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Published on August 30th, 2010 | by Boris

THE 2010 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF CUSTOM BIKE BUILDING

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Freddie ‘Krugger’ Bertrand, the Cup and the Ring

Freddie ‘Krugger’ Bertrand is now wearing the World Champions’ ring after being named the 2010 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. If you excel at any other endeavour on earth you might get a cup, but if you excel at the 2010 World Championship of Custom Bike Building you get a cup AND a ring.

The bike with which he claimed the title was built for Veon Motorcycle’s owner Peer Toftner and features a unique electronically adjustable frame system developed by Peer in conjunction with Dutch designer Mark van der Kwaak. At the flick of a switch the V-Rod engined bike can be transformed from a low-riding cruiser with long rake to sport bike mode with a shorter wheelbase and steeper rake. The radical machine even has two sets of foot controls to match each style of riding.

The World Championship of Custom Bike Building comprises four divisions: Freestyle, Modified Harley-Davidson (sponsored this year by, um, Harley-Davidson), Production Manufacturer and Metric.

A picture being worth a thousand words, BIKE ME! presents for your viewing pleasure the first three in each category, making nine thousand words in all that we didn’t have to write, and so we will probably go to lunch early today, and maybe have an extra sambucca afterwards. Or two.

Freestyle

Freddie Krugger's V-Rod-engined Veon

Freddie Krugger’s V-Rod-engined Veon

Freestyle-2nd

There’s a hundred cubic inches of Indian in Thunderstruck Custom Bikes Inc’s Sniper

Freestyle-4th

Garage65’s Kcosmodrive actually came fourth, but as third place came first in the Metrics we thought we’d give them a look-in. Based on the 124 cubic inch TP motor.

Metric

Metric-1st

Yuri Shif Custom’s The Machine – also third in Freestyle. Their own 4 cylinder boxer made out of BMW R71 and K-750 parts.

Metric-2nd

A 1965 BSA 650 engine powers Speed Shop Design’s Beezerker

Metric-3rd

Blech & Drueber’s Walton – the 850 Commando lives

Modified Harley-Davidson

ModifiedHarleyDavidson-1st

Binford Custom Cycles’s Que’ Paso

ModifiedHarleyDavidson-2nd

Carl’s Cycle Supply couldn’t think of a cool name for their entry. It came second anyway.

ModifiedHarleyDavidson-3rd

Doomtown Choppers’ AntiRUB. Just the thing for the dirt road tourers.

 Production Manufacturer

ProductionManufacturer-1

Sbay Motor Co’s Flying with 110 c.i. Revtech motor

ProductionManufacturer-2

Darwin Motorcycles’ Brawler GTR – built around the 124 c.i. S & S

ProductionManufacturer-3

Kiwi Indian MotorCycle Co’s Kiwi Indian Factory Board Tracker: old school flathead and leaf springs

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is a writer who has contributed to many magazines and websites over the years, edited a couple of those things as well, and written a few books. But his most important contribution is pissing people off. He feels this is his calling in life and something he takes seriously. He also enjoys whiskey, whisky and the way girls dance on tables. And riding motorcycles. He's pretty keen on that, too.



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