EICMA Custom Section Announces Exhibitor Lineup

Milan, November 6h, 2011 - It's official - the Custom area of the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition now has its full exhibitor list. The following are just some of the major exhibitors showing in Milan, and it includes customizers as well as manufacturers.

Some of the more distinguished guests include names like Abnormal Cycles, Indian's Collection, Mph Toys, Totti Motori, TpR Italian Factory, Breganze, Custom Chrome, Headbanger, Leonart and Yamaha.

You'll also find a healthy representation of international brands, such as the famous Ace Cafe in London, Crown Choppers from Switzerland, Hardknock from the USA, as well as customizers such as Roland Sands, Marcus Walz and Ludovic Lazareth.

EICMA Custom will also host aftermarket companies such as By Stramberia, Cobbler, Dacar Motor Sport Europe, Ends Cuoio, New Rock Shoes.

Some of the most famous motorcycle clubs will be part of the family among the pavilions of the exhibition; among them are the famous Hells Angels MC Italy and Motoclub SS 33 Sempione. Finally, airbrushes, pinstripers and Kustom Kulture artists will also attend the event. A special area for artists will be available in Hall 2. These artists will attend: Cisko Design (Francesco Aloisi), Captain Blaster (Ettore Callegaro), Dox Design (Lorenzo Dossena), Ricky (Riccardo Brotini), Eddy Malavasi, Rex (Renato Ugilli), Cristiano Grassi Fats Pinstriping, Aryk (Fabio Dell'Orto), Mukkio (Stefano Mucchietto).

The dates for the Custom World section at FieraMilano are from November 8th to 13th, and from November 10th the Fair is open to public.

Some of the Major Players ATTENDING EICMA CUSTOM

Abnormal Cycles
The range of activities carried out by Abnormal Cycles at their workshop in Bernareggio (MI) includes technical service, maintenance, model construction to customer specs, and extreme customization, a pursuit that gives Samuele Reali, the creative mind of Abnormal Cycles, ample range to put his talent to full use. One of the latest creations by the Brianza-based company is a nostalgic sidecar built by combining a '42 Harley-Davidson Flathead U74 with a sidecar from 1956. A stunning creation with which Abnormal won first place in the Modified Harley-Davidson category, not to mention all the European bike shows where it was a runaway success.

Garage65
Born in 2005, with a small Sportster 883 prepared for display at the Padua Bike Show, a few years later Garage65, Marco Cinquini's Viareggio-based workshop, had already gained international recognition as a top-notch customizer, after winning the 2010 AMD championship in the Freestyle category and ending the World Championship in fourth position with its KCosmodrive, an innovative motorcycle with an indirect steering system without steering head. In 2011 it secured a sixth place in the AMD World Championship with its Stargate, powered by a RevTech engine and sporting a futuristic line.

Custom Chrome Europe Gmbh
It all began in 1970 at a small motorcycle shop established behind a garage in West San Carlos Street, in San Jose, California. Having observed that a growing number of bikers wanted to personalize their vehicles, four friends opened a store specializing in the chrome plating and polishing of accessories. This was the origin of Coast Cycles, which, one year later, changed its name to Custom Chrome Inc. (CCI). Today, Custom Chrome is one of the biggest independent distributors of aftermarket accessories, with its headquarters in Morgan Hill (CA). The European branch was established in 1984, and Custom Chrome Europe GmbH (CCE), is now in Mainz. At EICMA Custom, Custom Chrome Europe will have a corporate stand and will be a special guest at the Bike Show, offering high-value purchase certificates to the winners in each category.

Headbanger
Headbanger Motor Company was born of a dream: to build motorbikes that would capture the allure of the great American tradition and workmanship, and, while featuring simple and straightforward construction (no electronics; carburetor fuel feed), would be 100% street legal and Euro 3 compliant. This new custom concept was conceived by Giorgio Sandi, who joined forces with Luciano Andreoli to make his dream come true. The 2011 Headbanger range includes four exclusive models: the Hollister bobber, the High Flyin' muscle-bike, the eclectic Foxy Lady, and the Old School Gypsy Soul, with V-Twin engines and displacements of between 88 and 121 cubic inches (1450-2000 cc). At EICMA, on Tuesday 8 November, at 5:00 p.m., Headbanger will present to the press its 2012 range, featuring many new details, new colors and graphic options, as well as new models.

Yamaha Motor Italia
The Japanese manufacturer from Iwata needs no introduction, and the same is true of its exclusive VMax model - unveiled at EICMA in 2008 -powered by a 1700cc V4 engine. At EICMA Custom, the company will present three unique concept bikes, by celebrated customizers such as Marcus Walz, Roland Sands and Ludovic Lazareth. Moreover, Yamaha Italia will present a brand-new VMax to the maker of the bike that is elected "Best of Show" at the Bike Show.

Ace Cafe London
The Ace Cafe was built in 1938 on the then newly-constructed North Circular Road, as a roadside bar dedicated to road users and truck drivers. Thanks to its vicinity to England's main road networks, the Ace Cafe soon became a favorite hangout for bikers. During WWII it was destroyed by bombing. When it was rebuilt in 1949 it became one of the most famous bars in the world. Its fame grew in the 1960s, during the golden era of the Rockers and Cafe racer motorbikes. Open round the clock, it was selected as a meeting place by the young people of the time. Shut down in 1969, it then reopened again, fully remodeled, in 1997, thanks to Mark Wilsmore and his wife Linda. Today it is the venue of motorcycling rendezvous of all kinds and has lost none of its charm.

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