2012 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Picture Gallery


A pictorial look at the 2012 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building held at Sturgis, USA.


The 2012 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building was held in August at Sturgis in South Dakota, USA.

All images by Onno Wieringa and Frank Sander.


Thunderbike, from Essen in Germany, was chosen by fellow competitors and selected VIP judges to have built the stand-out ‘class of 2012’ custom motorcycle with  their “PainTTless” bike.


Andreas Bergerforth and the team at Thunderbike’s restored and modified 1000cc Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportster engine in a one-off, hand-built custom swingarm frame.


Second place went to Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications from Crawford, Virginia. His ‘Old Black’, is a hill climber based on a 1976 Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportster engine in a custom made rigid frame.


Sam Reali and the team at Abnormal Cycles, near Milan, Italy made 3rd place with ‘Speed-Demon’, a homage to the days of Harley-Davidson board track racers, featuring a 74 cubic inch Harley-Davidson JD engine from 1919 in a 1930 VL frame.


Fourth place went to George Tchor, of Kreater Custom Motorcycles from Toronto, Canada  with ’18’, a 96 inch Harley-Davidson Twin Cam engined rigid in a Kreater ‘Steam Punk’ hardtail custom frame.
Fifth place was scooped by Sweden’s Claes Warefors and his collaborators KDK Performance with ‘Gryphon’, which features an 88 cubic inch Swedish built Mectec engine in a KDK built custom swingarm frame.


Sixth place went to Kenny Williams, KW Customs, of Angier, North Carolina, with ‘Tantalizer’, the Mike Garrison 120 cubic inch engined ‘bagger’.


Seventh place went to Larry Moore, Moore Customs of Wichita, Kansas, with Bad Influence, an 80 cubic inch Harley-Davidson engined, Redneck Engineering rigid framed stretched-out Pro-Street style chopper.


Eighth place was taken by fourth placed George Tchor with his second entry in the field this year, ‘Vitalogy’, a Zipper’s Performance Modified 124 inch Harley-Davidson TCB engined trike.


Another trike was World Championship regular Rafik Kaissi’s 1000cc Aprilia engined ‘RK Thing’ in ninth place.


The top ten in the FreeStyle ‘Class of 2012 was rounded out by Jon Shipley, of Hoosier Daddy Choppers of Bloomfield, Indiana with ‘Whiskey Bent’, a 1977 Ironhead Sportster engined, Dirty South Choppers Pro-Street style rigid retro chopper.

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