Handbuilt Show 2022: Two-Strokes and EVs!

Smokers and Shockers…y’all play nice, hear?

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is one of the very best motorcycle shows on the planet, period. Hosted by Revival Cycles each year during MotoGP weekend in Austin, Texas, the show celebrates hand-built machinery in a world that seems to be speeding toward what is virtual, digital, and mass-produced:

“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.”

Handbuilt Show 2022

For 2022, the show featured 116 custom bikes and 12 builds from Revival Cycles themselves, including two debuts: “The Fuse” Ducati 1100 and the “Alloy Guzzi.” Other highlights included:

  • BMW R18: 20 on display and for demo
  • Indian Motorcycles: 10 demo FTR1200s & Scout Bobbers
  • Zooz: 10 E-bikes for demo (Ultra Urban 250, 750, 1100)
  • Volcon E-Powersports: 5 Grunt bikes for display
  • LAND District Motorcycle: 1 for display
  • KTM/Husqvarna: 3 Kids’ Balance Bikes
  • 60’s Honda Superhawk honoring Robert Pirsig

Our man behind the camera this year was Texas-based photographer Kody Melton (@kodymelton). Over the nexst week, we’ll be rolling out a series of features on various groups of bikes from the show.

First off are machines from two ends of the spectrum, united in that they don’t have four-stroke engines: Two-Strokes and Electric Motos. Now y’all place nice!

Handbuilt Show 2022: Two-Strokes and E-Motorcycles

1975 Yamaha TZ350B from Brian Oakley
1975 Yamaha TZ350B from Brian Oakley
1975 Yamaha TZ350B from Brian Oakley
1975 Yamaha TZ350B from Brian Oakley
1975 Yamaha TZ350B from Brian Oakley
1975 Yamaha TZ350B from Brian Oakley
1975 Yamaha TZ350B from Brian Oakley
1975 Yamaha TZ350B from Brian Oakley
1972 Kawasaki S2 “V2.0” by Brian Coxfeatured here on BikeBound!
1972 Kawasaki S2 “V2.0” by Brian Cox
1972 Kawasaki S2 “V2.0” by Brian Coxfeatured here on BikeBound!
1972 Kawasaki S2 “V2.0” by Brian Cox
1972 Kawasaki S2 “V2.0” by Brian Coxfeatured here on BikeBound!
1986 Yamaha IT200S by Jared Morris (@bulletbobmoto) -- featured here on BikeBound!
1986 Yamaha IT200S by Jared Morris (@bulletbobmoto) — featured here on BikeBound!
1986 Yamaha IT200S by Jared Morris (@bulletbobmoto) -- featured here on BikeBound!
1986 Yamaha IT200S by Jared Morris (@bulletbobmoto) — featured here on BikeBound!
1986 Yamaha IT200S by Jared Morris (@bulletbobmoto) -- featured here on BikeBound!
1986 Yamaha IT200S by Jared Morris (@bulletbobmoto) — featured here on BikeBound!
1986 Yamaha IT200S by Jared Morris (@bulletbobmoto) -- featured here on BikeBound!
1986 Yamaha IT200S by Jared Morris (@bulletbobmoto) — featured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cycles -- featured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cyclesfeatured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cycles -- featured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cyclesfeatured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cycles -- featured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cyclesfeatured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cycles -- featured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cyclesfeatured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cycles -- featured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cyclesfeatured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cycles -- featured here on BikeBound!
1988 Yamaha RZ350 (429cc) by Trident Cyclesfeatured here on BikeBound!
2001/2010 Kawasaki KX500AF by Blake Dragueskufeatured here on BikeBound!
2001/2010 Kawasaki KX500AF by Blake Draguesku -- featured here on BikeBound!
2001/2010 Kawasaki KX500AF by Blake Dragueskufeatured here on BikeBound!
2001/2010 Kawasaki KX500AF by Blake Draguesku -- featured here on BikeBound!
2001/2010 Kawasaki KX500AF by Blake Dragueskufeatured here on BikeBound!
2001/2010 Kawasaki KX500AF by Blake Draguesku -- featured here on BikeBound!
2001/2010 Kawasaki KX500AF by Blake Dragueskufeatured here on BikeBound!
Volcon Grunt
Volcon Grunt
Volcon Grunt
Volcon Grunt
Vespa Chopper -- Builder Unknown
Vespa Chopper — Builder Unknown
Vespa Chopper -- Builder Unknown
Vespa Chopper — Builder Unknown
Vespa Chopper -- Builder Unknown
Vespa Chopper — Builder Unknown
Vespa Chopper -- Builder Unknown
Vespa Chopper — Builder Unknown
Vespa Chopper -- Builder Unknown
Vespa Chopper — Builder Unknown
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Moto -- featured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Motofeatured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Moto -- featured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Motofeatured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Moto -- featured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Motofeatured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Moto -- featured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Motofeatured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Moto -- featured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Motofeatured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Moto -- featured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Motofeatured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Moto -- featured here on BikeBound!
1973 Wassell Mudlark by Utopeia Motofeatured here on BikeBound!
LAND District Motorcycle
LAND District
LAND District
LAND District
LAND District
LAND District
LAND District
LAND District
1969 Suzuki T500 by Ralph Spencer
1969 Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworksfeatured here on BikeBound!
 1969 Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworks -- featured here on BikeBound!
1969 Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworksfeatured here on BikeBound!
 1969 Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworks -- featured here on BikeBound!
1969 Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworksfeatured here on BikeBound!
 1969 Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworks -- featured here on BikeBound!
1969 Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworksfeatured here on BikeBound!
 1969 Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworks -- featured here on BikeBound!
1969 Suzuki T500 by Spencer Motoworksfeatured here on BikeBound!
Builder Unknown
Builder Unknown
Builder Unknown
Builder Unknown

 

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2 Comments

  1. Nice to see RZ350, t500,and cool Vespa.e bikes don’t have a place here iv seen better looking hair dryers.

  2. Hopefully I can get my Bike on a Show ,, Seems like the thing to do !!

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