Thursday, June 09, 2016

Yamaha's new Yard Built XSR900 Monkeebeast is an all-terrain animal


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The Yard Built XSR900 Monkeebeast should have no trouble dealing with a bit of rough terrain...

Custom bike builders, the Wrenchmonkees are back with their newest machine, the Yard Built Yamaha XSR900 Monkeebeast. Based in Copenhagen, the Danish duo have converted the XSR900 into what Yamaha claim is a "brutal brawler, an urban warrior built to tackle any terrain."

"The Wrenchmonkees are one of the most influential builders in the custom scene. We have worked with them since we began the Yard Built project and have collaborated on some really ground breaking machines. This latest build is brilliant; it shows clearly that their design is constantly moving forward and evolving, ahead of the game," says Yamaha Motor Europe's Cristian Barelli. "They have shown that with some clever modifications, but no cutting or welding to the frame, you can transform the XSR900 into something completely different," he adds.

The Monkeebeast rides on Borrani 17-inch black wire-spoked wheels, shod with Continental TKC rubber. There's a K-Tech monoshock at the rear, Gilles chain adjusters and rearsets, a TRW rear brake disc and steel braided brake lines. The seat is a one-off unit fabricated by the Wrenchmonkees, the handlebar is a Magura unit and a Nissin radial front brakemaster and steel-braided brake lines are an upgrade on the XSR's stock items. The aluminium front and rear fenders and the engine guard are all one-off Wrenchmonkees bits and an SC Project exhaust system adds more noise and a bit more performance to the package.

For DIY enthusiasts, select parts for the Monkeebeast will soon be available directly from the Wrenchmonkees





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