If you’re not familiar with this show, now in its 7th year, it has become a circled calendar date for anyone interested in the latest wave of custom motorcycles. If you are already familiar, you’ve rightfully got high expectations, and this year’s show did not disappoint.
Eighty builders were invited “at random,” and builders also were invited to nominate themselves. Beyond just the latest batch of custom builds there were plenty of amazing original motorcycles on display too.
Admission is free (thanks to Sponsors like Triumph, BMW, and Icon), and the collection of bikes this year ranged from authentic vintage hill-climbers to outrageous dual-turbo Airheads and Honda-powered BMX bikes. This show has very little pretense, a whole lot of PBR, and showcases the Pacific Northwest’s rich motorcycle history and culture.
Our man Ryan Handt roamed the 20,000-square-foot former factory showcasing the show and came back with some gold. Here are 21 highlights in no particular order:
Honda BW650 / Classified Moto, Richmond, VA
SR500 from / Dirt First Garage, BC, Canada
1981 Kawasaki KZ550 –No 8 Wire, Missoula, MT
1979 Honda XL 500 – Bang Moto, Salt Lake City, UT
1968 Honda CT90 – Lossa Engineering, Signal Hill, CA
2016 Teraoka Nobuyuki #2, Ronin Motorworks, Denver CO
2009 Ducati 848 “Le Caffage,” Apogee Motorworks, Los Angeles, CA
1982 FLH Turbo Shovelhead, Super Rat, Bellingham, WA
1969 Triumph Trackmaster, Kevin Concord, Portland, OR
2000 Buell M2, aka “Buellio,” Bolts-Action, Salt Lake City, UT
1953 HD Hill Climber, Mt. Scott MC, Clackamas, OR
1975 Suzuki (Two-Stroke!) TR750, Moto Factory, Portland, OR
2015 BMW (Magneto-fired!) RNineT, Church of Choppers, Des Moines, IA
1985 BMW K100 – Vintage Steele, Brattleboro, VT
MV Agusta Bol D’or, Walt Siegl, Harrisville, NH
2014 Ducati Diavel, Moto Corsa, Portland, OR
1980 Twin Turbo BMW R100, Boxer Metal, Chino, CA
2014 HD Street 750, Suicide Machine Co, Long Beach, CA
2015 Ducati Scrambler, Untitled Motorcycles, San Fran, CA
2010 Ducati Monster, Earl Motors, Venice, CA