ROLAND SANDS’ BLASTER
He built it for himself
Aptly named ‘2 Stroke Attack’, Stateside specials guru Roland Sands’ own stroker is part 1976 RD400, part ’97 TZ250. And pure evil.
Ed Erlenbacher built the motor: “It uses 400 cases and transmission – undercut – with TZ250 dry clutch and Metmachex billet cover. Pistons are Vertex, heads are Superior Performance. The crank uses RG500 big ends and 2000 TZ250 outer bearings. Porting is my RD400 race spec, making 70bhp at the wheel.”
Roland’s extensive stock of TZ spares helped create the chassis. Forks and shock are Öhlins, yokes Team Roberts, wheels magnesium. Dry weight only slightly more than a packet of tabs.
If God rides a Harley, Lucifer will smoke him on this...