American bike-specials builder and stage-diving specials rider Roland Sands has added this cosmetically tweaked XDiavel Ducati to the range of motorcycles that you can give him cash for bits for.
The bike was revealed at the Sturgis Rally, where Sands had already grabbed the headlines by riding his Indian special flat-tracker thing off a stage and into the crowd below, inuring four people. You can watch the video of that HERE.
The XDiavel gets some styling tweaks which includes a one-piece body kit, a 19” front wheel and what the official news about the bike describes as: “A collection of billet aluminum details that deliver a unique result, this XDiavel has transformed into an even more decisive, radical sport-chopper cruiser that still retains its unique Ducati DNA.”
Yep, that. Two people involved said this, too: “The response to our presence here at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has been exceptionally welcoming. The passion for two wheels, twin-cylinder engines, and beautiful roads is shared by everyone at this gathering of the motorcycle community,” said Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati North America. “As motorcyclists, we are part of a tribe, but we also embrace our individuality. This custom-built XDiavel by Roland Sands Design embodies the spirit of personalization that makes this Rally so special. The XDiavel and this interpretation provide us an opportunity to share Ducati with all in attendance.”
“The XDiavel is a beast. A wolf in wolves’ clothing and a serious piece of speed equipment,” said Roland Sands, owner of Roland Sands Design and lead designer on the custom build. “We really wanted to pivot off all that amazing technology and not mess it up by tearing it out. So the bike is still very stock from a functional standpoint. The bike was a 3-month build, with careful consideration and deliberation about the direction of the design. Ultimately, we decided to twist the aesthetic while retaining decidedly ‘stock’ bike functionality. I’m proud to say that’s exactly what we’ve achieved,” said Roland of the build.
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