RSD has finally finish his ambitious Desmo Tracker. Whether you love or meh what Roland does, you can't deny that he does create a bit of controversy with his customs builds. One thing I do like about what he does is the fact that the performance of the bikes are just as important as the aesthetic. I guess coming from a racing background where every bit of extra power and weight loss is like unicorn poo.
Straight from the horses mouth.
"The RSD Desmo Tracker is finally finished, tested and thrashed just enough to ensure she’s ready to do battle on the streets of San Diego. The Desmo Tracker was a difficult build in many ways. As you can imagine digging your hands into the Mona Lisa is not done without a measure of respect and reserve. But this is how we approach most of our builds as we attempt to retain what is best of the original design and to explore ways to improve or change the function of the machine in a way the new owner would like to enjoy his machine. The words Moto GP and Dirttrack couldn’t be further from the other in terms of function and aesthetic on two wheels. Our job was too blend the two into something that could be at home on the show room floor ready for public consumption with a push button starter, comfortable egro’s, street and dirt worthy suspension, lights and 180 plus horsepower on tap. We feel we have obtained that goal."
Now that he's pulled a desmo apart where to next?
In the meantime you can check out more photos here