Back in 2012 we did our first Yamaha Yard Built rebuilding an XJR1300. With the XJR we were determined to showcase what you could do with the bike, how cool it could look with a café racer style. We really wanted to push the boat out and make something inspirational for XJR fans while keeping the identity of the bike. We therefore decided to leave the tank, engine and major parts of the frame unmodified and modify around that base.

The MonkeeFist has since 2012 been featured i The Ride, visited countless contries, been exhibited in a museum and now it's on display at the Wrenchmonkees Apparel store at Wilders Plads 15C, Copenhagen. Feel free to stop by to have a closer look. We are open every Thursday and Friday from 14-18.


Manufacturer: Yamaha
Model: XJR1300
Year of rebuild: 2012
Frame Modifications: Frame cleaned up, brackets etc.
Bodywork: Standard Yamaha tank, custom seat cowl
Motor: Standard engine, finned engine, covers WM
Exhaust: 4-2, spark mufflers
Front Suspension/Fork: Yamaha R1 forklegs, WM yokes
Year Suspension/Shocks: Standard swingers and shocks
Tires/Wheels: Front 19" x 3.5" spoke wheel, rear 18" x 5.5", spoke wheel WM one-off
Brakes: Yamaha R1 brakes discs and calipers front and rear
Hand Controls/Handlebars: Magura, TRW
Foot Controls: Custom
Electrics/Instruments: Battery under swingarm
Paint/Powder: Custom
Approximate Work Hours: 300 hours