Roland Sands Design’s Flat Track Blackline

When Bullz-eye reviewed the Harley Davidson Blackline late last year, I found it high on curb appeal, low on cornering prowess. Of course, you can’t expect a boulevard crusier that weighs around 800 lbs. to be athlete on the street either. Roland Sands Designs didn’t agree with this statement and decided to make the Blackline perform as well as it looks.

When a customer came in with a Blackline to customize, Roland and his crew decided to bring the bike back to Harley’s racing roots. Yes, you read that right, Harley Davidson once had significant success racing successes. Specifically, the inspiration from the build would be a vintage Harley WR Flathead racer. To accomplish this feat, the Blackline was stripped of unnecessary components, approprate tires and handlebars were added, and a dozen or so bespoke parts were added in to make truly dirt track capable.

To prove that this bike had style and substance, RSD took the bike out for some shenanigans and pictures before delivering it to the soon-to-be very happy owner.

Full details of the build, and more glorious hi-res shots can be seen on RSD’s website, here.


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