Make It A Double!
LOS ALAMITOS, CA – May 8, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Don’t wait for last call. Instead, get the new Barfly gloves from Roland Sands Design in time for the first round of summer riding. Intended as an all-city glove, the Barfly merges the best of performance comfort and style, according to RSD. “Not every rider needs a MotoGP-spec racing gauntlet,” says racer-turned-designer Roland Sands. “However, every rider needs a great set of all-round riding gloves.”
Tough but supple top grain cowhide combined with strategic protective padding and a great fit might just make the Barfly your regular pair of gloves. Starting with the pre-curved ergonomic design and incorporating flex knuckles for better feel of the brake and clutch lever, the summer-weight gloves get perforated venting for optimum comfort. The padded palms are reinforced for added protection while a strap/Velcro® closure keeps the gloves from flying off when your hands are on the bars.
“These gloves do the job as protective equipment, but they don’t make you look like you just got off a GP bike,” says Sands. “We incorporated the key functional elements with a style to match our jackets.” Highlights of the Barfly include:
- Top grain cowhide construction for durability
- Strap/Velcro closure for added security
- Pre-curved ergonomic design for better fit
- Flex knuckles for better feel of the controls
Given this combination of style, functionality and comfort, you might just want to order a double! The Barfly comes in a choice of basic black, sand or tobacco colorways. Sizes range from S-2XL and MSRP is just $70 a pair. Get a better look at the entire RSD glove collection at www.rolandsands.com/categories/gloves. Remember, RSD gear is available through authorized RSD dealers and riding friendly stores only.
THE RSD STORY
Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product and apparel company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two-wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of roadracers, off-road, dirt track, supermoto and custom bike builders and riders. It is this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a variety of projects. Our clients include Ducati, Dunlop, Harley-Davidson, Panasonic, Performance Machine, Piaggio, Polaris, Toyota, Triumph, Yamaha, Vance & Hines and many others.
Roland Sands is from Long Beach, California. His diverse upbringing encompasses just about every aspect of the motorcycle industry. His first motorcycle was an RM50 dirtbike given to him on his 5th birthday, on which, after just minutes of riding, he broke a bone… but fell in love with it anyway. His love of speed on two wheels took him to the professional racing ranks for 10 years. He set multiple track records around the world and was the 1998 American Motorcyclist Association 250GP champion. However, 32 broken bones later, Roland decided to trade in his racing leathers for a hammer, pencil and computer designing and began building motorcycles and custom motorcycle products. In 2005, he founded Roland Sands Design. Sands’ designs are a mixture of sportbike and chopper influences and he has played a pivotal role in popularizing high performance custom bikes. Roland and his designs (motorcycles and products) have earned many accolades throughout the years, including three V-Twin Wheel Design of the year awards; V-Twin Control Design; Chip Foose Design of Excellence Award in Sturgis; 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the Modified Harley class at the World Championship of Custom Bike Building; V-Twin Trendsetter of the Year award; Biker Build Off Champion on the Discovery Channel; Biker Build Off Rookie of the year and the 2Wheel Tuner Brappy Award. Roland, Roland and the RSD fleet of custom motorcycles have been featured in more than 500 magazine articles world-wide, on more than 100 magazines covers. He attends most American motorcycle rallies and events year round, as well as multiple International shows. Sands has also starred in a variety of TV shows including Nitro Circus, Chopper Nation, Biker Build Off, American Thunder and many others.