Update: Roland Sands built the CR500, however the white XR400 and YZF450 were built by Thor Drake and Drake McElroy, respectively. We'll have more info with new photos shortly.

Our buddy Steve over at AutoFiends just sent us these shots of three new concepts from Roland Sands Design that premiered at the Long Beach edition of the International Motorcycle Show. I think we can confidently state that they're the coolest bikes at the show. Similar to the RSD SuperSingle race bikes, they use minimal modification, mostly stock components and road race forks to achieve a wholly greater result than the single-cylinder dirt bikes they're based on.


While the CR500-based streetfighter is the most intriguing performance

prospect, we're digging the style of the XR400 café racer. All three

bikes will combine very low weights with grunty, characterful engines

and incredibly capable handling. They'd be ideal both for experienced

riders tired of the lack of challenge and involvement in modern liter

bikes (us basically) and new riders looking for something high-spec,

stylish and unintimidating to ride.

Roland, you need to put these bikes or something like them into production as soon as possible.

Roland Sands Design



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