The Best Of Italy Verona’s Motor Bike Expo

The Italy Verona’s Motor Bike Expo (January 20-22) is always showcasing a very large contingent of some of the best custom motorcycles in the world. Usually, brand new creations coming from all over Europe and the rest of the world that later you will be able to admire in other US bike shows and print magazines. But this year, in terms of attendance  by the public (120,000 visitors during the weekend) and participation of builders (50 builders received awards), the Expo was even bigger.  The reason?  “The Verona organization approached us to add  a competitive and exciting feature to their already popular program”, explains Custom Chrome General Manager Andreas Scholz, “The CCE Bike Show attracted even more builders and allowed them to win more trophies. more recognition from the public and from their peers and to increase their exposure to international medias. You are the first to preview some of the most remarkable bikes of the Verona’s Motor Bike Expo and Show.

Cory Ness debuted “Gold Digger”, a custom motorcycle built from parts belonging exclusively to the Ness and Custom Chrome catalogs. It is based on the new “Ness Digger” frame, a modern re-edition of the old one that Arlen was using in the 70’s/80’s. Arlen and Cory met Andreas Scholz of Custom Chrome Europe to introduce new custom parts like the Ness height and angle adjustable handlebars. “Gold Digger” is now starting a European tour with the CCE display.

The Championship Class Winner was this boardtrack style racer tribute named “Ironborne”. Built by a shop called Borderline, it features a single down tube frame, a Shovelhead engine with reshaped heads and a leaf Spring front end. A “weathered” paint job and a multitude of beautiful details made unanimity among the judges. 

The Modified Harley-Davidson Winner was this very minimalist Cafe Racer built by Leo of Italian shop Passion 4 Customs. A racy stance, nice body work, Shovelhead powered and HD drum brakes.

RevTech Performance Class Winner. Named Tazio after the legendary italian motorcycle and car racer Tazio Nuvolari (1892 – 1953) this unique handcrafted masterpiece clearly underlines the craftmanship of Mirku Perugini at Gallery Motorcycles. One-off rigid frame with a cool front suspension. Of course, a RevTech engine and 6-speed gearbox to be able to compete in this class, DNA wheels, OMP front and Kustom Tech rear brakes.

The Jammer Old School Class Winner
 built by Garage 69 deserved its win because of the amount of hand fabricated parts featured on this 1978 Shovelhead: forward controls, handlebar, lights, exhaust, seat and oil tank. Seat, footpegs and grips are carved from wood.

Carlo Colombo of Asso Special Bikes has struck a chord with his 199 RS all aluminum frame that allows V-Twin powered bikes weighting less than than 200 kg (about 480 pounds.) Powered by a RevTech engine, the 199 RS is also equipped with carbon fiber body. The bike placed 2nd in the RevTech Performance Class. (with the contribution of Horst Roesler for show info and bikes photography)

10 Responses to “The Best Of Italy Verona’s Motor Bike Expo”

  1. 1 Sara Brown Jan 30th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    digging the rebuilt shovel by borderline….mean looking with good detail….

  2. 2 motorcycle medic Jan 30th, 2012 at 8:56 am

    impressed by all entries!

  3. 3 Marilyn Stemp Jan 30th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    We’re pleased to be featuring the Jammer Old School Class winner from Sixty Nine Garage in IronWorks – along with several other striking bikes. Look for an overview of the Verona Show, as well.

    120,000 visitors? There might be something to the logic of a show that combines both dealer and consumer attendance.

  4. 4 Stefano 1340 Jan 30th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Hello, I am writing from Italy
    in reality, the ”Best in Show” was won by a HD dealer of Livorno (Tuscany) …

  5. 5 Ted Sands Jan 30th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I had a great time in Verona, a lot of very cool bikes, beautiful women and great food. What more can you ask for!

  6. 6 Flying Piston Jan 30th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Ummm Cyril just a small edit note here: I think the bike is called Boarderline and the shop that made it is Ironborne Motorcycles. 🙂

  7. 7 Flying Piston Jan 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Edit to self: Bike is called Borderline

  8. 8 chaos cycle Jan 31st, 2012 at 11:23 am


  9. 9 nuno maroco Jan 31st, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Amazing Event, incredible bikes, all the best to Italy.

  10. 10 Cristian Feb 11th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks to all! Greetings to all from Cristian Ironborne of Motorcycle

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