Winners of the 2011 AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building

 Tabata Takes AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building Title

Photo courtesy of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building

Ken Tabata of Osaka, Japan took home the top prize at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, and his Tavax 2011V is a gleaming wonder of craftsmanship and pure bling.

This year’s winner is a major departure from the style of previous bikes to win the title, and whether you like it or not, you have to hand it to Tabata for his dedication, skill and pure determination in hand-crafting the sculpted aluminum bodywork to create this gleaming piece of rolling art.

It took Tabata fully three and a half years to complete the Tavax 2011V, and untold piles of yen.

The build began with a started with and S&S Shovelhead 93 engine which features a 5 speed tranny and primary belt drive. The frame is a custom Tavax original rake out to 25 degrees. The front end? Custom made by Tavax and the swingarm is a custom creation of the builder as well.

This wild bike gets from here to there on 17 inch Marchesini front and rear wheels on Dunlop tires.

To get it stopped, Tavax fitted floating rotors and Lockheed brake calipers.


BuilderBikeLocationCountryBuilder’s Name
1stTavax EngineeringTavax 2011VYao City, OsakaJapanKen Tabata
2ndLamb EngineeringSon of a GunSalisbury, WiltshireUnited KingdomLarry Houghton
3rdKraus Motor CoBolideCazadero, CAUSASatya Kraus
4thV-Twin MechanicSpaceSterLa Fontaine, PavieFranceBernard “Buck” Massart
5thRK ConceptsRK SRound Rock, TXUSARafik Kaissi
6thGarage65StargateViareggioItalyMarco Cinquini
7thSE ServiceSluggerSkogasSwedenStellan Egeland
8thFitil Metal Works / Moscow H-DSkywalker’s CaddyMoscowRussian FederationAlexander Fetisov
9thJohn ReedGold YamahaMorgan Hill, CAUSAJohn Reed
10thRoquechop DesignMinautoreBrownsburg-Chatham, QuebecCanadaPhilip Roquebrune
Modified Harley-Davidson Championship  Results
BuilderBike NameLocationCountryBuilder Name
1AbnormalCyclesUnionBernareggioItalySamuele Reali
2Iacona Custom CyclesChallengerBrooklyn, NYUSASteven Iacona
3Shaw Harley-DavidsonNascafe RacerHolmes Hill nr Lewes, East SussexUnited KingdomShaw Speed & Custom

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