2014 World Championship Of Bike Building. The Top Winners.

0-FreestyleWinnersThe 11th annual AMD World Championship Of Bike Building was held during the INTERMOT expo in Cologne, Germany (October 1- 5). There were 5 custom bike classes. The now traditional and internationally respected FreeStyle class, from which the 11th annual AMD World Champion Custom Bike Builderwas chosen, plus 4 other classes to recognize specific sectors of the custom motorcycle market. The Retro/Modified Class (to showcase customs based on engines manufactured before 1984), The Modified Harley-Davidson Class (to feature stock frame geometry customs with engines from 1984 and up), The Street Performance Class (to- showcase custom design and engineering work where the primary objective is to improve the performance and handling of streetable customs) and the Cafe Racer class (for the 50s/60s inspired road race bikes that laid down the foundation for what became the SuperBike revolution) One change from previous years was that no run testing took place at the event itself, so video evidence of each bike being ridden had to be submitted prior to arrival at the Intermot Cologne Expo. (photography copyright Onno Wieringa for Cyril Huze)


1-FreestyleWinnerKrugger7KruggerTwo-Times-World-Champion!1, Krugger Motorcycles, Nurb’s, Belgium – WORLD CHAMPION. 

This is the second Championship title for Belgian Fred “Krugger” (2010 with V-Rod based Veon bike and 2014 with this custom BMW called “Nurb”.)

He is the only custom builder other than Canadian three-time World Champion Roger Goldammer to win the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. The project was commissioned by BMW.

Read details of the build by going HERE.
2-FreestyleWinnerVeikoSikio2Veikko-Sikio2, Veikko Sikiö, WSA, Finland. Finland’s Veikko Sikiö is built almost entirely from the ground up. Using casting techniques in his workshop he created the 800cc V-twin motor, carburetor and many other parts for this build. The only parts he purchased are the wheels and rear brake.
3-FreestyleWinnerNorthCoastCustomFiatAbarth6North-Coast-Custom---Fiat-Arbath3, North Coast Custom, Fiat Arbath, Italy. Abarth from Italian shop North Coast Customs in Italy was built around the Fiat 500 car engine mated to a Rivera Primo transmission. Builder Francesco Bella also incorporated a unique front end with adjustable rake.

4, Rough Crafts, Graphite Speedster, Taiwan
5, Paul Milbourn Customs, Nut Cracker, UK
6, Thunderbike, Unbreakable, Germany
7, Eddie Gustafsson, Speedy, Sweden
8, Riverside Motocyclettes, Knock Out, France
9, Valtoron, La Bestia, Spain
10, CF Costruzione Mecchaniche, Sex Metal, Italy


3TMT-MotoNimbusWinner3TMT-Moto---Nimbus-41, TMT moto, Nimbus 4, Czech Republic. A very unusual drivetrain choice for this custom. Tomas, the owner of Czech Republic shop TMT Moto, fitted a 1951 Nimbus straight-four motorcycle engine and drivetrain into a stretch wishbone Harley frame.

2, The Lucky Cat Garage, Sprintbeemer, France
3, Abnormal Cycles, Chicca, Italy


5One-Way-Machines---BroughamWinner5One-Way-Machines---Brougham1, One Way Machine, Brougham, Germany. Brougham, built by Julian Von Oheimb, is a 2001 Softail with an old school look through the use of a heavily modified Dyna front end, Firestone tires and Panhead style rocker boxes, among other things.

2, Hot Dreams Barcelona, Rocket, Spain
3, Thunderbike, TBR, Germany


4Riverside-MotocyclettesSpringsterWinner4Riverside-Motocyclettes---Springster1, Riverside Motocyclettes, Springster, France. France’s Riverside Motocyclettes combined a hardtail frame with a Buell XB12 front end, and an Ultima 127” motor to create Springster, which hints at hard riding with its use of a race car style tacho with shift lights and slick Continental Race Attack tires.

2, Sapka Muvek, Buell, Hungary
3, Lobo Motive, Lobo 3, Spain


1Crazy-Racers750-CRWinner1Crazy-Racers750-CR1, Crazy Racers, 750 CR, France. Race inspiration also influenced the design of France’s Crazy Racers’ 750 CR. In true café racer style the Ducati/Cagiva 750 engined machine features a Ceriani drum brake in the front wheel, low-set clip-on handlebars, and a single racing hump seat.

2, Inglourious Basterds Cycles, Madiba Benelli 600 Sport, Italy
3, Kingston Custom, BMW R100/7 Cafe Racer Tom Sawyer, Germany

Top Winners And AMD Championship Crew


20 Responses to “2014 World Championship Of Bike Building. The Top Winners.”

  1. 1 TJ Martin Oct 13th, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Now These ! Are the bikes and builders that have me thinking the balance is shifting over EU way and away from us [US ] when it comes to custom bikes . That FIAT bike … is brilliant by the way

  2. 2 Boomer Oct 13th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    They are all works of art in their own right. Not sure any of them would be good for a day of riding but they are quite interesting to look at.

  3. 3 Tom Ryan Oct 13th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I really like the Riverside #40 bike but would prefer different custom exhaust pipes.

  4. 4 Chaos Cycle Oct 13th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    wow, some really killer bikes. congrats to all. No knock on the competitors but TJ Martin, remember when there were some actual Americans competing in the AMERICAN Motorcycle Dealer Custom Bike Championship, you know when it was held in america.

  5. 5 Sid Oct 13th, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    @Chaos – AMD show in America was highly suspect of favoritism & incompetence. Builders voted, but the builders didn’t count the votes.

  6. 6 Blackmax Oct 13th, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Congrats all around to these guys (& girls)
    They brought their own creative designs to life
    More power to them !!!!
    May not be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s ok

  7. 7 nicker Oct 13th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    It doesn’t get more “Custom” than that.
    Very different & very cool.


  8. 8 Rodent Oct 13th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    To be real championship bikes, the winners should have to go on a 100 Kilometer re under observation before getting their prizes

  9. 9 Highrider Oct 13th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    But can you pick up a chick at a Bar with one of these???? I really don;’t see the interest in these things. I

  10. 10 Jeff Duval Oct 14th, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Bang on Rodent!… Arlen Ness was riding his to the many shows he was winning and that a big, very big difference 😉

  11. 11 Mike Tomas, Kiwi Indian MC Co Oct 14th, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Much respect to each one of these builders. Outstanding and truly world class

  12. 12 TJ Martin Oct 14th, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Jeff D & R – Them days is long since gone . . So deal with it … and enjoy todays customs for what they’ve now become . Two wheeled stationary art works . Perhaps .. like Hot Rodding .. this trend may reverse itself sometime in the future … but don’t hold your breath 😉

    Oh but btw JD .. once Arlen got on his Theme Bike trip … his riding his bikes to the shows came to a very abrupt and sudden end . No criticism towards Arlen intended . Just a correction of a misperception of history there Jeff ole bean

  13. 13 TJ Martin Oct 14th, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Chaos C – I remember all too well . My point being .. like with Hot Rod & Custom cars … we are losing our dominance and beginning to lose our mojo as well … faster than I care to even think about . Oh … there’s talent out there among the ‘ fruited plains ‘ . Problem is … they aint doin the work it takes to keep up these days … for the most part that is . Here’s hoping for a comeback though …. 😉

  14. 14 Kroeter Oct 14th, 2014 at 8:54 am

    The things they all have in common: low-profile frame, drag or clip-on race bars, skinny rear tires. Far different from the fat tire custom excesses of a few years ago. Wonder what the trend will be five years from now?

  15. 15 takehikes Oct 14th, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Hard to type with all the puke on the keyboard.

    As always mad fab skills but zip for styling (no flow to them at all) and rideability.

    If you can’t ride the bitch it isn’t a motorcycle….its furniture.

  16. 16 Rodent Oct 14th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I agree with takehikes 3rd statement!

  17. 17 paul Oct 14th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I hardly call this a world championship, A european championship, not one American builder attended.
    The past 2 years in a row.

  18. 18 Drake Oct 14th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Paul. I agree nobody in the competition from the USA or Canada. Sir Bradley has to explain to Cyril why he moved his show to Europe knowing he would offer no incentive for North American builders to travel there. AMD is a joke!

  19. 19 James just another crazy Kiwi Oct 16th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    That is some showing of bikes. Amazing.
    America is not necessarily the centre of the motorcycling universe.
    There are lots of skilled builders in Europe with some amazing innovation and workmanship.
    There are even more motorcycle manufacturers there, mind you that’s not hard. There are more in Japan as well..

    Ferrari may even join the fray.

    This show is certainly no joke !

  20. 20 patrick Oct 19th, 2014 at 5:31 am

    @Paul & Drake,
    The last 2 years the AMD championship is held in Europe, i went to both of them, last year their were a few American competitors, some from Taiwan and non European countries. Remember the years before the championship was held in Europe, many Europeans made the journey to the Usa to show their work and many times they walked away with top 5 prices, even won.
    Most of those builders paid the expenses for the trip themselves knowing that they would not win enough money to cover their costs, they only do it because they are proud of their work, builders in hart and soul and want to meet fellow builders from other countries. To talk about their passion, to see other trends, to learn and to fraternize with people with the same passion. You should realize that custom bike building is not an American exclusive thing anymore, i gladly admit and am grateful that customizing found his origin in the Usa, you have been an example and pioneer in chopping up motorcycles and making them better and cooler and etc. But things chance and evolve, Europe, Taiwan, Japan, even Russia, Australia etc have been customizing like crazy and with spectacular results. So please accept the fact that a World championship has to move around the world in order for the art of building to be seen around the world. And please feel free to compete as Usa or canadian builders, we welcome you with open arms. The more builders from around the world will only make the competition better and bring it to a high standard. In all fairness you can not deny that this years compition was of a high standard and that the winners and for that matter every contender was to be congratulated for a job well done. So in conclusion, lets be thankful that there is an AMD championship organized where builders can show of their talent, builders from the whole world! And yess, i look forward to seeing some more American builders competing in the next AMD championship, show us your best stuff, i know there are a lot of fine craftsmen with amazing talent in the Usa & Canada building beautiful stuff. And if you are proud of what you have made and want to show it to the world it will take some organization and cost to ship it to Europe , but it will be an adventure in its own way. We did it all those years before and with succes! So to all Usa & Canadian builders Welcome to Europe.
    Oh, if you ever been to a AMD championship and seen how builders from different countries interact and hang out with each other its wonderful , Its like a big family.
    Greetings to every reader on this forum with an open mind, and thank you Cyril for your efforts to keep us (worldwide) informed about everything Motorcycle related.
    have an nice day,


    ps, please forgive spelling errors because is not my native language. (i am Belgian, like Fred Krugger 🙂 )

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