Team RSD will be taking us back to the Hooligan racing days at several major events in 2016 aboard the Indian Scout custom racers. These custom race bikes, designed by Roland Sands, have sparked passion among riders across the U.S.
The SuperHooligan racing pays tribute to a time when racers would “run what you brung”, a style traced back from the Southern California motorcycle culture of Hooligan racing. There were no race trailers with sponsor logos plastered on every inch littering the pits but instead a less structured atmosphere where racers would roll up in whatever they had and bang bars purely for the adrenaline fix.
Today, the flat track hooligan racing category has exploded, taken over by riders of all ages and experience levels. The loose rules of SuperHooligan racing combine the craft of custom motorcycles and the adrenaline pumping action of racing allowing twins 750CC and up in stock frames with dirt track tires and of course no front brakes.
It is unsurprising that Roland Sands Design took interest immediately in the Hooligan racing with the freedom this racing class offers custom builders. Roland Sands Design is a premium motorcycle product and apparel company founded by Roland Sands himself. Their inspiration comes from a high performance background blended with a passion for two wheels. They have one of the most diverse creative teams in the industry that allow them to work on a variety of projects and produce unique premium parts and apparel. Check out the performance parts and apparel from Roland Sands Design here at jpcycles.com/rolandsandsdesign
The Hooligan style racing sparked something in Roland Sands, motivating Roland to team up with Indian Motorcycles and create the RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty custom racers. Roland Sands gathered the worlds finest racers Drake McElroy, Travis Newbold, Brendon Lutes, and Aaron Colton to join him in racing the Hooligan machines.
The RSD team made their first racing debut in November 2015 in conjunction with the “Superprestigio of the Americas” sanctioned by the AMA Pro Flat Track where all five racers competed in the main event. Roland himself ended the night up on the podium in third place bringing Indian Motorcycle back to the top three for the first time in years at an AMA Pro Flat Track event.
“We had a gas racing the Scout Super Hooligans in Las Vegas, so we really wanted to hit the road and do some more, similar events with riders from around the country,” said Roland Sands. “At the same time, Indian Motorcycle said it was excited about putting the Scouts on the track, so it was a natural fit to help promote these Hooligan events where we could ride!”
Look out for the fast flying Roland Sands Design Team aboard the SuperHooligan Scout Sixty Custom Racers for some bar-to-bar flat track racing at these upcoming events:
The One Show
- Portland, Oregon February 12th-14th
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 19th-21st
Daytona Bike Week
- Daytona, Florida March 8th
IV Flat Track Del Mar
- Del Mar, California March 19th
Hand Built Show
- Austin, Texas April 8th
Courtesy of Roland Sands and Indian Motorcycle