Ryan Sheckler of the MTV reality show The Life Of Ryan, as well as XGames fame. approached Roland Sands to build him a custom softail motorcycle. This is Ryan picking up his new bike and participating in a RSD photo shoot with Playboy Bunny and model Jessica Erin Sylvia. For more information please go to ROLANDSANDS.COM
Daytona Bike Week 2013 All the HOT STUFF you want to See.
Daytona Bike Week 2013 - An OldChuckie Daytona Bike Week Documentary Shows
you All the hot stuff you want to see. Capture the feeling at Main St. and
The Thunder Alley Bikini contest. Plenty of outrageous chicks, bikes and
main street roaming. Tons of extreme sights, unusual motorcycles, plenty
of "T & A" and Hot Bike Action. More exciting videos to come.
RSD KH-9 Vrod Nightrod Special
Well, sometimes you just want a little more power. The customer that we
built this bike for is used to a LOT more power, NHRA power. So, we decided
we would step this V-rod's game with a Trask turbo and a full-body makeover. The bolt-on 160HP
turbo system with Zipper's Performance
auto-tune computer, brought the V-rod from a road rumbler to a road ripper.
The rear of the bike was cut and corrective fabrication was applied. We
built a single-sided swingarm, new sub-frame, topped that with a
handcrafted tail section while flanking the sides with aluminum panels that
blend into a carbon fiber front cowling. Fuel was relocated to the belly
pan for low CG. Custom made billet triple clamps and Ohlins Road & Track
forks and TTX shock with linkage keep her Dunlop tires planted at speed. As
mentioned before, we utilized our new digital iPhone gauge which comes
included with the free RSD App. It has a GPS speedometer mode but we opted
to link the iPhone to the bike's computer using an interface from
Gaugeface. We secured the phone to the bike using a Rokform case and
RSD-modified Rokform mount. We can now see all the necessary engine vitals
and stay charged at the same time. This bike is equally at home on a drag
strip as it is on the sunset strip.
Shot and cut by Joseph Hitzelberger
Music by Jeremy Andrews (downloads unavailable)
RSD KTM Tracker
There's something about the 690 KTM that makes you want to do bad things.
It's a great street able single that's got enough torque to put a smile on
your face while tame enough to inspire confidence when pushing towards the
edge. While our newest version of the 690 is a street bike, it's got a
whole lotta dirt under it's nails. We let the stock frame inspire new
lightweight airfoil tubing swingarm and subframe. The sheet metal is all
hand formed aluminum and draws from traditional dirt track machines while
bringing a little motocross influence into the mix. Our newest lightweight
Contrast Ops Del Mar wheels are shod in Goodyear Flat track rubber and are
stopped by PM brakes front and rear. One Off Hand built Exhaust breathes through our Slant Exhaust tip. The devil is in the details. Here
you can see the small things that really set a bike apart, such as:
shortened shock reservoir by Race Tech, Raptor titanium foot pegs and
billet aluminum brake pedal tip and shifter tip by Hammerhead Designs.
Sport Chrome handled all of the polishing and black anodizing for this
build. They always do a top notch job for us and parts come back polished
to perfection and packaged nicely to prevent damage while in transit.
Special thanks to:
KTM North America
Bitchin Seat Co.
Shot and Cut by Joseph Hitzelberger
Music by Elias Music Library
RSD Harley Davidson Blackline Build
This is a quick run through and conceptual phase of the Blackline. Check
out Rolandsands.com to see the finished bike.
Music by Jeremy Andrews
Harley Custom Softail: RSD Black Beauty
Go to WWW.ROLANDSANDS.COM for more information. Black Beauty started life
as a stock HD softail and after much chopping and cutting we have given
life to a true Sport Chopper. In an effort to further push the functional
element of custom choppers we have taken the best elements of the Softail
and expanded it. We've used it's rock solid drivetrain and unitary motor
tranny combo and maintained the neck, lower cradle and shock mounts also
keeping stock frame numbers and it's registration as a HD. With a full road
race fork, suspension, brakes, light wheels and a 120HP motor she is an
absolute blast to ride. The result is a softail that wheelies, turns and
looks the part. Her's to the future of hard riding custom bikes... here's
to the Black Beauty. For addition pictures and information go to
1982 Yamaha Virago XV750 Custom Cafe Racer Greg Hageman Inspired
Stanley Tang of Aliso Viejo, California shows us his beautiful custom cafe
racer that he built in his garage from a 1982 Yamaha Virago XV750. Riding
video shot with the GoPro Hero 3+. Stanley was influenced by the custom
Viragos built by Greg Hageman which include the Benelli Mojave tank.
This is the second of 10 videos for the girl on a bike series. We will cast
10 different girls and film them on our bikes. Once we have filmed all 10
videos we will leave the videos up for voting. The girl/bike combo that
gains the most votes will become RSD's new poster girl for 2011. Contact
email@example.com for more information.
530 KTM Cafe Custom Build 1
What started life as a530 Motocross bike was transformed into a no frills
mid way custom somewhere between a café racer, a super single and a
motocross bike. We always anticipated taking this project further and now
that time has come. Welcome to flavor country my friends, welcome to the
modern day café racer.
RSD Victory Project 200
This Victory project is for the sole purpose of going 200mph. What started
off as a move to do something different with a Victory turned into a quest
for the 200mph marker. This has been a personal goal of mine for sometime
and to do it on what was a custom cruiser makes it much harder and more
interesting. Adding the bodywork and performance parts lends itself to
setting this bike apart as a true high speed performer. It will soon be
getting a turbo motor which will make it
a 200 plus HP beast for both landspeed and the drag strip.