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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Apocalypse meets the track

Check out the new RSD Apocalypse Bell Helmet on the track at Miller Motorsports Park with our friend Mark Cernicky from the Cycle World clan at work flogging a host of 1000cc sport bikes.

Monday, May 3, 2010

XR 1200 Build

Day 30

The day has finally arrived. The bike is finished!
Thank you to all who followed along so patiently. We think it looks pretty mean. Let us know what you think.

Day 23

Vance & Hines gave us this cool exhaust tip to work with so we fabbed up the rest of the exhaust using stainless tubing with a hand tweaked two into one and our own head pipes. One could consider this an updated cafe pipe. We also moved the oil cooler from the side of the bike to underneath the neck and installed crash sliders. Not that we plan on crashing or anything...but you never know!

Day 21

The frame & swing arm are back from Olympic Powder Coating after a layer of charcoal texture was applied. The Engine is back as well and the prototype Turbo Wheels with the Tuxedo finish is looking sharp.

Single sided swing arm with eccentric hub.
Ohlins forks, custom triples and clip-ons.

Day 17
The keys to looking elegant are simplicity and giving proper attention to details. This is what we strive for with the new Tuxedo finish on our Turbo wheel. With two distinct black surface finishes, this is taking black to the next level.

Day 14-16
Money shot.

Day 12-13
Belly pan....Check!

Day 11
Tail section...Check!

Day 1-10
We decided to make things interesting with this XR1200 build. The RSD team is currently working hard on transforming this simple industrial motorcycle into a stylish high performance sportbike. Keep your eye on this build as our next challenge will be to design a custom aluminum tail section and belly-pan with an integrated oil tank.

• Single-sided swingarm with Ohlins shock and Ducati linkage.
• Ohlins GSX-R front fork


Strength, Function and Form

Our new steel struts in this fender kit are the perfect example of reduction of cost without compromising quality. We lost the billet and went with a steel strut giving you a bitchin' vintage style steel part that matches our existing steel products and reduces cost while maintaining strength, function and form.

• Direct bolt-on to HD Softails (except Rocker) • Struts made from 3/8" thick 1018 Steel and available in chrome or black powdercoat finishes • Fender made from 1018 steel and available in raw finish only • Available with RSD 200mm rear fender or struts available separately for use with many other custom fenders • All Necessary Hardware Included • Quality Sheet Metal Work Requires Minimal Preparation For Paint
* Requires fender supports to be cutt off from stock chassis on 1990-2007 models

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cypress Hill

Rock Moto stopped by the shop the other day with the one and only Sen Dog from Cypress Hill. They came in to talk motorcycles, hip hop and Cypress Hill's new album, Rise Up. In honor of the new album, Roland and Sen designed a Rise Up tribute helmet that Rock Moto is giving away! Check out the video below and learn how you could win here.

The grand prize is a Rise Up tribute helmet hand-drawn by Roland Sands; runner-up prizes include cds, vinyl and free motorcycle training.

Click here to view the feature episode!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Customer Highlight

We get tons of amazing images from customer's with RSD products on their bikes, but when we saw Johns bike we had to post it. Check out this killer bike and a word from the creator himself.

Roland & Crew,

Just wanted to thank you guys for your products. When converting my
"perfectly good" '07 R1 into a one-of-a-kind Street Fighter, I
installed your top triple clamp and bar risers. They look great and I
get lots of compliments on them. I'm no Roland Sands by any stretch
of the imagination, but my foray into motorcycle "building" and the
whacky world of fiberglass fabrication was an experience I'll not soon
forget -- and neither will my skin in which I burned more than a
couple holes with caustic resin!

Again, thanks...

John Woods


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

RSD Helmet Giveaway

2 Days left!

A brand new helmet is hard to come by these days. We love to ride just as much as you do and we understand that your helmet can get pretty thrashed over time. We want to keep you safe and in style while you ride, so shoot us over a picture of YOU HOLDING your beat up/crashed/worn out helmet that you currently rock and we'll pick the lid that is most worthy of replacement.

Here's Rolands entry see if you can beat it!

Send your helmet picture to or post it on our Facebook fanpage to enter. At the end of the raffle we'll pick the most deserving helmet to be replaced. The winner has the option of choosing any RSD signature helmet. See terms for details.

Check out the RSD Bell Helmets in this fancy video.

We have teamed up with Bell Helmets for another year with a pair of new helmets in addition to the C-Note Star and the Skulls Drifter which carry over from 2009. Check out the Grunt Drifter and the new Vortex in all its glory. Check out the 2010 Bell Catalog to see the entire line. Visit here for purchasing information.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Time out

Roland you are suspended! We stumbled across this the other day and had quite the chuckle.

Friday, April 9, 2010

NOHO party

A few of our bikes will be on display at the NOHO Hangover Defense Drink LAUNCH PARTY. Check it out if you're in the area!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Blog-it of the month!

We've been receiving tons of links to our fanpage and other forums with pictures of your bikes with RSD product on it! Check out a few of these video posts and how to get your hands on a Free RSD Go Ride Tee below.

The owner of this bike will receive a $100.00 RSD Gift Certificate for accumulating over 10,000 views! Contact for more information.

Dust off your camera and brush up on your photo skills cuz’ RSD has gone viral and we want you to join us. Take some pics/video of you, your RSD product and your bike then post it online somewhere (Blogspot, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, etc). Hit us up at with a link to your post and we will hit you back with a free, limited edition, RSD “Go Ride” T-shirt. It’s that easy.

Every month we will be picking the best of the best and posting them right here on the official RSD Blog, so make sure your pics/videos are super stylish. We want you to get creative, have some fun and show us how much you enjoy riding with your RSD product. Be one of the first 5 customers to get 10,000 video hits and we will hook you up with a $100 RSD gift certificate.


Thursday, April 1, 2010


Shaw HD has been rippin it up in the world custom scene - and now they have launched the Custom and Speed shop for you to build your own creation. Check out this article on MCN for more information!