The Harley Sportster is one of my favourite motorcycles, people are sometimes surprised to hear that but the humble Sportster really is a fantastic bike. I love the way Sportster owners treat the stock bike as a starting point, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a factory-stock Sportster on the road, they always have innumerable custom additions and tweaks and I love the do-it-yourself culture that tends to surround their owners.
This particular Sportster is perhaps a little more modified than most, it’s a Roland Sands Design custom motorcycle so before you even see the images you should be expecting something a little special.
I’m going to declare myself biased here, I love RSD bikes, I love Sportsters and I love unusual, faired racers. This bike is a triple whammy so rather than pretend to be objective I’m just going to go ahead and say that I want it.
The Racester Sportster is based on a stock 1200cc Harley, they added a Revolution performance 1250 kit, Screaming Eagle .536 cams, a DP clutch kit, an RSD Velocity Stack, adjustable rear shocks, Vance & Hines headers, custom rear set foot controls and of course, a beautiful custom fairing.
The bike’s first public showing was at the Born Free show at Oak Canyon Ranch in early September, the Racester went over exceedingly well and it’s not hard to see why. It’s just beautiful. In fact it reminds me of one of the most beautiful Harley-Davidsons of all time, the stunning RR350.
Click here if you’d like to read more about the RSD Racester via Roland Sands.
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