Roland Sands Design
Happy Holidays from RSD
Merry Christmas from the Team at RSD!

Nitro Circus madman Andy Bell and his crew at Sweatpants Media hung with us during our Panasonic Technics inspired Sportster build. They invaded our privacy with truckloads of equipment for several days but it was well worth it after watching this killer video!
 2013 Long Beach IMS Show
The 2013 RSD motorcycles are completed and are making their first public appearance this weekend at the IMS Show in Long Beach.  Stop on by the Podium Stage, Bell Helmets and K & N Booths to get the first look!  The Motorcycle Superstore booth is also showcasing a RSD Sportster collaboration build featuring the new line of RSD products.  Motowheels is displaying and selling the full RSD apparel line at the show, stop by booth 1936 to get your new RSD leather jacket, hat or T-shirt.  Roland will be on hand to sign autographs and talk about the bikes and apparel line Friday at 6pm, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Podium stage.  Long Beach IMS show is located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802. 
Technics Sporty
It was an honor to work with Panasonic and the iconic Technics brand as inspiration for our 883 Iron Project. For the Technics inspired build we took cues from the DH1-1200 Headphones as well as the classic SL-1200MK2 Professional turntables. We tried to keep the details subtle enough to stand alone as well designed elements while not being too obviously related to the Technics DJ equipment. The most obvious connection to the Technics product are the wheels which went through several design iterations. We were happy to reach a well-proportioned mix of “theme” and design with this project. The remaining inspiration was drawn from the classic silver and black, satin and gloss finishes that have been a part of the Technics brand and style. The true link between the bike and the turntables came alive the first time we rotated the wheels. It was very cool to see the dots on the wheels shift direction as the wheels spun. Check out the short film below on the bike produced by our friends at Sweatpants Media and RSD and check out the amazing Technics Headphones. 
By definition, a maven is a trusted expert in a particular field who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. It also proved to be the perfect name for our latest leather jacket. We have taken all the knowledge gained from producing instant classics for the men’s market with our 2012 Main Set collection and have put it into the new Maven jacket for women. However, this is more than just a cut down version of a mans jacket.....much more!