Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Cafe Racer – Monkeefist Project

Monkeefist was the challenge set by Yamaha to transform a modern Yamaha into a yard build custom special. Wrenchmonkees plan was to show Yamaha just what they are made of and set about building there best custom motorcycle to date. Determined to showcase what you could do they with the Yamaha and just how cool it can look in a café racer style. Wrenchmonkees are based in Copenhagen, Denmark and have years of experience building incredibly special and quality custom motorcycles.

Wrenchmonkees say “With the XJR we were determined to showcase what you could do with the bike, how cool it can look in a café racer style. It would have been easy to give it a makeover with a fresh paint scheme and a new seat, but we really wanted to push the boat out and make something inspirational for XJR fans.”

The bike has a standard tank, swing arm and frame with a shortened rear frame section to give it that cafe racer look. The front forks, front / rear brake discs and calipers are from a Yamaha R1 finished of with the very distinctive Öhlins rearshocks. The engine and fuel system are both standard but to give the XJR that extra special treatment it has WM stainlees steel exhaust system, SPARK mufflers, oil cooler and steelbraided oil hoses. I love the bespoke gloss black powder coated hubs made by Wrenchmonkees and I think they have done an amazing job with the build, Yamaha must have been blown away with the results. This bike is also available to buy and the they a couple in stock so check out there website for more details.

Images: Wrenchmonkees

Website: wrenchmonkees.com

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Café Racer - Monkeefist Project

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Café Racer - Monkeefist Project

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Café Racer - Monkeefist Project

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Café Racer - Monkeefist Project

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Café Racer - Monkeefist Project

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Café Racer - Monkeefist Project

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Café Racer - Monkeefist Project

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Café Racer - Monkeefist Project

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR 1300 Café Racer - Monkeefist Project