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21st August 2017

Motorcycle Live launches search for the best hand-built bikes in Britain

The organisers of the Motorcycle Industry Association's flagship show, Motorcycle Live, have launched a search to find the best hand-built and customised motorcycles in the country. The four finalists – shortlisted by an expert panel, then voted for by the public – will be displayed at the 2017 show, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from 18-26 November.

Motorcycle Live Ace Builds is open to all exhibiting manufacturer brands and models – the only criteria being: the bike must road legal; it must have been built in the UK; it must be owned by the entrant and it must be a one-off creation that stands out from the crowd.

To submit an Ace Build, entrants are required to upload a selection of high-res images of their machine to the relevant manufacturer category at, with up to 200 words describing the build/customisation.

The closing date for entries is 29 September 2017, after which an expert panel – consisting of Motorcycle News deputy editor Richard Newland, Built and Classic Bike editor Gary Pinchin and Bike Shed founder Anthony “Dutch” van Someren – will select a shortlist of semi-finalists.

You can find out more and on the website, where you can also buy advance tickets.

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