The ‘Samurai sword’ of custom motorbikes wins top award at international bike show

Winners! The Rzeszów firm took first place in the Craziest Bike category. Game Over Cycles/Facebook

A Rzeszów motorbike company has taken first place at the biggest custom bike show in the world.

Game Over Cycles (GOC) won the ‘Craziest Bike’ award with their modification of their Yamaha bike at the CUSTOMBIKE-SHOW 2019 in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, which attracted over 32,000 visitors, more than 300 exhibitors and around 1,000 custom bikes.

GOC head Stanisław Myszkowski said that after the modifications, the Yamaha “cuts the air like a samurai sword.”Game Over Cycles/Facebook

GOC head Stanisław Myszkowski said: “We changed the whole body. All plastic elements have been replaced by aluminum, thanks to which the vehicle's shapes have become sharper, even aggressive, without losing aerodynamic properties.

“Bearing in mind the speed of Niken, we can even say that now this motorcycle cuts the air like a samurai sword.”

Keen to pay homage to Yamaha and Japan, the company inscribed “courage in setting high goals, undisturbed fear of failure” in Japanese onto the frame.Game Over Cycles/Facebook

GOC are the only company to have been given permission to customize the innovative Yamaha motorcycle and keen, to pay homage to Yamaha and Japan, they inscribed “courage in setting high goals, undisturbed fear of failure” in Japanese onto the frame.

The customization took a total of 1,400 hours to complete.

The customization took a total of 1,400 hours to complete.Game Over Cycles/Facebook

Magdalena Piskorz, CEO of Yamaha Motor Polska, said: “Since the beginning of cooperation with GOC, I have been extremely impressed with Staszek's talent, his unconventional approach to customization and out of this world ideas that have been appreciated around the world for years.

“I am glad that he chose this model, so innovative and unique for Yamaha. Working with such professionals is a pleasure.”

Another Polish winner at the event was Stanislaw Szydelko who took ‘Best Engineering’ award for his self-constructed motorcycle named ‘The Monster’.SILO Tomasz Szydełko/Facebook

The Niken has been available globally since 2018 but this was the unveiling of the GOC customized model.

The company have won numerous award since they started trading in 2012 including international awards in USA, Austria, Italy and Germany.

GOC are the only company to have been given permission to customize the innovative Yamaha motorcycle.Game Over Cycles/Facebook

Their modified Harley-Davidson Heritage model, known as The Recidivist, is the World’s first tattooed motorcycle and has won 11 awards alone.

The company has also won accolades and fans for their custom bikes known as ‘Fat Max’, ‘Hard Rock Café’ and ‘The Behemoth Bike’.

Another Polish winner at the event was Stanislaw Szydelko who took ‘Best Engineering’ award for his self-constructed motorcycle named ‘The Monster’.