As the guys at RSD put it:
"The Wasp was conceived while dreaming of the days past. Sunny days at the racetrack viewed from a child's perspective, behind the fence, beyond the pit wall and racing action. We dreamed of getting out there, dragging our knee and going head to head with the best riders of the day. As history plays out, the tracks and the people have changed. But the desire to race, to compete and to have fun are still part of our dreams. Meeting our hero's and perhaps lining up next to them drove the team at RSD to create our MT09[FZ-09 in the US]. Caught somewhere between an 80's Superbike and a flat tracker the Wasp is ready to do battle. High Bars, Morris billet wheels, classic Bumble Bee paint and a nod to one of our all-time Hero's Kenny Roberts."