First ride: RSD BMW RnineT

Published: 19 January 2015

BMW’s retro, boxer-powered roadster, the RnineT was one of the hits of 2014 and now Roland Sands Design (RSD), who worked with the German marque to come up with the original concept, have come up with a range of officially sanctioned accessories.

If you go mad and fit the whole lot this is what you could come up with.

But what’s it like in the flesh? MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child was the first journalist to find out when he gave it a quick spin in LA. His full report is in Wednesday’s MCN but here’s what he’s had to say:

“This is no specialist one-off, it’s a machine anyone can make. You don’t need to be a specialist or a fabricator; everything you see on this bike can be simply bolted on in addition to or to replace standard parts. Or as Roland himself told MCN: ‘Anyone can build something like this, there’s no cutting or welding all you need is some simple tools’. 

“But Roland hasn’t lost any of the original RnineT’s qualities, just added to them. So while it still stops, goes and handles with the best, it looks amazing, with true customising class only cruiser V-twins usually display.”