Bikes of the 2022 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

15 snaps of the coolest machines from Austin’s annual moto hoedown.

One of the highlights of this year’s Handbuilt show was the debut of Revival Cycles’ Ducati Fuse 1100, crafted in collaboration with owner Ed Boyd. The bike uses a 1100 Monster engine and is covered by one-piece, hand-formed aluminum bodywork.Brandon LaJoie

After having to pull the plug on its premier custom bike event for two years in row due to pandemic-related havoc, Revival Cycles came roaring back with the Handbuilt show in 2022, set in the usual Austin, Texas, locale. As per usual, the custom hoedown went down in conjunction with MotoGP weekend, held at nearby Circuit of The Americas, so as you can imagine, the whole place was rocking for all three days.

It looks like the two-year hiatus didn’t hurt things too much judging by the quality of the builds and the number of folks crammed into the Austin American-Statesman building’s more than 34,000 square feet. Once again, it was the perfect backdrop for a wide variety of tasty machines, with everything from radically detailed, impressively finished handmade bikes to restomods and even the occasional stocker, thanks to main sponsor BMW’s strong representation. Here are a few of our faves from the show.

The 34,500 square feet of floor space was just enough for the more than 100 bikes on display.Brandon LaJoie
The modified Indian Scout land speed racer called “Spirit of Munro.”Brandon LaJoie
Parker Zamarelli’s 1980 BMW R100C with classic smoked paint and signature BMW pinstriping.Brandon LaJoie
There’s actually a 2004 Buell Blast lurking underneath that wicked bodywork. But Alan Maslin’s Super Blast custom also boasts a custom frame with integrated fuel tank.Brandon LaJoie
The company formerly known as Confederate is now Combat Motors. Here’s the new Combat Bomber model powered by an S&S x132 air-cooled V-twin.Brandon LaJoie
Fuller Moto rolled in with a stunningly elegant Vincent Black Flash.Brandon LaJoie
Another graceful reinterpretation, Scales Studio’s Ducati 1200SS began its life as a rare 2005 Ducati 1000SS.Brandon LaJoie
We didn’t figure it for a Honda either, but under those stretched and angled saddlebags and behind that big-ass wheel lies a 1980 CB900C.Brandon LaJoie
Another Honda, but taken in a completely different direction, this CX500, dubbed “Unicorn Chaser,” goes in for a badass scrambler-ized overhaul. Not sure what that Louisville Slugger’s about, though.Brandon LaJoie
CT Newman’s ULH build is a scratch-built beauty featuring a handmade frame, fork, and hubs, with 1939 H-D cases and a twin turbo to boot.Brandon LaJoie
Check out this superclean 1984 Harley-Davidson XR1000 from William Bastas.Brandon LaJoie
Judging by the rider’s face, she’s digging this 1995 Kawasaki KX500 from Krossover Customs, which, as you can see, has custom everything.Brandon LaJoie
Sometimes vintage is just better left alone.Brandon LaJoie
Lots of BMWs to be seen at this year’s show. The new models being loaded in before the first day.Brandon LaJoie
Makoto Endo takes a crack at recreating the stunning welds on the Revival Ducati Fuse 1100.Brandon LaJoie