J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Competition


J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Competition

Featuring the world's leading customized bikes and offering the largest prize purse of any builder competition on earth, the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show offers you direct access to the foremost custom competition on the planet. Check out jaw-dropping designs, unbelievably exact engineering and painstakingly precise paint-jobs in this premier head-to-head motorcycle matchup. You’ll even have the opportunity to meet the artists, get their autographs, take pictures, and then voice your opinion to help decide the winner. 

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J&P Cycles is proud to sponsor the 2014-2015 Ultimate Builder Championship Bike Series. Through 11 cities, we'll hand out $77,000 of prizes to the best builders at each show. Remember to stick around for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Awards Ceremony on Sunday afternoon at the show.

Read the Official Rules


Questions? Contact Bob Kay at 817-312-0380


Bikes can be entered in the following competing classes:

  • Freestyle - open class for any build with a motorcycle based drive train
  • Radical Bagger – open class for any motorcycle based on an OEM touring chassis, OEM engine cases and has hard saddlebags. Frame configuration changes are allowed ie modified neck sections for big wheel clearance
  • Modified Harley - open to any year Harley Davidson. Must have stock Harley Engine cases and frame maintaining original configuration. Rear end mods allowed (i.e., altered swing arms, fat tire kits and rigid sections)
  • Retro Mod – open class for any build with a motorcycle based drive train 25 years or older.
  • Performance Custom – high performance based vehicle with motorcycle based drive train
  • Modified Street – Must have major OEM; Honda Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Polaris, Triumph, Ducati, etc., manufactured frame and engine cases. Harley-Davidson motorcycles are not allowed in this class. This class is designed for mild custom sport bikes and cruisers without frame configuration modifications and stretched swing arms. Cruisers are allowed to use hard tail sections.

See what some of last year's competitors have to say about the competition:


"There were a lot of things about the show that I thought were great. The level of quality in the motorcycles, the show's displays, awards, and venue, along with the integration with new product manufacturers, made for a really impressive show."
-Christian Dotson
Dotson Design

"My experience with The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike show was both exciting and overwhelming. It was great to meet so many amazing and talented builders and I was truly honored to be voted the National Modified Harley Champion."
-Chris Richardson
LA Speed Shop

"The introduction of the Ultimate Builder competition at the IMS shows last year was one of the best decisions that [the Show] has made with the custom bikes showcase. The Ultimate Builder competition has opened the doors to fair and correct judging by the builders and have placed the bike as a focal point of the show."
-Josh Lee
JDA Customs