The 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)
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, 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, 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
1, 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
1, 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
1, 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
1, 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
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