Roland Sands working on custom Ducati Desmosedici street tracker
13 March 2011
Roland Sands, champion motorcycle racer and founder of Roland Sands Design, is turning his wrenches and sketchpad loose on the Ducati Desmosedici RR – the very rare and expensive street version of the MotoGP racer.
At $72,500 each, Ducati's entire North American run of 500 bikes sold out in five hours. One of Sands' customers has three in his collection, and one of those is getting a flat-track makeover.
The bike in question has zero miles on it, so performing this transformation is an act of sacrilege in the eyes of the Ducati faithful. The tear-down and fabrication process on the Desmo is only just underway. The final product will be either an amazing machine gone nuclear-hot or a trashed masterpiece.