Roland Sands, who’s getting to be our favorite motorcycle builder, has reportedly built a chopper powered by the V5 engine from a Kenny Roberts 2004 MotoGP machine. The upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed tossed that little tidbit into their press release:
World-famous motorcycle customiser Roland Sands will also be showing his monster V5 chopper – projected by the same engine that powered Kenny Roberts’ GP project in 2004. 200 bhp in a chopper!
Interesting point is that Cycle News has the same press release stating Sands will be showing a Harley powered custom:
World-famous motorcycle customiser Roland Sands will also be showing an awesome Harley Davidson-powered custom build bike that has taken the American custom world by storm.
Is that a little diversion for a big unveiling? There was a previous report in a British cycle magazine that Sands had obtained the V5 so that might be the real story leaking out.
What’s the real story? Hmm …?
UPDATE: See also Roland Sands KRV5 Tracker V5 Powered Custom