Roland Sands got their hands on an MT-09 inspired by the TZ750 uncle Kenny. It’s coming a new dirt track series? We hope
Although this is a type of media that has enjoyed much popularity in recent years in the undergrowth custom, that of motorcycle dirt track is a category that has had very little visibility, between dealers. In short, they are motorcycles that appeal to a lot of people, but if you drive one you have to order it from home. However, someone seems to be starting to think of making it a seriously. Yamaha is one of the houses the most reliable in this sense. It seems, in fact, that to try to imagine the lines of the guys Iwata have decided to turn to one of the most famous trainers in the world: Mr. Roland Sands.
It is with your help that has taken shape the latest in the series Built Yard. This time, the focus of attention was a MT-09, the three-cylinder 850 cc that is so popular even in our market in the last year. A very interesting idea, especially after the batch of projects “above” the smallest MT-07.
The Faster Wasp – this is his name – is inspired by the legendary openly TZ750, the bike with which, in the 70s, Kenny Roberts taught the world what it was like to drive, and has many original details. Among these we point out first of all the superstructures really lust. That codon and the saddle we like a lot, as well as the hand-beaten aluminum tank.
Also new are the vents, the cover of the radiator, the front table number plate and front fender. Among the more technical details worth mentioning the new exhaust system, formed from a kit of manifolds Two Brothers Racing and steel muffler RSD Slant. Also new is the braking system, consisting of front rotors superbike RSD, radially mounted calipers Performance Machine, RSD radial pump and pipes Spiegler. Signed two new cartridges for Öhlins fork and an unprecedented shock of the same house complete the picture and allow a more precise than they did the standard suspension.
Roland Sands tells us more. “I was running on the TZ250 and I rode to many Yamaha off-road. Ours is a long story. When I see what the Japanese brand has done and the goals it is placed, I feel really inspired. We have already made some bikes together. This three-cylinder engine is light and is really strong. It’s not a competition model, but transfers the level of performance Racing in an easy to drive. It’s great because it’s fun and I think a motorcycle is to entertain: “Faster Wasp” has this ability but, in addition, it offers outstanding performance. In this new concept we’ve been working and I both Kenny Roberts, one of my heroes, putting our common past Racing and coupling it with the three-cylinder engine. It was a very fun project and I am very happy with the result. “