“We worked hard to ensure we made no radical design changes
for the build”, commented Wrenchmonkee Per Nielson, “instead focusing on adding
our clean style and silhouette with no cutting or welding to the framework.”
Fellow Wrenchmonkee Nicholas Bech adds, “We looked to strip
the bike back and removed some pieces to make it look like they had never been
there, then from the beginning we were looking to work with other companies to
find bolt-on parts that we could modify to create our style.”
The Wrenchmonkees tracked down and modified the coolest,
cleanest and most fitting aftermarket parts to transform the bike. Handcrafted
Wrenchmonkees parts, including CNC milled Wrenchmonkees ‘Monkeefist style’
aluminium triple trees and engine covers were also added.
The super clean handlebars are finished with LSL Speed Match
black aluminium clip-ons and Biltwell grips, centered on a neat MMB mini
digital speedo with yellow light, above a unique custom WM yellow headlight.
The brake system gets a serious work over with a full
Beringer set up added, including Hypersport brake discs, Beringer calipers
front and back, Beringer brake master cylinder and matching Beringer clutch
master. Black steel braided hoses add the final touches.
Matt black LSL aluminium rear sets have been customised
in-house to give a more aggressive riding position reinforced by Öhlins STX 36
shocks on the rear. The standard XJR rims remain as fitting wheels for the
Skullmonkee, but come wrapped in Michelin Pilot Road 4s to hold the road.
An LSL Titan steering damper keeps everything under control
and a Wrenchmonkees custom rear bracket with LED light is the last thing you’ll
see above a custom 4 into 2 stainless system with Wrenchmonkees/ Spark
The finished bike is sublime, coated in a gloss black paint
job with Skullmonkee tank emblem and a few simple gold touches, it is a fitting
tribute to the 20th anniversary of this legendary street bike.
XJR owners can order Skullmonkee parts directly from the
Wrenchmonkees website to add some serious Copenhagen style to their ride. www.wrenchmonkees.com