Hall of Fame

Kevin Schwantz

Kevin Schwantz

Kevin Schwantz was the 1993 World Champion in 500cc Grand Prix road racing (the precursor to MotoGP). Although perhaps not well known in the trials world, Kevin actually began his rise to motorcycle stardom by competing in trials as a child.

Roland Sands

Also not well known in trials, Roland was the US AMA 250cc Grand Prix road race champion in 1998. Presently Roland heads Roland Sands Design, a purveyor of custom motorcycles, parts, and gear in Long Beach, California. Roland thinks these photos were taken outside a motorcycle show. (If you were the photographer, let me know and I will credit you.)

Roland Sands aboard an early TR280i.

Roland Sands, testing brakes.

Peter Boettcher

Peter is a life-long trials rider and was the New Zealand importer for OSSA. He had a close relationship with the factory in Spain and traveled there to overcome some issues with the early bikes. The photo shows him at the factory measuring gearbox parts.

I can not thank Peter enough for the OSSA assistance and friendship he has offered over the years.

Peter Boettcher at the factory in Girona, Spain.

Previous owner of my 2011 TR280i cleaning a section