Roland Sands Design CBR1000RR benefits Ride For Kids

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We’re amazed at the transformative effect only basic modifications can have to the Honda CBR1000RR. Shorn of Honda’s badly chosen paint jobs, the ridiculously huge number plate hanger and minus the mirrors, this bike achieves a strikingly aggressive, timeless look. RSD build this CBR to benefit pediatric brain tumor foundation, Ride For kids. It’ll be making appearances at each round of the International Motorcycle show, where it’ll be raffled off to raise money for the charity. We know Roland’s been hankering to get his hands on the new CBR since it premiered last year and we really like what he’s done to it, the only thing we’d leave off are the tacky wheels.

Roland Sands Design

  • LADucSP

    He always has to use the cheesy wheels as a nod to where the $$ comes from…his dad’s company Performance Machine.

    He’s such an incredible talent, it’s a shame he has to use Harley wheels.

  • Remy

    I’d prefer it stock in red.

    This paint makes it look heavy, lopsided, and the graffito number seems like it’s missing its ‘rubbish chicken’ counterpart.

  • doug

    i think i just threw up a little in my mouth.

  • nick

    wow…BNG and ugly wheels to boot. That had to be the result of a two day deadline to do something “special” with the CBR

  • ryan

    Wheels look great, bike looks great except for the tacky graphics. Honda dos a way better job

  • mjk

    minus the chopper bling at both ends, a vast improvement. honda europe have obviously taken note, because their 2009 graphics have sharpened up that blunt nose

    • Wes

      That’s an ’08 with custom paint. Here’s the ’09 Repsol Blade.

  • Sasha Pave

    Love the fact that Roland is giving money to charity. Not so sure that this is a good exercise of his talents. Nothing wrong with PM, if I remember correctly they had their beginning in racing, didn’t they?

  • pete

    “special” as in short-bus special…

  • David

    That bike is garbage compared to the Ducati custom he made that’s sitting in the Ducati Manhattan showroom ( This was definitely a last minute job and the rims look horrible on this bike.