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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.


Builder Bike Location Country Builder’s Name
1st Tavax Engineering Tavax 2011V Yao City, Osaka Japan Ken Tabata
2nd Lamb Engineering Son of a Gun Salisbury, Wiltshire United Kingdom Larry Houghton
3rd Kraus Motor Co Bolide Cazadero, CA USA Satya Kraus
4th V-Twin Mechanic SpaceSter La Fontaine, Pavie France Bernard “Buck” Massart
5th RK Concepts RK S Round Rock, TX USA Rafik Kaissi
6th Garage65 Stargate Viareggio Italy Marco Cinquini
7th SE Service Slugger Skogas Sweden Stellan Egeland
8th Fitil Metal Works / Moscow H-D Skywalker’s Caddy Moscow Russian Federation Alexander Fetisov
9th John Reed Gold Yamaha Morgan Hill, CA USA John Reed
10th Roquechop Design Minautore Brownsburg-Chatham, Quebec Canada Philip Roquebrune
Modified Harley-Davidson Championship  Results
Builder Bike Name Location Country Builder Name
1 AbnormalCycles Union Bernareggio Italy Samuele Reali
2 Iacona Custom Cycles Challenger Brooklyn, NY USA Steven Iacona
3 Shaw Harley-Davidson Nascafe Racer Holmes Hill nr Lewes, East Sussex United Kingdom Shaw Speed & Custom

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