• Mar 12th 2011 at 4:47PM
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Roland Sands, champion motorcycle racer and founder of Roland Sands Design, is turning his wrenches and sketchpad loose on the Ducati Desmosedici RR – the very rare and expensive street version of the MotoGP racer.

At $72,500 apiece, Ducati's entire North American run of 500 bikes sold out in five hours. One of Sands' customers has three in his collection, and one of those is getting a flat-track makeover.

The bike in question has zero miles on it, so performing this transformation is an act of sacrilege in the eyes of the Ducati faithful. The tear-down and fabrication process on the Desmo is only just underway. The final product will be either an amazing machine gone nuclear-hot or a trashed masterpiece. We can't wait to see how things turn out.

[Source: Roland Sands Design]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      You know if I ever have tons of money I would hope that I would have more sense than to piss it away... Why wouldn't you just buy a 1099 rr for $20k and then spend the $50-100k customizing it?? I mean, it's your money and all, but what a total waste.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy #$%"! Sold out in 5 hours??
      • 4 Years Ago
      RSD Bikes are awesome!
      • 4 Years Ago
      what a f-in waste. sorry, that and no one should own 3 of them, f-'n rich hoarders.
        • 4 Years Ago
        you go and make yourself an assload of money, and I promise I won't tell you how to spend it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wish I had the funds to waste like this!
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