Display of 32 exhilarating customised Indian Motorcycles during the Indian Riders Fest 2023
Showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of European custom bike builders
American Motorcycle Dealer “Approved” Show
The only custom show to be 100 percent dedicated to Indian Motorcycles
The second edition of Budweis Custom Indian Motorcycle Show, the highly anticipated event showcasing the exceptional craftsmanship of European custom bike builders and Indian Motorcycle dealers, took place during the Indian Riders Fest (IRF) in České Budějovice (Budweis), Czech Republic, June 9-11, 2023.
The American Motorcycle Dealer “Approved” show, unique as the only custom show to be 100 percent dedicated to Indian Motorcycles, featured a display of 32 exhilarating customised Indian Motorcycles across six classes. Prominently positioned next to the main stage, all participating bikes were assessed by the international judging panel in six distinct classes, allowing each motorcycle to be judged on its own merits.
Chairing the judging panel was Onno Wieringa, founder and owner of Madness Photography and an ambassador for AMD. Originally conferred as President of Honour of the panel, Ola Stenegärd, Director of Industrial Design for Indian Motorcycle, was unable to attend the show due to unforeseen circumstances and sent a video message played to the entrants at the awards ceremony. Stepping in at the last minute to represent Stenegärd in the judging panel was Gary Gray, Vice President of Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle, who was visiting the IRF for the first time with racers Tyler “King of the Baggers” O’Hara and the legendary Jeremy McWilliams.
Although there was a pre-registration phase for the Budweis Indian Motorcycle Custom Show, ride-in entries were also accepted and many builders brought their bikes to the IRF to show off their creations. There was no entry fee for the Budweis Indian Motorcycle Custom Show, but there was one firm stipulation “If it runs, you are in,” and winners had to be able to start and ride their builds onto the podium to accept their awards.
Final Results – Budweis Indian Motorcycle Custom Show 2023
Best in Show
The most outstanding build, combining the best elements from all six classes that stands out as the most exceptional and innovative creation at the Indian Riders Fest 2023.
Best In Show – (#03) Bike Farm Melle, Germany
All Scout 1133 cc / liquid-cooled engine-based stock/modified/radical custom bikes.
First – (#22) Thomas Grewe, Germany
Second – (#02) Motomax Indian Metz, France
Third – (#06) Ondřej Hrůza, Czech Republic
Indian Chief / Non-Fairing
All 111/116 Thunderstroke engine-based stock/modified/radical customs bikes without fairing.
First – (#01) Motomax Indian Metz, France
Second – (#24) Sebastian Neumann, Germany
Third – (#13) Lena Nygards, Corzo Choppers Sweden
All Bagger-Style, Touring Bikes with 111/116 Thunderstroke engine or PowerPlus liquid-cooled engine-based stock/modified/radical custom bikes.
First – (#17) Diregus Ludovic, France
Second – (#21) Tino Gutkowski, Germany
Third – (#20) Petr Kábele, Czech Republic
All customised/modified vintage Indian Motorcycle based on original model built until 1953, symbolising the proud heritage of Indian Motorcycle.
First – (#25) Sebastian Neumann, Germany
Second – (#18) Hans van Heesch, The Netherlands
Third – (#31) Henri van Woerkum, The Netherlands
Indian FTR / Sportsbike
All custom bikes with an original Indian Motorcycle engine produced after 2013.
First – (#26) Sebastian Neumann, Germany
Second – (#28) Niklas Duracic, Germany
Third – (#29) Sebastian Neumann, Germany
Indian Best Killer Look
The best paint job, surface enhancement like engravings, 3D metal artworks, hydrofoil. Push it further than just a custom airbrush.
First – (#03) Bike Farm Melle, Germany
Second – (#08) Andy Gemballa, Germany
Third – (#04) Ralf Haselhoff, Germany
Notes for Editors:
• Studio photography by Onno “Berserk” Wieringa – www.madnessphotography.nl
• Stage photography by Horst “Motographer” Roesler
For more details on the Budweis Custom Show, please visit www.budweiscustom.show
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