American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 216 July 2017 - Page 59

RSD ventilated jackets Roland Sands Design (RSD) have made a seamless transition from project bikes and hard parts into the apparel market in recent years, taking with them their signature understanding of where the market’s style expectations are headed. Introduced earlier this year, Roland Sands said: “We really wanted to focus on key styles and heritage pieces for our warm weather line and to create versions that are user-friendly in warmer riding conditions, which is something we have not done up until now.” Here is a selection of the new jackets that RSD unveiled, and watch for more to come soon … ‘Ronin’ Perforated The RSD ‘Ronin’ jacket is an “industry staple” – having established a reputation for classic Cafe Racer styling, premium materials and functionality. Now available in a perforated version for warmer riding conditions, it features fully perforated front and rear panels finished in premium goat leather. A blacked-out mesh liner that is as “stealthy as it is breathable” further boosts ventilation. The rest of the jacket body is constructed in supple and protective, hand-finished washed and oiled/waxed top grain cowhide (.9m-1.1mm thickness) RSD “Airborne” leather. It has an “aggressive riding fit” with rotated, pre- curved sleeves, dropped back length, relaxed collar opening, satin poly lining and armor-ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets. ‘Clash’ Perforated With classic 1959 styling, the ‘Clash’ is described as “the perfect blend of a detailed rocker style leather jacket with premium materials and motorcycle functionality.” Inspired by the vintage “Perfecto” jacket of the 1950s, the ‘Clash’ is also now available in a fully perforated version to maximize airflow and ventilation. The asymmetrically designed front zipper keeps the rocker look front and center, while the quilted, stitched accents and the infamous coffin stitched elbow complete the design cues. The main body is in the same RSD “Airborne” leather, with the fully perforated premium goat leather venting panels for maximum airflow and additional features of the ‘Ronin’. ‘Walker’ Perforated Made with a fully ventilated matt buffalo leather main body for a soft and supple feel with maximum airflow, this simplistic Cafe Racer jacket “offers the necessary performance and function to ensure protection and the style and fit for all day wearability both on and off the bike.” Rob Ramlose, RSD’s Apparel Brand Manager, said: “The ‘Walker’ Perforated is a great addition to the product line. The matt buffalo leather we introduced last season has done exceptionally well as a price point offering, so we are excited to now offer this leather quality jacket in a summer version.” Made in genuine, top grain RSD matt buffalo leather (1.0-1.2mm thickness) with fully perforated front, back and sleeve panels, the classic riding fit has rotated, pre-curved sleeves, dropped back length, relaxed collar opening, breathable mesh liner for maximum airflow and armor-ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets. ROLAND SANDS DESIGN Los Alamitos, California, USA Tel: 562 493 5297 AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - JULY 2017 59