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...

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Contents - Words: Jim Moore, Mark Gra­ham & Alan See­ley Pic­tures: Ja­son Critchell

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 prac­ti­cal­sports­ sboty.the win­ner will be an­nounced on the PS stand on Sun­day 20 May.

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