A customer brought her 525cc KTM Supermoto to Roland Sands Design with an idea for it to be converted into a Cafe Racer.
The girl who owns this KTM 525 EXC Cafe Racer is in our opinion one the luckiest in the world, getting a Cafe Racer built by Roland Sands is a dream come true.
What started out as a rough build has been molded into something much more finished featuring 525cc’s of growling KTM fury. This is the next evolution of the Café Moto concept, an ever evolving project that shifts and changes with every bike RSD builds. They made a real gas tank for this one. All the body work is hand-made aluminium, fabricated at the RSD workshop.
FMF did a trick titanium exhaust for RSD and Chris Wood at Airtrix delivered the Candy Orange Flake paint on the tail, tank and headlight mount. This one is street legal, ultra-light and has just enough horsepower to get you in trouble. Forks and shock have been lowered considerably. RSD debated back and forth on the front fender then decided to keep it moto with chopped down fork guards. Sub frame has been heavily modified to accept the battery and electronics. She is only missing her license plate which should be on it’s way from the DMV.
A lot of attention to detail has been put into this bike. Now this bikes attention is just going to double up, because the rider of this KTM 525 EXC is as beautiful as this bike.