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Roland Sands is no stranger to lightweight cafe racers.  RSD has been one of the pioneers of converting supermotos to cafe racers.  We posted previous builds like their KTM 525 Café and an earlier KTM 530.  As the crew at RSD admits, “There’s nothing quite like a sub-300lb. motorcycle with 60 plus HP, great suspension, big brakes and sticky tires.” The KTM 690 is arguably the perfect starting point for such a bike.

Airtrix painted the bodywork, Bitchin Seat Co. created the custom leather seat, the exhaust is a custom stainless steel RSD Slant exhaust.  They used a carbon fiber Ducati Sport Classic front fender, chose Spiegler USA brake lines, Dunlop Q3 tires and snugged up all of the KTM Powerparts billet goodies to compliment the orange stripe in the paint.

RSD is actually working on a second 690 as we speak.  The next one will be a street tracker and you can follow the action here.

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

A lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, Patrick Flynn has over a decade of experience as an OEM motorcycle marketer and has been running his custom motorcycle site, The Bullitt, since 2008.