An unfortunate fact of life in U.S. motorsports is that even if a particular form of racing is interesting and exciting, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee it will be popular with the public at large. Indycar and sports car fans and participants know this all too well (though the civil wars those two disciplines have gone through can shoulder most of the blame), but so do fans of flat-track speedway motorcycle racing. The sight of riders flicking their mounts into the turns of dirt ovals, powersliding inches apart, left boots dragging is truly awe-inspiring.
Of course, serious motorcycle buffs are aware of the sport. Some are so into speedway racing, in fact, that they ride motorcycles styled to look like flat-track racing bikes. It is for folks like this that world-renown customizer Roland Sands and his company, Roland Sands Design, have created the muscular beast seen here.