Round Trip To Germany Custom Magazine Trade And Bike Show

German company Huber Verlag publishes several european magazines, the most well known being Custombike, Dream Machines and Biker News.  Each year the publisher organizes a huge trade and bike show with on-site build-off competition, an event spreading on 4 halls at the “Messe Bad Salzuflen” Although the overall european economy started to slow down, the 3-day show attracted an amazing display of over 300 exhibitors and 200 custom bikes, many builders choosing this event to unveil their new custom creations. A big difference with comparable American shows is that most bikes, even radical in their conception, are homologated and street legal all over Europe. Reason is that legislation, especially in Germany, requires that custom parts, from frame to engines, be compliant before being sold (ref. strict German TÜV approval procedures)  Thanks to  Horst Roesler photography, a few postcards of the 2011 Custombike Show edition…


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10 Responses to “Round Trip To Germany Custom Magazine Trade And Bike Show”


  1. 1 chopmonster66 Dec 15th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    fat tires are still cool in europe , nice rides !!

  2. 2 steveb Dec 15th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Good to see lots of customs out in public in one place!
    It’s the best way to create industry wide exceitment

  3. 3 chopmonster66 Dec 15th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    that is one sweet ass kunck in pic 8 !!

  4. 4 Dinky Dot Dec 16th, 2011 at 3:03 am

    I wonder how many more times mark walz from hardcore cycles is going to make that same bike..talk about a one trick pony

  5. 5 James McBride Dec 16th, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I love that number 27 board tracker, any more information on it?

  6. 6 hobbit Dec 16th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Dinky Dot – agreed but at least he build what he is good at :D, nice to see a custom Vrod and love the boardtrackers

  7. 7 RUB Dec 17th, 2011 at 1:36 am

    whatz wit flashin da gang sighs ?

  8. 8 nuno maroco Dec 17th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    The Power of imagination, lots off incredible machines, also powerfull Rock Band.Amazzing Event!

  9. 9 carl Dec 20th, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    The nuck became best of show (pic 8). No 27 became best rookie bike. A young guy built it completely by his own. It has the engine of a 125ccm Yamaha Virago. Fuel tank is made from fibreglass. It`s not street legal in germany, just for the track.
    Pic no3 ,Olaf Naatz so called Saltlake Salty is stripped down to some 400 pounds and contains many parts of an old bicycle.Due to it`s early registration, its fully streetlegal on germany`s roads.

  10. 10 joe grudge Dec 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 am

    the euro’s are building some bass ass bike not like jesse and the fuddles

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