We sent our UK correspondent, Christopher Vrettos, to investigate the 2019 BikeShed London Show. The event is a showcase of homebuilder innovation and creativity. There were some truly unique creations on display; we bring you a few highlights in this exclusive gallery.

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Alonze 600 Special

2019 BikeShed London Show

Built by Alonze Custom Fabrication in Scarborough, UK, this Ducati-based Café Racer is beautifully presented.

There are many lovely details on this bike, including the intricate frame and exhaust.


From Germany, this Mainhatten Choppers-built BAR!STA is based on the Harley Davidson Sportster.

Highlights include the two-tone paint scheme and the wing-inspired bodywork.

Triumph Bobber BOB-01One of the show highlights was the Triumph Bobber Build-Off – a challenge set to dealers by Triumph themselves to build the most unique Triumph Bobber. This entry from Webbs Motorcycles in Peterborough, UK was inspired by a WWII-spec Mosquito bomber.

Ducafe Crème (Home-Built)

Based on a 1991 Ducati 400SS, this home-built special has an eye-catching cream, brown and gold colour scheme.

On these bikes, it’s all about the tiny details – like how the gold-coloured exhaust matches the brake calipers.

Crumpert 002 (Home-Built)

This mad machine is based on a 1992 BMW R100R, with only the distinctive air-cooled twin boxer engine hinting at its origin.

The Comet (Home-Built)

I adored the paintwork on this 1981 Honda CX500C.

The engine detailing is incredible, from the orange valve cover to the exhaust wrap.