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J&P Cycles' Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows (UBCBS)
J&P Ultimate Builder Series - New York
Staged at the Jacob Kravitz Center during the New York Progressive International Motorcycle Show (December 6 - 8), the second of eight 2019/2020 season J&P Cycles' Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Shows (UBCBS) series saw George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle (Shirley, New York) scoop the win in the Freestyle Class with 'Chaos Cycle Café' - featuring an exhaust swingarm, custom gas tank, oil tank/fender, wheels and Chaos Cycle triple tree (valued at $40,000). Celebrating its tenth successive year, the J&P Cycles sponsored UBCBS series is expected to feature some 300 plus custom motorcycles, with more than $70,000 up for grabs in cash and prizes. This year’s categories include Custom Classic, Custom Street, Freestyle and People’s Choice. Judged by a panel of industry experts, winners in each city along the IMS tour will be invited to compete in the championship round taking place February 9, 2020 in Chicago for a chance to be crowned “King of the Builders.” “Custom building is one of the most creative outlets our industry has to offer, and the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows offer the ideal platform for builders to showcase their work on a national stage,” said Bob Kay, Director of UBCBS. “Not only are the motorcycles strikingly ornate, but it’s an incredible opportunity for the motorcycle enthusiast community to learn about and appreciate the unique story behind the creation of each build.” motorcycleshows.com/UBCBS
Freestyle Winner: George Stinsman with Chaos Cycle and painter Brian Bruzzone with 'Chaos Cycle Café'
Freestyle Winner: George Stinsman with Chaos Cycle and painter Brian Bruzzone with 'Chaos Cycle Café' featuring an exhaust swingarm, custom gas tank, oil tank/fender, wheels and Chaos Cycle triple tree, valued at $40,000. Runner-up: Ryan Coligan was selected as runner-up with a 2019 custom Turbo 100 featuring a turbocharged blow-through carb set-up, 100 ci Merch motor and Evo bottom end and Twin Cam top end. Coligan built the custom frame, hosting all-aluminum bodywork and fuel/oil cells. The fuel/oil cell is found under the seat, featuring an extremely low 14" seat height, with a 26" front and 15" rear car wheel with custom hub and a 230-width tire and a Hurst shifter from a 1969 Camaro.
Custom Classic Winner: Evan Favaro with Speakeasy Motors and painter Taylored Auto Body won with a 1991 BMW R100RT. Café racer style, the motorcycle features a stainless steel exhaust through a handmade custom tail section, custom louvered belly pan, stripped frame CAN bus wiring, Bluetooth proximity key ignition, custom Cerakote wheels by Prodigy Performance, a seat by Fish Bros, and all electronics operate off a smartphone app. The motorcycle is valued at $25,000. Runner-up: Dell Battle with Dangerous Designz and painter Brad H Design were selected with a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster.
Custom Street Winner: Dell Battle with Dangerous Designz and painter Letters & Liens won with a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster. Runner-up: Brian Ballard with A&J Cycles and painter Dave at Slag Kustom were selected with a 2019 Triumph Scrambler XE. The motorcycle is based on Steve McQueen’s 1961 Triumph Desert Sled, featuring a custom rear fender, undertail, number plate and light bracket by Slag Kustom, a custom 2:1 exhaust, prototype A&J Cycles TFT dash relocation bracket, custom folding license plate bracket, vintage Harley-Davidson SX125 front fender, lighting upgrades from Denali and Kellermann, valued at $20,000.
People’s Choice winnner: Rob Adams and painter Ryan Kelly with a 2019 RA Chopper
People’s Choice As voted by IMS attendees, Rob Adams and painter Ryan Kelly were selected as the People’s Choice winner with a 2019 RA Chopper featuring handbuilt tins, Rolling Thunder frame, a Sugar Bear front end, Ultima 113 engine with a six-speed transmission and custom metal flake paint, valued at $40,000.