topbanner ad

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Budweis Indian Motorcycle Custom Show

Registrations Open for 2024 Budweis Indian Motorcycle Custom Show

The only custom show 100% dedicated to Indian Motorcycles, the 'AMD Approved' 2024 Budweis Indian Motorcycle Custom Show is slated for the 2024 Indian Riders Fest (IRF) in the Czech Republic from 13 to 16 June.

After the success of the 2023 show, the organizers have achieved a lot for 2024 already, with five months still to go. Brian Klock will fly over from his Mitchell, South Dakota headquarters as president of the jury, and pre-registration is already open for this third edition - and guarantees participation and three additional complimentary tickets.

The bike show is slated to occupy one complete hall on the IRF site at České Budějovice (Budweis) in the Czech Republic.

Talking about this upcoming third edition, Ola Stenegärd, Director of Product Design for Indian Motorcycle, said: "There isn't much in life that gets me more excited than a custom motorcycle show. As a designer and custom builder, I really feed on that creative energy. With the BCS totally focused on Indian Motorcycle, it is a standout event for me. 

"As a long -standing Indian Motorcycle fan from way back as a kid, the growth of this show in such a short time is food for my soul. The 2023 class winners were exceptional, and I'm looking forward to seeing the creativity and ingenuity infused in metal, chrome and paint at BCS24." 

However, BCS24 is not just a display of chrome and steel. It is an engineering-led show, a celebration of the extraordinary craftsmanship of European custom bike builders and Indian Motorcycle dealers. Committed to fostering a community of creativity, the BCS welcomes builders of all levels, from aspiring rookies to seasoned veterans, and with more exhibition space than ever before, the highly anticipated event promises an eclectic collection of innovative and skilfully crafted motorcycles.

2023 winner, 'Purple Haze' by Bike Farm Melle in Germany

Multi-award-winning custom bike builder and Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Brian Klock (2012), who will lead the international judging panel as its president, said: "Indian Motorcycle is near and dear to my heart. Having been part of the aftermarket advisory team since 2014 and designing many of the limited editions coming out of the factory, just like Ola, a custom show dedicated to Indian Motorcycle is something I'm really excited about. I cannot wait to meet everyone at Budweis this year and see their craftsmanship and incredible skills."

Klock, his wife Vanessa, and other dignitaries, including Stenegärd and Onno Wieringa, Official AMD World Championship photographer, will evaluate the entrants in seven distinct classes, with one build also being awarded the prestigious 'Best In Show' trophy.

In an addition to the 2023 classes, a ClubStyle/Performance Baggers class has been introduced in keeping with current trends and, to allow even more creativity, the new Freestyle class is the only category where entrants do not need to be road legal - however, competitors in all classes must be able to start and ride their builds onto the podium to accept their awards.

The seven classes are: 

• Indian Scout

• Indian Chief/Non-Fairing

• Indian Motorcycle Bagger

• Indian Motorcycle Vintage

• Indian FTR/Sportbike

• Indian Motorcycle Freestyle

• Indian Motorcycle ClubStyle/ Performance Bagger