Roland Sands Design: The Making of the Brand I remember the very moment when I first wanted a Harley-Davidson Sportster. I was scrolling through #motorcycles on Instagram when I came across a photo of an Iron 883 equipped with a Roland Sands Design (RSD) Slant 2 into 1 Exhaust. I spent days obsessing over the [...]
Victory rocked the world with the Roland Sands Design team when they built the Project 156 bike to race Pike's Peak. Racer Don Canet ended up running the second fastest time in section 1 but unfortunately laid the bike over in section 2. Despite the crash Don ended the day with a fourth overall and [...]
Willie's Tropical Old School Chopper Show had it all with bikes, brews, babes, and tattoos. Every inch of the property was packed with the party spilling over onto the sidewalks. Everyone came out to Ormond Beach to check out these wild custom rides. In the Tropical Tattoo parking lot custom bikes kept filing in throughout [...]
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", [...]
Let’s face it, the days of one-off custom bike builds from the ground up are all but over. Blame it on the economy or call it a fad, but unless you do it for a living, building a bike from the frame up really isn’t all that feasible any more. Just look at the number of professional bike builders in business now compared to five years ago. Shrink City.
One of the best builders is not only still around, but he’s turning out eye-popping customs like clockwork. Roland Sands has built his share of mind-blowing bikes and what sets him apart from the others is a habit of building bikes … Continue Reading
If you have a motorcycle and maybe a pulse, you’re probably familiar with the work of Roland Sands. He sets himself apart from the other bike builders by maintaining a certain quality in his builds that escapes most who seek a unique design. That quality is function. Maybe the functionality in his builds comes from his racing background. Or maybe it’s from growing up in the Performance Machine shop. Or maybe he just wants to ride them.
The latest offering from the crew at Roland Sand Designs reflects this fundamental for function, but what’s different this time is the platform they chose for the build and the goal … Continue Reading
Helmets are a sticky subject with the motorcycle crowd but like them or not, they can keep you from splitting your wig, So I think you should choose one that looks good and, more importantly, performs well. It doesn’t matter if you live in a state with a helmet law or just simply choose to wear one, Bell Helmets has a broad enough product line to fit your style. And with a tradition of technology and artistry dating back to the 1950s, you can count on Bell’s helmets to perform as well as they look. While Bell has an extensive helmet line, all of which are available at www.JPCycles.com, … Continue Reading
With winter in full swing and cabin fever beginning to set in, most of the biker community has started or is in the middle of their off-season builds. As bike projects go, it doesn’t get much more creative than Roland Sands. Roland is not only a favorite here at J&P Cycles but a regular at our annual Open House . This brings me to one of the more interesting tweets last week.
In New Blood Episode 4, you get a behind the scenes look at a very unique motorcycle build. Roland Sands builds a bike around a MotoGP motor using the highest levels of racing technology.