Gear / Parts Bell & RSD: "Bell Star Treatment" Contest

Bell & RSD: “Bell Star Treatment” Contest

2012-bell-and-rsd-bell-star-treatment-contest (1)

Bell and Roland Sands Design to Customize Winner’s Bike in New “Star Treatment” Contest

For most die-hard motorcyclists, a trip to Los Angeles to have their beloved ride customized by innovative designer and master-builder Roland Sands would be a dream come true.

In August, Bell Powersports is making this dream a reality with its Bell Star Treatment contest. Launched today on the Bell Powersports Facebook page and themed to highlight Bell’s premium Star Carbon helmet, the unique promotion challenges fans to offer their most compelling rationale for why they and their motorcycle deserve the “Star Treatment” from Bell and Roland Sands Design (RSD).

The contest includes a trip for two to the RSD headquarters in Los Angeles where the winner will collaborate with Sands himself on a customization plan for their motorcycle. The winner’s motorcycle will then be shipped to Los Angeles and customized by Sands and his crew at RSD. When the build is complete, the winner will return to Los Angeles for the unveiling and an inaugural ride with the RSD and Bell teams. The winner will also receive an RSD special edition Star Carbon helmet, along with an RSD riding jacket and gloves. In addition to the grand prize, entrants will have the chance to win a wide variety of other prizes, including Bell Star Carbon helmets and Bell and RSD apparel.

Brian Horton (Brand Manager, Bell Powersports) says: “Roland’s design sensibilities are truly one-of-a-kind and, combined with his background as an elite road racer, clearly distinguish his work in comparison to other motorcycle designers on the scene today.

“Like all of us at Bell, Roland prides himself on originality and authenticity within the American motorcycle culture, and we’re proud to partner with him in offering such an incredible experience to motorcycle fans across the country.”

After nine years of tearing up the pavement on the AMA road racing circuit, Sands retired from competition and turned his attention to what had always been his secret passion-designing custom motorcycles, parts and accessories. While most came to know him for his unique ability to combine seemingly divergent motorcycle design elements into cohesive and artistic finished products, Sands design sensibilities have long extended beyond the realm of motorcycles. His classic style-meets-performance aesthetic is evident in RSD’s motorcycle lifestyle and apparel line, and there is a modern Renaissance feel to the paintings that adorn RSD environments, from trade show booths to their recently opened headquarters and retail showroom in Los Alamitos, Calif.

Roland Sands says: “My heroes were always a combination of legendary road racers like Kenny Roberts and historic designers like Frank Lloyd Wright. Now I’m living my dream of combining these passions into a career that allows others to appreciate motorcycles and motorcycle culture through my original creations.”

Fans can enter the BELL STAR TREATMENT contest by visiting the Bell Powersports Facebook page or the Bell Powersports website. The contest entry period ends on August 31, 2012 with the winners being announced shortly thereafter.

For more information on Bell Powersports and its products visit, and for more information on Roland Sands, RSD and its products visit

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE First Look (5 Fast Facts—Supercharged)

We met the Kawasaki Z H2 last year, and now it’s time to upgrade. The 2021 Kawasaki Z H2 SE takes the standard supercharged...

2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR: All-New (15 Fast Facts)

Kawasaki has totally revamped its 2021 Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR superbikes. The motorcycles, built with input from Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT), won the past...

2021 Kawasaki KLX300SM First Look with Specs (6 Fast Facts)

Adding to the KLX300R and all-new KLX300 dual-sport, Kawasaki has completed its 2021 KLX lineup with an unexpected motorcycle. Meet the 2021 Kawasaki KLX300SM,...

2021 Kawasaki KLX300 First Look (5 Fast Facts)

From the moment we rode the 2020 Kawasaki KLX300R, we were crossing our fingers that we would see a dual-sport version. It took only...

2021 Honda Trail 125 Review (17 Fast Facts On- and Off-Road)

Honda continues to mine its archives for fun, approachable, small-displacement motorcycles with the release of their cool-as-a-Swiss-army-knife 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS. This is...

1957 Gilera Extra Rossa 175 by Machine 1867: The Inside Story

“I really liked the look of the engine,” Edi Buffon of Machine 1867 explains, “and I thought I’d make something really interesting from it.” The...