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2017 Custom bike competition winners announced #MCNShow

Published: 19 February 2017

Updated: 20 February 2017

An exquisite, titanium framed V11 Moto Guzzi took top honours in the MCN London Custom Building Championship at the weekend (Feb 17-19) despite some impressive competition from the cream of custom bike builders from the UK and across Europe.

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Built by Bognor Regis based custom builder Paul Milborne, the Guzzi features a frame fabricated from machined and exquisitely Tig welded grade 5 titanium billet and a swing-arm made from CP3 titanium tube. The V11 motor is largely in stock tune but embellished with Lectron Carburetors (with titanium bell mouths) and Sport 1100 rocker covers.

The bike is littered with bespoke titanium parts including a one-off exhaust, sub frame and rear sets. 99% of the bolts on the bike are titanium, the front forks are from a Ducati 1198. The stunning fairing, tank and seat unit is all made from aluminium sheet that’s been hammered, shaped, welded and polished by Paul. The resulting bike is not only stunning to look at but 70kg lighter than a stock V11, weighing in at just 155kg.

Sponsored by Dutch custom parts specialists Zodiac International and UK brake manufacturer Harrison Billet the London Custom Bike Championships are in their fourth year and the quality of machinery on show was better than ever, Here’s a complete list of the winners.

 

Best in show

Winner: Paul Milbourn (UK) Titanium V11 Moto Guzzi
Prize: £3000 cash, €750 Zodiac voucher and £750 Harrison Billet voucher.
2nd: Lars Sundberg (Sweden), Husqvarna 1668
Prize: £1500 cash, €500 Zodiac Voucher and £500 Harrison Billet voucher.
3rd: Jordy Elton and Nino (Netherlands). Harley Davidson FXSB Breakout
Prize: £500 cash, €250 Zodiac voucher and £250 Harrison Billet voucher.

Retro Old School

Winner: ME Motorcycles (UK). Yamaha XS650
Prize: £250 cash, €250 Zodiac vouchers and £250 Harrison Billet vouchers
Runner up: Lars Sundberg (Sweden). Rana Quaxat.

American V-twin

Winner: Burnout Bikes (UK). Harley Davidson Shovelhead chopper
Prize: £250 cash, €250 Zodiac vouchers and £250 Harrison Billet vouchers
Runner up: Second City Customs (UK). Harley Davidson FXR

Street Performance

Winner: Nick Botting (UK) Harley cafe racer
Prize: £250 cash, €250 Zodiac vouchers and £250 Harrison Billet vouchers
Runner up: Gary Winfield (UK). Honda C90

Freestyle

Winner P&D Customs (UK). Triumph Bonneville
Prize: £250 cash, €250 Zodiac vouchers and £250 Harrison Billet vouchers
Runner up: Rolling Art Motorcycles (UK). BSA B40

 

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