Participating builders need only to register and enter their bikes at BuffaloChip.com or partner sites, APBatteries.com and KinetikAudio.com, to be part of the Top Builder Competition.
This online portion of voting goes through July 1. From there, a combination of fan votes and motorcycle industry veterans will narrow down the online entrants, with the top builders and their bikes slated to show off their creations at the Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
“The Top Builder Competition is the ultimate bike builder and fan experience and will establish a tradition at the Buffalo Chip. These builders have been showcasing their creations at the Sturgis Rally for decades. They set the trends in the industry, and we are not only showcasing them on the largest stage in motorcycling at the Chip but also giving them a chance to show their work to the world through an online competition,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip president. “This unique event not only gives fans the chance to get an up-close-and personal look at the world’s top custom bikes but it also gives them great ideas on how to customize their own motorcycles.”
The competition hosts six classes including Kinetik’s special “Pro Audio” class for bikes outfitted with high output sound systems. Cash prizes, trophies and industry perks will be handed out to the winners in each category, in addition to the Top Builder grand prize, which includes being the face of the 2015 Top Builder marketing campaign.
“The collaboration of Kinetik® and Adventure Power® with the Buffalo Chip for the very first Top Builder Competition creates an incredible global arena that will highlight the best of breed custom bikes for the next generation. We are very excited with being a part of this high profile competition and are looking forward to seeing the submissions and of course, the ultimate winners.”, added Ian Edmonds, President & CEO of Universal Power Group, the company behind Kinetik® and Adventure Power®.