If you love modified motorbikes that are overflowing with futuristic design flair, this amazing machine from French petrolhead, Ludovic Lazareth, will unquestionably be right up your street to and you’ll be delighted to hear that this phenomenal contraption could be yours for around $53,000.

Death Machines of London Moto Guzzi Airtail

This wonderfully minimal Moto Guzzi ‘Airtail’ was built by Death Machines of London – a company with a refreshingly no-nonsense approach to building custom motorcycles. Death Machines of London are a small workshop that focus on crafting bespoke motorbikes that are engineered to the highest standards and offer impeccable style and visual appeal. This is the company’s first custom bike. It’s based on a 1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk2, and has been built with ‘clutter reduction’ firmly in mind. After forensic inspection of the entire motorcycle, warts and all, it was rebuilt utilising a raft of custom features including a new aviation-inspired instrument binnacle with the main switch from a Spitfire, and a lightened, polished and balanced engine. Most distinctive is the ‘airtail’ – essentially a skeleton tail section adorned only by a single rear light, taken from a Land Rover Defender, no less. Coupled with a de-lugged frame and drastically reduced switchgear, the bike’s overall character is one of minimal elegance, yet retains the poise and purpose of a classic Guzzi.

Electric Cafe Racer ‘The Phaser Type 1’ by Union Motion

Responding to the growing environmental need for an increase in electricity dependent vehicles, Union Motion has designed a motorcycle to engage with commuters on both an emotional and practical level. Such engagement is essential to the speedy transition to cleaner forms of transit, and Union Motion think their ‘Phaser Type 1’ bike is just the thing to kickstart the revolution. Founded in 2015, this is Union Motion’s first prototype. “We want to challenge the trope of nostalgic and aesthetically led custom motorcycles by encouraging others to experiment with the awesome possibilities offered by electric powertrains,” explains the team. “The Phaser Type 1 started life as a ’98 fazer 600. We got it as a rolling chassis, just frame, forks, swingarm and wheels. Once de tabbed, the double loop frame made a great base for experimenting with battery location and drivetrain layout. After a little trial and error, we settled on a conventional motor location, echoing the final drive output of the original engine.” The 6 kwh battery pack found a home above the motor and controller, snug between the two top frame loops, keeping the centre of gravity of its 50 kg weight nice and low. The pack sits on a set of rails that allow it to be easily removed from the rear of the bike. This means a fresh pack can be installed in under five minutes, giving another 60 miles of riding. With a top speed of 110mph, the phaser type 1 can be fully charged in just 2 hours. CNC milled sheet aluminium bodywork keeps things clean and minimal to allow for easy access to the controller and airflow over the motor. The tank has been reduced to the bare essentials, keeping the profile of the bike low whilst retaining the original ergonomics, allowing you to grip the machine around corners. Finishing touches include union motion’s own programmable instrument, an akira-inspired disc wheel and a super-bright halo running light.