The 10 Special Build Of The Year finalists in sumptuous detail. Choose a winner (if you can)
Our bike building competition enters its third year with 10 of the best specials in the UK. Which one wins the £1000 first prize is down to you...
This is now the third year of the Venhill-backed Practical Sportsbikes Special Build Of The Year – and the standard is higher than ever.the entries are as varied in budget as they are in style yet the imagination and execution in all these finalists’ machines is on a sky-high level.
In 2016 George Molyneux’s rotary Norton scooped the inaugural prize, last year Des Lindsey took the crown with his Roberts rep RD500LC, and this year your votes as PS readers will again determine who takes home the £1000 cash prize.
First, commiserations to all entrants who didn’t quite make the final 10: the bar was set so high by the top 10 qualifiers.this year we’ve got the mad, the bad and the trad all vying for top spot.the photographs on the next 22 pages will leave you hungry to see the machines in the metal at the MCN Festival Of Motorcyling 19-20 May at the Peterborough Arena where you can cast your vote in person. Meantime vote online at practicalsportsbikesmag.co.uk/ sboty.the winner will be announced on the PS stand on Sunday 20 May.
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