Roland Sands and Fox Factory both have motorcycle racing in their blood. When they teamed up to make suspension products for Milwaukee-Eight motorcycles, you know performance was at the top of the priority list.
Fox on the Run
Way back when Bob Fox designed and manufactured his first motorcycle shocks in 1974, he sought a performance edge on his motocross-racing competitors. Fox Factory was born from his efforts. Today, the company that Bob built serves racers and enthusiasts alike. Among them, speed freaks in the motorcycle, snowmobile, off-road, and mountain bike realms.
While Bob Fox tackled motocross suspension at the track, Perry Sands navigated a challenging venture of his own: fatherhood. His son Roland Sands was born in `74 and was practically weaned on motor oil. Perry founded Performance Machine and Roland Sands came up not just in the custom V-twin side of the industry, he went on to a successful racing career too. After retiring from the track, Roland started his own custom motorcycle shop, Roland Sands Design. Now his company is one of the most successful V-twin parts makers in the industry. When Roland looked for a top suspension company to team up with, Fox Factory got the nod.
“The Fox shocks work!” Sands said. “If the riders are stoked it says a lot about the product and the future of the RSD x FOX products. We know we can build great suspension together for all facets of riding and that’s exciting.”
Fox-RSD Signature Series Harley-Davidson Performance Bagger Twin Shocks
The Fox-Roland Sands Design Signature Series includes performance bagger remote reservoir twin shocks with 3-position quick switch (soft, medium, firm) compression and rebound adjust for 1993 – 2020 Harley-Davidson touring models, made in Watsonville, California. MSRP is $1,399/pair, available through rolandsands.com, revzilla.com, jpcycles.com and your local Hard Drive Parts V-twin dealer.
FOX-RSD Signature Series Harley-Davidson M8 Softail mono Shock
Additionally, 2018-2020 Harley Milwaukee 8 Softail owners will be getting the Fox-Roland Sands Design Signature Series M8 mono shock option. Model-specific optimized ride tune, also with 3-position quick switch compression and rebound adjust made in Watsonville. Sands chose the raised 13.5” length, relying on Fox’s advanced high-flow, deflective speed-sensitive damping. MSRP is $649 for the shock, also available through rolandsands.com, revzilla.com, jpcycles.com and your local Hard Drive Parts V-twin dealer.