Name: Roland Sands
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Based in Los Angeles, California, Roland Sands is known for combining his love of performance and speed with a unique flair for customization. A successful road racer himself, Sands ensures that all of his creations not only look outstanding but also enhance the donor bike’s ability to perform on the street or track. World renown for his café racers and flat track specials, Sands’ stripped back style puts his two-wheeled creations on the shopping lists of everyone from Hollywood celebrities to those just looking for the ultimate expression of freedom. As well as creating his own masterpieces, Sands markets a unique brand of fabricated custom parts and accessories through his company Roland Sands Designs, allowing riders to use his products to individualize their own bikes.
Yamaha VMAX Hyper Modified by Roland Sands
Californian Roland has multiple track records and the 1998 AMA 250GP Championship under his belt. After 32 broken bones he traded in his helmet and leathers for a computer and a welding torch, designing and building award-winning machines that mark him out as a fresh new talent on the custom scene.
Yamaha TMAX Hyper Modified by Roland Sands
“With this Hyper Modified project we wanted to take the TMAX back to the basics. I saw a picture of one naked and was blown away by what was underneath the fairing. I was surprised as structurally the TMAX looked really cool – different and a little bit weird, which appeals to me. I was intrigued and started thinking about the possibilities of taking this mechanical beauty and using it to create the look of the bike…”