The TMAX is hugely innovative in the scooter world for its use of an aluminum spar frame that mounts the motor amidships, not on the swingarm. But, until now, all that’s been hidden under fairly anonymous plastic. Enter Roland Sands…
Here’s the first image of the production Vespa 946. Like the new Moto Guzzi California 1400 (both Vespa and Moto Guzzi are owned by Piaggio Group, along with Aprilia), it’s a masterclass in retro-futuristic design, in this case adapting the … Continued
Sometimes you start on a bike that along the way gets bigger and bigger ending up as a totally overambitious project. We did start such a project over a year ago, a small capacity racing bike, that we just could … Continued
The first product of a new bike manufacturer from Indiana, this Janus Halcyon was designed to look like a record-breaker from the 1920s or 30s, but powered by a 50cc two-stroke, is light and legally accessible to first time riders.
This is the BMW C evolution, a “near-production prototype” for an upcoming electric scooter. Why should you care about yet another concept electric bike? Well, when a company with BMW’s engineering expertise, production numbers and budget decides to do this, … Continued
“Yes, she’s a little rough around the edges, but that’s the beauty of it,” describes Roland Sands Design. They found this little bike buried in a scrap yard and decided to fix it up for Born Free. They’ll never admit … Continued
The Aprilia SRV850 isn’t new. In fact, it’s just a re-skinned Gilera GP800, which debuted in 2008. But, it is now getting both ABS and switchable traction control. Those, plus the 90º, liquid-cooled v-twin with twin-spark plug ignition, counter-rotating crankshaft … Continued