2014 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building Results & Photos/Wallpaper
The top honors of the 2014 World Championship of Custom Bike Building was taken by Freddie “Krugger” Bertrand with his BMW K1600 engined masterpiece called Nurb’s.
Krugger is a regular competitor at the AMD World Championship and topped 69 other builders from 22 countries to capture the Freestyle class trophy.
Krugger took the title for the first time in 2010 at the Championship in Sturgis, USA. For that competition, he entered the V-Rod-based Veon.
The 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.
Finland’s Veikko Sikiö, took a completely different approach from Krugger’s use of high technology off-the-shelf equipment with his second place bike, WSA, 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.
Another unusual engine choice was made by builder Francesco Bella for the third place machine, Fiat Abarth in the Freestyle class, from North Coast Customs, in Italy. Fiat Abarth was built around a Fiat 500 engine mated to a Rivera Primo transmission. The bike also incorporated a unique front end that featured adjustable rake.
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.
In the Modified Harley class, Germany’s One Way Machine, 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.
In the Street Performance class, France’s Riverside Motocyclettes combined a hardtail frame with a Buell XB12 front end, and an Ultima 127ci motor to create Springster, which has a competition angle to it with its use of a race car style tachometer, shift lights and Continental Race Attack slick tires.
Race inspiration also influenced the design of France’s Café Racer’s 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.
The 2014 AMD World Championship was the first to be held at the INTERMOT expo in Koeln, Germany, a bi-annual trade/public event which regularly draws over 200,000 visitors.
2014 AMD Freestyle Class Results:
- Krugger Motorcycles – “Nurb’s”
- Veikko Sikkio – “WSA”
- North Coast Custom – “Fiat Abarth”
- Rough Crafts – “Graphite Speedster”
- Paul Milbourn – “Nut Cracker”
- Thunderbike – “Unbreakable”
- Eddie Gustafsson – “Speedy”
- Riverside Motocyclettes – “Knock Out”
- Valtoron – “La Bestia”
- CF Costruzione Mecchaniche – “Sex Metal”
2014 AMD Street Performance Class Results:
- Riverside Motocyclettes – “Springster”
- Sapka Muvek – “Buell”
- Lobo Motive – “Lobo 3”
2014 AMD Cafe Racer Results:
- Crazy Racers – “750 CR”
- Inglourious Basterds Cycles – “Madiba Benelli 600 Sport”
- Kingston Custom – “Tom Sawyer”
2014 AMD Retro Modified Results:
- TMT Moto – “Nimbus 4”
- Lucky Cat Garage – “Sprintbeemer”
- Abnormal Cycles – “Chicca”
2014 AMD Modified Harley-Davidson:
- One Way Machine – “Brougham”
- Hot Dreams Barcelona – “Rocket”
- Thunderbike – “TBR”