Harley to Back AMD’s Custom Bike Contest

May 27, 2009
Courtesy of Harley-Davidson
We were impressed with the V-Rod Muscle when we got the opportunity to rip off some drag runs at Infineon Raceway during its recent press intro in Sonoma.
Harley-Davidson knows a thing or two about building motorcycles and recognizes the talent displayed in the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, so it has signed on as title sponsor to the Modified Harley Class.

Harley-Davidson has signed on as an Official Partner of AMD’s World Championship of Custom Bike Building and title sponsor of the Modified Harley Class.

“This deal came together very quickly and effortlessly,” said AMD Publisher and World Championship owner Robin Bradley. “At all stages of the dialog Harley-Davidson has not only been mindful of the event’s integrity and independence but repeatedly made it clear that its reputation was a primary factor in motivating them to want to find a way of helping support the Championship Program’s aims.

“For me the hot news is that Harley’s approach has been 100 percent supportive of our insistence on being able to manage the program without dependency on any one primary sponsor, and without any sponsor being able to buy influence over event policy. We made it clear from the outset that they would not be permitted to turn it into a company bike show,” Bradley said.

“By having a market-driven approach to how it has developed the World Championship program, AMD Magazine has achieved its aims of building an event that genuinely showcases the cutting edge of customization,” said Steve Earnshaw, Marketing Director, Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories.

Harley-Davidson will be joining Custom Chrome, S&S, Ultima, BUB Enterprises, Helmet City, Hot Bike Magazine, BDL, KustomWerks, Ride Wright Wheels, Big Dog Motorcycles, Rivera Primo, Kibblewhite and J&P Cycles as a part of the event’s established line-up of sponsoring Official Partners.

“There is widespread respect within Harley-Davidson for the elegance of the AMD approach to custom bike competition, and the way that the program brings top class projects together from all around the world.

“We at Harley-Davidson are happy to associate ourselves with the mission to showcase forward-facing design and engineering innovation that is at the heart of AMD’s event program aims.”

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