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.