Vagabund does it again. The Austria-based motorcycle shop takes BMW’s classic R-series bikes and breathes new life into it. Terrifying, beastly life, that is. Meet the Vagabund V10, a BMW R100R disguised as a formidable road foe.

Here, Vagabund did what it does best: treat every base vehicle as a blank canvas to its stream of ideas on how it can make it much more powerful. On the road, the Vagabund V10 represents the essence of customization. Forget just simple tweaks and flourishes. We’re going all in, complete overhaul and all.

This Vagabund V10 began life as a 1993 R100R before going through a rigorous modification into a cafe racer with vintage lines topped with a modern-tier performance. Vagabund stripped the bike down to its frame, then rebuilt every component from the engine to the forks.

Then it shortened the forks by three inches to give it a road-hugging stance. You’ll also find a 3D-printed rear cowling over a new subframe that rounds out the whole contemporary aesthetic. At once nostalgic and modern. The Vagabund V10 mixes those two worlds and brings the result to ours.

Other highlights include the fuel tank, a R80RT with a milled Vagabund emblem. You also get a new rear frame, shortened LSL handlebar, Grimeca brake master cylinder, a Domino clutch-lever, plus a handmade license plate holder with integrated motogadget m-blaze pin turn signals. This beaut is a wonderful addition to Vagabund’s sterling lineup of reworks, and we’re excited for what the shop comes out with next.