Roland Sands Meets Kenny Roberts
The King Asked Roland To Build A Bike With His KRV5 Engine
The KRV5 Tracker is a creative collaboration between motorcycle designer Roland Sands and racing legend â€œKingâ€? Kenny Roberts. Robertsâ€™ had the idea to utilize one of his KRV5 engines for something other than the MotoGP track. Sandsâ€™ was looking for a build project that would challenge and inspire his creative talents.
With knowledge of Sandsâ€™ racing pedigree and design style unifying form and function, Robertsâ€™ felt Sandsâ€™ would know exactly what to do with a coveted KRV5 engine. The project plans were solidified with a handshake at the MotoGP paddocks of Laguna Seca in 2005.
Sandsâ€™ promised to deliver the bike a year later. Nine months would pass before the design plans were finalized. With only two months before the looming completion deadline, the first pieces of tubing were bent and welded.
The bikesâ€™ unique makeup of RSD components, a one-off frame, and custom sheet metal; coupled with the Team Roberts V5 MotoGP engine have created a completely original 200 horsepower Boardtrack racer of the future.
Roland Sands Spec Sheet
Make: RSD â€“ Roland Sands Design Year: 06 Model: KRV5 Boardtracker Fabrication: RSD Team Hardware: Titanium Assembly: RSD Team Value: Sell all your kids and then weâ€™ll talk
Type: Kenny Roberts V5 Moto GP Spec Displacement: 1000cc Year: 2005 Horsepower: 200+ Heads: Aluminum KRV5 Valves: Titanium Pistons: 5, Carbon Fiber Injected Ignition: Complicated Exhaust: Titanium â€“ 5 Individual hand built Fasteners/Hardware: Titanium Clutch: Slipper Finish : All hand polished heads, cylinder and cases and custom hand painted carbon valve covers, transmission cover. Builder: Team Kenny Roberts Frame: Type: RSD KRV5 Boardtracker Builder: RSD Team Rake: 24 degree Forks: Turned down GSXR 1000, Black anodized Triple Trees: RSD Design, Available soon