Custom bikes are being built, ridden and shown all around the world, including in Dubai both an emirate within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a city (Dubai City) On October 20, 2012 a lot of European builders and locals are going to travel to the southeast of the Persian Golf on the Arabian Peninsula to showcase their custom creations in the Middle East Custom Bike Building Championship, a major event of the Gulf Bike Week.
In 2011, over 70 custom bikes were competing for the the coveted Middle East Custom Bike Building Champion title. This year, there will be 13 classes with winners of each class receiving exceptional prizes. No oil concessions, but such sought after custom parts as custom frames from Penz Custombikes, Austria, worth approximately US$2,000, many genuine parts and accessories from Harley-Davidson & Victory Motorcycles.
Christopher Hudson, Managing Director of Clarion Events Middle East, said: “The Middle East Custom Bike Building Championship is one of the most creative features at Gulf Bike Week. The visual impact of these competing vehicles on display is just simply breathtaking. The imaginative designs and precision engineering leaves visitors in awe of the artistry and ingenuity of every one of those talented artists. This year however, contestants have requested to have several classes to showcase the uniqueness of each motorcycle. We expect the motorcycle entries for 2012 to be no different and can’t wait to see what custom motorcycles ride in this October.
Contestants that wish to participate at this year’s Middle East Custom Bike Building Championship need to specify the class of their motorcycle and every competing entry needs to be registered between 11:00am and 1:00pm on 20 October, 2012 at Gulf Bike Week. Classes aref: Vintage Class consisting of every motorcycle before 1985, 3-Wheeler Class, Sportbike Class, Streetfighter Class, Radical Sportbike Class, Stock Metric V-Twin, Stock US V-Twin, Metric Touring Class, US Touring Class, Sportster Class, V-Rod Class, Modified V-Twin Class and Radical Custom Class. In addition, every motorcycle will be judged to determine the winner of the Best Paint Job and the Overall Show Winner.
Returning again to the prestigious judging panel as chief judge of this year’s Middle East Custom Bike Building Championship is Frank Sander, globally recognized for his keen eye and passion towards both stock and custom motorcycles. “The turnout last year at Gulf Bike Week was much better than expected,” said Frank. “The custom bikes that entered last year’s competition were strikingly beautiful to say the very least. Every bike told a unique story and the craftsmanship spoke volumes. There are some exceptional creators here in the Middle East and I cannot wait to come back to see and judge the latest concepts and designs from these artistic engineers.”
Organized by Clarion Events Middle East, Gulf Bike Week will be held from 18 – 20 October 2012 at the Al Badia Golf Club in Dubai, UAE. For more information and ehibiting for dealers on Gulf Bike Week 2012 and the Middle East Custom Bike Building Championships, please visit Gulf Bike Week