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Harley Davidson XR1200


Posted on May 5, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 2 comments

Roland Sands has just completed this mean looking high performance Harley Davidson XR1200. Needless to say this RSD creation is loaded with a long list of features including a single-sided swingarm with Ohlins shock and Ducati linkage, GSX-R front fork and Turbo wheels with a black on black Tuxedo finish. Those pipes look like they’d pack a serious bark, this is what Roland says about them “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!”. The project has been well documented over the 30 day build period, including many great shots of each process on the Roland Sands Blog. [Thanks to Andrew for the tip]








  • Woody

    It feels like the rake should come in a tad for handling’s sake, but otherwise looks great.

  • b

    so is it stock harley exhaust or V&H pipes? either way it looks good. The 2011 xr1200x looks very slick as well, love the matte black on black