Sunday, 5 October 2014

AMD World Championship Results

AMD World Championship Custom Bike Builder Results
(all photography by Onno "Berserk" Wieringa - AMD)



Freddie ‘Krugger’ Bertrand joined the exclusive club of multiple title winning World Champions when he took top honors in the 2014 World Championship of Custom Bike Building with his BMW K1600 engined masterpiece called Nurb’s.





'Krugger', who is a regular competitor at the AMD World Championship, beat 69 other builders from 22 countries to once again lift the coveted Freestyle class trophy.



This is the second Championship win for Belgian 'Krugger', who took his first title at the 2010 Championship in Sturgis, USA where he competed with the V-Rod-based Veon. His victory makes him the only person other than Canadian three-time World Champion Roger Goldammer to win the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building more than once. 



After an initial approach from BMW to work on a collaborative project, 'Krugger' then received a customer commission to build a bike and the two projects became one in the form of the Art Deco inspired Nurb’s, which not only uses the BMW straight-six motor but also retains all of the stock bike's electronics, including the fuel injection and ABS. This feat is even more astounding given that the stock BMW brakes have been changed out for Krugger’s preferred option of French-made Beringers. 



While Krugger was working with state-of-the-art technology, Finland’s Veikko Sikiö, took a completely different approach with his second placed bike, built almost entirely from scratch. Using casting techniques in his workshop he created the 800cc V-twin motor, carbs and many other parts for his build. In fact the only parts to be bought in where the Bobbin Wheels and rear brake and wheels. 




Another unusual engine choice was at the center of the third placed machine in the Freestyle class, where Abarth from North Coast Customs, in Italy, was built around a Fiat 500 engine mated to a Rivera Primo transmission. Builder Francesco Bella also incorporated a unique front end that featured adjustable rake.





Retro Modified Class


An unusual drivetrain choice is also a feature of Nimbus, the bike which won the Retro Modified class for Tomáš Turner. After being the runner up in the class in 2013 Tomáš, the owner of Czech Republic shop TMT Moto, returned this year with a 1951 Nimbus straight-four motorcycle engine and drivetrain fitted into a stretch wishbone Harley frame.




Modified Harley Class


It was a similar story in the Modified Harley class, too, where last year’s runner-up, Germany’s One Way Machine, returned this year and took the win. Brougham, built by Julian Von Oheimb, is a 2001 Softail given an old school look through the use of a heavily modified Dyna front end, Firestone tires and Panhead style rocker boxes, among other things.




Street Performance Class


Style-wise it was the complete opposite in the Street Performance class where France’s Riverside Motocyclettes combined a hardtail frame with a Buell XB12 front end, and an Ultima 127ci motor to create Springster, which hints at hard riding with its use of a race car style tacho with shift lights and slick Continental Race Attack tires.





Cafe Racer Class



Race inspiration also influenced the design of France’s Crazy Racers’ 750 CR, the bike that took the win in the Café Racer class. In true café racer style the Ducati/Cagiva 750 engined machine features a Ceriani drum brake in the front wheel, low-set clip-on handlebars, and a single racing hump seat. 




Freestyle

BIKE #
COMPANY
BIKE NAME
COUNTRY
1
Krugger Motorcycles
Nurb's
Belgium
2
Veikko Sikiö
WSA
Finland
3
North Coast Custom
Fiat Arbath
Italy
4
Rough Crafts
Graphite Speedster
Taiwan
5
Paul Milbourn Customs
Nut Cracker
UK
6
Thunderbike
Unbreakable
Germany
7
Eddie Gustafsson
Speedy
Sweden
8
Riverside Motocyclettes
Knock Out
France
9
Valtoron
La Bestia
Spain
10
CF Costruzione Mecchaniche
Sex Metal
Italy

Retro Mod

BIKE #
COMPANY
BIKE NAME
COUNTRY
1
TMT moto
Nimbus 4
Czech Republic
2
The Lucky Cat Garage
Sprintbeemer
France
3
Abnormal Cycles
Chicca
Italy


Modified Harley

BIKE #
COMPANY
BIKE NAME
COUNTRY
1
One Way Machine
Brougham
Germany
2
Hot Dreams Barcelona
Rocket
Spain
3
Thunderbike
TBR
Germany

Street Performance

BIKE #
COMPANY
BIKE NAME
COUNTRY
1
Riverside Motocyclettes
Springster
France
2
Sapka Muvek
Buell
Hungary
3
Lobo Motive
Lobo 3
Spain


Cafe Racer

BIKE #
COMPANY
BIKE NAME
COUNTRY
1
Crazy Racers
750 CR
France
2
Inglourious Basterds Cycles
Madiba Benelli 600 Sport
Italy
3
Kingston Custom
BMW R100/7 Cafe Racer Tom Sawyer
Germany







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