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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Apocalypse meets the track

Check out the new RSD Apocalypse Bell Helmet on the track at Miller Motorsports Park with our friend Mark Cernicky from the Cycle World clan at work flogging a host of 1000cc sport bikes.

Monday, May 3, 2010

XR 1200 Build

Day 30

The day has finally arrived. The bike is finished!
Thank you to all who followed along so patiently. We think it looks pretty mean. Let us know what you think.

Day 23

Vance & Hines gave us this cool exhaust tip to work with so we fabbed up the rest of the exhaust using stainless tubing with a hand tweaked two into one and our own head pipes. One could consider this an updated cafe pipe. We also moved the oil cooler from the side of the bike to underneath the neck and installed crash sliders. Not that we plan on crashing or anything...but you never know!

Day 21

The frame & swing arm are back from Olympic Powder Coating after a layer of charcoal texture was applied. The Engine is back as well and the prototype Turbo Wheels with the Tuxedo finish is looking sharp.

Single sided swing arm with eccentric hub.
Ohlins forks, custom triples and clip-ons.

Day 17
The keys to looking elegant are simplicity and giving proper attention to details. This is what we strive for with the new Tuxedo finish on our Turbo wheel. With two distinct black surface finishes, this is taking black to the next level.

Day 14-16
Money shot.

Day 12-13
Belly pan....Check!

Day 11
Tail section...Check!

Day 1-10
We decided to make things interesting with this XR1200 build. The RSD team is currently working hard on transforming this simple industrial motorcycle into a stylish high performance sportbike. Keep your eye on this build as our next challenge will be to design a custom aluminum tail section and belly-pan with an integrated oil tank.

• Single-sided swingarm with Ohlins shock and Ducati linkage.
• Ohlins GSX-R front fork


Strength, Function and Form

Our new steel struts in this fender kit are the perfect example of reduction of cost without compromising quality. We lost the billet and went with a steel strut giving you a bitchin' vintage style steel part that matches our existing steel products and reduces cost while maintaining strength, function and form.

• Direct bolt-on to HD Softails (except Rocker) • Struts made from 3/8" thick 1018 Steel and available in chrome or black powdercoat finishes • Fender made from 1018 steel and available in raw finish only • Available with RSD 200mm rear fender or struts available separately for use with many other custom fenders • All Necessary Hardware Included • Quality Sheet Metal Work Requires Minimal Preparation For Paint
* Requires fender supports to be cutt off from stock chassis on 1990-2007 models