Budweis Indian Motorcycle Custom Show

Show us the most exciting custom Indian Motorcycle.

The Budweis Custom Indian Motorcycle Show is a highly anticipated event that showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of custom bike builders and Indian Motorcycle dealers. This is an opportunity for participants from Europe and beyond to showcase their creativity and design skills by presenting their most exciting customised Indian Motorcycle bike.


Design versatility.

The Budweis Custom Indian Motorcycle Show is not just a competition; it’s also an opportunity to celebrate the design versatility of the Indian Motorcycle brand and its rich history. The exhibition showcases customised Indian motorcycles by the new generation of young designers and skilled craftsmen. This event is open to all, and all entries are welcome, regardless of your experience or background.

The contest encourages participants to be creative and shows entirely transformed bikes, insane custom motorcycle concepts, unusual design projects, or spectacular masterpieces. As an artist, you have total creative freedom to showcase your skills and vision. So don’t hesitate to take part in the Budweis Custom Indian Motorcycle Show and show the world what you are capable of creating.

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Budweis Custom Show / Approved by AMD / Indian Riders Fest

Budweis Custom Show & AMD

AMD approved Indian Motorcycle Budweis Custom Show.

We are thrilled to announce that the second edition of the Budweis Custom Show (BCS), which takes place during the Indian Riders Fest, has been approved by the world-renowned AMD organisation, American Motorcycle Dealer. We are excited to have AMD’s seal of approval for the Budweis Custom Show.

Founded in 1993 by Sturgis Museum Hall of Famer Robin Bradley, AMD is a highly respected organisation closely associated with the global community of custom bike builders and custom stores through its creation and operation of the internationally respected World Championship of Custom Bike Building program. This approval from AMD is a significant endorsement of the Budweis Custom Show and the Indian Motorcycle brand.

The Indian Riders Fest is a fantastic platform for showcasing the best customised Indian motorcycles. This is an excellent opportunity for custom bike builders and Indian Motorcycle dealers to showcase their exceptional craftsmanship and design skills. We look forward to seeing the incredible custom bikes displayed at the event.

Budweis Custom Show partners : Indian Motorcycle, Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde, Custom Chrome Europe and WUNDERKIND-Custom.

Partners of the Budweis Custom Indian Motorcycle Show

The Budweis Custom Indian Motorcycle Show is proud to announce its partnership with Indian Motorcycle, Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde, Custom Chrome Europe and WUNDERKIND-Custom. These esteemed partners are offering great incentives to all the category winners of the show, with prices and merchandise vouchers worth over 12,000€ up for grabs. Additionally, preregistered participants selected for the Budweis Custom Show will receive free access to the Indian Riders Fest event, which includes three IRF23 Full Access Passes for themselves, their team, crew, or buddies.

The Budweis Custom Show will also have the legendary photographer Horst Rösler, aka “Motographer,” covering the event. This is a fantastic opportunity for participants to have their custom bikes featured in international custom bike magazines, as Rösler has done at many other bike shows in recent decades.

With such incredible partnerships and opportunities, the Custom Indian Motorcycle Show is a must-attend event for all motorcycle enthusiasts and custom bike builders.

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Jury Panel | Budweis Custom Show

Our jury panel is an integral part of the Budweis Indian Motorcycle Custom Show experience, and we are honoured to have such a talented and knowledgeable group of individuals involved.
Their dedication and commitment to this craft ensure that the highest standards of excellence are upheld, and the best custom motorcycles are recognized and celebrated. We look forward to seeing what incredible creations they will select as winners at the next Budweis Custom Show.


Ola Stenegärd

Director of Product Design for Indian Motorcycle


Ola Stenegärd still immerses himself in the garage, working on choppers and other custom builds. Over the years, his custom builds have been featured in hundreds of magazines across the world and have earned numerous awards at some of the world’s most renowned motorcycle shows, including the AMD European Championship of Bike Building and Mooneyes, Yokohama. He also is distinguished as the youngest inductee in the Swedish Motorcycle Hall of Fame.


Onno Wieringa

Offical Photographer | AMD World Championship


Onno Wieringa, a passionate motorcyclist from the heart of Holland, has been immersed in custom motorcycles since he was 17. He worked at Zodiac Int. for over a decade, driving their promotional truck to major events across Europe. Onno has been a photographer since childhood, working for various custom bike magazines before starting his own company, Madness Photography, in 1996. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines, and he has been invited to custom bike shows all over the world. Onno's studio is his base for photography and journalism, as he continues to work with international motorcycle magazines and as the official photographer for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.


Thomas Wijers

Sales Development Manager for Jekill & Hyde


Thomas Wijers has been an integral member of The Jekill and Hyde Company for the past 8 years, bringing his exceptional talents and expertise to the team. As the Sales Development Manager, he has played a key role in the company's continued success. Thomas has been involved in numerous high-profile projects, including the development of cutting-edge exhaust systems for some of the most renowned builders and designers in the industry. His exceptional eye for detail, passion for engineering, and commitment to innovation have helped to establish the company as a leader in the production of state-of-the-art motorcycle exhaust systems.


Dirk Lütkemeier

Indian Motorcycle Senior District Sales Manager


Married, two children and a best buddy( Odin the Giantschnauzer) Riding motorcycles my whole life, actual owned 9 different bikes.

Start working in motorcycle business in 1991, working as a mechanic and head of workshop for a multibrand motorcycle dealer(Triupmh, Kawasaki, KTM) and boat builder (Responsible for the complete technic so as in-, and outboard engines)
In 1999 start work for Ducati as technical customer support & sales manager for accessories & apparel. Going in 2004 to MV Agusta as head of technic & accessories sales. In 2012 I changed to a small german motorcycle manufacturer Horex as head of technic and customer services. And finally joined Polaris Germany in 2014 as a District Sales Manager for Victory and Indian Motorcycle for Germany & Austria. I´m still happy with my work and being responsible for 20 dealer mainly in east & south Germany and total Austria.


Detlef Achterberg

Head of Sales for WUNDERKIND Custom


His fascination for motorcycles overtook him at an early age and never has gone away. As a teenager, he already customized motorized two-wheelers. His dream of working in the motorcycle industry immediately after completing his automotive apprenticeship came true in 1993. From the very beginning, he has been attracted to the accessories market, to a needs-based consulting and it‘s associated sales. Along the way, he actively raced motorcycles for over 20 years.
When the native Rhinelander tooks over the management of the sales department of the leading German accessories manufacturer WUNDERKIND-Custom in Breisach (southern Germany) almost 10 years ago, another lifelong dream came true: to be able to actively participate in the development of high-quality custom parts in the midst of the customizer scene. Together with the engineering team and the two-wheeler master mechanic, he primarily creates parts for Indian motorcycles.


Axel Scherer

Marketing Manager at Custom Chrome Europe


Axel Scherer is the Marketing Manager at Custom Chrome Europe GmbH, a leading distributor of aftermarket parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. With years of experience in marketing and sales, Axel has a deep understanding of the motorcycle industry and a proven track record in developing successful marketing strategies and organizing Bike Shows in Faak and at the legendary CCE Dealer Show in Mainz. He is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and building strong relationships with customers and suppliers. Axel is passionate about the motorcycle lifestyle and is always seeking new ways to engage with the custom bike builders community.

6 Categories

The Custom Indian Motorcycle Show is committed to showcasing young, rising, and experienced custom builders with wild creativity in six classes. During the Indian Riders Fest 2023, the Budweis Custom Area will present all participating bikes close to the main stage. The judging panel will assess the bikes of the participants in these six distinct classes, allowing each motorcycle to be judged on its own merits.

The six classes are designed to ensure that every participant has an opportunity to showcase their unique style and creativity. The classes are as follows:

1. Best Indian Scout
All Scout 1133 cm3 / liquid-cooled engine-based stock/modified/radical custom bikes


2. Best Chief & Non-Fairing
All 111+116 Thunderstroke engine-based stock/modified/radical customs bikes without fairing


3. Best Bagger
All Bagger-Style, Touring Bikes with 111/116 Thunderstroke engine and 107 PowerPlus liquid-cooled engine-based stock/modified/radical custom bikes


4. Best Indian Vintage up to 1953
All customised /modified vintage Indian Motorcycle based on original model built until 1953, symbolising the proud heritage of Indian Motorcycle


5. Best FTR/Sportbike/Streetfighter
All conversion custom bikes with an original Indian Motorcycle engine produced after 2013


6. Best Killer Look
The best paint job, surface enhancement like engravings, 3d metal artworks, hydrofoil. Push it further than just a custom airbrush.


Best of the Budweis Custom Show
The Best of the Budweis Custom Show is the most outstanding build, combining the best elements from the six classes. This is the ultimate prize, awarded to the builder whose motorcycle stands out as the most exceptional and innovative creation at the Indian Riders Fest 2023.

So, if you already have a little bike-building experience or are already established in the custom, get ready and submit your entry now. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your passion for Indian Motorcycles and to be recognised by a panel of international experts in the custom bike industry.

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Official Entry Form

Complete the form to register your participation in the Indian Motorcycle Custom Show at the Indian Riders Fest 2023 in Budweis. There is no entry fee.

If it runs, you are in!
Anything can happen in the competition, so feel free to unleash your ideas and creativity when you submit your entry. We ask that the Indian motorcycle can run so you do not have to push it up the podium during the photoshoot 😉

The judgement is performed by a jury of 5-10 members: Custom bike specialists, Manufacturers, journalists and members of long-time Ride-In Show jury board members. Judged will be for the general look, technical and artistic brilliance, plus detailing and craftsmanship of the bike. The state of cleaning, especially if the bike is dirty from operation or riding, is not considered by attributing points to the custom bikes. Judgement is done by an independent jury with no right to claim against the Jury’s decision.
Exhibition of the bikes is at your own risk. The Budweis Custom Show organiser is not responsible for bike damage during the show and awards ceremony. The Jury may refuse entry to bikes that will not fit the exhibition because of style, details or theme.

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