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BMW R nineT board tracker by Roland Sands Design

Roland Sands Stretches and Slams the R nineT

Building a bike purely for show has its advantages. There’s no need to worry about whether it runs, steers and stops, and there’s no need for the usual legal accoutrements; as long as it looks pretty, you’re good. But if you’re Roland Sands, that’s hard to do. With years of experience racing and building bikes,…

Ride Report: The 2017 BMW R nineT Racer

Ride Report: The 2017 BMW R nineT Racer

For a while, rumors have been circulating about the demise of the traditional cafe racer. With scramblers and flat trackers dominating the scene, the low-and-sleek genre has been taking a back seat. But like a venerable art rock band, the cafe racer is hanging in there. Interest is still high—so high that manufacturers are entering the…