Roger Goldammer Wins 2008 World Championship of Custom Bike Building

The competition was divided into 4 different classes, Metric, Modified Harley-Davidson, Production, and the elite bikes in the Freestyle Class. And the winners are: 1- Metric World Champion: AFT Customs, Jim Giuffra, USA (Bike: Er Hed). 2- Best Modified Harley-Davidson Prize: Eastern Fabrications, Lock Baker, USA (Bike: White Line Nightmare). 3-Production Manufacturer Class: Delaware American Motorcycles, Mark Klein, USA. (Bike Tec Twin American) 4- Freestyle Class: Goldammer Cycle works, Roger Goldammer, Kelowna, BC Canada (Bike Goldmember). 2nd place is Hot-Dock Custom Cycles (Japan) and 3rd place is TGS Motorcycles (Germany), both bikes that I already featured in my Blog. This is the third time in five years that Roger has come out on top of the competition. Roger’s entry for 2008 is the same bike that he competed with on the Bonneville Salt Flats in September of 2007, a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected blown sport bike, with nitrous that achieved a top speed of just over 164 mph, as he took home a world record with an average speed of 160+ mph. A total of 68 motorcycles were competing and represented 13 different nations.

11 Responses to “Roger Goldammer Wins 2008 World Championship of Custom Bike Building”

  1. 1 krugger Aug 7th, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Well done Roger, he deserved it!!

    I runed on the Bonneville BUB with Roger the last year with my Goodwood bike.
    That has been a really good time ; speed, mecanics and a lot of fun with everybody!

    However ,the Roger’s engine is not a liquid cooled, that ‘s a kind of half 120 ci engine without the rear cylinder!

    Congrats again to Roger, Speed and style…..

  2. 2 Bret Aug 8th, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Racing look. Is it the new trend? Crossover from v-twins to metrics and vice versa? looks like it.

  3. 3 TBEAR Aug 8th, 2008 at 10:36 am

    BIG CONGRATS to Roger.
    Deffinately a well deserved win.
    Rogers innovative designs, engineering and execution are truly inspirational.
    He has once again set the bar high.
    He also just happens to be a great guy to boot.
    I feel fortunate to be able to call him a friend.
    Also congrats to his friend and mentor, Bert Kunklekorn. What a winning team.

  4. 4 Big Joe Aug 11th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    First all respect and congratulations to Roger on his win. I loved the bike when it was in raw metal on the salt and it was just as impressive in it’s new color. Was nice to see a completely functional motorcycle win. Rogers bike is like all of his work detailed, innovative and the fit and finish is impeccable. Look forward to seeing it on the salt once again!

  5. 5 Marc Mazerolle Aug 11th, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Congrats Roger!!! You continue to inspire the Bernice MacNaughton High School Bike Klub kids, and heck, me too!!


  6. 6 Steve " CARPY" Carpenter Aug 11th, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Congrats Roger
    I saw the bikes at the show as I had mine on the ACE Cafe stand, boy were there quality builds there, all winners in my eyes but Rogers was a 100% faultless build and of course functional.

    I really enjoyed the indoor arena and the friendly atmosphere of everyone.

    Once again, congrats roger and everyone that was in that competition.
    Peace and Grease

  7. 7 GG fom Mag Connection (France) Aug 11th, 2008 at 11:25 am

    All my respect for your job and performance !
    I loved to see a run with you and Fred (from Belgium) with your respective Salted’Bikes !


  8. 8 Rikki Battistini Aug 11th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Well deserved Roger another great bike!

  9. 9 Jeff Nicklus Aug 14th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Good Job Roger …….. you deserved this win.

  10. 10 Dmitry Khitrov Sep 1st, 2008 at 6:56 am

    My congratulations to Roger! I’was amazed by this bike when it was still in metal and had no doubts that it will be a new winner. Thanks for your art, Roger! You inspire many builders in Russia!

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