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The Bike Shed Show 2016

The Bike Shed Show 2016.

On Friday 27th May, Pier City Custom visited the Preview Event for the annual Bike Shed London Show. This year’s event attracted the usual mix of custom motorcycles, art, food, drink and music along with the odd expert and celeb. With 150 motorcycles on display, the standard and size of the collection of the bikes seems to be growing year on year. As with previous years, the event was supported by Triumph which meant that there was a heavy presence of their beautiful specials and 2016 range – in particular the stunning new Thruxton-R and Street Twin range. You can purchase accessories for the new Triumph Street Twin in our shop at

It was interesting to see which different ways the custom bikes were going. I personally thought that more bikes that usual were trying to push the envelope by including such bespoke parts as handcrafted wooden seats, and were skirting away from the traditional cafe racer style to a more bobber and scrambler style. It'll be interesting to see how this will transfer to dictate where this directs the new bike market in the coming years.

I spent most of my time eyeing up any Honda CX500 I could find, looking for inspiration for my Winter project - the orange and white non-runner currently sat in the garden. There was an absolute beaut in the main hall by a builder that I didn't catch the name of, it looked like this;

I totally stitched myself up by forgetting to take many more photos because I was waffling on at the guys from Rizoma who were there on a 'business trip', however my personal Bike of the Show was the Foundry BMW Silver R8cer, read about the build here -



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