Udine, Italy, May 9-12
The 33rd Biker Fest at Lignano Sabbiadoro, Udine, Italy, (May 9-12) hosted the Italian round of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building Show Affiliate Series - the 8th annual Italian Motorcycle Championship.
The culmination of a fifteen-event network of custom bike shows held throughout Italy and promoted by Italian custom magazine Bikers Life, the Italian Motorcycle Championship regularly produces star performers for the 'AMD'.
In 2018, at INTERMOT Customized, the largest national contingent of competitors were the 18 builders from Italy who entered 21 bikes in total – over a fifth of all the bikes entered - with eight of the Italian builders taking a trophy home for scooping a podium place in one or other of the classes.
|Gallery Motorcycles' "Deeva", Best in Show was based around a 1920 Harley-Davidson JD engine, custom frame and glass oil tank
This Italian Motorcycle Championship was again held at the Aquasplash Water Park, adjacent to the demo rides area and main Luna Park vendor space. Forty-seven bikes from across Italy, together with Mayerl Motorcycles visiting from Austria, competed in Freestyle, Modified Harley-Davidson, Metric, Streetfighter, Old Style, Bagger, Cafe Racer and Scrambler classes.
|"La Veloce" by Hazard Motorcycle features a 1947 WL 45 engine with 1964 XL Sportster cylinders and heads
The Best in Show and three additional winners will be receiving 1,000 euro expenses towards competing at the 14th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at INTERMOT, Cologne, Germany, from October 7-11, 2020.
Best in Show was Gallery Motorcycles' "Deeva", based around a Harley-Davidson 1920 JD engine, one-off custom frame and exhaust, glass oil tank and with Jonich wheels and disc brakes.
|2016 Retro Modified World Champion PDF Motociclette's "Brough Superior" homage
|"Biker's Life Project" by Metal Dreams included extensive hand fabricated aluminum bodywork
Also winning travel expenses and an invitation to Cologne were "La Veloce" by Hazard Motorcycle, featuring a WL 45 Flathead engine with Ironhead top end, handmade frame, bars and exhaust, PDF Motociclette's “Gatsby” a 1930s Brough Superior homage using a modified 1980 Ironhead engine, hand made gas and oil tanks, exhaust, handlebars, fenders and air filter, and Metal Dreams' "Biker's Life Project" Kawasaki Z900RS, featuring extensive aluminum bodywork, Rizoma brake levers and footpegs, Free Spirits handlebars and stainless steel BS exhaust.