Unique Thirty. Winner Of The 2015 Middle East Biker Build-Off.

1Engels-SchmiedeBBO2Engels-SchmiedeBBO3Engels-SchmiedeBBO4Engels-SchmiedeBBO5Engels-SchmiedeBBOYoung German builder Florian Engel went beyond crazy (it’s a compliment) while building this machine during the 2015 Middle East Build-Off. With little money, a lot of help from sponsors, a lot of courage and the ability to work 18 hours a day because anyway sleeping is lost time (remember it was a BBO), he was able to produce this massive amount of metal work and to add to it crazy electronics that work! (for ex. bike starts while touching a dash screen) Think what you want of this HD Twin Cam B contraption, 30“ front 20” rear wheeler, but I can tell you that when you are so young and passionate you end up as being able to make a living as a professional Custom Builder. Watch this guy in the coming years. Photography @ Frank Sander for JeremySumpter.

17 Responses to “Unique Thirty. Winner Of The 2015 Middle East Biker Build-Off.”

  1. 1 TJ Martin May 29th, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Ouch ! Hopefully this thing comes with at least five years worth of pre-paid Chiropractor visits to who ever its sold to . Eeesh … my back and knees hurt just looking at the thing . Can’t say my eyes are feeling any too good either .. wink wink ..

  2. 2 chingon choppers May 29th, 2015 at 8:53 am

    FUGLY…………… Really, good luck trying to sell it because this is just a show bike and the seat is a JOKE.

  3. 3 Boomer May 29th, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Great job for someone so young. He has a future in this business if he wants it. Very unique. Lots of cool features like the touch screen to start.

    Yes. The riding position isn’t for long distance but that’s not what this bike is all about.

  4. 4 Heavy Metal May 29th, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Lot of hard work for the result. That thing is going to look good in some rich guy’s garage parked next to his big wheel bagger.

  5. 5 richards May 29th, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I try to adhere to the adage that “if you don’t have anything good to say, don’y at anything at all”. With all of the “unusual” designs/builds recently showing up here, it’s becoming VERY difficult to keep my mouth shut.

  6. 6 TJ Martin May 29th, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Boomer …Hmmmmm … the riding position isn’t for much of anything unless of course Spanish Inquisition style torture is your thing .

    As to you Richard ? I admire the thought … but unfortunately in this day and age an honest and forthright opinion be it positive or negative needs to be expressed . Fact is in this age of everyone deserves a medal .. political correctness .. everybody’s an Artist/Genius a good solid thrashing is most definitely what is deserved when valid and appropriate . So go ahead … let loose .. if nothing else do it in memory of Robert Hughes [ art critic – motorcyclist extraordinaire ] he sure as heck would of !

  7. 7 Chuck C. May 29th, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    at that age no builder hade the insight to come up with anything that out of the box great job great bike.

  8. 8 bikerfred May 30th, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Welcome back?never new I left,just hit 75 yrs .Sturgis 75, so iam going!! Bucket list, staying at rush no more,5 miles from town leaving st petersburg fl July 19th arI’ve 24th.

  9. 9 zipper May 30th, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I wish I had the talent and skills to create a ride like this. All he needs is someone to guide him in the right direction. ..Z

  10. 10 nicker May 30th, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    “…I wish I had the talent and skills to create a ride like this …”

    “Talent is the fruit of a learning journey.”

    No one is too young or too old to start.
    And only a laziness, stupidity, or TV can impede it.

    Its why God made night-school.
    Life is full of choices & opportunities.
    (buy a book -vs- buy a beer… your choice)


  11. 11 Kroeter May 30th, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    The Kustom Kulture sticker comes to mind for the haters.

  12. 12 Dezguy Jun 1st, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    That is one wild exhaust..

  13. 13 David Noe Jun 2nd, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Well it looks like he hasn’t lost his passion for his childhood nightmares or riding a two-wheeled ‘Big Wheel”..


  14. 14 Omar Al Tamimi (LYCAN CUSTOMS) Jun 8th, 2015 at 10:02 am

    This guy is really talented

    It was my honor to be on the stage competing him

    Great idea with crazy style

    Wishing him the best luck and we shall meet again

    Custom Your Ride, Or Die Trying

  15. 15 Danny Schramm Jun 8th, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I painted the Bike and designed/scetched the Bike with him … and he don´t think to ride it for more than 1000 Miles in one Day…… thats a Custombike ,designed for a cool Show 😉 sure ,an E-GLide is more comfortable … but he don´t care :-))))

  16. 16 Florian Engel Jun 8th, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for the post on this Web block 🙂

    Build Motorcycle is my life and i want to keep getting better

    Thanks Omar for this good BBO !!!

    I”ll never forget it :):)

  17. 17 Warrior Jul 9th, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Awesome job. I love the concept and look. Don’t ever let the big wheel crowd change who you are or what you think of your ideas. Good job son, Warrior, 45 years choppin

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