Baron's Speed Shop
Exceptional engineer Dick Smith from Baron's has been building quality custom machines for decades.
The Baron's Speed Shop brand is respected and revered throughout the world.
Renowned for his unique classic custon bikes, he have also been very much involved in the 'new wave' custom scene, producing some stunning work.
His experience, knowledge and creativity shine's through in all his builds, giving them the Baron DNA.
Visit their website: Baron's Speed Shop
With a background in photography and automotive design, Merry and Jamie of 72 Motorcycles have built their careers around style, functionality, ascetics, trends and fashion.
72's first build was a Triumph bobber, which exhibited their attention to detail and use of an eclectic mix of components - resulting in a unique and eye catching machine.
With an established relationship with Norton through Merry's photography, they were commissioned to design a custom Norton.
With the opportunity to style one of the UK iconic brands, they have produced a stunning machine with customised quality components, bad ass styling and an in-ya-face paint job.
Visit their website: 72 Motorcycles
Laurent Amann was trained in France and has an extensive engineering-design background in the automotive industry. He's always extending his expertise through creative research and strives to achieve balance and elegance of form, through innovative design, functionality and quality workmanship. Enthused by all things handmade, he has a particular fascination with metal as a medium.
Laurent has always had an interest in vintage & classic motorcycles and has produced some stunning complete builds and components. He is one of the new generation of designers / fabricators, using traditional methods with modern experimental designs - with eye catching results.
Visit their website: Storik
Pier City Customs
Set up by a couple of motorcycle customisation enthusiasts based on the South Coast of the UK. They love to play with motorbikes, whether they're cafe racers, customs or sportsbikes, and wanted to make it easier to help other bikers in the UK to do the same. They have set up a store that stocks the best quality products alongside parts and also fabricate in-house.
Visit their website: Pier City Customs
Death Spray Customs
John Dowdeswell - Digger
Shaun Gemmell - Flat Tracker
7 Ages Custom Motorcycles
Ian Solley from 7 Ages will be exhibiting a few of his stunning custom bikes including 'Romeo' - R80 1982, 'Macbeth' - Harley hardtail with S&S Pan Head and FXD 'Iago'. Many of the features on the bikes are listed on his website below.
Very much into the the custom scene, Ian and his friends live the life style, visits many events and shares his experiences on his regular blog.
Link to website: 7 Ages
Essex based custom builders Inglorious use their styling to transform 80's & 90's bikes into eye-catching one-off machines.
Stripping back the original machines, rebuilding with subtle mods, retro components and funky paint jobs the bikes are unique, but retain their original soul.
Originally from a motorsport and racing background, Sam the founder of Inglorious has taken inspiration and ideas from all types of classic and new-wave automotive genres.
Link to website: Inglorious Motorcycles
Old Empire Motorcycles
Old Empire was born through an absolute and enduring passion for everything two wheeled.
Unlike most custom bike builders in the UK, they do not stick to styling ‘rules’ but focus on creating machines with a slight nod to the past.
Every bike they produce has exceptional quality and detail. Look once and look again, at first you won't see their disguised detail.
They create a handful of one off custom bikes annually which take their names from Great British automotive, aeronautic and maritime history.
Link to website: Old Empire Motorcycles
Kingdom of Kicks
Based in Hackney Wick, East London, James Jordan of K/K believes in living dreams.
After many years as a web developer, James chucked in his 'grown-up' job to work with his hands and produce custom motorcycles.
K/K's style is functional, with shed built ascetic.
Making do with limited tools and equipment they produce Bobbers, Brats, Flat Trackers and other styles that are individual, raw and unmistakably a Kingdom bike.
James says his goal is to try and not work again - the ultimate freedom.
Link to website: Kingdom of Kicks
Chris Barber of Crossbreed Cycles is a one man outfit, building one off motorcycles.
All the design, fabrication and finishing is done by Chris, with the exception of casting because he doesn't have a foundry!
He builds bikes that are a bit different and not the height of custom bike building fashion, he likes to mix and match undervalued and obscure components that require a new home, with a strong bias towards Italian stuff.
Chris's ideas and concepts are genuinely unique - its extraordinary what he can achieve in his workshop. Not only does he have exceptional engineering skills making frames and machining engine component, but he has eye for design, balance and aesthetics.
Link to website: Crossbreed Cycles
Unit 3 Motorcycles
Sid of Unit 3 was practically born on a bike, when his mother was rushed to hospital in his Father's 'Panther' sidecar outfit to give berth.
Since then, Sid has been around bikes all his life, riding and building. He's always had a passion for Triumph and is nostalgic for the early 1970's racing era when Triumph had huge success with the Rob North frames.
With clever design and fabrication, Sid transformed his 2009 Triumph Street Triple into a Rob North styled bike.
With care and attention he's managed to blend the iconic Rob North tank and seat on to a modern Triumph, there's also a lot of detailed work to un-clutter the stock bike and keep a subtle 'nod to the past'.
Pete Stiebritz of Moton has sympathetically restored this Norton Commando 750 Production Racer. In the distictive 'Yellow Peril' livery, this rare Norton is a tribute to Peter Williams production racers of the early 70's.
There are many more performance and handling modifications - too many to mention. You'll have to ask Pete at the show.
Link to website: Moton Motorcycles