With a futuristic trike concept still in our minds, the Yamaha MT-09 has gone under the knife yet again, this time with famed designers Roland Sands Design (RSD) to become a special one-off Roland Sands Yamaha MT-09 Faster Wasp custom concept.
With the way that the Yamaha Faster Sons trilogy of concepts preview upcoming new production models, this Faster Wasp concept is indeed previewing yet another new model based on the MT-09 naked that will debut at EICMA 2015 this month.
The new creation joins in the ranks of the Yamaha brand’s Yard Built range of custom machineries and follows the footsteps of Shinya Kimura’s Faster Son custom concepts.
It is plain to see that the Roland Sands Yamaha MT-09 Faster Wasp is more than just a tribute to the black and yellow speed-block livery made famous by Kenny Roberts Senior’s legendary TZ750 race bike. Underneath the bespoke aluminium bodywork and is the MT-09’s acclaimed 847cc in-line triple-cylinder mill and lightweight aluminium frame. Exclusive to the Wasp though are a whole host of cycle-part updates that are not found on any production model.
Being an RSD creation, it sports plenty of the design firm’s signature elements and traits. These include the hand-fabricated aluminium petrol tank, tail section, intake scoops, radiator covers, front number board and front mudguard fender. The custom also sports a prototype Clarity timing cover, rearsets, rear brake reservoir and case guards, plus chain guard, timing plug, axle sliders and fuel cap.
Sources believe most of these will likely be available as official, or RSD, accessories for the incoming new Yamaha model. Other notable bits and pieces include the Wasp’s forged aluminium wheels, Two Bros Racing stainless steel header with an RSD Slant muffler, Renthal sprockets, Performance Machine radial brake calipers, an RSD radial brake master cylinder and Spiegler brake lines, as well as a custom leather seat is made by the Bitchin Seat Co.
It also boasts RSD Nostalgia handlebar risers plus Renthal Fatbar handlebars with RSD Traction grips. The chassis is further enhanced too thanks to Öhlins fork cartridge kit and rear shock tasked at providing better bike control.
You can check out more of the Roland Sands Yamaha MT-09 Faster Wasp in the video we’ve attached or by browsing the gallery below.
Roland Sands Yamaha MT-09 Faster Wasp