The AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is everything it appears to be and more; a playground of immaculately executed custom bikes all competing in a globally recognized competition with serious bragging rights and other perks up for grabs. This year, the 12th annual AMD World Championship took place and for the third consecution year, a Japanese customizer has stolen the show, shining some serious light on the country’s vast regional scene.
This year featured an eclectic medley of strategically customized bikes.
Suicide Customs of Japan created the winning entry with its 1000cc V-twin “Rumble Racer,” while Michael Naumann of Germany took second place with his Simple Iron, and third place went to Krugger Motorcycles of Belgium for the S&S 103 powered LADD. The customizers went up against a total of 82 bikes from 67 competitors in 23 countries, with winners of the competition being selected by – who better than – the competitors themselves.
1st place World Champion, the Rumble Racer from Japan’s Suicide Customs
This year featured an eclectic medley of strategically customized bikes, all proudly representing their respective customizers and their garage’s design aesthetics. Competing in five varying categories – World Champion, Street Performance, Retro Modified, Modified Harley and Cafe Racer class – you can view the competition’s top choices below. When you’re done, scope out other beautiful bikes, like this heavily-customized Ducati 860 GT built for day rides through the Italian mountainside.
1st place Street Performance class winner, the Ducati 750 powered Road Fever by Medeza Cycles of Ireland
1st place Retro Modified class winner, PDF Motociclette of Italy’s Big Kahuna with a 1000cc 1927 JD 8-valve
1st place winner in Modified Harley class, German Motorcycle Authority’s Milwaukee Mile powered by a 1340 cc Harley with S&S heads.
1st place Cafe Racer class winner was Kharkov, Ukraine’s Iron Custom Motorcycles with the Beckman, powered by a hand-made 56bhp, 555сс 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine.
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