Super looking bike. That'll turn some heads at the local coffee shop. I'm curious - what is the purpose of wrapping the exhaust?
In this case, probably just for the "oldschool" look. I had a bobber hardtail before this V and it was a common practice to wrap the pipes to keep from burning your legs on them. Not a problem with the V. I think they just wanted to give it the look. Looks like most of their builds have pipes wrapped. The V might be the only watercooled modern bike they have done?
Their statement:"WE ARE THE WRENCHMONKEES
In the persuit of clean mechanical aesthetics we seek to explore the basic
expression of life on a motorbike. We do not necessarily focus on extreme
performance, flashy colours or aerodynamics, but seek to build motorcycles
with individual styling and an dynamic driving experience that relates to
the style of each motorcycle.
We love Japanese, British, Italian, American motorcycles.
Nearly all the manufactureres have models that would make great Monkee bikes.
We don’t need legendary models to build legendary motorcycles. We choose our
building blocks based on original frame design and engine configuration and
every creation rolling out of our garage is built from these key elements with
love and affection. We have been building customized motorcycles for the past
ten years, the last two as the Wrenchmonkees. Based in Copenhagen we build
unique motorcycles for our clients and since we want our bikes to be used we
offer different services depending on the rules and regulations in the country
they live in. We can build one for you"
Might check them out next visit to Copenhagen!