Written by Tim Huber.
There’s something almost sacrilegious about placing an exorbitant and exotic motorcycle under the grinder for customization. Not only is it practically guaranteed to destroy an exclusive model’s resale value, but it also removes one of the few existing examples from circulation. Often produced in minute numbers, these machines are hand-built works of rolling art and engineering that are extremely calculated in their design.
So to “undo” an elite and seldom-seen model like an Ecosse Heretic Titanium Edition is a major gamble, to say the least, but if anyone has the competence to cut up the exotic American and come out on the other side with a winning hand, it’s Roland Sands and his crew at Southern California’s Roland Sands Design.
This awesome piece of perfection is a 2006 150 horsepower Harley-Davidson modified by Roland Sands Designs (RSD). Roland Sands has built some amazing bikes over the years but this one is still one of our favourites. With it’s Ohlins suspension and racebike stance it has the perfect balance of looks and performance. It’s hard to believe that this bike was built in 10 days for Discovery Channel’s Biker Build Off. It ended up winning by beating master builder Jesse Rookes. Roland is renound for building bikes that perform as well as they look, and this is no exception. Roland also has a sweet website worth checking out for all the bikes he has built and others he is selling.
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