2014 Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series. Italian Championship.

VeronaMotorBikeExpoBisVeronaMotorBikeExpoThe Custom Chrome Europe event, part of CCE Bike Show Series, was held during the 2014 Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy (January 24-26.) More than 60 custom motorcycles out of some 400+ exhibited at the Motor Bike Expo were nominated to compete in the Custom Chrome Europe competition. Participants are awarded in 4 different categories: Championship Class (one off custom bikes, with no strings or rules of design attached), Modified Harley Class (frame and motor must be original equipment from Harley-Davidson), RevTech Performance Class (bikes built around any platform of RevTech motor), Jammer Old School Class (bikes built with retro styling and motors, any frame and any drivetrain.) I may feature in details in the coming weeks some of the winners. (all photography @ H. Roesler for Cyril Huze)

#1_Champ0#1_Champ1#1_Champ2#1_Champ3Championship And Modified Harley Class Winner. “Klassy 9” By Ken’s Factory.

Moto journalists and professional builders were unanimous in rewarding Kenji Nagai, one of the best Japanese custom builders and designer of custom parts sold all over the world under the Cycle Kraft brand, both the title of Champion and of winner of the Harley Modified class. Many one-off parts tested on this machine will go in production in the coming months.

#1_JOS_1#1_JOS_2#1_JOS_3#1_JOS_4Jammer Old School Class Winner. “Bastarda Senza Gloria” By Inglourious Basterds Cycles.

A bike very representative of the emergence of the Italian custom building retro style. Awesome details all over. Engine is a mix of components from a 1948 Panhead and 1979 Shovelhead. All parts are one-off handcrafted or modified (gas tank is a modified German DKW.) Great paint job and leather work.

#1_RevTech1#1_RevTech2#1_RevTech3RevTech Performance Class Winner. 99 RRS by Asso Special Bikes

Mario Colombo is well known in Italy for his all-aluminum V-Twin “Uno-nove-nove 199R RS” frame weighting just under 200 lbs! (16 kg) A single down tube splits into two box-shaped tubes holding engine and gearbox. The swing arm is also an aluminum structure using a Paioli monoshock. The hi-tech frame prototype is hosting a black Rev Tech 110“ engine with Baker 6-speed right side drive transmission for a superbly balanced weight distribution. All bodywork is made from carbon fiber.

12 Responses to “2014 Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series. Italian Championship.”

  1. 1 Rodent Jan 27th, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I prefer the girls over the bikes.

  2. 2 Brett Sherman Jan 27th, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Like the Jammer Class old school winner.

  3. 3 Shifter Jan 27th, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Kenji Nagai build beautiful very detailed bikes, but they all look more or less the same. Should venture in the retro styling for a change.

  4. 4 Terence Tory Jan 27th, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Ken’s factory Kenji Nagai’s forks are awesomely designed,constructed and detailed.Honestly when it comes to detail,no one else in the world comes close to the Japanese.

  5. 5 cal Jan 27th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    hmmm the pic of the chick with the duck lips and deformed fingers…ho hum so boring…

  6. 6 James just another crazy Kiwi Jan 27th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    The Pan is cool, looks almost BSA..ish with the brown paint and the Chrome on the tank
    Italians often bring a different perspective, away from the norm but still subtle and not just trying to be different for the sake of it.
    This is one of the main reasons I enjoy this site, the glimpses of shows around the world are brilliant.
    Thanks Cyril

  7. 7 Doug Jan 27th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Why is there an additional 90-degree bend to the intake on the “Klassy 9” ?

  8. 8 Jezza Jan 27th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    A well deserved win for Ken Nagai. A great builder and nice guy. I agree with Terence Tory for once, the Japanese builders are incredible when it comes to detail and build quality.

  9. 9 nicker Jan 27th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Nice looking scooters…. All.


  10. 10 BCinSoCal Jan 29th, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Some very nice bikes! We all like bikes or we wouldn’t post on this blog, interesting someone on here doesn’t like girls.

  11. 11 Kroeter Jan 30th, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    She’s giving the double file signal according to Cyril’s handy guide to hand signals.

  12. 12 Steve The Hog Radio Show Producer Jan 30th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    No, she’s going to poke her eyes out!

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