Nearly 100 bikes entered in AMD World Championship

With nearly 100 custom bikes entered, registration is now closed for the 12th AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.

September 30, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Being staged as the flagship feature of INTERMOT Customized, the Hall 10 “show-within-a-show” feature at the biennial INTERMOT Expo at Cologne, Germany (October 4 to 9), the AMD World Championship is widely regarded as the premier international Custom Motorcycle design and engineering competition in the world and a premier showcase for motorcycle craftsmanship and innovation.


The AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building is at INTERMOT for the second time, and in Europe for the third time after its 2013 move from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the United States.

At least 70 competitors will descend on Cologne next week, from more than 20 different counties – including from as far afield as the USA, Japan, South Korea, Israel, Russia and Ukraine.

Their mission?

To compete for the peer-group voted for title of AMD World Champion Custom Bike Builder and the coveted 18 carat gold one-of-a-kind AMD World Championship ring that goes with it.

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Hall 10/INTERMOT Customized is a sell-out this year and with at least 150,000 visitors expected to see the bikes next week the AMD World Championship is probably the best attended custom bike show in the world.

Set-up day for the event is Monday October 3rd, with Tuesday 4th as Press Day, Wednesday 5th as International Trade Visitor and VIP Visitor Preview Day, with public admittance from Thursday 6th through to Sunday 9th. The awards ceremony will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday 9th.

ABOUT AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building

First staged in California in 2004, the AMD World Championship then moved to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota after a year in Las Vegas and before relocating to Europe in 2013. It is currently staged biennially at the INTERMOT motorcycle industry expo at the Cologne Exhibition Center (Koelnmesse) in Germany.

The AMD World Championship is owned and operated by Dealer World, a specialist international trade journal publisher. The AMD World Championship currently features five classes: Modified Harley-Davidson, Street Performance, Café Racer, Retro Modified and the acclaimed FreeStyle class that the AMD World Championship created more than a decade ago, and from which the competitors themselves choose who will represent them as World Champion Custom Bike Builder.

ABOUT AMD Magazine

Established in 1993, American Motorcycle Dealer (AMD) is also owned and published by Dealer World. AMD Magazine is the leading international trade journal for the custom motorcycle parts, accessory and performance industry. AMD is published monthly, available as a print and digital edition magazine, has a weekly newsletter/bog available (American Motorcycle Design) and is the title sponsor of the World Championship of Custom Bike Building.

ABOUT This year’s AMD World Championship Ring

This year’s Championship ring was handcrafted in England by Alabaster & Wilson in 18ct gold, diamonds and black onyx. Founded in 1887, Alabaster & Wilson are one of the founders of the internationally reputed artisan jewellery quarter of Birmingham, England and have been award winning makers of fine jewellery, medals, awards and ceremonial items to the British Royal family, Houses of Parliament, and many other famous British and international institutions for over 125 years. This is the highest grade Championship Ring yet awarded to the AMD World Champion of Custom Bike Building and a true one-off piece of art.


Owned by the IVM, the motorcycle trade association for the German motorcycle market, INTERMOT is staged at and by the Cologne International Expo Center (Koelnmesse), for the IVM, every-other-year (biennially).

The motorcycle industry first started to meet at Cologne for its German market trade fair in 1964. Since then INTERMOT has become established as the leading international motorcycle industry trade fair, with a reputation for being visited by more international trade visitors than other events and by high-mileage motorcycle riders. INTERMOT is known for its innovative features and for seeing the motorcycle manufacturing community stage more new model launches than at any other motorcycle industry trade fair in the world.

Source: AMD Magazine