Community Classic and Custom Motorcycles Roland Sands Debuts RSD Ducati XDiavel at Sturgis

Roland Sands Debuts RSD Ducati XDiavel at Sturgis


Roland Sands Design Ducati XDiavel Appears

Roland Sands Design Ducati XDiavel

Intended to show how a Ducati XDiavel can be transformed into a master-class custom without extensive chassis modifications, Roland Sands’ RSD Ducati XDiavel has been unveiled at the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.

The Roland Sands Design Ducati XDiavel’s only significant chassis change is the use of a 19-inch front wheel, replacing the stock 17-inch unit. Spending three months preparing the RSD Ducati XDiavel, builder Roland Sands has taken the lessons learned in producing this custom to create a line of parts and accessories that are now in the Ducati Performance catalogue. This makes it possible for a Ducati XDiavel owner to recreate as much, or as little, of the RSD Ducati XDiavel as he likes.

[Ultimate Motorcycling Reviews the Ducati XDiavel]

“The XDiavel is a beast,” according to Sands, “a wolf in wolves’ clothing and a serious piece of speed equipment. We really wanted to pivot off all that amazing technology, and not mess it up by tearing it out. So, the bike is still very stock from a functional standpoint… Ultimately, we decided to twist the aesthetic while retaining decidedly stock bike functionality. I’m proud to say that’s exactly what we’ve achieved.”

Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati North America says, “This custom-built XDiavel by Roland Sands Design embodies the spirit of personalization that makes this Rally so special. The XDiavel and this interpretation provides us an opportunity to share Ducati with all in attendance.”

Roland Sands Design RSD Ducati XDiavel Gallery

Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

2020 Lambretta G325 Special First Look: Flagship Scooter

Although many American’s knowledge of Italian scooters begins and ends with Vespa, aficionados of the genre are well-versed in the Lambretta brand. After all,...

2020 Benelli Leoncino 800 First Look: Italian Design, Made In China

Truly a modern classic, the all-new 2020 Benelli Leoncino 800 stretches the Leoncino line upward. Featuring a new 754cc DOHC parallel-twin motor in a...

2020 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition First Look (12 Fast Facts)

With less than a month to go before the opening of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season, the 2020 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition...

James Bond Triumph: Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200 in New Movie

James Bond movies have a long history of motorcycles participating in the spy's cinematic adventures around the world. However, it did take Agent 007...

Aprilia RS 250 SP: Road Racers For Young Riders

Aprilia has been conspicuously absent from the middleweight and lightweight Grand Prix classes since the elimination of two-strokes. However, Aprilia has been active in...

Lieback’s Lounge – Turkey, Bikes & the Status Quo

The Rocket 3, LiveWire and RS660 are three 2020 models that I embrace - these rides go against the status quo of modern motorcycle design.