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. 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 Jeff Najer at 919-450-5060



Bikes can be entered in the following competing classes:

  • Freestyle - open class for any build with a motorcycle based drive train
  • Retro Mod – open class for any build with a motorcycle based drive train 25 years or older
  • Modified Custum - must have a major OEM engine and frame. Neck may be cut to rake or stretch frame. Hard tail sections, stretched swing arms and wide tire kits are acceptable (MOD Harley-Davidson are included)

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