Roland Sands Yamaha Wasp is quite the buzz

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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.
The 'Faster Wasp' rolls on RSD Morris forged aluminum wheels (17X3.5" front & 17X6.0" rear) wrapped in DunlopQ3 tires. The screaming triple sound track comes courtesy to Two Bros Racing stainless steel headers with anRSD slant muffler. The power is transferred to the back wheel with Renthal sprockets and stopping power comes from RSD custom superbike front brake rotors, Performance Machine radial brake calipers, an RSD radial brake master cylinder and Spiegler brake lines.
An RSD cable clutch perch and Barnett custom clutch cable keep the gears in check and RSD Nostalgia handlebar risers, Renthal FATbar handlebars and RSD traction grips give the rider total control. An Ohlins front fork cartridge kit and Ohlins rear shock keep the ride tight and Samco cooling lines adds a race level touch of detail.

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