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09/10/2018

Russian customiser Zillers Garage scored a convincing first place in the 13th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, staged as the lead feature at Intermot Customised.

With ‘Insomnia’, Zillers’ Yamaha SR400-based masterpiece, rising star Dmitry Golubchikov takes the coveted title of Avon World Champion of Custom Bike Building for the next two years and becomes the first winner of the AMD World Championship from Eastern Europe.

Sponsored by custom tyre manufacturer Avon, the Freestyle class at the AMD World Championship is internationally recognised as being the premier showcase for originality, innovation craftsmanship and advanced custom motorcycle design and engineering.

Altogether, 51 bikes competed in Freestyle, with no fewer than 13 countries featuring in the top 20.

In total 98 bikes competed at this year’s AMD World Championship, entered by 85 individual competitors from 30 different countries including as far afield as the United States, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia and India.

The Modified Harley-Davidson World Championship was won by Julian von Oheimb of One Way Machine with ‘Silver Storm’, a 1450 cc 2001 Softail Deuce.
This year’s Retro Modified win was taken by VM Cycles of Italy, with a 1942 WLA SV 750cc Flathead with a BSA military style M20 drivetrain - almost entirely handmade with stainless steel and brass accessories.

Also flying the flag for Italy, the Cafe Racer class was won by FMW Motorcycles with ‘Hurakan’, an S&S Superstock Avon Tyre-shod 1968 Shovelhead.
In the Street Performance class, the win was taken by Paul Milbourn of the United Kingdom with ‘Titanium V’ - an 1100 cc Moto Guzzi weighing in at just 155kg.

In an AMD World Championship first, respected German retailer Detlev Louis sponsored a public choice vote, with the win taken by Szajba’s Garage of Poland - a clear choice taking more than 10% of the hundreds of votes cast.

In addition to the AMD World Championship, the 150,000-plus riders who visit Intermot Customised saw presentations of custom excellence from a wide range of exhibitors that included several of the leading OEMs such as Harley-Davidson, BMW, Yamaha and Kawasaki.
 
Full results are as follows …
 
Freestyle Top 10
 
1, Zillers Garage, ‘Insomnia’, Russia
2, Eastern Bobber Custom Work, ‘BoneX’, Malaysia
3, Marusius, ‘Speedster King’, Hungary
4, Pavel Malanik, ‘Beast of Brooklands’, Czech Republic
5, Medaza Cycles, ‘Stechmücke’, Ireland
6, Mannaia, ‘Flying Marla’, Italy
7, Radikal Choppers - 70s Helmets, ‘The Skinny’, Italy
8, Union Speed and Style, ‘SourKraut’, USA
9, Anarchy Custom, ‘Rise of Anarchy’, Romania
10, Roth Engineering, ‘Indian Super Scout’, Sweden
 
Modified Harley-Davidson
 
1, One Way Machine, ‘Silver Storm’, Germany
2, Lord Drake Kustoms, ‘Speedster’, Spain
3, PMS Bike, ‘HD3- Spritz’, Italy
 
Retro Modified
 
1, VM Cycles, ‘VM 003-16’, Italy
2, Abnormal Cycles, ‘Anniversary’, Italy
3, American Dreams, ‘Iceman Scout Boardtracker’, Italy
 
Street Performance
 
1, Paul Milbourn Customs, ‘Titanium V’, United Kingdom
2, Zen Motorcycles, ‘Ducati 900 Turbo’, France
3, MatCustom, ‘Alpha’, Russia
 
Cafe Racer
 
1, FMW Motorcycles, ‘Hurakan’, Italy
2, Zillers Garage, ‘Jawa 500’, Russia
3, PDF Motociclette, ‘Quadrophenia’, Italy