Handbuilt Motorcycle Show: Part One

Gallery from Revival's Austin, TX custom motorcycle show

Moto Guzzi sprint bike
1969 Moto Guzzi Ambassador by Craig RodsmithMorgan Gales

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is a completely unique one to me. Sure, it's rare to see a bike like the BMW Alpha next to a turbo-powered Kushman, next to an immaculate rigid flathead, but that's not what I mean. I mean the crowd. Because this show lines up with the biggest motorcycle races of the year here is the US (MotoGP), Austin is packed to the gills with motorcyclist from every corner of the spectrum. Whether you're looking at Cafes with Cal Crutchlow fans or Rat Bikes with Rossi's supporters, you'll never see a crowd like the one at Handbuilt.

BMW r100 scrambler
AJ's BMW R100 Scrambler by AJ PushkarnaMorgan Gales

Well whatever sort of bike you're into, unless you prefer to keep them stock (who are you!?) you'll find it here. Full-performance brand new street fighters and 110 year old motorcycles all in the same room, and nothing feels out of place. The Handbuilt Motorcycle show contains exactly what it says: handbuilt motorcycles. From some of the best builders around the entire world.

Our gracious hosts for the weekend were Revival Cycles, a custom house in Austin that also runs a rad little boutique downtown of moto-centric clothing and accessories. A huge thanks goes out to them and their crew for everything they did-- the show was really incredible!

Here are some of our favorites from the show, stay tuned tomorrow for part two of the gallery!

handbuilt motorcycle show
Just look at the lobster-style welds on that pipe!Morgan Gales
Moto Guzzi Beto
Revival Cycles' 1975 Moto Guzzi 850t 'Beto'Morgan Gales
Honey bear overflow
Sweet little details in the overflow canMorgan Gales
Wall of Death
Charlie from the American Motordrome Co. Wall of Death doing what he does!Morgan Gales
Ducati cafe racer
Ducati 900ss by The MotorworksMorgan Gales
Mucci Husqvarna
David Mucci's awesome neo-classic HusqvarnaMorgan Gales
Shinya Kawasaki
Shinya Kimura's uniquely style easily identified on this KawasakiMorgan Gales
Walt Siegl Ducati
Walt Siegl's specific brand of clean on this beautiful custom DucatiMorgan Gales