AMD World Championship underway

OWC-2014-INTERMOT

Note: Bob Kay, Biker Pros Partner, is in Germany and will be filing a report next week.

The 11th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is now underway at this year’s INTERMOT expo at the Cologne exhibition center (Koelnmesse) in Germany.

Yesterday saw some 80 builders from 24 different countries, register 90 great custom bikes, for the five classes, with the World Champion scheduled to be announced at the award ceremony at the end of the show, 5pm on Sunday October 5th.

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UBM Agrees to Buy Advanstar Communications

afd-89421UBM Agrees to Buy Advanstar Communications (Owner of IMS Show and J&P Cycle’s Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show)

By ED BALLARD And RORY GALLIVAN

LONDON—U.K. media company UBM UBM.LN PLC said Wednesday it has agreed to buy Advanstar Communications for $972 million in cash, a major step in UBM’s transition from a diverse media group to an events-focused company.

The addition of Advanstar’s 54 trade shows, which include the Magic Marketplace fashion event, and roughly 100 conferences will make UBM the biggest events business in the U.S. by 2013 revenue, said UBM, which is buying Advanstar from hedge fund Anchorage Capital Group LLC and private equity companies Veronis Suhler Stevenson and Ares Management.

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FreeStyle Class Winner at OC Bikefest by CIA: Karns Kustoms

OC Bikefest Custom Bike Show by CIA
OC Bikefest Custom Bike Show by CIA

If it is rock and roll on the main stage, roasted donuts at the ILLConduct stunting compound and slick customs at the Customization In America (CIA) Bike Show then it must be OC Bikefest.

And what a weekend for the fans of custom bikes as builders came to compete for $6,000 in prizes from Ridewright Wheels, Biker’s Choice, Nino 925, Chop Docs Choppers and Shadetree Fabrications. Local talent and builders from as far away as New York came to showcase their latest work.

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Throw down in Milwaukee: The Harley Museum Pro Show Recap

Throw down in Milwaukee… The Harley Museum Pro Show Recap
Throw down in Milwaukee… The Harley Museum Pro Show Recap
Source: Bikernet Article by Biker Pros

“The heart of rock ’n roll and 2-wheel hot rods” is centered at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, and every Labor Day the dedicated come to celebrate on the museum’s hallowed ground. The weekend spectacular included not one, but two custom bike shows, with the Harley-Davidson Museum Invitational Pro Custom Bike Show featuring 3 debut bikes and 5 winning bikes that had taken 1st place in previous national bike shows.

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Results from J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show: 2014 Sturgis Edition

2014 Sturgis Rally
2014 Sturgis Rally
Kick off of the 2014 – 2015 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Season

Photography CreditVanessa A. Schaeffer

At Biker Pros we put on custom bike shows across the country with the objective to support the industry and keep customizing alive and well in the USof A. Our 2015 series kicked off in Sturgis and will visit 13 cities and award over $90,000 in cash and prizes.

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014,  I was up early and in Downtown Sturgis prepping for the Ultimate Builder show on Wednesday. As I walked down Main Street I noticed a guy snoring as loud as a chain saw on a booth table. Continue reading “Results from J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show: 2014 Sturgis Edition”

J&P Cycles now carries the 5-Ball Racing Leathers line

5 Ball Racing Leathers
5 Ball Racing Leathers

A Keith “Bandit” Ball Product

5 Ball Racing Leathers is excited to announce that they have been selected by J&P Cycles and will be available online and in their Daytona and Iowa stores. The entire line of 5 Ball Racing Leathers will be available through the Powersports retailer.

The 5 Ball Racing Leathers brand is an internal start up of Keith “Bandit” Ball of Bikernet and Bob Kay of Biker Pros. Ball assembled a core apparel team including Andrew Calogero of Continue reading “J&P Cycles now carries the 5-Ball Racing Leathers line”

Combing Product Placement with Daytona Bike Week

Working Aerostitch Apparel
Working Aerostitch Apparel
Edge Reports on Aerostitch Apparel

The Epic Ride to the Beach

In the latest edition of Daytona Bike Week, Biker Pros had projects with Iron Trader News, Harley-Davidson, Atomic Dice Studio Arts, The Smoke Out and Aerostitch.

Bob Kay and I worked the rally and then wrapped up the effort by writing a series of articles that featured our clients by using product placement technique.

Product placement is a type of advertising where a company’s products are integrated directly into a story line. Continue reading “Combing Product Placement with Daytona Bike Week”

Biker Pros Produces Motorcycle Projects

The Winner of the 15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper
The Winner of the 15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper

A Full Service Marketing, Publicity & Promotional Firm

Biker Pros produces promotional motorcycle projects that assists organizations in meeting and exceeding their marketing objectives. Our media partners including Cycle Source Magazine, The Horse Backstreet Chopper, Iron Works and Bikernet have participated in the builds and have co-promoted them.

15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper
Cycle Source Magazine and Bikernet.com are showcasing the build from the ground up. Each month Cycle Source. Magazine runs an article from the build team.

15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper Overview

We are known for pulling a team together to extract the greatest promotion from the project. Fro example, the 15th Anniversary Giveaway Chopper included product sponsors including 3 Guyz, ACCEL Motorcycles, Aeromach USA, Bare Knuckle Choppers, Barnett Clutches, Bell Helmets, Biker’s Choice, Crazy Horse Motorcycles, D&D Performance Enterprises, Evil Engineering, Fab Kevin, Grip Ace, Handy Industries, Hawg Halters, K&N Filters, Las Vegas Bikefest, Metzeler, Ridewright Wheels, Rivera Primo, Rocking K Custom Leathers, Spectro Performance Oils, Texas Bike Works, Wire Plus and XPress Lid by SmartCup.

Special Report: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Revived the Motorcycle Business & Saved Harley

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The Hollywood Reporter – In a time before the economic meltdown, motorcycle sales, especially for Harley-Davidson, were booming. After the collapse, sales have only started to pick up again within the past two years (at nowhere near pre-2008 levels, however). Sons of Anarchy co-star Mark Boone Jr. (Bobby) seems to think he and his fellow cast members are the reason. Continue reading “Special Report: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Revived the Motorcycle Business & Saved Harley”

Survey Says: Women make up 44% of Sturgis

Women Make Up 44%
Women Make Up 44%
Publish Date: Feb 18, 2014
Source: DealerNews

STURGIS, S.D. – Nearly half of the visitors to the annual Sturgis rally are women, according to a survey conducted at the 2013 rally.

Other results of the survey are less surprising. Most survey respondents are over 40, own a home and have an annual household income of more than $75,000.

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