Roland Sands design

Electric motorcycle challenge for Roland Sands

Custom motorcycle designer Roland Sands is enthusiastic about the future of motorcycles powered by electric motors and batteries. Despite bringing back several retro themes and styles in his award-winning custom bikes, the enthusiastic boss of Roland Sands Design in LA says there is a bright future ahead with electric motorcycles. “I loved the (Harley-Davidson) Livewire,” …

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Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 from RSD

Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 from RSD

Ducati continues to grow its most-popular Scrambler family with the Mach 2.0 which the Italian company commissioned from LA custom house Roland Sands Design. The Mach 2.0 was unveiled at the Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz in June and is named after the 1965 Ducati Mach 1 250. Ducati Australia has confirmed it will arrives here in …

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RSD Hooligan Scout gets air

Roland Sands Design (RSD) has released a video showing their Hooligan Indian Scout going through some stunts on dirt, on the back wheel and surprisingly in the air!  The Hooligan bike is a custom based on the Indian FTR750 that the company is now racing in the Pro AMA Flat Track against the Harley-Davidson GX750R. …

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Roland Sands crashes Indian off stage

Famous LA motorcycle designer Roland Sands has accidentally ridden a new Indian custom bike off a Sturgis Rally stage, injuring several in the crowd. It happened on Sunday night at the Buffalo Chip stage when Roland was presenting his latest custom motorcycle, the FTR750 Scout Hooligan. As he rides on to the stage, the announcer …

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BMW R nineT tank with visible seam

BMW R nineT accessory tanks

The retro/modern BMW R nineT continues to show its chameleon abilities with new tank accessories to further personalise the bike. While I’m not a fan of the styling and would have preferred the original Concept Ninety design by Roland Sands, the bike does lend itself to being customised. And that’s what custom houses and riders …

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Robbie Maddison features in On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

On Any Sunday sequel arrives

The long-awaited sequel to the iconic 1971 motorcycle movie, On Any Sunday, will be shown in Australia this week. On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter will be part of the Tilt Film Festival showing in major cities. It will be one of two motorcycle movies – the other is Crusty Demons 20th Anniversary – along …

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Is internet shopping really any cheaper?

Do you go internet shopping when you need motorcycle riding gear and bike accessories, or do you shop around locally?  The belief is that you will get gear cheaper with internet shopping, especially from overseas. However, that is not always the case. In these days of the Global Village, it is sometimes just as cheap and certainly more …

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BMW R nine T customs

BMW R nineT turning Japanese

It appears BMW is reaching out to the custom bike industry with its R nineT roadster. First, the styling project was handed over to LA’s Roland Sands and now the Germans have asked four Japanese custom builders to have a go with the finished product. Unfortunately, Roland’s beautiful Concept 90 bike was vastly changed for …

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Motorcycle art at the Sturgis rally

More reasons to visit Sturgis

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, starting this weekend, is the biggest in the world. And here are just another couple of extra reasons why we’re heading there. Apart from all the music, the bike launches, races, parties and more, I love a good drink and coveting custom bikes. I should be right at …

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