Vagabund V13: Honda NX 650

3D printing motorcycle components

Austria-based custom shop Vagabund builds some clean bikes, predominately based on classic BMWs, like their V12 we recently featured. With their V13 build, they’re taking their signature style to a very different platform — the dual-sport Honda NX 650. After two years of development, the Vagabund V13 uses 3D printing to product an angular, functional look that takes the old donor to a modern and elevated level.

Vagabund V13 custom motorcycle

On the Vagabund V13, the fuel tank, rear cowling, handlebar control housings, and turn signal brackets are all 3D-printed.

Vagabund V13 custom motorcycle

A Husqvarna front fender from a TC85 with a magnetic rack adds storage to the front, while two GKA fuel cans mount on either side of the seat for extended off-road range.

The engine has been completely rebuilt and a custom stainless-steel exhaust replaces the stock unit. New 320mm disc brakes and a Wilbers monoshock make the V13 ready for the outdoors, no matter how rough the terrain gets.

Vagabund V13 custom motorcycle

Taking an old (1991) Honda dual-sport and blending modern technologies and upgraded components is something we love to see. We’ve been eyeing an old XR400 to do something similar and this may have just gotten the creative juices flowing. Kudos to you Vagabund!

Vagabund V13 custom Honda NX 650

Vagabund V13 Specs

  • 3D printed fuel tank (Polyamid 12) with integrated motogadget mini speedo
  • 3D printed rear end, air filter cover, indicator light bracket and handlebar switch housings
  • Exhaust System: stainless steel manifold with custom-made two into one collector and modified Akrapovic muffler
  • 320mm HE disc brakes
  • Engine rebuild
  • Husqvarna TC85 front fender
  • Custom-made front rack with integrated Kellerman atto turn signals,
  • 3D printed indicator light bracket
  • Highsider headlights and quick release/magnetic mounting system for “Black Ember” bag
  • Wilbers shock
  • Custom made license plate holder with integrated Kellermann atto tail- / brake light / turn signal combination
  • GKA fuel pack with custom-made rack
  • Bridgestone Battlax tires
  • Custom made Alcantara seat
  • OTR oil cooler
  • Custom made rear frame
  • Powder coated wheels with stainless spokes
  • All new wiring
  • Modified fork bridge with new handlebar / clamps / controls / levers

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Photography: Stefan Leitner

About the author

A lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, Patrick Flynn has multiple years of experience as an OEM motorcycle marketer and over a decade as owner of his custom motorcycle site, The Bullitt.