Two bike shows will combine, but only one ultimate winner will emerge. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and Hot Bike Magazine converge to roll out one big, bad bike show. Finalists from the Buffalo Chip online bike show competition in the “Kinetik Pro Audio” and “Adventure Power” Classes will be part of the Hot Bike Magazine’s Sailor Jerry “Winner Takes All” Competition. The final competition takes place at the Buffalo Chip on Aug. 5, giving competitors a shot at a $5,000 cash prize, a host of other prizes.
Builders can submit their wildest creations into two distinct classes from now until July 14 in the online portion of the Top Builder Competition, the Kinetik Pro Audio Class and the Adventure Power Class. Entries may be submitted on the Legendary Buffalo Chip Facebook page or on partner sites, AP Batteries and Kinetic Audio
Kinetik, makers of top quality power cells used by professional car audio enthusiasts, sponsors the Kinetik Pro Audio Class. This bike show class is an audiophile’s dream come true, with bikes loaded to the hilt with the latest in high tech audio. Competitors who want to win must make sure their systems’ can hit all the high notes and drop bone-rattling bass, all while producing crisp, clean sound.
Adventure Power’s Powersports Series Batteries sponsors the bike show class where anything goes and bling is often king, from complete one-off frames to shimmering hand-cut and jeweled cylinder fins. This class will feature both industry household names and emerging builders showcasing exceptional designs and creativity through innovation and radical styling.
Builders and fans can vote online for their favorite bikes through July 14. After that, a combination of fans and motorcycle industry veterans will vote to narrow down the entrants to eight in each class who will then compete at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Each category’s winner will take home cash prizes, trophies and industry perks.
The Top Builder grand prize winner will also earn the opportunity to serve as the face of the 2015 Top Builder marketing campaign. The 16 bikes from the Top Builder Competition will also compete against the elite builders in the Hot Bike Sailor Jerry Winner “Takes All Competition” to vie for prizes including $5,000 cash. The Hot Bike Winner Takes All Bike Show is open to all builders and will be judged by an expert panel of custom motorcycle junkies. The show runs from 1-3 p.m. and a $40 entry fee is due upon registration.