IMS Washington DC Custom Bike Show Results

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) rolled into Washington, DC last weekend, bringing the 2019/2020 Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) with it. Sponsored by J&P Cycles, the UBCBS celebrates its tenth consecutive year.

It’s also one of (if not the) largest touring custom bike competitions in the nation. The competition features more than 300 motorcycles across the eight-city IMS tour, awarding more than $70,000 in cash and prizes. This year’s categories include Custom Classic, Custom Street, Freestyle, and People’s Choice. The winners in each city move on to the championship round in Chicago, Illinois. For this round, here are your champions and runners-up.

Custom Classic:

IMS Dell Battle Sportster
Winner: Dell Battle with Dangerous Designz and painter Brad H. Design won first place with a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster. The motorcycle is known as the 72 Style Sporty and is valued at $5K.
IMS harley ironhead
Runner-up: Richard Thompson along with builder partner Wayne Combs and painter Kirk Salmons was selected as runner-up with a 1973 Harley-Davidson Sportster.

Custom Street:

IMS sportster
Winner: Ross Latimer with Rats Custom won first place with a Harley-Davidson Sportster valued at $12K. The motorcycle has a top-secret turbo combination, a 4″ stretch, a Rocker front wheel and Dyna rear wheel, Buell front end, custom MSD Ignition, Wilwood brakes, and Zipper’s transmission components.
2004 harley bagger custom
Runner-up: Roy Chamberlain with C&C Cycle was selected as runner-up with a 2004 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUI valued at $40K. The motorcycle has diamond cut heads, Zipper’s 103-inch kit, 12pt stainless steel bolts, custom front and rear fender, saddlebags, and side covers. The motorcycle was painted by Circle W Restorations.


2019 kawasaki 650R
Winner: Ryan Maloney took home first place with a 2019 Kawasaki 650R valued at $27K. The motorcycle was painted by Berts Graphix and features a J&M center shock frame, a custom carbon tail section, one off CNC foot controls, kick stand and side plates, a carbon fiber number plate with LED headlight, 19-inch PM wheels, and wild paint.
Dell Battle chopper
Runner-up: Dell Battle’s 2005 silver and blue S&S-powered chopper.

People’s Choice:

2015 custom street glide
As voted by IMS attendees, Matthew Luis took home the People’s Choice award with a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. The custom motorcycle features a beautiful customer airbrush and is valued at $70K.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, winners in each city along the IMS tour will be invited to compete in the championship round taking place February 9, 2020 in Chicago for a chance to be crowned “King of the Builders.” To learn more, go here.

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