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Could the RSD Wasp be coming to production as the Yamaha XSR900?

This is a discussion on Could the RSD Wasp be coming to production as the Yamaha XSR900? within the FZ-09 News forums, part of the Yamaha FZ-09 News category; Mr. Roland Sands is generally a polarizing guy when it comes to his custom creations. Either you love 'em, or you don't. The Faster Son ...

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    Could the RSD Wasp be coming to production as the Yamaha XSR900?


    Mr. Roland Sands is generally a polarizing guy when it comes to his custom creations. Either you love 'em, or you don't. The Faster Son concept built by Shinya Kimura a short time ago wowed a lot of people and was sponsored by Yamaha. Yamaha announced the XSR700 shortly after, and the XSR700 looked a hell of a lot like the Shinya bike.

    It seems like Yamaha is tapping some custom builders to crank out a fantastic looking custom bike, deconstructing it, and reverse engineering it into a production bike. They tapped RSD for the Wasp bike that we saw earlier this week, and if you dig deep enough into the internet, you will find that Yamaha has made some interesting purchases last month. On the 29th of Oct, they purchased yamahaxsr900.com, xsr900.com, and yamaha-xsr900.com along with other urls.

    As we know with this site, they were not always the quickest on the uptake on urls, so they may have learned a lesson. Anywho... RSD has made a blog entry that chronicles the build of the Wasp and it looks pretty damned cool. I would kill to have a shop as equipped as his. Check it out here: RSD Wasp - Blog - Motorcycle Parts and Riding Gear - Roland Sands Design

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    If it did make it to production and actually looked like the RSD bike, I'd be on the waiting list before it existed lol
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    Other than the numberplate the finished product reminds me of the 98-14 XJR1300 - it would be the same HP but 100lbs lighter. Sounds feasable...
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    That seat doesn't look very comfy. Shedding those hundred pounds could be painful ;-)

    Clearly not a street bike as it's pictured. Of course, many of his aren't.
    You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

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    Call me when there's a single sided swingarm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynotik View Post
    Call me when there's a single sided swingarm.
    Already been done by someone else, the bike was actually for sale a little while ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert S. View Post
    Already been done by someone else, the bike was actually for sale a little while ago.
    One where the wheel isn't off center

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    not a fan

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    Please stop. There is nothing on that concept as it sits that advances the styling of this bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Braddah View Post
    Please stop. There is nothing on that concept as it sits that advances the styling of this bike...
    Agree. Most of theses custom builders produce over the top cosmetic mods that are their fantasies come alive and then try to sell them for fantasy prices. Some look great, some don't. They're fun to look at, but not all practical. I think this one is just silly.

    If you really like this look, you could just paint all your body work white and remove you muffler and seat.
    Last edited by Tigershark; 11-13-2015 at 09:19 AM.
    You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

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