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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. 
 
 
 
Technics Sporty
We took the sporty out to San Pedro for our 2013 apparel photo shoot and got some nice detail shots of the bike. 
 
 
Technics Sporty
When sound and technology come together you get Technics. If you’re an audiophile, DJ or lover of Hip Hop you’re probably up to date on the Technics  brand and the famous 1200 turntables. The extensive line of Technics audio equipment might be gone, but Panasonic has brought back a high end line of Technics head phones for DJ’s and lovers of high definition sound. To show off the dynamic range of the new headphones RSD has joined forces with Technics and our buddy Andy Bell’s production company SweatPants Media to bring you a musical journey though the sights and more importantly the sounds of a Technics bike build. Here’s a sneak peak at the bike concept and our current progress. 

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marshall graves says:
8/28/2012 6:34:33 PM
 
Looks like another amazing build from RSD
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Humberto says:
8/30/2012 2:06:40 PM
 
This looks like a dream!!!
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Alfredo says:
8/30/2012 3:50:50 PM
 
Sweet pipes! Is that something that is going to be available for a Sporty soon?
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rolandadmin says:
9/13/2012 10:22:21 AM
 
Yes, they are in production now. They are called Slant Carbon 2-into-1 and are being offered in stainless steel "Works Finish" and black ceramic.
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David says:
8/31/2012 9:54:43 AM
 
Love this RSD bike
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Logan says:
8/31/2012 9:55:14 PM
 
I dig it! the rocker boxes, air filter, subtle paint. It's like a mix of RSD and Rough Craft! The wheels are pretty tight.
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Maurice says:
9/2/2012 11:22:26 PM
 
What's that for an exhaust?
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rolandadmin says:
9/13/2012 10:13:44 AM
 
This is our new 2013 production exhaust. It's called Slant Carbon 2-into-1. We're making it in raw satinless steel "Works Finish" and black ceramic coated. Will be up on our website soon.
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Sam says:
11/15/2012 2:45:26 PM
 
Where do I get a set of those wheels for my 09 XL1200N?
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rolandadmin says:
11/28/2012 10:04:56 AM
 
These are one-off custom wheels made only for this project. They were very expensive. If you are interested in a proce, please email us info@rolandsands.com
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Tom H says:
11/21/2012 7:33:07 PM
 
This was the best project I ever worked on and I want to thank Roland for a great bike. Some day I want him to build a bike which I can take home and call mine. I made a great new friend in Roland. Thanks again
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Mike says:
11/21/2012 10:06:20 PM
 
Love the profile of that tank... What the "King Sporty" tank should look like from factory. Great work, as usual!
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Matt says:
11/22/2012 1:55:09 AM
 
Hey RSD. how are those Firestone tyres to ride? haven't seen them here in Europe but i love the vintage style of those- but how is the performance?
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rolandadmin says:
11/28/2012 9:58:25 AM
 
Vintage reproduction tires ride about the same as we would guess the original ones did in their day... not the best. As you mentioned, they look good though.
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Beto Araujo says:
11/22/2012 6:30:38 PM
 
I love the this bike. I'd only use different tires but it sure looks great! When will the new products such as this filter be available? Is it possible to buy them at the store? Do you keep them in stock?
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rolandadmin says:
11/28/2012 9:56:57 AM
 
The Slant Carbon Intake is currently in production but not yet in stock.
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Rich says:
11/26/2012 7:59:23 AM
 
Sweet bike. I keep finding myself back on this page for inspiration and direction on where I want my bike to go. What kind of goggles are those in the first set of pics?
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rolandadmin says:
11/27/2012 6:01:40 PM
 
Thanks Rich. Not too sure but I believe they're Halcyons
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Barret says:
11/27/2012 4:06:56 AM
 
footpegs and mounting set looks sweet! Is that a rear set or same position as the stock? Available for order yet? thanks
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rolandadmin says:
11/28/2012 9:35:25 AM
 
These are prototype RSD rearsets. We are still working to get them into production.
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Ryk says:
11/30/2012 11:48:09 AM
 
I'm looking for a headlight as you have on this beautiful Iron head, is this a RSD available product?
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rolandadmin says:
12/17/2012 5:50:00 PM
 
This is a stock Sportster headlight, mounted using the RSD gauge/headlight relocator. More details here: http://www.rolandsands.com/products/Gauge-And-Headlight-Re-Locator-Black-Anodize
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Michael says:
11/30/2012 11:30:42 PM
 
What an incredible effect ! The wheels even spin when I scroll my browser window ! Speaking as a biker and former DJ, that is just perfect.
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Joe O'Byrne says:
12/1/2012 8:24:53 PM
 
Nice bike! I see two different 2-into-1 pipes pictured (studio shot vs. feature photos). Which style are you referencing as "making it in raw satinless steel "Works Finish" and black ceramic coated."
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rolandadmin says:
12/17/2012 5:47:28 PM
 
The pipe on the bike in the photos is an actual production RSD Slant Carbon 2-into-1 by Vance & HInes. It is available in black ceramic and raw SS "Works Finish"
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Saltani says:
12/3/2012 12:08:14 AM
 
can anyone tell me where to get the headlight?
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rolandadmin says:
12/17/2012 5:45:15 PM
 
This is a stock Sportster headlight, mounted using the RSD gauge/headlight relocator. More details here: http://www.rolandsands.com/products/Gauge-And-Headlight-Re-Locator-Black-Anodize
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Paul says:
12/14/2012 10:00:30 PM
 
Is that tail section going to be made available????? That bike is SICK!!!!!
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rolandadmin says:
12/17/2012 5:29:45 PM
 
Hmmm.... we just might be working exactly that??? Time will tell.
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Brandon says:
12/17/2012 10:43:49 AM
 
So glad to hear the new 2-1 exhaust system is in production!
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Breath says:
12/19/2012 10:36:05 AM
 
Sweet tail set ! I love it since your draft design coming out. when will you launch this product?(tail set) but I just wonder what is the clearance from this cafe rear set to tyre? will this tail set going to hit the rear tyre if you ride on dirt track?
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rolandadmin says:
1/24/2013 2:07:31 PM
 
We are currently working to get this Cafe Tail-section into production. No due date as of yet. We designed this tail with th shocks removed at full bottom-out and there are no clearance issues.
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Jasper says:
12/25/2012 2:17:31 PM
 
I wonder..the Slant Carbon Intake is very nice made, will this fit with forward peds on a nightster?
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rolandadmin says:
1/24/2013 1:59:05 PM
 
Yes it will and will help to give you more leg-room.
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joepicc says:
1/4/2013 11:57:21 AM
 
will that exhaust fit on my XR1200?
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rolandadmin says:
1/24/2013 1:56:15 PM
 
SOrry but no it will not.
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Thomas says:
1/7/2013 11:55:47 PM
 
I would like to put that tank on my Sportster. Who makes it? Great bike.
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rolandadmin says:
1/24/2013 1:54:34 PM
 
We hand made this gas tank here at RSD. We are working to try and get it into production.
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P K says:
1/9/2013 11:14:12 PM
 
`Like the build, but Panasonic stopped production of the iconic Technics mk1200 table a couple years ago now, why would they ask you to build anything to promote a product they don't make anymore?
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rolandadmin says:
1/24/2013 1:50:59 PM
 
Bike was built to promote their headphone line and link back to the nostalgia of the Panasonic brand.
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Joe says:
1/26/2013 1:01:34 PM
 
If the headlight is stock, where can I get that grill piece that's on it?
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rolandadmin says:
2/27/2013 12:48:12 PM
 
From our friend Winston at Rough Crafts http://roughcrafts.com/rough_hard_parts.html
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Joe says:
1/28/2013 5:26:45 PM
 
Where can I get that grill piece over the headlight?
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rolandadmin says:
2/27/2013 12:31:42 PM
 
From our buddy Winston at ROugh Crafts http://roughcrafts.com/rough_hard_parts.html
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Damião says:
2/1/2013 11:36:54 AM
 
Beautiful bike, which measures the tire front and rear? thank you
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rolandadmin says:
2/27/2013 12:25:34 PM
 
3.25x19 Front & 4.00x19 Rear - Coker Firestone Deluxe Champion. Both mounted on 19x2.15" wheels. http://www.rolandsands.com/wp/2012/11/21/technics-sportster#comments
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Tommy Melders says:
2/10/2013 1:21:29 PM
 
This bike is awesome,,! Is it a cover thats been used for the headlight? Because I keep searching for this headlight/ cover but I can't find it. And there are a few people asking for it but the link just goes to a gauge relocator. Thank you.
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rolandadmin says:
2/11/2013 2:55:51 PM
 
Check RoughCrafts out for the headlight cover!
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Marty says:
2/11/2013 1:19:23 PM
 
Hi - Do you have an update on when your rearsets are going to make production? And is the plan for them to still work with the rear pillion pegs still being in their default location? Cheers M.
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rolandadmin says:
2/27/2013 12:01:08 PM
 
Still working on them. Sorry no production due date or details as of yet.
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Kody says:
2/16/2013 7:51:41 AM
 
I know it's been asked, but is there an estimated date when we will be able to get our hands on the tail? It is beautifully done, and something I NEED for my build. Cheers!
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rolandadmin says:
2/27/2013 11:56:47 AM
 
Most likely will be a 2014 new product.
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Beto Araujo says:
3/12/2013 8:31:14 AM
 
Is that a carbon fiber Bell 500 Andy is using or is it just a layer of carbon over a regular helmet? Any info on that?
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rolandadmin says:
3/26/2013 6:03:19 PM
 
It's a prototype Carbon Fiber Bell Custom 500 helmet. Not yet in production
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Mo says:
3/13/2013 7:34:34 AM
 
Do you have to remove the points side cover to cut down or can it be done while installed?
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rolandadmin says:
3/26/2013 6:02:35 PM
 
SOrry Mo but trying to understand. What exactly do you want to cut down?
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sebastian says:
3/14/2013 9:55:42 AM
 
Hey. The exhaust looks so cool. Would like to hear it. Is there any link you can give me for a sound check! Thinking to put him on my 48 ! Thanks.
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rolandadmin says:
3/28/2013 4:28:25 PM
 
We just finished up a 48 build. We'll have a video up with sound of the exhaust up within a few days! Stay up on our blog. Thanks Sebastian.
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Arnold India says:
3/25/2013 9:34:16 PM
 
Hufffffff...... Godddddd.....! next another Davidson bike in my bike garage.. i have four Davidson bikes. in that i love this one. it should and must enter my garage...!
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JuanMart says:
5/21/2013 5:06:30 PM
 
Increíble diseño! Cuál es su precio, o ha sido un único diseño?
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rolandadmin says:
7/10/2013 10:49:30 AM
 
Esta moto tiene un tanque de gas de encargo y las ruedas, pero todas las otras partes son actualmente disponibles o que se hizo para el 2014. La sección de cola y controles de pie Rearset serán 2.014 nuevos productos.
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Freddie (GER) says:
7/28/2013 4:59:25 AM
 
When I read the comments made before as well as your answers, this type of tank and the Cafe tail-section will be available in 2014. What will be the standard width of the tail-section? I hope it will be a little wider than the one you built for this project. What will be the size of the tank and how many liters/gallons go in? Do you know whether BELL is intending to bring out this helmet on the market? Enough questions for now. :-)
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rolandadmin says:
9/6/2013 11:28:10 AM
 
The tail section will be a fiberglass version of this exact shape and size. The gas tank is still in rocess and due date is unsure. The carbon fiber Bell Custom 500 helmet should also be available in 2014.
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Nath says:
8/12/2013 2:19:21 PM
 
Are those mid mount controls stock position or higher up?
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rolandadmin says:
9/4/2013 4:15:30 PM
 
These prototype mid controls are approximately 1" up, 1" back and 3" narrower overall. They will be available as production parts for 2014.
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Blake Ramick says:
8/17/2013 1:56:47 PM
 
Rear shock looks like a Progressive Suspension. Which mode/length is this?
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rolandadmin says:
9/4/2013 4:09:55 PM
 
These are Progressive Suspension 444 shocks and are 13" long (eye-to-eye)
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883r jin says:
11/10/2013 7:40:06 AM
 
it is best bike style i've ever seen. i want to make cafe racer like this style. is it availble to buy a parts?(fuel tank, rear seat, wheel, etc....)at ebay? or rsd homepage? or can i buy it any parts in S.korea? is the fuel tank just re-lacquered from 48tank or made it your self??
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rolandadmin says:
11/13/2013 10:37:19 AM
 
parts are available through our website..thanks!
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shady tammam says:
11/27/2013 1:10:39 PM
 
guys , do u have the Front Grill for the Headlight ?
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rolandadmin says:
12/2/2013 3:21:53 PM
 
Hit up Rough Crafts!
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espelj966 says:
12/2/2013 11:21:00 PM
 
Can't wait for those rear sets to come out!
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andrew says:
1/7/2014 2:09:12 AM
 
'Cause the 883 iron has got the look for it...the 1200 doesn't...we are talking about design here where each component and colour and touch has its meaning. it is not always a matter of power and speed (said that an 883 can have its fun) an upgrade of the 883 into a 1200 is always possible.
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Angel says:
1/24/2014 8:34:30 AM
 
Two turntables and a microphone. I LOVE IT! (Though it seems to be missing speakers.)
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Dino says:
2/3/2014 2:49:18 AM
 
Hi there! Loving your bike so deeply. Can my 883R be converted to look like your bike here ??
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rolandadmin says:
2/5/2014 9:43:00 AM
 
Sure! There is a parts list on the site so you can start the transformation..or let us do it for you. Bring money.
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Wuh says:
4/24/2014 10:48:03 PM
 
what kinds boots u wearin? those are dope
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