jeudi 3 décembre 2015

The Yamaha ‘Faster Wasp’ concept nods to Yamaha’s racing past




Californian custom motorcycle builder Roland Sands’ fifth collaboration with Yamaha, the Yard Built 900 ‘Faster Wasp’, embraces contemporary cutting-edge technology, while clearly nodding to Yamaha’s racing heritage…

A sting like a bee

This is the latest ‘Faster Sons’ concept from Yamaha, designed in collaboration with Roland Sands Design. An ex-racer himself, Sands took inspiration from one of his hero’s bikes, Kenny Roberts’ TZ750, with its wasp-like colour scheme. Built around Yamaha’s latest 850cc inline-three, distinctive features include, among many other things, the hand-fabricated muscular yellow bodywork, the forged aluminium wheels, and the exhaust system. It’s a big, brutal-looking machine that more than hints at its racing roots – we think ‘King’ Kenny will be thrilled. 
Photos: Yamaha
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