The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show Hosted By Revival Cycles Returned To Austin

Bask in the glory of this massive assortment of spectacular custom motorcycles.

Back in 2014, the team at Revival Cycles decided to put on a massive event to showcase not only its fine work in custom motorcycles, but to display the work of friends and experts in the segment, called The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. After a brief break during the pandemic, the team got everyone back together in Austin, Texas, and put on a better-than-ever showcase during the weekend MotoGP made its stop at Circuit of The Americas. Under one roof, encompassing over 100,000 square feet of space, more than 200 motorcycle builds were on display, including 12 unique builds by Revival Cycles and 116 motorcycles by builders from all over the United States.

“The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show was originally conceived as an excuse to get together with motorcycle builders from all over the world who inspired team Revival. What it has developed into over the years is an artistic display driven by a passion for motorcycles that far exceeds our wildest expectations,” said Alan Stulburg, founder of Revival Cycles and The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. 

The jewel of the show was Revival Cycles’ The Fuse. The Ducati Fuse was crafted and built by Revival Cycles in collaboration with the build’s client Ed Boyd – the former Global head of design for Dell computers. With more than 1,000 hours and almost 7 years put into this custom bike, it is truly one-of-a-kind. The public debut will be featured inside the Design Lounge, sponsored by Dell Computers. 

Revival’s Alloy Guzzi was also debuted during this year’s Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. Originally conceived as a vintage track bike and over time morphed into an elegant custom design and achieved a level of execution with a fit that is more fitting of a show bike. The bike’s frame is painted in an industrial green inspired by the original legendary Moto Guzzi V8 GP bike and has details throughout.

Red Bull action sports athlete, Aaron Colton performed freestyle stunt demos on his gas & electric bikes. Artist Makoto Endo live-painted motorcycles with ‘chopsticks’ as fans looked on (and the crew at Revival snapped a couple pictures they shared with me). Revival had a massive merchandise setup for fans to take home gear, and several vendors showcased their goods that attendees could also purchase. Portland-based Rogue Ales set up a beer bar serving a variety of its brews, including this year’s design Revival Cycles design collaboration in limited edition “Knuckle Buster IPA”. 

Photo: Revival Cycles
Photo: Revival Cycles

During this year’s Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, fans of both fast and meticulous motorcycles were treated to one fantastic weekend in Austin. With help from sponsors including BMWCarabuena TequilaCOTADellIndianPeak Design,ProgressiveRambler Sparkling WaterRanch Rider Spirits, Red BullRogueSlow & Low,  VolconZoozREV’IT!, and 805, the show delighted over 25,000 attendees. Fans got to meet plenty of the builders and learn more about their trades across welding, leather crafting, motor development, metal shaping, and design specialties.

Having visited the show over the past several years, I was happy to have the Handbuilt Motorcycle show back in Austin, and was given early access to the space. With a camera in hand, I snapped loads of photos, not just to highlight some builds that caught my eye, but plenty of the meticulously crafted details crafted over thousands of painstaking hours. Enjoy this smattering of handbuilt two-wheeled gems.