Incorporating a stripped back and lean design ethos, Copenhagen based Danish special builder Wrenchmonkees have taken the SR400 and with the collaboration of German specialized parts company KEDO armed it for the inner-city jungle.
With chunky scrambler-style tyres, a titanium megaphone exhaust and stubby polished aluminium mudguards helping it stand out from the crowds, this SR400 is not only stylish, it is also practical. With commuting in mind, Wrenchmonkees and KEDO have converted the SR to a single seat and used the extra space to fit a bespoke luggage rack that carries hand-built soft panniers mounted in an offset design.
Incorporating a subtle matt black overall look offset by the occasional splash of chrome or bare metal, this special from Wrenchmonkees and KEDO leaves one question unanswered. Where did the name come from?
In keeping with their tradition for the unusual, Wrenchmonkees have entitled this bike the GibbonSlap SR400 – a name derived from a knotted rope that ancient sailors used to use to defend themselves when onshore…
From spring 2014 onwards, there will be a selection of special parts for sale to SR400 owners. Throughout its long 35-year history, the SR has become a favourite starting point for those riders seeking to create a highly individual machine, and this collaboration between Yamaha, Wrenchmonkees and KEDO is designed to enable more owners to express their individuality.