Pricing of a made-to-measure Monkee bike
Building bikes by hand will always be a lot more expensive than ordering an off-the-shelf bike from one of the global manufacturers. On top of that you will have to wait some time before you get your on your custom Monkee bike. Why? Because we challenge ourselves with every built and do our utmost to fulfill exactly your dream and our vision of the perfect bike for you, doing basically everything from scratch. There will never be two identical bikes leaving our garage.
Pricing a Monkee bike is not just a question of the initial donor bike. Your choice of donor bike and engine is basicly a matter of what bike origin you dig and how much cubic supremacy you desire. To us it’s all the same. We put the same passion and craftsmanship into the project whether you choose a no-name or high profiled bike. We create every single one of our Monkees with exactly the same love and affection.
If you are looking for a part rebuild or cut-rate project, we are not in a position to service you. We center our efforts on creating purebred Monkees with as few compromises as possible.
Monkee # bikes – based on contemporary engines
Ordering a hand build bike from the Wrenchmonkees is fairly simple. We have a range of preferred contemporary models we build on but we also love new challenges. We can also rebuild old-timers and classics. But as a customer you will initially get more "design" value for your money by choosing a contemporary donor bike that doesn’t need a complete engine rebuild and can be serviced easily by ordinary mechanics from Pennsylvania to Papua New Guinea.
Below you can see examples of our preferred models and starting prices. In our motorcycle gallery you can check out examples of already built bikes. All you need to do is choose your preferred model and explain to us what personal details you dream of. We then offer you a design solution and a defined price on your specific bike project.
Prices – based on contemporary engines
- Yamaha SR500 frame and engine, prices start at 10.000 Euros
- Kawasaki W650 frame and engine, prices start at 12.000 Euros
- Ducati 750/900SS frame and engine, prices start at 13.000 Euros
- Triumph Bonneville frame and engine, prices start at 13.500 Euros
- Kawasaki W 800 frame and engine, prices start at 15.000 Euros
- Triumph Thruxton frame and engine, prices start at 16.000 Euros
- Harley Davidson Sportster 883 frame and engine, prices start at 20.000 Euros
- Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 frame and engine, prices start at 23.000 Euros
Monkee # bikes – based on vintage engines
If you have a passion for custom bikes based on older models, it would be our pleasure to build you your dream bike. In our motorcycle gallery you can see examples of several bikes based on models back from the 1950´s up until the early 1980´s.
In general, it is worth mentioning that building a custom bike based on older models most often becomes a more cost full affair because the engines often need in-depth restoration and completely new electrical wiring. Cheap old school donor bikes therefore seldom transform themselves into inexpensive custom bikes. What you do get from an old school donor bike is a significant vintage feel and more creative options for transformations in frame, seat etc., enabling a more unique and individual look.
The typical process when we go to work on a vintage donor bikes is that we start out by stripping down the bike and creating a mock-up. Then we go to work on renovating the engine or parts of the engine. We make new wiring and replace all relevant spare parts. We substitute or renovate the carburetors. We replace or surface treat axles, spindles, nuts, bolts, brackets, rims, hubs etc. when necessary. When this part of the process is done we go to work on the final creation part.
Because each custom project is individual and unique prices differ very much depending on the client’s desire in regards to design, materials, spare parts, donor bike etc.
A vintage Monkee bike can come at several price levels but is in general a more expensive choice than the contemporary alternative. As mentioned, the price depends wholly on the client’s ambitions.
Prices – based on vintage engines
We build very simple vintage custom bikes at a total cost of 15.000 Euro, but also create bikes worth 30.000 Euro. It all depends on our client’s ambitions and choices plus the condition of the donor bike.
Numbers, rules and legislation
When ordering a WM bike you normally pay a deposit of 50 %. The remaining 50 % you pay on delivery.
Expect minimum 16-20 weeks’ time from paying your deposit until you receive your bike, ready to rev & roll, at your doorstep. The price for delivery within the EU will be between 200 to 1.000 Euro. Delivery outside the EU on request.
From the get-go WM custom bikes are in general designed to be street legal in the EU. However, some countries are stricter than others. That we will work around in collaboration with our clients.
The price of a WM bike includes Danish VAT of 25%. In the EU, companies can subtract the VAT, but private persons do, sadly, not enjoy this privilege. Both private and company customers outside the EU can subtract the VAT when ordering the WM bike in the country of destination.
The bike can be crafted into several different styles, i.e. scrambler, café racer, street tracker, cruiser, bobber etc. The final look is all a question of personal taste and needs. We always take into consideration what your driving need is and what body size you are. But pay heed that after the initial brief from you we need to have substantial creative freedom to be able to create a distinctive bike with character.
The process of retrieving a Monkee # bike
- Read the FAQ on our website
- Contact us or one of our local agents, and present us with your wishes and budget and/or examples of what you like.
- We present you with options and prices regarding potential donor bikes and rebuild directions.
- Choose your solution and transfer a down payment of 50% to us when you order your bike.
- We retrieve the chosen donor bike, pick up our tools, and go to work. Take note that we often need to order special parts from all over the World. That can take time!
- Finally you will have your personal Monkee bike delivered at your doorstep, anywhere in the World. When you receive your bike, you transfer the remaining 50% of the payment. It’s as simple as that: You trust us. We trust you!
- That’s it!