RSD The Hardway




Make: 2004 Performance Machine Contour Bike
Fabrication: Todd Silicato/Roland Sands
Engine: 124" S&S
Frame: Jesse Rooke
Stretch: -2
Front Suspension: Öhlins — Radial Mount
Rear Suspension: Legend Air Ride Activated by hand held remote control
Wheels Front: 21" x 2.15" PM Contour Casino Rims, with a Metzeler 70/90/21 tire
Wheels Rear: 18" x 8.5" PM Contour — Casino, with a Metzeler 240
Paint: Colors: Tropical Green Metallic and Burnt Orange Flake
Painter: Airtrix — Chris Wood
Build Time: 2 Months

The Bike According to Roland: "Performance Machine needed a bike to showcase the Contour Wheel and I wanted to build something completely on my own. I bought books and instructional videos on how to bang out metal. Bought a few tools and Todd and I went to work. This is was the very first time we created anything from sheet metal. I drew up the concept and stuck to the design from day one. Exhaust system is hand fabbed, triple trees are carved out of huge chunks of aluminum, bars were created from scratch. Very little of the bike is off the shelf."