Harley Davidson 48 Sportster customised by RSD


Roland Sands Design (RSD) comes with a customised Harley Davidson 48 Sportster. The bike has undergone some serious changes but all with a positive effect on the bike. It therefore doesn’t only look great, it seems to ride great as well.

Nothing beats a Street Tracker for attitude and fun. A dirt road in front of you?…cool, twisty pavement?…that’s all good too. We built this 2010 Sportster 48 for MotoUSA President Don Becklin and used it as an experimental platform for our new Machine Ops Finish, Vintage Sportster gas tank, flat track tail, Mid Control and a new exhaust concept. She started life as a Sportster 48. The first mod was a new billet top triple that accepts any riser combo, eliminating the cast in riser. We then used our Pro Step Bar with a nice flat track style pull back and Vintage 4 bolt risers.

a vintage twist at this machine with a prototype Sportster version of our classic Vintage Gas Tankwhich looks at home on a Flat Tracker. 14.5” progressive 970 series reservoir shocks, 19” Slam wheels and sticky flat track rubber achieve the classic Dirt Track stance we were going for. Since this bike will spend the majority of its life on the pavement, Jamie from Micah Racing hooked us up with a set of the new DOT approved, street legal, Mitas flat track tires. The Sporty Tracker was a test bed for our newest finish Machine Ops and this is one of the iterations of the original idea with a bit of tint to it.

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