AMD World Championship XI
Next week sees the 11th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building being staged before a record custom motorcycle competition audience as the INTERMOT expo celebrates the 50th anniversary of the industry's involvement at Cologne, Germany.
At the time of writing, some 80 builders from 24 different countries are expected to compete with 95 bikes.
There will be five classes at the AMD World Championship in 2014.
The now traditional and internationally respected FreeStyle class, from which the 11th annual AMD World Champion Custom Bike Builder will be chosen, plus four further classes to recognise specific design and engineering sectors of the custom motorcycle market:
Retro/Modified Class - to showcase customs based on engines manufactured before 1984;
Modified Harley-Davidson Class - to feature stock frame geometry customs with engines (minimum stock cases) from 1984 and up;
Street Performance Class - to showcase custom design and engineering work where the primary objective is to improve the performance and handling of streetable customs.
ALL NEW FOR 2014
Cafe Racer class - for the 50s/60s inspired road race bikes that laid down the foundation for what became the SuperBike revolution.
The INTERMOT expo is staged every-other year and regularly attracts some 200,000 visitors. This year, the AMD World Championship heads up the activities in Hall 10 (the Custom Hall/Big Bike Europe), which is one of 6 halls that will feature over a thousand exhibitors from more than 40 countries worldwide, showcasing motorcycles, PTWs and aftermarket parts and accessories from all sectors of the international motorcycle industry.
AMD readers are welcome to attend the unique AMD International Night industry meet and greet and networking reception from 18:30 on Wednesday, October 1st.
The show starts with a press/media preview day on September 30th, the trade/VIP visitor preview day on Wednesday October 1st then opens to public on Thursday October 2nd, concluding with AMD World Championship award ceremony at 5pm on Sunday October 5th.