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Monday, 7 December 2015

Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo 2015 Part 1

Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo 2015

The Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo is with traders, visitors and bikeshow participants coming from countries as Germany, Poland, England, France and Belgium for sure an International show. It’s a good reflection on what’s going on in the European custom bike scene. What the Bigtwin Show is most known for? The friendly, relaxt feeling that visitors experience, especially the foreigners, whom all have a great weekend. Such as this 24th Edition that filled the 3 halls and had the 80+ entries in the Bike Show as sparkling point of attention.

Text by Onno “Berserk” Wieringa – Photography by Onno and the G-Rat

Three halls full of everything custom, to start off in the Spyker hall, where the action was. Top Fuel bike of  European Champion dragracing team Haas Brothers caught a lot of attention , as did the other dragbikes in the dragrace show. The Globe of Death with amazing stunts and facinating trial riding demo’s kept the action going all weekend.

The Expo hall had every square inch occupied with custom bikes, parts and accessories. Special bikes, customized or built from the ground up, it was all there. The Bike show, devided in several area’s drew a lot of attention. Aftermarket companies like Motorcycle Storehouse, Parts Europe / Drag Specialties, Zodiac and Custom Chrome Europe showed their newest items, Harley-Davidson dealers O.I.T. and Central were present, as were Yamaha with the Yard Built display and BMW with their High Octane Soul Fuel Challenge winner, built by Jeffry Sol. Small companies like Short Cut Choppers and Wing Palace are known for their nicely decorated stands and old school built bikes. First Floor is traditionaly the place to visit for bargains, the Biker Market saw many new traders and good, reasonable priced parts and clothing. 

In the centre of the Eventron hall most of the the custom bike show was lined up. Long rowes of sparkling shiny bikes, of every style and make. Many artists had a booth next to the show, painters, airbrush demo’s, Tijger Leathers with seat upholstery, all were busy working and explaining how they do it to the visitors.  For the grown-ups there was permanent art, as in tattoo’s, for the kids there was children’s make-up and a special Kids Studio, where the little bikers could have their photograph taken on a little chopper. Next to the Kids Studio was another studio where you could pose with a cool, old school chopper from the seventies.

On stage the whole weekend live music, striptease and acrobatic acts performed, the gogo dancers had the temperatures rising… Good fun for everybody, except for the student-mechanics whom highly concentrated worked on their projects, a Kawasaki Z650 and a Harley-Davidson Sportster they were building into a Cafe Racer and a Scrambler.   

After the prize giving ceremony everybody the Bigtwin Bikeshow and Expo came to an end. It was a great weekend, all custom bike lovers went home satisfied and we are all looking forward to the 25th Anniversary of the Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo next year!

More photo's of the Bigtwin Bikeshow & Expo 2015, Rosmalen The Netherlands after the jump-break!






















Text by Onno “Berserk” Wieringa – Photography by Onno and the G-Rat

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