Roland Sands – 525cc KTM fury

Another dope build from Roland Sands.

A lot of attention to detail has been put into this bike and overall it looks like it would be wicked fun to ride with great brakes, a nice stance and snappy power. I have to say after riding my Duke for a few weeks and coming from an MX background that handling is and always was by far the most important factor for me (I am really pleased I didn’t get a classic bike in the end as it would be kind of sketchy on the mountain roads around here), but of course when you stop riding it, to see something look as good as this is definitely an added benefit. Some info on the bike:

Happiness comes in many forms and today it comes in the color of a beautiful ripe California grown tangerine. What started out as a rough build has been molded into something much more finished featuring 525cc’s of growling KTM fury. This is our next evolution of the Café Moto concept, an ever evolving project that shifts and changes with every bike we do. And yes, we made a real gas tank for this one. All the body work is hand-made aluminum, fabricated here at the RSD compound. FMF did a trick titanium exhaust for us and Chris Wood at Airtrix delivered the Candy Orange Flake paint on the tail, tank and headlight mount. This one is street legal, ultra-light and has just enough horsepower to get you in trouble. Forks and shock have been lowered considerably. We debated back and forth on the front fender then decided to keep it moto with chopped down fork guards. Sub frame has been heavily modified to accept the battery and electronics. She is only missing her license plate which should be on it’s way from the DMV. In the meanwhile we will try our hardest not to get arrested riding it.

Hat tip to Marcus for the heads up on the bike.


  1. Robert 5 years ago

    WOW……… more words for it….(except these)

  2. Xebastian 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!! craps!

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