The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is coming back to Austin on April 20-22. See original artwork, one-of-a-kind handbuilt machines and custom rides—including BMW Motorrad bikes—from the best builders and craftsmen in the business. You may get lucky with a rare opportunity at the event. Don’t miss out.
As our collective existence slips further into digital abstraction, we at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show believe something has been lost and it is time to revive the culture of physical craftsmanship. Although in today’s modern mass-produced world few young people are taught how to do physical work or are encouraged to embrace a trade, there remains a universal attraction to the beauty that can only be formed by human hands.
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is an inspiring showcase of works from builders and craftsmen that combine knowledge, skill, and ingenuity to create one-of-a-kind truly hand-built machines.
By sharing this work, we add fuel to a revolution in the making. People crave the satisfaction and creative outlet of producing something truly unique and fit to their own preferences for design and function. This renaissance of working with our hands has helped create the movement that is the custom motorcycle scene.
It is our vision that those that visit The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show will be inspired to pick up tools and use their hands to make something of their own
The Revival Cycles Story
Revival Cycles is the balance of passion and pragmatism. It is our belief that the motorcycle should be more than a machine; it is an aesthetic expression that demonstrates the beauty of purposeful form. It is not enough to simply have a mechanically adequate machine that ignores the visual form. To be truly remarkable requires something more: the seamless blending of visual design with technical excellence. When these elements come together with just the right mix, the result is as much fun to ride as it is to behold. We believe a motorcycle should thrill and excite even before the first crackling rumble of an open exhaust.
As the world perpetually spins faster and faster into the vortex of digitalization and virtualization, there is an increasingly present need to retain the connection to reality. At Revival we feel this is best achieved simply with a motor and two wheels. The cutting edge marvels of motorcycling technologies evolve at a rapid pace, but every layer of ride-by-wire and electronic ride management can also be another barrier between the rider and the machine. For this reason we stay focused on the basics even when using high-tech processes and materials. At no point is the rider experience sacrificed for the technology.
Achieving this balance is a delicate business and Revival Cycles understands. Revival was founded by two contrasting specialists each with decades of focused expertise and a decided stubborn pursuit of their passions. The combination of the two partners, one a master Mechanical Engineer obsessed with understanding the physical principles of all things technical and and an artistic Designer obsessed with all things aesthetic has created a team that pulls all the pieces into a precise equilibrium to produce remarkable machines. A lot of shops can fix your bike, but Revival can help you get the most out of it in every way.
Motorcycles are our passion, and we are here to support this passion in our fellow riders. It does not matter what you ride, it does not even matter if you do not have a two-wheeled machine of your own (yet), the only thing that matters is that you have passion for motorcycles and separating from the masses. We are more than a repair shop, more than a custom shop and more than a place to get gear. We are a cultural center for motorcyclists.
What are the show dates and event times for 2018?
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show
Friday, April 20th – 6pm-12am
Saturday, April 21st – 12pm-12am
Sunday, April 22nd – 12pm-6pm
1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
Kick Start Party – South Congress Hotel
Thursday, April 19th – 7pm-10pm
South Congress Hotel
1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Why are you charging for admission this year?
What do I get if I purchase a Supporter Badge?
-3 day skip-the-line access to as many Wall-of-Death shows you can squeeze into 3 days
-25% discount on all merch at the Revival merch booth
-3 day access to “Supporter Bars” that offer shorter lines and prime spots for socializing
-3 free drink tokens
Can I purchase tickets at the gate?
How do I submit my bike for consideration?
How do I submit art to the show?
How do I get a vendor space?
Are kids welcome?
Can I use my credit or debit card at the show?
Is my dog or pet pig welcome?
Is there bike parking at the show?
Is there car parking?
Can I volunteer?
I can’t make it to the show. Will I be able to purchase 2018 Handbuilt Show gear?
Will there be food available at the show?
Yes, we will have food trucks on site.