With the help of Local Motors, a crowd-powered automotive design, manufacturing and technology group, the Del Prado brothers (Justin and Jarrod) – the partners of Arizona-based DP Custom Cycless – challenged participants to submit motorcycle concepts based on the 2000-2003 Harley Davidson Sportster.
After an intense design review of more than 200 submissions, the winning concept, the DP Racer by Andre Costa of Portugal, was hand-selected by the founders of DP Custom Cycles (see video at end of article.) Andre’s design was selected because of its overall “beautiful design, clean, classic lines, and the truly amazing air intake that the Del Prado brothers really wish they would have thought of. DP Cycles will now bring this bike to life, with completion date stated for 3rd week of July.
First place, and a $2,000 cash prize, will be awarded to Andre Costa (aka Lude) from Portugal, for his winning design, the DP Racer. Second and third place prizes of $1,350 and $950, respectively, will be awarded to Oberdan Bezz (aka OBIBOI) of Italy for his stock car-inspired Talladega concept, and to Marc Senger (aka sixten), from the United States, for his 1960s NASA-themed concept, the DP Customs Lander. Fourth through tenth place finalists will each receive a $100 cash prize.
The Top 10 Finalists
DP Racer by Andre Costa (Lude), Portugal
A motorcycle inspired by the Brabham BT44 with a Martini Racing livery. Air filter cover directly inspired by the roof scoop of the Brabham BT44, tall and thin.