Here Are the Results of the 2023 Budweis Indian Custom Motorcycle Show!
Winner of Indian’s “Best In Show” Is…
2023 Budweis Indian Custom Motorcycle Show's Best in Show!
A little while ago, we covered Indian Motorcycles’ “biggest yet” Riders Fest (2023 IRF) – a stunning effort celebrating Indian bikes that saw more than 3000 attendees milling about from 39 different nationalities.
A huge part of the IRF was Indian’s 2023 Budweis Indian Custom Motorcycle Show – a dedicated space for the insane talent of custom bike builders across Europe proper.
Apparently, this is the “only custom show to be 100 percent dedicated to Indian Motorcycles,” and it allowed fee-free, ride-in applicants, with but a single stipulation to be eligible:
“If it runs, you’re in!”
6 classes and 32 bikes dressed the stage, scrutinized by industry biggies like Madness Photography owner/founder Onno Wieringa and the Director of Industrial Design for Indian Motorcycle, Ola Stenegärd (Ola ended up not being able to make it, so the Show got a recorded message while Gary Gray – VP of Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle – stepped in).
All in all, a fantastically fun time, saturated with eyegasms like the following:
Best in Show
“The most outstanding build, combining the best elements from all six classes that stands out as the most exceptional and innovative creation at the Indian Riders Fest 2023.”
(#03) Bike Farm Melle, Germany
“All Scout 1133 cc / liquid-cooled engine-based stock/modified/radical custom bikes.”
(#22) Thomas Grewe, Germany
(#02) Motomax Indian Metz, France
(#06) Ondřej Hrůza, Czech Republic
Indian Chief / Non-Fairing
“All 111/116 Thunderstroke engine-based stock/modified/radical customs bikes without a fairing.”
(#01) Motomax Indian Metz, France
(#24) Sebastian Neumann, Germany
(#13) Lena Nygards, Corzo Choppers Sweden
“All Bagger-Style, Touring Bikes with 111/116 Thunderstroke engine or PowerPlus liquid-cooled engine-based stock/modified/radical custom bikes.”
(#17) Diregus Ludovic, France
(#21) Tino Gutkowski, Germany
(#20) Petr Kábele, Czech Republic
“All customized/modified vintage Indian Motorcycle based on an original model built until 1953, symbolizing the proud heritage of Indian Motorcycle.”