REV'IT! Sport USA salutes the magic of handcrafted motorcycles in Austin this weekend, as a returning sponsor of the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. The brand will display its 2015 urban Tailored Technology collection, alongside a dedicated exhibit of custom motorcycle gloves honoring the spirit of the show.
In its second year, the Handbuilt Show brings together new works by over 100 of the country's top builders and craftsmen, set against the backdrop of art, food, and the legendary Wall of Death.
Show creator Alan Stulberg says, “After a hugely successful first year for Revival Cycles’ Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, we're back this year with the help of partners like REV’IT! who understand and cater to moto-obsessed creatives and their audiences, ripe to soak up the passion we all put into our projects. We couldn’t be more excited.”
Official hours for the public are Friday, April 10 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.handbuiltmotorcycleshow.com.
Celebrities’ custom Triumph Motorcycles to be revealed
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show this weekend in Austin, Texas, will be the site for unveiling two celebrities’ custom Triumph motorcycles.
California-based Kott Motorcycles created a unique Triumph Thruxton for Ryan Reynolds, and Triumph of Westchester, N.Y. completed the rebuild of Jessi Combs’ Triumph Bonneville. The annual Handbuilt Show features motorcycles on display by invitation only.
Handbuilt motorcycle show
This is the first-ever Triumph build for Kott Motorcycles’ owner Dustin Kott who is known for his work on other brands. Taking design cues from Ryan, Dustin finished the 2014 Thruxton with a mid-1960s look featuring a timeless, cinnamon red paint job and pewter striping.
“Triumph has always been a manufacturer that I’ve looked up to, and I was excited when the opportunity came around to work with them,” said Dustin Kott. “Ryan and I were able to reimagine the Thruxton with this project while still sticking to the bike’s roots.”
On the other side of the country, Triumph of Westchester rebuilt Jessi Combs’ 2012 Bonneville after her unfortunate accident with the bike last fall. Jessi donated her insurance claim reimbursement to the nonprofit Helping With Horsepower, based in Mitchell, S.D., when Castrol and Triumph offered to assist her with her Bonneville. With an engine kit from Carpenter Racing, a Power Commander and a British Customs Shorty Exhaust fitted on it, the Bonneville now has an output of 90 horsepower.
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is part of the off track festivities surrounding the Moto GP race at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend. The show is located at 1100 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702. Entrance to the show is free of charge to the public.