If there’s one type of build we don’t see enough of, it’s the 80s and 90s sport bike resto-mod. We love those endurance-style racers with their chunky bodywork—harking back to a time when motorcycles were still fairly straightforward, and technology was only on the cusp of becoming complicated.
It’s a style that the Wrenchmonkees have pulled off spectacularly here—except they didn’t pick an older bike for their project. Instead, this wild retro is based on an even wilder donor: the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2.
The commission (and bike) came from Dutch gear manufacturer, REV’IT!. They wanted a bike that followed the same ‘Tailored Technology’ philosophy as their urban range; casual and stylish on the outside, high tech on the inside.