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RSD Custom Ecosse

The Ecosse is a limited-production machine created for whealthy enthhusiasts. A blend of bare-fisted American muscle, Italian-inspired chassis., Swedish suspension and thug-like-bike riding position. The price of this exclusive limited series bike started at around 65,000 USD. The models - each with distinctive character - were built with high standards using exotic materials. Small diameter twin tube frame design with CNC joints, all billet machined custom transmission that rotated the clutch pack up and away from the road for ground clearance. Carbon fiber all over and a crazy design aesthetic. When the Ecosse was released it was an insane combination of performance bike with a massive 200hp Nigel Patrick V twin engine (displacing 107-cubic-inch, or 1753cc) smashed in a sport bike inspired frame and all of it surrounded by more billet tech than a rocket ship. After working on this bike about one year ago, Roland Sands decided to finish his project and completely reconfigure it as a street tracker. He started with the suspension and a narrow FG Ohlins fork and factory Indian TT racing brake set up with RSD Traction Factory racing wheels front and rear with Dunlop DT tires in 19” front and back. The Billet chunks that hung to the bike were all removed in favor of simplicity. A classic headlight and gauge relocation were pulled from the RSD catalog. New Handlebars, risers and triple clamps were added all in Black Ops. The massive dual throat intake was replaced with a simple and light carbon Slant air cleaner. Massive ISR discs and 6 piston calipers were replaced with street tracker friendly single discs and RSD Caliper up front. The engine had some issues so it required a rebuild by Bennet’s performance. While the engine was torn down at RSD they black powder coated much of the external parts to offset the polished billet motor. Chris Wood at Airtrix laid down the mega simple paint job of brushed aluminum and satin black tied win with the Gold accent pin striping and topped of with the RSD diamond logo.The bike originally came to RSD for a new narrowed gas tank as it had a scary short turning radius that easily could result in a dropped bike. Not cool when your bike retails upward of 50k. Roland Sands maintained the stock components and focused on the function and aesthetic of the bodywork while reconfiguring exhaust to come out from under the tail.

Roland Sands Design - L.A. California, USA

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