AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. Production Manufacturer Class Winners.

The Championship features a “Production Manufacturer” Class. Below are the top 3 winners (from top to bottom).

1- Independent Cycle East (Builder Kenny Williams) USA. 127″ Enginuity engine. Independent frame. 6-speed Baker transmission. 2- Swift Motorcycle Co (Builders Chris Moye, Mike Deere). USA. 1200 Sportster engine. Rubber Mount frame. 3- Darwin Motorcycles (Builders Dar Holdsworth, Aaron, Carson & Bryan). USA. 92″ S&S engine. Baker 6-Speed transmission, Racing Innovations/Darwin frame.

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9 Responses to “AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. Production Manufacturer Class Winners.”


  1. 1 James Pratt Aug 18th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Looks like the #1 bike is not even a production bike? What’s the deal? The other two look great. Way to go Dar and gang.

  2. 2 cooks Aug 18th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    wow..wish I would have entered. Easy win

  3. 3 cadillac Joe D Aug 19th, 2009 at 6:25 am

    The parameters for the competition among others is the manufacturer must build 50 bikes per year. SO, the #1 bike is one of 50 built per year.

    Another note omited in this is that ACCEL Motorcycle Products is the sponsor of this class for 2009 and plan to move forward and support other AMD Shows world wide.

  4. 4 Kevin Aug 19th, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I’d like to lay a challenge out to the custom world.

    How about customs that actually add something to the rider experience, needs.

    I’ve seen enough stripped down, can’t ride it more than an hour, art pieces that
    are best left in the garage rather than actually ridden to last a life time.

    I’d like to see custom builds that add to the riding experience. Arlen did a nice
    fake tail fin custom that didn’t have a trunk. That inspired me to make a rear
    fender that included a trunk. How about air/gas canisters that fit in say a hollow
    handlebar instead of a bar end. Something, anything.

    What we get are exercises in metal craftsmanship or painting skills but not
    creativity as to the function and or use of the bike.

    So, next year all you custom builders, show something unique that adds to the
    riding experience and doesn’t take away from it. I dare you.

    Kevin

  5. 5 ProMoto Aug 19th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Swift would be the only manufacture here that has the potential to have built 50 units of that model in one year. Cool bike.

    The Independent Cycle is just like Mike Prugh’s original bike that he won with in Las Vegas 4 years ago, and they could have sold that many back then, but not now…

  6. 6 Jimmy B Aug 19th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    ProMoto, I couldn’t agree with you more. This bike of Independent Cycle East (what is that?) is a complete knockoff of Mike Prugh’s bike Element. Right now this industry needs some creativity and uniqueness not more copycat’s.
    Jimmy B

  7. 7 greg Aug 20th, 2009 at 9:22 am

    KEVIN, RIGHT ON THE MONEY!! I QUIT SHOWS 2 YRS AGO BECAUSE THE BIKES THAT ARE BEING BUILT ARE NOT AND I MEAN NOT RIDABLE. HOW DO YOU COMPETE AGAINST SOMEONE WHO PUTS 200GS IN A BUILD AND YOU NEED A ENGINEERING DEGREE TO START IT !!!! RIDE THE FRIGGIN THING TO THE NEXT MEET LIKE DAYTONA, OR STURGIS THEN MAYBE I’LL RESPECT YA!

  8. 8 dgbyers Aug 24th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    this ‘custom’ chit has gone way too far. ride in shows should be the rule.
    save the ‘art’ for galleries.
    ride it like ya stole it to the ‘show’ and back!!
    be like Goldammer when and if you get big
    pass the salt (if you can)
    show’n’go!!!
    lets ride!

  9. 9 Patof Aug 25th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    That Green bike was at the 2008 Rat’s Hole during Daytona Bike Week

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