THE INSIDE STORY
1 Tubeway army It all starts with T45 aircraft grade chromoly steel tubing held in stock. Of their 47 frame designs, the most popular is for Triumph 650 unit twins. From order to delivery takes 8-10 weeks.
2 Tube bending Tubes are cut and bent to a specific design. All processes except laser cutting and chrome plating are done in-house.
3 Marking oil ways The top frame tube oil holes are marked (most of their chassis are oil-in-frame).
3 Frame building Bent/cut tubes are arranged on the jig ready for welding. Wasp braze with brass rather than TiG or MiG-weld. It’s one of their trademarks, has slightly more give and is a nod to their classic heritage.
5 Nickel plating After welding, frames are checked for leaks under pressure in a water bath before being shipped for plating.
6 Finished bike Nearly all of Wasp’s products today are solos. They try to do two a week on average, or around 90 a year.