In Sturgis 35 Custom Builders Bare It All At The Michael Lichter’s Naked Truth Exhibition.

0000bike000logoEvery year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s indoor Motorcycles as Art exhibition by Michael Lichter presents a changing conceptual theme that brings together the most innovative collection of groundbreaking custom bikes from today’s premier builders. This year’s exhibition lays bare the raw talent of 35 world-renowned bike builders. Each of these rolling metal sculptures is displayed exposed and naked, unencumbered by paint and graphics. The bikes’ most basic form right down to its smallest details are open to close examination…

1bike1builder2bike0bisbike0bike0fifthbike3builderEach motorcycle in the Naked Truth Exhibition is displayed alongside photography chosen from Michael Lichter’s archive. More than 100 framed photographs are included in the display, combining some of Lichter’s most iconic images with recent prints that have never been seen before. The Naked Truth is also hosting works from other famous “moto” painters and photographers including Adam Wright, David Uhl, Jeff Decker, Paul D’Orleans, Scott Jacobs, Tom Fritz and many more.

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The exhibition is free and open to the public. It is located in the Russ Brown Events Center next to the EAST GATE of the Buffalo Chip Campground in Sturgis. The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 10pm for just 1 week (August 1-7). Inside the 7000 ft exhibition hall.

The “Naked Truth Exhibition” Custom Builders Are:

Aki Sakamoto – Hog Killers; Hawaiian Gardens, CA
Alan Stulberg – Revival Cycles; Austin, TX
Ben Jordan – Jordan Designs; Waxhaw, NC
Bill Dodge – Bling’s Cycles; Daytona Beach, FL
Bill Rodencal – Harley-Davidson Museum; Milwauke, WI
Billy Lane – Choppers Inc; Daytona Beach, FL
Brian Klock – Klockwerks; Mitchell, SD
Bryan Fuller – Fuller Moto; Atlanta, GA
Cristian Sosa – Sosa Metalworks; Las Vegas, NVB
Dale Yamada – Mad Jap Kustoms; Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Dalton Walker – Split Image Kustoms; Hanford, CA
Dan “Bacon” Carr – DC Chopper; Austin, TX
Hunter Klee – Vance and Hines; Santa Fe Springs, CA
Jeff Cochran – Speedking Racing; West Harrison, IN
Jeff Wright – Church Of Choppers; Des Moines, IA
Jeremy Cupp – LC Fabrications; Mt Crawford, VA
John Stein – Stage Fright drag racer; Pacific Palisades, CA
Jordan Dickinson – Union Speed And Style; Monticello, MN
Kaichiroh Kurosu – Cherry’s Company; Tokyo, Japan
Ken “Kenji” Nagai – Ken’s Factory; Nagoya, Japan
Kenny Cummings – NYC Norton; New Jersey City, NJ
Kevin Dunworth – Loaded Gun Customs; Selbyville, DE
Kyle Shorey – Shade Tree Fabrications; Roanoke, TX
Lock Baker – Eastern Fabrications; Los Angeles, CA
Matt Olsen – Carl’s Cycle; Aberdeen, SD
Max Hazan – Hazan Motorworks; Venice, CA
Nate Jacobs – Harlot Cycles; Murfreesboro, TN
Pat Patterson – Led Sled Customs; Daytona, OH
Paul Cavalo – American Made Motorcycles; Fontana, CA
Paul Cox – Paul Cox Industries; Brooklyn, NY
Paul Yaffe – Paul Yaffe Originals; Phoenix, AZ
Rick Bray – RKB Kustom Speed; Fresno, CA
Roland Sands – RSD Design; Los Alamitos, CA
Shinya Kimura – Chabott Engineering; Azusa, CA
Tim Harney -Tim Harney Motorcycles; Brooklyn, NY
Will Ramsey – Faith Forgotten Choppers; New Albany, IN

21 Responses to “In Sturgis 35 Custom Builders Bare It All At The Michael Lichter’s Naked Truth Exhibition.”


  1. 1 SIGFREED Aug 3rd, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I see Sands entered two bikes, both look 100% the same; what a talent…;-)

  2. 2 Jay Horton's Private Shop Aug 3rd, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Hooray! That’s what they look like before you paint them….. No paint, no chrome; what’s next? Least Dodge polished his tin work. Later Jay

    p.s. Look up synergy.

  3. 3 Ed Youngblood Aug 3rd, 2015 at 9:12 am

    I know how hard it is to pull together one of these exhibits. Thank you, Michael, for staying in the game and continuing to bring the beauty.

  4. 4 Woody's Aug 3rd, 2015 at 9:23 am

    @Sig, and he even got the “Dunlop” logos in the exact same positions on “both bikes”? ☺

  5. 5 chopmonster66 Aug 3rd, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Well they are all nice , from the pics . But RKB Kustom speed is SWEET ASS HELL !!! And Choppers Inc with the board tracker TOO COOL Billy. ..More pics Cyril

  6. 6 TJ Martin Aug 3rd, 2015 at 10:08 am

    …… same exact bike behind the RSD twins as well ! Amazing !

    But seriously …. what is it lately with the lack of reasonable seating/saddles on todays customs ? They all being sponsored by the ACA [ American Chiropractors Association ] or something ? I mean .. really folks …

    Ouch !

  7. 7 Roadkingmb Aug 3rd, 2015 at 10:37 am

    It’s the same picture!!!!!!!

  8. 8 Aug 3rd, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Give Trump the football for 4-years and see what he does with it. He’s not the GOP, but mor like the GNP (republican • grand new party). Be there Thursday night for the face-off. Trump puppets for no one. All business.

  9. 9 Tony Klock Aug 3rd, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I went and check out this exhibit yesterday morning. Mind blowing what these builders can put together.

    If you are near the east side of the Buffalo Chip go check it out.

    Congrats to all involved. Loved the exhibit!

    TK

  10. 10 TJ Martin Aug 3rd, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Seriously Kirk Perry ? First off you really that taken in by Bad Combover Trump and his celebrity completely devoid of substance rantings , ravings and rhetoric ? Yeah . Give him four years . Then watch the US fall even deeper into the abyss than we already are

    But secondly and more importantly .. what in the name of Jacob does any of this Trumpster bs have to do with motorcycles customs or much of anything else ?

  11. 11 richards Aug 3rd, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    trump? He’s a joke! Worse than that he’s a liar…

    Politifact says
    True statements = 0
    Mostly true = 6%
    half true = 9%
    Mostly false = 13%
    false = 50% Pants on fire false 22%

  12. 12 Rodent Aug 3rd, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Donald is the answer, Hilary is a liar but”what does it matter?”

  13. 13 PJ Hyland Aug 3rd, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Congratulations, Mike, on putting together yet another outstanding concept presentation at your pavilion at the “Chip.”

  14. 14 grmp54 Aug 3rd, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    More stuff for the “beautiful people” to gawk at and make mind blowing conversation over while they are at one of the world’s largest motorhome rallies!

  15. 15 Aug 3rd, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    V-Twin, Mfg. sent me this….. Now what?? They’ll have a part number for the skid plates before you can say, Hang 10! 🙂

  16. 16 BadMonkeyMW Aug 3rd, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Looks like an impressive exhibit and a laundry list of creative, skilled builders.

  17. 17 18Bravo Aug 3rd, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    A shame mine wasn’t invited.

  18. 18 Cris Sommer Simmons Aug 4th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Sorry to miss one of my favorite Sturgis events…. great job guys! Looks like a great show.

  19. 19 Aug 5th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Great looking show great looking bikes Congrats Mike, glad we had you on the show two weeks back to share about this event and what the thinking was going in to it. Now I can track down all the entrants and bring them on for interviews! Ha.

    Anyhow the details are all shown for all to see and I suspect it would take a few hours to really appreciate the work being displayed here.

    Thanks for covering this event Cyril one of these days we will meet.

    Best

    Steve

  20. 20 Pat Simmons Aug 6th, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Beautiful bikes, great location, incredible event, the perfect host! Congratulations once again Michael. A 75th Sturgis Anniversary to remember. Thanks for all the great moments you’ve brought to our lives!

  21. 21 Douglas Shackelford Sep 4th, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is well known for outstanding bike shows, concerts and for being the original By Bikers, For BikersTM campground. Buffalo Chip concerts are free with camping.

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