• Feb 1, 2008

click on the image for more views of the Ultramotard

Roland Sands is no stranger to fast bikes, nor is it outside his normal realm to modify a V-Twin-based machine. Usually, though, those V-Twins are from Harley Davidson. Sands goes a bit outside the box with his latest custom creation, the Ultramotard, based upon a stock Ducati Hypermotard platform. We have no details on what exactly Sands has done to this beast, but a look at the photos definitely shows that not much went untouched. The Ducati "L-Twin" engine has certainly been modified, as you can see - but what changes, if any, were made inside the cases are as yet unknown. The snazzy paint job looks great, as do the custom dual exhaust pipes exiting off to the side. Performance Machine parts were used liberally, and those wheels are likely PM items that you'll be able to buy. Expect to see much more of this bike as it begins making the show circuit shortly.

[Source: Faster and Faster, Motorevue]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Actually, it was displayed at the Long Beach show back in early December.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's called such because the bikes were designed for Supermoto racing, which, due to its popularity in France, has also come to be called Supermotard. So it's not so much translation as just a name.

      I thought the same thing too when I first heard of it though ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just can't stop laughing at the name. Ultramotard.

      I know, I'm not very mature.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Unfortunate name but an awesome bike. I love Roland Sands bikes. He and Jesse James are my custom-cycle heroes.

      I like the lower exhaust, but not the higher one. And it could use a front fender IMO. The RSD signature black and chrome rims look good as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bling wheels? That really puts the tard in this motard...
      • 7 Years Ago
      God, this sucked when I saw in the motorcycle website I read, and it sucks more here.

      Way to take a bike that is pretty much perfect in it's original form and beat it with an ugly stick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What did that poor bike do to deserve that?
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow. What an unfortunate name (in English). It works in French (where "motard" with a silent D means biker), but does it also have positive connotations in other languages?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree.. throw some flat black magnesiums on this and you have a winner.

      That exhaust must sound like bliss.
      • 7 Years Ago
      damn thats pretty!!