The Handbuilt Show 2018

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.


Triumph (2014) by @jwebster
Honda CL175 by @dentonmoto
BMW S1000R by Revival Cycles, paint by Ornamental Conifer
Honda CX650 by @federalmoto
Honda CB350 “Maggie” by @garagegnome
BMW R75 Scrambler by @eli22carver
BMW R75 Scrambler by @eli22carver
Honda CB400F by @innovativemoto
Moto Guzzi V9 by @craigrodsmith
Honda CB750 by @cognitomoto
Yamaha XS650 by
Yamaha XS650 by @cognitomoto
"Turbo Maximus" by
“Turbo Maximus” by @skylrk62
Kawasaki Bighorn 350 by
Kawasaki Bighorn 350 by @fiftytwocycles
“Supermotoscramblerstein” by @olcmoto
“Hondacati” by @chasecustomcycles
The Retro Rocket by @pro_built
Honda CB350 by @monnomcustoms
“Transformer” Bike by @elclarck.
“Transformer” Bike by @elclarck. Back wheel extended!
Ducati 900SS by @themotoworks
“Zucati” by @mymachinist
MZ Baghira Black Panther by @craigjackson512
Honda XR “Sugar Tits” by @codyrrussell
Sportster by @tikijoe1
Kawasaki 2-Stroke by @themoto918
Honda CB750 by @nickvukmar
BMW R100 by @unionmotorcycle
Royal Enfield by @_brockbaker
“The Lab Rat” by @swinndustries
Ducati Scrambler by @earlemotors
“The Manipulated” BSA by @jshia
Yamaha XS650 by @baresteeldesign
Zero Tracker by
1946 1/2 Indian Chief “Stella’s Mettle” by @sodakbigjoe
Honda CB750 by @zekd
Honda CB750 by @zekd
BMW R75 by
BMW R75 by @soulmotorco
“Street Lethal” Honda CR500 by @nojoke2stroke
Yamaha FZ09 by
Yamaha FZ09 “Moto 3” by @droogmoto
Suzuki GSX-R750 by @super8cycles
Hodaka Ace 100 by @utopeia_moto_company
Hodaka Ace 100 by @utopeia_moto_company
Can-Am TNT250 by @chijersvintagebikeworks
Suzuki GT380 by @cafecycles
H-D SX1250 “Dirtster” by @lc_fabrications
Ducati 900SS by @shalbleib
KTM-Powered “#HazanSMR” by @maxwellhazan
Yamaha TW200 by @wisdomteeth
Honda CB650 “Chulada” by @elclarck
BMW R80 by @hutchbilt
KTM Duke by @industrialdepot
Moto Guzzi V9 by @craigrodsmith
Moto Guzzi V9 “Fat Tracker” by @untitledmotorcycles
Moto Guzzi V9 “Braapster” by
KTM Duke by @freestylesupermoto
Yamaha XS650 by @krossover_customs
Honda CB750 by @propagandamotorcycles
Ducati by @waltsieglmotorcycles@rizoma_official
WSM Adventure Dual Sport by @waltsieglmotorcycles
“Cindarella” BSA by @classicbikebuilding
Supermono Racebike by @timharneymotorcycles

Unknown Builders

We missed the builders on few of these favorites. If you know the builder, please let us know in the comments!


Turbo Sportster
Turbo Sportster built by Chopper Dave!

Recap Video

Courtesy of Revival Cycles and BMW Motorrad USA. Music track is “10 Dollar Bill” by Mr. Lewis and the Funeral 5.


  1. 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.

  2. Randy Phillippe

    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

  3. 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.

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