Wrenchmonkees Gorilla Punch becomes museum piece

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This custom CB750, built by Copenhagen motorcycle collective the Wrenchmonkees, has been admitted to the Danish Museum of Art and Design. We’re big fans of the approach the Monkees apply to their customs, working from found or donated motorcycles to create low budget, but highly original motorcycles. This CB750 is no exception, using a stock motor and frame but still achieving wholly transformative results.
The usual custom approach of upgrading the suspension, brakes and
exhaust is present, but actually contributes very little to the end
product. Most of the transformation is down the wheels, tires, paintjob
and incredibly clever details.

The solid wheels and oversized tires lend the Gorilla Punch just the
right amount of cartoonishly exaggerated proportions, making the other
mechanical elements look delicate and almost undersized in comparison.

Check out the clever routing of the brake lines and electrics, nearly
removing them from sight and lending to an incredibly clean look. The
rear brake line, for instance, runs through the swingarm before popping
out just ahead of the drilled brake caliper. The front lines run down
the frame, rather than the forks. Don’t miss the vintage grips either.

The paint job almost passes without notice, but simply accentuates the
tank and tail’s already appealing lines while all the other components
are powdercoated in grey, making it look like they were all conceived
as one whole rather than a multitude of components. But, everywhere we
look we see interestingly chosen or customized pieces. This is what
makes the Gorilla Punch our favorite Wrenchmonkees bike so far; we
can’t wait to see how they better it.

Wrenchmonkees Thanks for the tip, Sasha.

  • tzed

    That is a sweet, sweet ride!

  • Remy

    I love all those straight lines.

  • Zeitgeist

    Gorgeous! Just dont lean it over.

  • Benpi

    Am I doing the math right? $30k? I thought these were to be ridden.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes

      Yeah, but bear in mind that Denmark is crazy expensive in the first place.

  • Kerry

    It is a very pretty bike. Pretty useless as a bike but pretty to look at for sure.

    Personally, I think bikes are classified by function rather than form so this is not a cafe racer but a really nice design and engineering study.

  • DaveD

    Does anyone know where they hid the oil tank? I’d like the open look under the seat on my CB750, but where does the oil tank go?

  • Leif

    The oiltank seems to hidden in the seat.
    BTW I love this bike!!! Super design and details! Nothing on the bars! so cleeeaaan!

  • John

    very nice wheelcovers! does anyone know where these are from???

  • V

    How much did this and the Husqavarna/Harley go for?