Twin Club MC Custom Bike Show, 6 June 2015
The 41st annual Custom Bike Show held in Sweden at Norrtällje featured over 200 bikes, entered in 8 classes. The largest established AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building affiliate event (this was the 11th year), over 9,000 visitors from around Europe came to enjoy a weekend that is internationally renowned for the quality of bikes seen there. Competing builders travelled from across Scandinavia and Europe, with bikes coming from Lithuania, Estonia, France, Poland, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands as well as the regular attendees from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
New this year was a Cafe Racer class, which provided two of the three winning bikes, earning their builders an invitation and 2,000 euro in expenses to compete at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, taking place at INTERMOT in Cologne, Germany, in October 2016.
Three separate judging systems are used to determine the winners, with a jury of industry professionals deciding on three World Championship affiliate prizes, with the competitors deciding the class prizes, and a Public Choice winner being awarded a RevTech engine, courtesy of Custom Chrome Europe.
This year's winning bike was "Flowster" by RNO Cycles from the Netherlands, a heavily modified Ironhead Sportster in Cafe Racer style, which gained 8th place in the Retro Modified class at last year's World Championship.
The runner-up prize went to Norway's Pål Steensersen for his hand-built, self-painted Harley-Davidson chopper.
In third place was CafeRacer Manufacture from Poland with "Cavallo Nero", a Ducati 900 Super Sport derived Cafe Racer, which was also seen in the 2013 World Championship, where it took 6th place in the Street Performance class.
Our thanks, as always, to Twin Club MC for their meticulous organization, Custom Chrome Europe, Motorcycle Storehouse and W&W Cycles for their support of the event, and the City of Norrtällje authorities for their biker-friendly attitude and use of the Central park for the show.