The Story of the Open Road

My name is Ryan Hausmann and I am a metal engraver. It is my job to pay attention to detail and hone in on what my customer wants. I live in a world of quality over quantity and craftsmanship over everything.

The same applies to the products I  sell in my shop. The patch designs are all original designs by yours truly and AMERICAN MADE!  

The Open Road is for those who don't want to waste their time with cheap and easy. For folks who want to spend their hard earned cash supporting artists and craftsmen. For people who want to know that their buying something one of a kind.

Welcome to Open Road Design

This guy’s work is amazing! I’ve gotten a few pieces done by ORD already and I can tell you right now they won’t be the last.
— Paul J.

Now Let's Talk Engraving!

90% of everything is drawn by hand.  But for some lettering, I can lay a stencil down and give you any font you want.  I'm a big fan of the worn in, beaten up look when it comes to motorcycles and their parts. I prefer bare aluminium and brass to chrome. For me, motorcycles should be ridden more then they are cleaned. They are meant for the road, not the parking lot of your local coffee shop. So if you're looking for clean cut lettering done by an automated machine or perfect scroll work, go elsewhere.

I treat every part like a canvas.  Like a piece of art.  I take my time, I do not mass produce and I don't rush.  I put a lot of thought, time and care into every piece to make sure you get exactly what you want and it's the best I can make it.  Hand drawn, hand engraved by me a Canadian but all my motorcycle parts that I use as blanks are 100% made in the USA.  That's what good neighbors are for.


You can expect to receive nothing but a personal touch at Open Road Design. I engrave, shine, pack and ship everything myself so customers are family and get treated as such. Now remember, the key word is customer, so BUY SOMETHING and help keep custom motorcycle culture going. RIDE ON!!!