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Tuesday 18 April 2023

Biker Fest International

Biker Fest International - 'AMD Approved'

One of Europe's longest established custom bike shows, and an event that regularly attracts up to 80,000 visitors, Biker Fest, at Lignano Sabbiadoro near Udine in Italy (May 18-21) is, effective this year, a founding member of the new 'AMD Approved' custom bike show program.

Located on Italy's Adriatic coast (100 km north of Venice), Lignano Sabbiadoro is on a spectacular peninsula that reaches out into the Adriatic - with the custom bike show staged right on the coastal strip of the resort.

Celebrating its 36th anniversary this year, the show has regularly provided several great examples of the best of Italian style custom bike design and engineering for the 'AMD' World Championship and now, under this new program, Biker Fest is recognized and 'approved' by AMD and its team of custom bike journalists as an authentic, successful, well staged and well organized contributor to the custom bike industry.

Micke Persello, of Bikers Life magazine fame and organizer of the weekend, says: "Biker Fest is the largest single annual outdoor event in Europe and is a pioneer of custom culture in Italy and in Europe.

"One of the highlights is the 'Saturday Light Parade' through the streets of Lignano Sabbiadoro that sees thousands of bikes parading along the coast with their fantastic sounds and lights.

2022 Best in Show and winner of the Italian Motorcycle Championship: Mirko, Gallery Motorcycles (Brescia) Harley-Davidson WL

"Cornerstone of the weekend's celebration of all things custom is the historic Custom Bike Show - founded in 1987, and along with the Custom Bike Show at Norrtälje, Sweden, every summer (Twin Club MC), one of the two oldest custom bike shows in the world.

"In addition to being an integral part of the 'AMD' World Championship program, and the official qualifying event for the Italian market, Lignano is also the final of the 15 custom shows that constitute the Italian Motorcycle Championship (IMC)."