Published on August 30th, 2010 | by Boris
THE 2010 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF CUSTOM BIKE BUILDING
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.