Why build a bike like Monkeefist from a bunch of tired old parts, when you can start with a brand-new Yamaha XJR1300? That’s the big naked bike Yamaha never imported to the U.S. According to the guys at Wrenchmonkees, in Copenhagen, Yamaha approached them to transform an XJR into something interesting for EICMA, but not until last June. That, of course, gave the crew just three months to complete the project. Pardon the predictable plot twist.