2013-14 Ultimate Builder Dates

Biker Pros produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series
Biker Pros produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show presented by J&P Cycles is represented inside each Progressive International Motorcycle Show. The Ultimate Builder matches the best custom bike builders in the country against one another as it tours the U.S. and features hundreds of the hottest custom motorcycles dripping in eye-popping chrome, wild paint jobs and dazzling rims. Register your bike here.

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Harley-Davidson 2013 Second Quarter Results

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Harley-Davidson has reported second-quarter 2013 diluted earnings per share increased 13.1% on higher motorcycle shipments and continued gains in operating efficiencies, compared to the year-ago period. Continue reading “Harley-Davidson 2013 Second Quarter Results”

Dates for 2013-14 Ultimate Builder

US Championship Ultimate Builder Sponsor
Biker Pros produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series
Biker Pros produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series

The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show presented by J&P Cycles is represented inside each Progressive International Motorcycle Show. The Ultimate Builder matches the best custom bike builders in the country against one another as it tours the U.S. and features hundreds of the hottest custom motorcycles dripping in eye-popping chrome, wild paint jobs and dazzling rims. Register your bike here.

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It’s Harley’s Biggest Party

100Whether you are traveling across town, cross country, or across the world, the road is bringing you home and we can’t wait to join together for four memorable days full of bikes, music, and parties. We’ve highlighted just a few of the most notable events we’ve got planned for the weekend…

The Harley-Davidson® 110th Anniversary is a year-long, global celebration connecting millions of Harley-Davidson fans united by a common bond and shared passion for freedom, self-expression and epic adventure. The events span 11 countries on six continents.

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Elite Studios’ Grand Opening

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Be Part of the Revival: We want your Custom Bike in Hollister

BE PART OF THE REVIVAL: WE WANT YOUR CUSTOM BIKE IN HOLLISTER
BE PART OF THE REVIVAL: WE WANT YOUR CUSTOM BIKE IN HOLLISTER
BE PART OF THE HOLLISTER REVIVAL: WE WANT YOUR CUSTOM BIKE IN HOLLISTER BIKE SHOW

You have a Hot Bike, We want it @ the Hollister Rally

A revival is happening in Hollister, CA and you can be a part of it by entering your custom sled into the Hollister AMD Qualifier Custom Bike Show on July 5, 2013. $7,000 in cash prizes awarded.

Product Awards? Yep, Ridewright Wheels, Avon Tires and HelmetLok are supporting the custom show. Okey, make the jump and enter you custom sled. Details here.
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Ultimate Builder, 1st Show in 2013: Sturgis, SD

Biker Pros Produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Sturgis
Biker Pros Produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in Sturgis, South Dakota

Biker Pros Produces the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Series

$7,000 in Cash Awards – The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show presented by J&P Cycles matches the best custom bike builders in the country against one another as it tours the U.S. in conjunction with the International Motorcycle Shows.

The first show for the 2013 – 2014 season starts in Sturgis, South Dakota. For Sturgis, the Performance Competition class has been replaced with Radical BAGGER class.

For the first time ever Biker Pros is producing a standalone Ultimate Builder competition during the Sturgis Rally next to the Harley-Davidson pavilion mid-week on Wednesday, August 7, 2013

David Mann's was a collaboration with Bandit
Sturgis is the Capital of the Chopper World

The Ultimate Builder is awarding $7,000 in cash prizes. In addition, we have product awards from HelmetLok.

Ultimate Builder Event Details

Get the jump on the competition and get your bike into the show… Register now.

  • Registration: 9AM -12PM
  • Judging: 1PM – 3PM
  • Awards: 4:30PM
Ultimate Builder FreeStyle – $2500 for 1st place

Any motorcycle frame configuration or drivetrain combination. Your imagination and resources are the only restriction. Must run, turn and stop. Cash prize of $2500 for winner, and only $150 to enter.

Ultimate Builder Radical Bagger – $1500 for 1st place

Any motorcycle frame configuration or drivetrain combination. Your imagination bags and a fairing are the only restriction. Must run, turn and stop. Cash prize of $1500 for winner, and only $100 to enter.

Ultimate Builder MOD Harley – $1000 for 1st place

Must have Harley manufactured frame and engine cases. Frame must maintain stock configuration so neck may not be cut to rake or stretch. Modified swingarms kits, fat tire conversions and weld on hard tails are acceptable. Cash prize of $1000 for win, and only $100 to enter.

Ultimate Builder Retro MOD – $1000 for 1st place

Any modified bike, with any drive train on any chassis configuration that is 25 years or older. Great class for older Harley’s where the frame was cut to rake or stretch as well as a class for Café Racers from the Ton-Up era.  Cash prize of $1000 for winner, and only $75 to enter.

Ultimate Builder Street MOD – $1000 for 1st place

This is a non-Harley Davidson street class for cruisers and mildly modified sport bikes. Must have Major OEM ie; Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Polaris, Triumph etc manufactured frame and engine cases. Harley is not allowed in this class. Frame must maintain stock configuration so neck may not be cut to rake or stretch. Modified swingarms kits, fat tire conversions and weld on hardtails are acceptable. Cash prize of $1000 for winner, and only $75 to enter.

Torian Chopper Leathers Names Biker Pros as Agency of Record

Torian Chopper Leathers

Biker Pros, a public relations, events and marketing agency, is named the agency of record for Torian Chopper Leathers. The leather appareal is ideal for bobber, chopper and cruiser riders.

Within 120 days Torian Chopper Leathers will reboot their Biker-Riding-Leathers line of apparel. Expectations is that the firm will come out with a line of shirts, vests and jackets. The cheif designer for the firm is Bob Kay.

“We are excited about the product and are working hard to develop a campaign for the innovative apparel line and look forward to the release of the line in the fall,” expalined Jeff Najar, Biker Pros Partner.

The target audience are riders that utilize leather for their riding protection. Torian Leather has innovative features that assist the rider in carrying gear and protection from the elements.

Torian Chopper Leathers' Work Jacket with Snap Collar
Designing Work Jacket version 2.0

Garage Leathers Chooses Biker Pros as Agency of Record

GARAGE LEATHERS CHOOSES BIKER PROS AS AGENCY OF RECORD
BIKER PROS CHOSEN AS AGENCY OF RECORD

Southlake, Texas – Biker Pros, a public relations, events and marketing agency, is named the agency of record for Garage Leathers, the Midland Park, NJ, based firm.

Garage Leathers, an American motorcycle saddle manufacturer, is headed up by serial entrepreneur Rob Camardo. Biker Pros is handling publicity and online e-commerce promotions for the firm.

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Rafik Kaissi’s Steampunk Custom Scooter

The Steampunk-inspired scooter
The Steampunk-inspired scooter
The Steampunk-inspired scooter uses an industrial chain for the backbone

Events: Shown at AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building
Company:  RK Concepts
Photos: AMD World Championship
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Rafik Kaissi, of www.rkconcepts.com, creates custom motorcycles in his shop in Austin, Texas from scratch by using materials he finds in area junkyards.

The Steampunk Custom Scooter called RK Chain

Rafik uses piston rods as connecting rods and chains as a frame for the custom RK Chain bike he has created. One of the unique Steampunk-inspired aspect of the bike is that the rider actually wears the gas tank. This is because the chain would have hidden the actual tank if he had created one for it.

The resulting look of his bikes is a conflation of futurist cyber punk and post-modern steampunk industrial art, reflecting radical changes in social order as seen by a marginalized loner in a dystopian future. Imagine Star Wars shot as film noir, or if Jules Verne had written the screenplay for Blade Runner. A Kaissi bike could be a prop in such a movie. They are imaginative anachronisms created by feigning a transposition of bygone technology into the future.

futurist cyber punk and post-modern steampunk motorcycle
A conflation of futurist cyber punk and post-modern steampunk industrial art

The front suspension is a half leaf spring, and it is clamped with 3 U bolts, and this allows for longer front forks by sliding the leaf spring out equally on both sides of the front fork. Rafik built, designed and fabricated the pipes, front end, headlight and leaf spring seat.
Mikuni carburator with custom intake. Vintage fire extinguisher fabricated into a back pack handles fueling duties, ISR hand controls with custom hand grips and hand grenade front end brake fluid reservoir.

Steampunk Custom Scooter from Rafik Kaissi
Steampunk Custom Scooter from Rafik Kaissi

Rafik Kaissi, who immigrated to the United States from civil-war-torn Lebanon, now creates working motorcycles from junked bikes, as works of art. Kaissi began building bikes in the garage of his one-bedroom apartment in Austin in 2007.