The 'RSD Wasp', is our fifth Yamaha collaboration and is a throughbred concept with more than a hint of legendKenny Roberts
in its design. We 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 recognizable yellow and black 'bumblebee' color scheme with just as much bite. Taking Yamaha's latest 850cc in-line 3-cylinder engine with a lightweight aluminum frame, the 'Faster Wasp' has a serious sting in its tail with powerful performance wrapped in a classic package.
This concept build features numerous RSD pars including the hand-fabricated almunim gas tank, tail section, intake scoops, radiator covers, front number plate & front fender. There's also a prototype Clarity timing cover, prototype rearsets, rear brake reservoir and prototype case guards. The chain guard, timing plug, axle sliders and gas cap are also all prototype RSD items.