Yamaha has released another video featuring the new Yard Build bike dubbed as ‘Faster Wasp’.
The MT-09 powered bike from Californian custom builder Roland Sands is another chapter in Yamaha’s ‘Faster Sons’ story, and it looks pretty sweet.
We expect to see the bike in action at the EICMA show in Milan next week, but for now we have the video and photos. The flat-tracker pays tribute to Kenny Roberts’ iconic TZ750 in instantly recognisable yellow and black ‘bumblebee’ colour scheme, hence the name.
Here is the video with Roland Sands and Shun Miyazawa from Yamaha talking about the bike:
This is what the guys from Yamaha said about the bike:
Following in the footsteps of Shinya Kimura, Roland Sands has stepped up and collaborated with Yamaha to create an exciting new chapter in the ‘Faster Sons’ story. Taking everything cool and iconic from Yamaha’s Sport Heritage bike building philosophy and taking it to the next level with pure sports DNA running through its veins.
The ‘Faster Wasp’, is Californian custom builder Roland Sands’ fifth Yamaha collaboration, and is a thoroughbred concept with more than a hint of legend Kenny Roberts in its design.
A professional racer himself, Roland Sands embraced the ‘Faster Sons’ philosophy of classic timeless style blended with cutting edge Yamaha technology and added a third element, infusing Yamaha’s racing pedigree into the mix. The result is a machine with massive impact, paying tribute to Kenny Roberts’ iconic TZ750 in instantly recognisable yellow and black ‘bumblebee’ colour scheme with just as much bite. Taking Yamaha’s latest 850cc in-line 3-cylinder engine with a lightweight aluminium frame, the ‘Faster Wasp’ has a serious sting in its tail with powerful performance wrapped in a classic package.