grand prix goes to Mama tried

The Grand Prix bike was selected for the prestigious Mama Tried motorcycle show. The turnout was spectacular and the venue was very cool. If you haven't been to the show, you should!

The Grand Prix surrounded by show attendees

The Grand Prix surrounded by show attendees

Grand Prix Wins Best Custom Bike

Our Grand Prix bike won the Best Custom Bike award at the 2016 Cars and Bikes on Campus show at Washtenaw Community College. It's a great honor and they have the coolest trophies, so I'm thrilled. This is our second year in a row to win Best Custom Bike!

Here's the trophy, hand made by the students and instructors at Washtenaw.

Here's the trophy, hand made by the students and instructors at Washtenaw.

Cafe Sportster Sold

The Cafe Sportster has been sold to a very appreciative buyer from Austin, TX. He saw the bike in Austin this spring at the Handbuilt Show and couldn't forget about the bike. Sad to see her go, but it will make room in the shop for the latest build.

World Wide Recognition

Ardent Motorcycle's bikes have been recognized around the world and featured in articles across the web and in print here in the States and in Europe. Special Cafe Magazine in Italy featured the Cafe Sportster, and Moto Heroes Magazine from France, featured our shop and both the Cafe Sportster and Grand Prix bikes. BikeboundBlog featured the Cafe Sportster, calling it their all time favorite Sportster build. 

Here's the spread in Moto Heroes

Here's the spread in Moto Heroes

RETURN OF THE CAFE RACERS ARTICLE

The web site www.returnofthecaferacers.com is currently featuring our Cafe Sportster build on their site. You can see the article here: www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2016/04/Harley-Sportster-Cafe-Racer. Thousands of people have liked the pictures they've posted. We've added many new followers on instagram and have been enjoying the many great comments. Check out the article!

THE HANDBUILT SHOW

We recently traveled to Austin Texas to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. It was a long way for us to go, but it was well worth the trip. The atmosphere was electric, the crowds fantastic, and the setting really cool! We talked to hundreds of show goers and got lots of great feedback on the bikes. Many people told us that ours was one of their favorite bikes of the show. 

The Grand Prix bike at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, TX

The Grand Prix bike at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, TX

Our New Logo

Our new logo design is complete, thanks to Leah Kucharek of Redhead Design. Leah started from my first rough ideas and transformed them in to this great looking logo. Here are a couple of variations on the design.