The Best Custom Motorcycles From Europe At Italy Motor Bike Expo (Jan 20-21-22)

Verona, Italy is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” with a lot of tourists visiting a 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard said to be “Juliet’s House.” But each January Verona is the epicenter of the custom culture thanks to the Motor Bike Expo attracting 160,000 visitors eager to admire the new creations of the best Bike Builders from all over Europe.
This year’s edition (January 20-21-22) featured about 500 customs bikes on the floor with 68 of them participating to the Custom Chrome Bike Show, part of the Motor Bike Expo, and whose results qualify builders for the Italian Championship Of Custom Bike Building. Below, a gallery of the main winners (some could not be photographed in studio during the show) Photos @ H. Roesler for C. Huze.


1 Place Rocket Bob’s, (Great Britain). Speed Weevil, Bonneville Racer
2 Place Blech & Drüber (Austria) Karpatenhund
3 Place Maik Morato Guell (Spain/Catalan) Bonsai Ironhead


1 Place Verner Motorcycles V.Ortis, (Italy) WLA
2 Place Old Empire Motorcycles (England) Typhoon
3 Place Boccin Custom Cycles (Italy) Sacred Chop


1 Place Rocket Bob’s, (Great Britain) “Gas’d Rat”

More Bikes after the jump.


1 Place HD Pavia (Italy) RevTech-Boardtracker
2 Place Asso Special Bikes (Italy) Radikal
3 Place MS Atrix (Italy) Black & Low


1 place Hard Nine Choppers, Dany Schneider (Switzerland) FXR$
2 Place Ottodicuori/ODC (Italy) Crusher/ODC FXDX

Show-Organisation and Nominations (and contestants tie-breaker): “Motographer” Horst Rösler


Blue Miller, 100% Biker
Kia & Maggie, Easyriders Germany
Kirk Taylor, Custom Design Studios
Cory & Zach Ness
Chris Long/Hot Bike
Micker Persello, Biker’s Life
Dimitri from RuRiders
Onno Wiringa (Read and Ride)
Neil Blaber, Showmaster AMD and Bikeshow Consultant (

22 Responses to “The Best Custom Motorcycles From Europe At Italy Motor Bike Expo (Jan 20-21-22)”

  1. 1 Donnie Jan 30th, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Awesome sleds.

  2. 2 Blue Jan 30th, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Thanks Cyril. 🙂 x

  3. 3 Mdkuder Jan 30th, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Damn nice bikes!

  4. 4 P. Hamilton Jan 30th, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Some of the best custom bikes are produced in Europe. Something we all knew…

  5. 5 Greeko Jan 30th, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Lots of creativity.and of great metal work.

  6. 6 tommy Jan 30th, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Love them all.

  7. 7 Zundap Jan 30th, 2017 at 10:31 am

    A lot of work and patience.

  8. 8 seymour Jan 30th, 2017 at 11:17 am

    no you can’t do much with a Sportster in its stock frame, but otherwise you can do some very sweet things.

  9. 9 James just another crazy kiwi Jan 30th, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Wow great diversity in those pic’s ,amazing. one always thinks of going to the USA to see the best shows. Europe which is easier to visit (just twice as far away) is certainly a great option now

  10. 10 PB Zappa Jan 30th, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Well will ya lookee that . Them godawful elitist eurosnobs beat us at our own game . Again !

  11. 11 SIGFREED Jan 30th, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Crazy kiwi,

    What do you mean “Europe is easier to visit”? Unless you have CRAZY intentions – the US is the easiest place on earth to visit. Next time try North Korea…

  12. 12 PB Zappa Jan 30th, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    What he means is true Sigi . At this point with the POS;OTUS in charge visiting the US has become a risky venture at best because there is no telling who he’ll try and include next on his banned list be it under the pretense of national security or personal vendetta . Suffice it to say with family members in USCIS / CBP : Travel to the US at the present is not recommended regardless of reason or country of origin

  13. 13 SYF Jan 30th, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    PB Zappa, Yeah, keep on smokin that shit and spewing lies.

  14. 14 highrpm Jan 30th, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    beautiful: frame, color, mid-ship motor, stance, wheels.

    wish my lot in life supplied pocket change for toys like this. (it doesn’t.)

  15. 15 coma Jan 31st, 2017 at 8:02 am

    The Bonsai Ironed is way above average. Well done!

  16. 16 Gym Jan 31st, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Not sure I’m seeing anything that can be tagged as Euro Style or the need to go Italy to see anything ground breaking.

  17. 17 Blind man Jan 31st, 2017 at 11:45 am

    great pix. thanks for the article!

  18. 18 Blue Jan 31st, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Nothing ‘groundbreaking’, then? Guess you missed the photos of Karpatenhund or Speed Weevil or Bonsai or even the Typhoon Ducati or just didn’t understand them. 🙂

  19. 19 sk Jan 31st, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    where is the the style it all just looks like to much detail or clutter for the sake of it.What happened to clean lines and stripped back simplicity and light weight?.No front brake is just a sad joke like old fashioned tyres and drum brakes.I know that they are show bikes but everybody slagged of the so called billet barges but they all looked like you could ride them (disc brakes modern tyres powerful motors)this so called return to the old style just strikes me as as posing for the sake of it and cost just the same as anything bespoke.The bikes that look like you could ride them are the revtech and fxr classes plus gasrat

  20. 20 bigitch Feb 1st, 2017 at 12:29 am

    those are some cool bike stands.

  21. 21 RUB Feb 1st, 2017 at 12:52 am

    still waiting for someone to integrate the exhaust into the handle bars . If no one is ever gonna ride it , what’s the difference ? ( asbestos gloves sold separately ! )

  22. 22 Bigalyts Feb 4th, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    All I have to say is “Awe” “Wow” “WTF”? These Designs and Designers are just from another Milenium. SIGFREED, have you heard the US has a New Sheriff. Visiting US is only going to be allowed from only Countries where Trump has Holdings!

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