2011 World Championship of Custom Bike Building
Robin Bradley and his team move into Sturgis, SD for one week to introduce the world to the best of the best of custom bikes. We caught up with him and discussed the 2011 edition of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. It will be held in the heart of Sturgis in conjunction with Harley-Davidson at the intersection of 3rd and Lazelle streets.
2011 World Championship of Custom Bike Building Classes
Competitors may enter up to two bikes in total. Classes are:
One-off, ground-up built custom bikes, on all or any chassis platforms or drivetrains.
Stock frame and stock or Screamin’ Eagle engine cases. The stock frame/Harley platform geometry must be maintained; the only modifications allowed are weld smoothing and other moldings and sheet metal additions, tab and or bracket relocation or removal and arising smoothings/moldings (such as exhaust bracket relocation for example). Swingarm/rear-end changes, of any kind, including replacement swingarms, are permitted; fat or skinny rear end conversions are permitted; as is frame or rear-end lowering or raising – provided the basic stock frame geometry is unchanged. Case internals can be replaced, along with cylinders, heads and internals. Turbo chargers, super chargers, NOS kits etc are permitted. Frames and cases can be from two different Harley-Davidsons.
Entry must be based on a production motorcycle with multiple units of the model projected or produced annually. Any modifications are accepted. Class is designed for entrants whose principal business is manufacturing production motorcycles – evidence of this may be requested before an entry is accepted.
A class designed to showcase customs of all or any kind, of any platform or drivetrain, air-cooled or liquid-cooled (or even alternative energy) bikes, where the primary intention of the customizer is to improve performance and/or showcase his/her performance engineering and techniques. Open to ‘streetable’ performance work, drag strip, circuit racing, off-road racing or ‘Bonneville’ race projects and bikes. Open to ‘metric’, Whitworth/AF, and SAE measure bikes. Open to all kinds of performance engineering and enhancement techniques, including super charging, turbo charging, NOS etc.