Favorite Bikes From the 2022 Quail Motorcycle Gathering

20 photos of winning entries and personal picks from the show

Max Hazan’s almost entirely handbuilt Vincent custom won the Best of Show Award at this year’s Quail.Kahn Media

After two years of postponements, we knew the 2022 Quail Motorsports Gathering was going to be off the charts in terms of anticipation, attendance, and quality of the bikes selected for entry. Sure enough, this year’s highly anticipated show, which took place on its usual stomping grounds at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club, did not disappoint. Well over 3,000 bike-starved enthusiasts from around the world streamed into the 12th annual concours and rally to drool over the rarest and most significant motorcycles of the last century, as well as the highly curated selection of new bikes and modern customs.

Traditional classes included British, Italian, Other European, Japanese, Competition On-Road, Competition Off-Road, Antique, Custom/Modified, Choppers, and Extraordinary Bicycles and Scooters, all lined up on the Quail event field for everybody to ogle.

The highlight was an elegant, innovative 1951 Vincent Rapide custom built by Max Hazan, which earned the Best of Show prize as well as the Design and Style Award out of the 250 entrants. We’ve rounded up a few other show favorites.

Max Hazan’s HMW Vincent has a radical handmade chassis (with handmade carbs and brakes, among most other components) built around a customer-supplied Vincent engine.Kahn Media
A stunning 1914 Yale 37, a 1936 Crocker, and a 1972 Dunstall Norton Commando sitting side by side. How often do you get to see that?Kahn Media
This immaculate 1982 Honda CBX from Scott Steele also took home a trophy.Kahn Media
The so-called “Lanesplitter,” by Gene and Denise Ilacqua, won in the Chopper class.Kahn Media
Known as “The Black Flash,” Bryan Fuller’s gorgeous 1951 Series C Vincent, is a blend of hand-formed parts (the bodywork) and 3D-printed pieces (the windscreen, intake, and stacks).Kahn Media
The incredibly intricate “Ducati Fuse” from Revival Cycles won the prestigious AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award. Check out the hand-formed one-piece aluminum bodywork.Kahn Media
The event also showcased five unique displays, including a Two-Stroke “Braaaps” group featuring this standout 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma from Matt Torrens of California.Kahn Media
Another featured class at this year’s Quail was Harley’s XR-750, the most successful racebike of all time, according to the AMA.Kahn Media
Richard Mitchell’s 1951 BSA B34 custom made the stage.Kahn Media
The excellent 1936 Crocker Small Tank owned by Charlie Nearburg, also a prize-winning entry.Kahn Media
BMW’s /5 series was one of the featured marques at this year’s Quail. The bikes came with electric starting and telescopic forks as standard equipment, unusual for the early 1970s.Kahn Media
Chris Carter won the Spirit of the Quail Award for 2022 with his rare 1984 Honda RS750D.Kahn Media
Winning the Harley-Davidson XR-750 class was Terry Kaluza’s pristine 1972 example.Kahn Media
A throwback 1970s classic that’s made the rounds a few times, the Münch Mammut 1200 TTS is still a crowd favorite.Kahn Media
Roland Sands brought out his RSD MV Agusta F3 custom, among a few other of his past creations. Sands was also honored this year as the Legend of the Sport recipient.Kahn Media
A mint Henderson Four displayed on the lawn in the Antique class looked unbeatableKahn Media
But it was this 1914 Yale 37 that won top prize in the Antique American, pre-1935 category.Kahn Media
RSD also brought out the high-bar BMW R 18-based custom it built for the Dream Build-Off.Kahn Media
Arch Motorcycles was also in attendance with its Method 143 concept.Kahn Media