Roland Sands Design Launches 1st Footwear with Mojave Boot

Roland Sands Design Mojave Boot

Roland Sands Design Mojave Boot

Roland Sands Design enters motorcycle footwear market.

Roland Sands Design is proud to introduce the Mojave, a premium riding boot. The Mojave boot follows the heritage of our proven jackets, combining the ideal blend of function and classic styling. Every minute detail was considered in the development of this top quality boot to ensure the final product not only performed, but also looked great both on and off the bike.

Only the best materials and premium protective technologies were used to construct the Mojave boot. We utilized beautiful top grain cowhide leather for the upper, strategic molded protective inserts in the heel, mid-foot and toe box, a reinforced shank and a hi-grip sole by Vibram that is oil/chemical resistant. The waxed laces and double layer protective shift pad ensure durability and to provide superior comfort we added a Hipora waterproof and moisture wicking liner and developed the proprietary triple density removable Cheater insole to provide unparalleled cushion and support.

The Mojave boot is the real deal, and is sure to become your new favorite boot.

RSD Mojave Boots in Black

FEATURES:
• 100% genuine cowhide upper
• 100% polyester moisture wicking lining
• Hipora waterproof lining
• Vibram durable hi-grip & oil/chemical resistant outsole
• Molded reinforced protective heel cup
• Molded ankle protector insert
• Molded protective toe box insert
• Side mid-foot protective insert
• 3M reflective hi visibility heel
• Protective reinforced shank
• Gusseted, padded tongue
• Leather pull loop
• Double layer protective shift pad
• Custom RSD triple density comfort & supportive insole
• Flexible, secure, comfortable & protective upper cuff
• Durable waxed laces

The RSD Mojave Boot is available in Black, Grey, Oxblood & Whiskey colors ways. MSRP: $300

Pool Parties & Moto Stampedes – RSD Going Big for Sturgis 2016

The RSD Crew is going big for Sturgis. We’ll be Super Hooligan racing at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip with Indian Motorcycle, stocking parts and apparel at the RSD Moto Shed at Black Hills HD and cooling off in the Pool with Bell Helmets and the launch of our new XDIAVEL Ducati at the Pappy Hoel Campground.

Opening Wednesday August 3rd, the RSD MotoShed at Black Hills Harley Davidson will feature the best of RSD bikes, parts and apparel from Turbine Air Cleaners to Bell Helmets, leather Colt Vests to Boss Seats and everything in between for your bike and body. The RSD MotoShed is in place to take care of bike customization with an onsite product installer working every day of the rally.

Sturgis SuperHooligan Event Poster

Starting Sunday evening August 7th the latest custom RSD Indian Scout will be showcased at Michael Lichter’s Skin & Bones Motorcycle and Art Exhibit at the Buffalo Chip near the East Gate. Observe a harmonious marriage of inner power and outer beauty while you take a walk through this one-time collection of tattoo-inspired motorcycles and art on display throughout the week. You’ll be able to closely examine each of their works as they sit atop elevated pedestals that offer an unencumbered view from every angle.

Tuesday afternoon you are invited to come cool off at the Bell Helmet Pool Party with your friends and Carey Hart, while Ducati launches the RSD XDIAVEL. Bikini contest, charity raffle for the “Good Ride” and prizes from 1-5pm at The Pappy Hoel Campground & Pool.

Bell Helmets Sturgis Pool Party

Wednesday we’ll be throwing down the fire and pulling out all the stops to headline the Moto Stampede with Super Hooligan flat track racing before Reverend Horton Heat and Five Finger Death Punch take the stage at the Buffalo Chip. Race classes for the evening include Run What Ya Brung, Vintage, Hand Shifter, Super Hooligan and a purse paying Pro Single/DTX. The races, sponsored by Indian Motorcycle, bring back the excitement and surprise of traditional heritage racing with the added punch of music and drag racing. The newly built dirt flat track at the Buffalo Chip circles the infield between the Wolfman Jack Stage and the Top Shelf Bar bringing racing action to center stage with prime VIP viewing. The riders are scheduled to take to the track Aug. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All brands of bikes are welcome to race. Watch the RSD & Indian Super Hooligan Tour Video! Interested in joining the racing and action? For more information and to register click HERE or go to http://www.rolandsands.com/blog/673/sturgis-moto-stampede.

RSD MotoShed Location
Black Hills Harley Davidson
I-90 Exit 55
Rapid City, SD
Wed Aug 3 – Sat Aug 13, Open 8am-6pm

Michael Lichter’s Skin & Bones Motorcycle & Art Exhibit
Russ Brown Events Center near the East Gate of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Sunday, Aug. 7 – Friday, Aug. 12, 2pm-10pm

Bell Helmets Pool Party & RSD XDIAVEL Unveiling
Pappy Hoel Campground & Resort
SD-79
Sturgis, SD 57785
Tuesday Aug. 9, 1pm-5pm

RSD Super Hooligan Race
Buffalo Chip Wolfman Jack Stage
20603 132nd Ave
Buffalo Chip, SD
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 4pm-7pm

Indian Motorcycle Kept Riders Rolling During The 75th Daytona Bike Week

Indian-motorcycle-in-daytona-1Eight days of festivities including the on-site introduction of the Indian Springfield, vintage & custom displays, demo rides, racing, organized tours & special events

MINNEAPOLIS (March 22, 2016) — Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first motorcycle race on the sands of Daytona Beach, FL., Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, again left a historic mark on Bike Week.

Among Indian Motorcycle’s highlights during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, held March 5-12, were the introduction of a new motorcycle model, vintage & custom bike displays and unveilings, racing, demo rides, organized owner rides and more.

The week started with the launch of the new Indian Springfield, a motorcycle offering classic styling blended with thoroughly modern technology for a purist’s take on both touring comfort and urban versatility. At the same time, Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s announced the availability of Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s® Indian® Springfield™ and Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle models. This special production run of 150 motorcycles was designed in conjunction with Brian Klock and his inspired team at Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in Mitchell, S.D., and sold out in just eight hours. Unit #001 of the limited edition series, an Indian Chief Vintage, was held back to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on October 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay resort, with all monies from the auction benefitting Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home. Unit #150, an Indian Springfield, was gifted to Klock by Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycle in recognition of his contribution and continuing support of many initiatives in the motorcycle community.

Indian-motorcycle-in-daytona-3The first custom to be built based on the 2016 Indian Springfield also turned heads in Daytona. Unveiled during a special media event at the famed Racing’s North Turn beachside restaurant, the ‘Frontier 111’ crafted by Azzkikr Custom Baggers of Phoenix, Ariz., showcases builder Len Edmondson’s exceptional talents for building award-winning and fully functional artwork. With this bike, his acute attention to detail and Azzkikr style offer a truly show-stopping example of a thoroughly modern retro bagger that features classic lines via contemporary, artistic flare and took the Springfield to a new level in customs.

On Tuesday, March 8, Indian Motorcycle fans enjoyed live music, food & refreshments as the winner of the Project Scout contest was announced at the legendary Boot Hill Saloon on Daytona Beach’s Main Street. Of more than 40 custom submissions and three finalists, the Boardtracker built by Motos Illimitées of Terrebonne, QC, Canada, won the judges’ trophy as well as the Editor’s Choice Award. The Fusion, built by Indian Motorcycle Charlotte of Lowell, NC, won the Fan’s Choice Award and Ol’ #71, built by Heritage Indian Motorcycles of Northwest Arkansas, took home the Roland Sands Builder’s Choice Award.

Mid-week took the Indian Motorcycle brand to the track, where Roland Sands and the Roland Sands Design SuperHooligan Indian® Scout® Sixty dirt trackers battled handlebar-to-handlebar at Volusia Speedway Park, with racer Stevie Bonsey picking up the checkered flag on his first ride on a SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt tracker, Sean Guardado finishing 2nd and Aaron Frank crossing the line in 3rd aboard another Indian Scout Sixty SuperHooligan. Two days later, after a full evening of Hooligan races in front of 5,000 spectators at Daytona International Speedway, an eight-lap final atop the .25-mile dirt oval saw three Team RSD Indian pilots fill the SuperHooligan podium with Sands crossing the line 1st, Jamie Robinson finishing 2nd and Cameron Brewer following up in 3rd. The RSD SuperHooligans made their most recent appearance March 19 at IV Flat Track Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif.,and will go on to an appearance April 8 at the Hand Built Show in Austin, TX.

Indian-motorcycle-in-daytona-2Throughout the week, Indian Motorcycle entertained Bike Week attendees at the Indian Motorcycle display in Daytona International Speedway’s Midway area with new motorcycles, engine cutaways, talks with designers and engineers, custom & vintage bikes, accessories and apparel, and a chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty. Nearby, guests were invited to ride the entire 2016 line-up of Indian motorcycles – including the new Indian Springfield – to compare, and decide which models best suit their riding style. The result was a record-setting number of demo rides for the brand.

On Thursday, March 10, the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group joined participants from the Veterans Charity Ride program, a motorcycle therapy-based ride from Los Angeles to Sturgis that made its debut last summer, in an organized tour that rolled out of Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and traveled to Orlando for lunch. A special surprise: Indian motorcycle owners found themselves riding alongside Sean Carroll, a veteran Marine rider from last year’s inaugural Veterans Charity Ride who was piloting his new custom Indian Scout Trike built by Champion Trikes and further customized by Lloydz Motor Workz.

In a final celebration of a very special Daytona Bike Week, Indian Motorcycle hosted a ‘Celebration of the 75th’ at Boot Hill Saloon. Fans who filled the venue were surrounded by Indian motorcycles on display, saw builder Len Edmondson make a public appearance with his Frontier 111 Springfield in person, and got up-close to Texas-based customizers Krystal Hess and Nick Jaquez as they showcased their submissions for the IndianMotorcycles.net ‘Guy vs. Girl Indian Scout Build-off’. After public ballot voting at the Indian Motorcycle display area adjacent to Daytona International Speedway, Hess took a narrow win in the contest with her ‘Sport Scout’ over the ‘Scarlett’ bobber built by Jaquez.

“The history of Indian Motorcycle is part of the very sands of Daytona Beach,” said Reid Wilson, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle. “The entire Indian Motorcycle team worked hard to pay tribute to that legend, and to help our newest fans experience the stories and lean into the future of this great brand.”

Learn more about Indian Motorcycle and its activities by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

2016 Indian Motorcycle Scout Sixty Ride Review

2016-Indian-Scout-Sixty-5NEW BIKE REVIEW by Dain Gingerelli
Peaceful smoke signals be damned! Indian Motorcycle is on the warpath to establish itself as a key player in the American motorcycle market. The tribe tripled its number last year with the introduction of three more models – the Scout, Roadmaster, and Dark Horse – and 2016 brings another addition to Indian’s brave new world. Meet the Scout Sixty, a motorcycle that’s bound to make new friends among a growing legion of Indian owners and enthusiasts.

People already familiar with the Scout might look at the new Scout Sixty and state the obvious: “It looks just like the Scout. There doesn’t appear to be any difference between the two bikes.” And, of course, those people would be correct in that assumption because the Scout Sixty does look much like the Scout. They even share the same identification tags, and you won’t see any “Sixty” script on that model, either. Close scrutiny, however, reveals that the Scout Sixty has less chrome and fewer sexy bare-metal machined surfaces on its engine cases and cylinders. Ditto for its black cast-aluminum wheels, and the Scout’s cast-aluminum frame is finished in a roughneck charcoal gray compared to the Sixty’s more conventional black coating, although both share the same design and dimensions. There’s also a difference in handlebars; the Scout has a chromed bar on black risers, the Scout Sixty has black on black. The seats are noticeably different, too: The Sixty’s pillion is covered with black vinyl, while the Scout’s passenger quarters are finished in the classic Desert Tan leather, although both solo seats are about 25.3″ off the deck.
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So what gives? Why the big deal about the Scout Sixty? The big deal concerns its smaller retail price, $8,999, versus the Scout’s $11,299. And that’s a big deal because Indian Motorcycle hopes to recruit new riders with this price-leader model.

Obviously, achieving that $2,300 price spread required some cost cutting, and to do that, engineers were told to eliminate some components of the original Scout design. In a nutshell, the major cuts, in addition to the cosmetic changes mentioned above, include trimming engine size from 1133cc (69″) to 999cc (61″) and eliminating one set of cogs from the Scout’s six-speed transmission.  And, yes, the bike got its name from engine size, and we can only guess that Sixty had a better ring to it than Sixty-One.

Both of those cost-cutting steps were actually planned by Indian’s engineering staff long ago. When Indian Motor­cycle mapped out the original Scout’s corporate mission statement, it also decided that the new model would serve as the basis for a future price-leader model as well. Taking that route allowed the bean counters to amortize the research and development expenses between both models, thus allowing them to price the new Sixty an incremental amount less than the standard Scout’s 2016 MSRP of $11,299.


Reducing engine displacement was a rather straightforward process, using cylinder sleeves with smaller bore diameters – 2.898″ versus 3.661″ – to gain the sub-1000cc goal. According to Indian, the meatier cylinder walls account for the Sixty’s extra four pounds (claimed dry weight of 542 pounds) over the Scout’s dry weight of 538 pounds. Although the induction system retains the same 60mm throttle body, the ECU was remapped to compensate for the Sixty’s decreased combustion chamber size. There’s good news at the exhaust end, too; the Sixty’s stacked chromed mufflers resonate the same low burble that’s familiar from the Scout.

For the full ride review, custom bike features, tech stories and more,
CLICK HERE American Iron Magazine issue 333

Also available in digital format CLICK HERE American Iron Digital

Celebrate the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week With Indian Motorcycle

Jack-Daniels-Indian-AIM-3MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (Feb 22, 2016) – Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, loves making history at Daytona, whether it’s winning the first Daytona 200 or drawing the best crowds with our Daytona Bike Week events. This year Indian again has a full schedule of events, including demo rides, new models, vintage & custom bike displays, racing, organized rides and much more during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12.

“Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first Bike Week race, our team is inspired to honor that legacy and showcase our future,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Whether you’re a cruising enthusiast or long-haul tourer, into customs like those shown in our Project Scout contest or a race enthusiast cheering on the SuperHooligan Scout Sixty bikes, we know that anybody hanging out with Indian Motorcycle will have great stories to tell.”

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway
(International Speedway Blvd., across from the Florida Hospital Gate)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2016 line-up of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout® Sixty cruiser, Indian Chief® Vintage bagger, Indian Roadmaster® tourer and a very special new model. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.

Indian Motorcycle Display at Daytona International Speedway
(Richard Petty & Midway Blvd.)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily.
In addition to the demo site at the historic Daytona Speedway, a display in the Midway area will feature the entire 2016 Indian Motorcycle line-up, as well as engine cutaways, custom & vintage bikes, accessories and apparel. Register for your chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty, check out the finalists from the ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend’ custom contest, see how an Indian Chieftain® with performance accessories handles the dyno, and make sure to pick up an exclusive Indian Motorcycle Daytona 75th patch simply by showing your Indian Motorcycle proof of ownership (key-ring, badge, etc.)

Hooligan Race Night
(Ocean Complex West Parking Lot, downtown Daytona Beach)
7 p.m. – 9 p.m., March 8
Enjoy live music, food & refreshments as Roland Sands and fellow Team RSD racers battle handlebar-to-handlebar in pursuit of the checkered flag on their RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt trackers. Winners of the Project Scout contest will be announced at this event, and you’re welcome to join a celebratory after-party at the Boot Hill Saloon.

Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach
(290 North Beach Street)
9a.m. – 8p.m., Daily
Visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach for all of your bike, accessory and apparel needs, as well as a variety of special events.

Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group & Veterans Ride
(Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach, 290 North Beach Street)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 10
Owners of Indian motorcycles join veterans from the Veterans Ride program in an organized tour that begins at Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and travels to Orlando for lunch. Owners can roll alongside a Vet rider from last year’s inaugural Veterans Charity Ride as he captains a new custom Indian Trike. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m.

Celebrate The 75th With Indian Motorcycle
(Boot Hill Saloon, 310 Main Street)
6 p.m., March 11
Put a stamp on the end of a legendary week by joining Indian Motorcycle at the Boot Hill Saloon to ‘Celebrate the 75th’.

Visit www.IndianMotorcycle.com/en-us/daytona for the most up to date schedule. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

Buff & Bristol

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Inspired by classic dirt track racing jackets, the new Bristol men’s jacket utilizes Roland Sands Design’s new buff leather in either brown or black. The top-grain cowhide measures .8mm-.9mm in thickness, which ensures proven durability and protection with the lightly distressed finish, allowing easy break-in. Foamed, quilted areas on the shoulder, elbow, and back bring a level of protection and heritage style, and with stretch-nylon sleeve inserts, power-stretch shoulders, and side adjusters, the fit is aggressive and comfortable. $580. Info: Roland Sands Design, 562/493-5297, RolandSands.com.

Roland Sands Design Ronin Motorcycle Jacket

0800-06L0-0002-RONIN-JACKET-2RSD_RONIN_JKT_BLKI don’t often review products, but once in awhile something catches my eye and I put in a request. That was the case when I saw the new line of Roland Sands clothing, particularly the Ronin jacket. I sent an e-mail to Chris (AIM‘s editor) asking that I be considered to review the Ronin riding jacket if we were contacted by RSD. To my surprise, moments after sending the e-mail, Chris walked into my office holding up a jacket from RSD and said, “Ya mean this one?”

The Ronin jacket is cut a bit smaller than my other jackets. I usually wear a large, but with the Ronin, the extra large fits like a glove. The arms are nice and long, perfect to wear while riding. The shell is made from soft, hand-waxed leather that looks vintage and worn, like you’ve owned this jacket for years.

Under each sleeve, from the armpit to about the elbow, is a perforated sleeve vent specifically placed to let in a nice breeze while in a riding position. There are four zip-close exterior pockets, a small change pocket on the right sleeve, two side pockets, and one pocket on the left chest. Each outside zipper pull has a good-sized leather tag allowing you to access exterior pockets while wearing riding gloves. The interior is made up of soft, gold satin poly lining, and there are also armor-ready pockets for shoulder, elbow, and back protectors.

The style of the Ronin jacket is what attracted me in the first place. It’s a subtle vintage café look available in three colors: Tobacco, Smoke, and the one I chose, black. There’s no glaring logo or slogan on the front or back, just a couple of small RSD logos on the collar snaps and a small Roland Sands branded under the left sleeve. It’s simple and elegant.

This is a well-constructed, well-fitted jacket with classic style and vintage appeal. Even with a $590 price tag, you definitely get what you pay for. AIM

PRODUCT REVIEW by Matt Kopec

SOURCES Roland Sands Design, RolandSands.com

2012 Roland Sands Design Apparel Collection

Trying to define the 2012 Roland Sands Design apparel collection is a study in contrasts. In fact, it’s almost easier to say what it’s not rather than what it is. RSD outerwear is not over-embellished, over-branded or over the top; instead, it is more about giving the wearer a tasteful and selective option while keeping him protected. RSD riding and casual wear offers a positive spin on the spirit, history, and design of motorcycling. It’s riding style that you can actually ride in. Info: Roland Sands Design, www.RolandSands.com.