This is what happens when RSD (Roland Sands Design) gets its mitts on a Harley-Davidson V-Rod. Roland Sands comes from a background of both the custom and racing worlds, so it’s always interesting to see what he comes up with but giving him a V-Rod to work with seems like a no-brainer to me for just that reason.
The bike was built for is used to the kind of power you find at the NHRA level. That’s why the RSD crew upped the ponies on any already strong platform with a Trask turbo unit and Zipper’s auto-tune.
The rear of the bike was cut and corrective fabrication was applied, as was a single-sided swingarm, and new sub-frame, topped with a handcrafted tail section. All of that while flanking the sides with aluminum panels that blend into a carbon fiber front cowling.
Fuel was relocated to the belly pan to lower the center of gravity. Custom made billet triple clamps and Ohlins Road & Track forks and TTX shock with linkage keep the Dunlop tires planted at speed.
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