The Handbuilt Show, which takes place during MotoGP weekend in Austin, Texas, is simply one of the best motorcycles shows on earth. Says the crew behind the show:
“As our collective existence slips further into digital abstraction, we at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show believe something has been lost and it is time to revive the culture of physical craftsmanship. Although in today’s modern mass-produced world few young people are taught how to do physical work or are encouraged to embrace a trade, there remains a universal attraction to the beauty that can only be formed by human hands.”
The fifth year of The Handbuilt Show — hosted by Revival Cycles and BMW Motorrad USA — proved to be the biggest and best yet. The venue moved from the Fair Market in East Austin to the larger Austin American Statesman right downtown. With three times the space, the show was able to host 150 hand-built motorcycles and more than 30,000 fans.
Below, we list some of our favorite builds from the show. Photos courtesy of Revival Cycles and Alan Stulberg (@revivalan), designer/founder and chief motonerd of Revival Cycles.
We missed the builders on few of these favorites. If you know the builder, please let us know in the comments!
Good stuff, proud to be included with all these great builders! As for the unknowns, the only one I know for sure is the one with pink wheels and carbon bodywork. It’s by Tim Harney motorcycles.
How does one go about entering this hand build show?
I have several in process that I would like to enter, nothing like the ones you have photographed
Mine are more like a flat track design made street legal
Pull the lights off and do some sliding
Could be, these folks wouldn’t be interested
Hey Randy, they definitely dig street trackers. There is an online submission process where you submit photos. It’s handled through the following page, though I think it’s shut down until next year: https://revivalcycles.com/pages/the-handbuilt-show-submissions
A little late to the comment party, but nonetheless : the white and gold turbocharged H-D Sportster, in the “Unknown builder” category, was built by Chopper Dave a few years ago.
Ah, thank you so much — will update!