There is nothing better than hosting a custom bike show to meet builders from varying disciplines and creative backgrounds. Over 30 custom bikes were displayed in 3 classes in front of 100,000 enthusiasts at the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show located at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this past weekend in New York.
The builders hung out around their sleds and shot the shit with the fans and answered their questions for hours. The diversity of the bikes were exceptional. On display were motorcycles that made huge horsepower and bikes that required 1,000’s of hours of fabrication.
During the awards ceremony Brian Klock from Klock Werks stopped in to talk about how he got into the custom bike industry.
Performance Custom Class
John Loughlin’s bike from FOH Cycle Fab won the Performance Custom class. This is the first time that a Street Fighter has taken the top position in this class. The bike has many unique features including a single sided swing arm, carbon fiber tail and front light intergraded into a 2001 Triumph 955i Speed Triple.
Modified Harley Class
Jason Bochniak took home the winning trophy in the Mod Harley class with Phoenix, a bike that won the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show a week earlier in DC.
Bochniak is our first double winner and has taken $6,000 dollars in prize money.
His custom bike contains blindingly bright chrome by Freedom Cycle and hi-performance ProCharger that was fine-tuned with a Zipper’s Thunder Max and a D&D Boarzilla Performance Pipe. He went with super-sized Beach Bars that put you into a very comfortable riding position. The Headwinds billet lighting system supplies the illumination. The 2006 Harley Deluxe rocks it with 50 spoke Fat Daddy wheels with Avon gangster white walls.
Jason Bochniak Talks About His Win
George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle came to NY with his ”Lot Lizard” to compete in the Ultimate Builder. He had stiff competition with a 2010 AMD World Championship entry built by Joe Cooper of Cooper Smithing Co, which just missed the top spot by less than a handful of votes.
The start of the ”Lot Lizard” build began with an old Panhead that was raced back in the day by the father of George’s good friend Joey Serrano. STD cases and Harley heads Cases were the only thing original from his father’s engine that was used in the build. Heads were ported and polished. S&S Flywheel, S&S rods, Wiseco pistons, big bore cylinders, Manley Severe Duty Stainless Steel Valves and dual carbs were used in the update.
The idea was to build something long, low and lean that featured a pumped up 102ci engine. The frame is tight to the motor with fat welds for a tough look.
Interview with George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle
1. George Stinsman, Chaos Cycle – 2011 Chaos Cycle Lot Lizard
2. Joe Cooper, Cooper Smithing Co – 1999 Harley-Davidson
3. George Stinsman, Chaos Cycle – 2010 Chaos Cycle Coco
4. Roman Levin, FOH Custom Raptor
5. Eric Schroeder, Tribal Iron Choppers – 2005 TIC
1. John Loughlin built by FOH Cycle Fab –2001 Triumph
2. Shwan Page, Coleman Powersport – 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa
3. Edgar Rumph – 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa
4. Mark Klein, DAM Motorcycles – 2007 DAM Tech Twin
5. George Fanelli MPS Racing – 2007 Honda CRF450
MOD HARLEY1. Jason Bochniak, 2006 Harley-Davidson (2nd Win / Won DC SHOW)
2. Gary Edwards, 2007 Harley-Davidson Fatboy built by Tribal Iron Choppers in NJ
3. Jesse Ramose, 1994 Harley-Davidson built by Tribal Iron Choppers in NJ