Custom Motorcycles to Debut at EICMA 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Asso Special Bike will be at the EICMA Custom show with its 199R.
The guys from Garage65 with Stargate.
Abnormal Cycles won top honors in many shows last year for its rebuilt Harley-Davidson 'U' equipped with a sidecar.
Several top Italian and European custom bike builders will meet in Milan, Italy, on Tuesday, Nov. 8th for the 2011 EICMA
Custom show. The event has secured the participation of many of the top shops in Europe where several will debut their latest projects.
The list begins with Asso Special Bike, Carlo Colombo’s company which has been a fixture on Italy’s custom bike scene going on three decades now. Asso Special Bike is slated to debut its latest creation, the 199R. Milan-based MPH Toys, headed by Mauro Avato, is also scheduled to attend. MPH Toys specializes in customizing Harley-Davidson V-Rods. Custom motorcycle shops which have made a name for themselves on the world scene thanks to strong showings in the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building
at Sturgis include Marco Cinquini’s Garage65 and the guys from Abnormal Cycles, who won the Modified Harley-Davidson Class this year for their beautifully restored Harley-Davidson “U” equipped with an art deco-styled sidecar. Nero Opaco Motoclette, known for crafting elegant machines stripped down to their essentials, is another crowd favorite who well be in attendance. The American custom bike scene will have a couple of representatives, California’s Hardknock and Kikker 5150, a company that specialized in old school bobbers.
Competitors in the custom bike show will be broken down into the Chopper, H-D Modified or Café Racer categories with Custom Chrome providing prizes. A “World Preview” by a major manufacturer is also set to take place, but we have no clue know who or what. The Pavilion 2 area of the EICMA show has been set aside just for the custom bike scene, including vendors, parts manufacturers, and live entertainment as the EICMA Bike Show has a full slate of events going on concurrently to entertain the crowd. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Nov. 8th as news pours out of Italy from the 2011 EICMA show.
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