It seems that Marco Melandri itself advised German builder Hoely to develop this MotoGP kit for the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R as the racing bike’s rider believes the original bike can easily be turned into a MotoGP replica for the road by customers who had enough of the standard color schemes and graphics.
We have to admit that the Italian MotoGP rider thought well and the Germans were clever in following his ideas because bikes are pretty much like cars: you buy them new, drive/ride them for a couple of months and already start thinking at ways to make them better. And what better way to improve a stock Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R than making it look like its racing sibling?
The WrenchMonkees team gave a unique touch to this late 1970s Kawasaki Z 750 B not just by rebuilding the engine and adding their very own megatron mufflers, but by turning classic into custom using what we begin to consider the WM routine. This implies a new rearframe and fender which help at giving each of their bikes a unique look, while the aluminum battery box helps at meeting the customer’s requirements.
Good looks are part of just a point met on the Copenhagen-based builder’s check list. Because comfort is another one, this bike gets WM seat, footpegs and also handlebar and grips. The riding position looks quite natural and the bike is overall exclusive in its simplicity. You won’t find any wires hanging on for dear life on their way to the WM headlight and taillight and we have to appreciate that, just as we cannot complain about the WM heat resistant custom paint. This, together with the 19-inch cast alloy wheels, makes a Kawasaki Z750 B look like something that Brad Pitt would ride.
What originally started as a Triumph Bonneville TR6 ended up in the hands of the WrenchMonkees crew in Copenhagen, Denmark and was completely transformed to suit the style of one lucky customer, who ordered it.
Although this custom bike builder seems to follow no pattern when trying to get the best out of each specific bike, we did notice that – like on most of their creations – this Triumph’s engine has been completely rebuilt and it now has a Morgo 750 cc kit installed. Fed through Amal 930 carburetors, it develops a claimed 50 hp, which is enough considering that the thing has been stripped down to its bare minimum.
Also, they use their very own hardtail rear frame, fender and light, while in this case the seat, steel battery box and wiring harness add on to the exclusive look. In fact, you’ll find people saying that such motorcycles projects never get finished because they represent the ideas and work of a proud rider, but little will they know that for the right amount of money WrenchMonkees makes any rider look like a skilled motorcycle builder.
When the team at WrenchMonkees got their hands on a 1974 Moto Guzzi 850T they immediately started pointing out the bike’s café racer potential and ended up transforming it in their Copenhagen workshop until the overall result was worthy of their standards.
The original 60 horsepower engine and transmission were kept, but the custom motorcycle builder brought in their own rearframe, seat and fender, while the aluminum racing tank was supplied by WBO.
A nice finishing touch is given by the deep green paint and matt black detailing signed by Cay Brøndum and we also must mention that the wiring is entirely hidden from sight, which makes this custom motorcycle both functional and clean looking. Specs after the break. Full story
Looking at the stock Harley-Davidson Sportster XLCH and at what the crew at WrenchMonkees could do with it, you won’t find many differences, but the fact is that this hardtail is now the result of a mix between the HD motorcycle and Husqvarna parts in an attempt to stand out the off-road side of the original machine even more.
The source of around 60 horsepower is a 900cc V-Twin engine supplied with gas by an S&S carburetor, while the megatron dual exhaust is a WM creation. The hardtail rear frame (probably this bike’s most distinctive part) was also built by the Copenhagen-based custom motorcycle builder and together with the Borani style rims with Pirelli rubber, gives a scrambler look to the attractive thing.
What sets this custom further apart from its American DNA is the Husqvarna CR tank with its European style, but also WM components such as the fender, seat, headlight and taillight as well as the custom paint.
The WrenchMonkees Sportster XLCH is priced at just under $21 grand (DKR 105.000). Read the specs after the break. Full story
What you see here is a Honda CB750 Four café racer designed and built by WrenchMonkees, a custom motorcycle company in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The 85 horsepower, inline-four engine was entirely rebuilt, while the wiring, wheels and bearings have been completely replaced. An excellent final touch is given by the custom paint and satin grey finish on the forks, triple clamp and engine covers, while the headlight mesh is a nice thing to have on a bike like this too.
With a listed top speed of 112.5 mph (180 kmph) and a $30,000 (DKR 186.800) price tag, this WrenchMonkees creation shouldn’t stay long on the floors of the Danish Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Rojo Artspace in Barcelona, where it is currently exhibited. Read the specs after the break. Full story
BMW never designed the F800R to be a scrambler, but that didn’t stop Touratech, the touring and parts specialists, to build what they call The Streetline F800 ScrambleR by only making use of a few styling tweaks.
By using clip-ons, a round headlight, bash guard, scrambler-style tyres and a numberboard among others, Touratech achieved what BMW never thought at and they even plan on selling a kit with all the parts, enabling BMW F800R owners to build their own scrambler.
We’re all familiar with the Honda CBR1000RR by AD Koncept and the French tuners are now widening our motorcycles & bunnies universe with the introduction of a new Playboy version, this time of the Honda CB1000R.
The first thing that stands out at this attractive streetfighter is the white paintjob (rims included) “spiced” with attractive graphics, including the famous Playboy logo. Also, we shouldn’t forget about the aftermarket accessories such as the engine spoiler, solo seat, rear fender and Rizoma kit composed from footpegs, crash pads, handles and many more.
By replacing the stock silencer with a SC Project GP Evo one and removing the catalizer, the overall weight was reduced with 20 lbs and the engine’s power was increased with 5hp.
We like both the CBR1000RR and CB1000R AD Koncept creations, but simply can’t understand why there aren’t any bunnies around. Full story
French scooter tuning house MXS Custom has created this incredibly fast 172cc, two-stroke scooter called the 2Evil dragster. Obviously, the thing is built for drag racing and it is quite good at what it is meant to do. For instance, it covers 150m of scooter drag strip in less than six seconds. Hit the jump to see the 2Evil dragster humiliating the competition.
BMW’s tuner, AC Schnitzer, presents their latest intervention on a motorcycle. The BMW F 800 Reloaded, as it is called, has suffered multiple changes and upgrades, the sportier look being valued through the infinity of accessories. The mid-sized naked known as the F 800 R now drifts away from its origins and actually looks very similar to its bigger sibling, the K 1300 R, which was also tuned by AC Schnitzer.
Thus, in the list of replaced parts and accessories we find: new front spoiler, which covers the engine almost entirely, Stealth silencer with EC approval and removable DB-Killer, WP central shock, WP fork, crash pads, high performance air filter, wider handlebar and adjustable brake and clutch levers. Also, the F 800 Reloaded was fitted with a new headlight fairing and is covered in a color called Titanium.
So this is how you turn an average F 800 R into a much more aggressive two-wheeler if you’re an experienced German tuner working with both cars and motorcycles.