RSD Unveils 2015 GEICO 75th Anniversary Sturgis Bike -

RSD Unveils 2015 GEICO 75th Anniversary Sturgis Bike

On August 2nd, Roland Sands Design along with GEICO, introduced the 75th Anniversary Sturgis Buffalo Chip custom Indian Chief Racer.

rsd-geico-chief-racer_23On August 2nd, Roland Sands Design along with GEICO, introduced the 75th Anniversary Sturgis Buffalo Chip custom Indian Chief Racer. RSD pulled the motor and a few spare parts off the stock Indian Cheiftain and re-imagined the machine from the motor up. Nearly every part of the bike is designed, fabricated and machined by the RSD team to realize the Chief Racer.

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It’s heart features a pumped up Indian powerplant showcasing some new Indian speedparts. The Stock Chieftain gas tank is a beautiful shape and RSD used much of the OE tank to recreate a low and slim tank that nearly blankets the motor. A completely one-off RSD chromoly chassis was constructed around the 111-cubic inch engine. RSD also threw its prototype Roland Sands Racing quick-change flat track wheels at the project, coupled with a solo RSD brake caliper and Lloyd Brothers Motorsports / Johnny Lewis drilled, slotted & vented brake disc at the rear. Being it’s built for flat track, they left off the front brake and utilized a traditional, but highly modified Kiwi Indian leaf fork controlled with a Fox Shox DHX shock. The seat was custom pressed by legendary skateboard maker Paul Schmitt of Schmitt Stix. A Fox Float air shock has also been utilized for the seat. RSD Prototype engine covers as well as era inspired floorboards round off some of the many details.

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RSD wanted this machine to represent not only its partners and RSD, but the history of Sturgis and Indian Motorcycles. This bike isn’t going to be strictly a show bike, it’s really inspired by racing and built to ride hard.

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Article courtesy of Motorcycle & Powersports News.

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