Santa Monica, Calif. (January 14, 2020) – The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced the fourth round of winners of the 2019/2020 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) sponsored by J&P Cycles, which took place at IMS Washington D.C. over the past weekend. The winners will move on to compete in the championship round in Chicago, Illinois.
Celebrating its tenth consecutive year shining a spotlight on the most beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom motorcycles across the nation, UBCBS is the largest and one of the most sought-after touring custom bike competitions in the nation. The elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition features more than 300 motorcycles across the eight-city IMS tour, awarding more than $70,000 in cash and prizes. This year’s categories include Custom Classic, Custom Street, Freestyle, and People’s Choice.
Judged by a panel of industry experts, winners in each city along the IMS tour will be invited to compete in the championship round taking place February 9, 2020 in Chicago for a chance to be crowned “King of the Builders.” To learn more, please visit: motorcycleshows.com/UBCBS.
“Custom building is one of the most creative outlets our industry has to offer, and the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows offer the ideal platform for builders to showcase their work on a national stage,” said Bob Kay, director of UBCBS. “Not only are the motorcycles strikingly ornate but it’s an incredible opportunity for the motorcycle enthusiast community to learn about and appreciate the unique story behind the creation of each build.”
The winners of the UBCBS at IMS Washington D.C. 2020 are as follows:
- Winner: Dell Battle with Dangerous Designz and painter Brad H. Design won first place with a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster. The motorcycle is known as the 72 Style Sporty and is valued at $5K.
- Runner-up: Richard Thompson along with builder partner Wayne Combs and painter Kirk Salmons was selected as runner-up with a 1973 Harley-Davidson Sportster. The motorcycle has been in Battle’s family since 1974 and has been appraised for $26K.
- Winner: Ross Latimer with Rats Custom won first place with a Harley-Davidson Sportster valued at $12K. The motorcycle has a top-secret turbo combination, a 4′ stretch, a rocker front wheel and dyna rear wheel, buell front end, custom MSD Ignition, Wilwood brakes, and zippers transmission components.
- Runner-up: Roy Chamberlain with C&C Cycle was selected as runner-up with a 2004 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI valued at $40K. The motorcycle has diamond cut heads, Zippers 103 kit, 12pt stainless steel bolts, custom front and rear fender, saddlebags, and side covers. The motorcycle was painted by Circle W Restorations.
- Winner: Ryan Maloney took home first place with a 2019 Kawasaki 650R valued at $27K. The motorcycle was painted by Berts Graphix and features a J&M center shock frame, a custom carbon tail section, one off CNC foot controls, kick stand and side plates, a carbon fiber number plate with LED headlight, 19″ PM wheels, and wild paint.
- Runner-up: Dell Battle with Dangerous Designz and painter Letters & Lines was selected as runner-up with a 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster. The motorcycle is known as the 99 Flat Sporty and is valued at $50K.
- As voted by IMS attendees, Matthew Luis took home the People’s Choice award with a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. The custom motorcycle features a beautiful customer airbrush and is valued at $70K.
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