Motor Bike Expo, the show dedicated to motorcycles and riders, has crossed the finish line of its tenth anniversary edition in Verona with over 160.000 visitors.
Four full event days: an extra day added to the show schedule to celebrate the tenth anniversary together with over 700 exhibiting companies from the motorcycle industry and the most important motorcycle manufacturers, custom bike builders, and the biggest brands in clothing, accessories, and components.
Motor Bike Expo has once again confirmed itself as an international point of reference for the industry thanks to the presence of the most famous motorcycle customizers in the world, coming not only from Europe and the United States, but also from the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria.
For four days, the five outdoor areas – a total of 21.000 square meters – hosted more than 60 events ranging from races, test rides, and shows put on by riders and stuntmen.
There were a number of new features during this edition of MBE, from the debut of the MBE Award which crowned the best custom bike as the “King of Verona”, “The Art of Kustom” which saw the best helmet artists compete for the trophy, to the very first Indoor Trial Italian Championship.
“This year’s experiment was a complete success,” said the organizers, Paola Somma and Francesco Agnoletto, “and therefore will become part of the future. Motor Bike Expo needed the additional day in order to grow.
The extra open day was appreciated and allowed us to reach 167.000 visitors. Motor Bike Expo will continue this with the next edition of the show.”
The Special sector is yet again the undeniable leader among what was offered at Motor Bike Expo.
Among the acknowledgments given out on the closing day of the show was the prestigious Magazine Award, with winners being selected by top international publications who are invited to find their winners at Motor Bike Expo.
Andrea Radaelli, the bike builder from Radikal Choppers in Milan, collected a number of trophies for his works of art; the Japanese magazine Vibes and German magazine Dream Machines both selected “Angel Dust”, with paintwork done by Cisko Art, as their Magazine Award winner.
Another one of Radaelli’s works, “The Skinny”, made in collaboration with 70’s Helmets, won the award from Easyriders in Germany.
Among the numerous contests that took place at MBE this year, the Custom Chrome International Bike Show Series Italian Championship proved to yet again be one that should never be missed.
The aftermarket giant awarded the best custom motorcycles by hand-selecting the top works on display and dividing them into catories.
Awards this year went to motorcycles from Harley-Davidson Padova, Asso Special Bike, 70’s Helmets & Radikal Chopper for “The Skinny”, and to the Spanish builders at Old Custom Flames.
The title of Italian Champion this year again was given to Rocket Bobs Cycle Works from the U.K. for their H-D Shovelhead “Swamp Water”.