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CUSTOMBIKE SUMMER DAYS 2019 – Mannheim meets motorcycle

More than 15,000 visitors flocked to the CUSTOMBIKE SUMMER DAYS on the Maimarkt grounds in Mannheim in mid-July. Bikers from all over Europe celebrated a unique motorcycle festival until late at night

The second edition of the CUSTOMBIKE SUMMER DAYS, which took place from July 19th to 21st at Mannheim's Maimarkt grounds, offered an even broader indoor and outdoor program than the premiere event last year. From ride-in bike shows to test rides of current series machines to stunt shows, steep wall acrobatics and open-air concerts, there was something for everyone.

Picture shows the Custombike Summer Days
Custombike Summer Days 2019

Hundreds of series machines and custom bikes of all categories were exhibited on more than 25,000 square meters in the Maimarkthalle and on the outdoor area. More than 150 dealers offered everything related to motorcycles and customizing. The motorcycle parking directly on site and the free campground were well received and underlined the festival feeling of this unique mix of motorcycle fair, custom bike show and music event.

A spectacular stunt show

After the start of the trade fair on Friday was naturally slow, from Saturday morning the hut was full: visitors flocked to the site and thousands of bikes rode right into the middle of the hustle and bustle.

What particularly impressed people there was the spectacular stunt show by Kawasaki pilot Chris Rid and the daring devil rides on the steep wall, during which Jagath Perera and his team raced along the historic wooden planks with their old Indian motorcycles.

The Slow Race was slower, but no less exciting. Creep down the 50-meter track at idle, don't put your foot on the ground, of course be slower than your opponent on the side track and, above all, don't fall over:

This is less simple than one might think. The undisputed champion was a lady on a converted Yamaha SR 500, who crushed her male competition.

Custom bike show

If it got too hot outside, you could take a leisurely look at the custom bike show with conversions of all styles and the special cafe racer exhibition in the Maimarkthalle, find out about new parts and trends at the stands of customizers and accessory manufacturers or go to the Have well-known tattoo artists put color under your skin in the tattoo area.

Shows the stunt show on the outdoor area of ​​the Custombike Summer Days
Stunt show on the outdoor area of ​​the Custombike Summer Days

We celebrated, danced and laughed until late into the night.
On the open-air stage, top bands such as Jamslam, Delta Rock and the Zap Gang filled the audience with top-class rock and soul, which brought many visitors off their beer bench and encouraged them to spontaneously dance. For the participants in the custom bike show, it was all about fame and honor in five categories. The editorial teams of Huber Verlag's motorcycle magazines each chose their favorite and also jointly chose the best bike in the show.

The bike show winners 2019

Editors Choice “DREAM MACHINES”: Harley-Davidson FL Shovelhead by Calle Kunkel (private conversion)
Editors Choice “BIKERS NEWS”: Triumph TR6 by Arnd Schuhmann (Kradkontakt)
Editors Choice “CUSTOMBIKE”: Harley-Davidson Shovelhead by Udo Kohse (Bike- Project)
Editors Choice »ROADSTER«: Honda CBX 1000 by Heiko Lippitz (private conversion)
Best of Show: Buell M2 Cyclone by Raffaele Gallo (Officine Uragani)

You can already look forward to next year - when the third edition of the CUSTOMBIKE SUMMER DAYS takes place on the Maimarkt grounds in Mannheim in mid-July.

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