Two competitions will combine, but only one ultimate winner will emerge. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Hot Bike Magazine, Adventure Power and Kinetik Pro Audio converge to roll out one big, bad bike show on the largest stage of motorcycling.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has upped the stakes and possible notoriety for custom bike builders in its online-to-onside Top Builder Competition by announcing that finalists from the competition’s Kinetik Pro Audio and Adventure Power Classes will be part of Hot Bike Magazine’s Sailor Jerry Winner Takes All Competition. The final competition takes place at the Buffalo Chip on Aug. 5, giving competitors a shot at a $5,000 cash prize, a host of other prizes and the pride of knowing their bike beat out the loudest, most-creative and best-built collection of custom bikes in all of Sturgis.
Builders can submit their wildest creations into two distinct classes from now until July 14 in the online portion of the Top Builder Competition: the Kinetik Pro Audio Class and the Adventure Power Class. Entries may be submitted on the Legendary Buffalo Chip Facebook page or on partner sites, APBatteries.com and KinetikAudio.com.
The Kinetik Pro Audio Class is an audiophile’s dream come true, with bikes loaded to the hilt with the latest in high tech audio. Competitors who want to win must make sure their systems can hit all the high notes and drop bone-rattling bass, all while producing crisp, clean sound.
The Adventure Power Class is one where anything goes and bling is often king, from complete one-off frames to shimmering hand-cut and jeweled cylinder fins. This class will feature both industry icons and emerging builders showcasing exceptional designs and creativity through innovation and radical styling.
Builders and fans can vote online for their favorite bikes through July 14. After that, a combination of fan and motorcycle industry veteran votes will narrow down the entrants to eight from each class who will then compete at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Each category’s winner will take home cash prizes, trophies and industry perks. The Top Builder grand prize winner will also earn the opportunity to serve as face of the 2015 Top Builder marketing campaign.
The 16 bikes from the Top Builder Competition will also compete against the elite builders in the Hot Bike Sailor Jerry Winner Takes All Competition to vie for prizes including $5,000 cash. The Hot Bike Winner Takes All Bike Show is open to all builders and will be judged by an expert panel of custom motorcycle junkies. The show runs from 1-3 p.m. and a $40 entry fee is due upon registration.