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Thrilling 2018 Sultans of Sprint finals at Dandy Riders Festival !

Beautiful weather & perfect race track in St Raphaël !

Hosted by Dandy Riders Festival in St Raphaël [ FR ] the 2018 Sultans of Sprint 4th round & finals were again a blast !
Perfect weather conditions on the french riviera with sun & almost 30°C with the exhibition village on the seaside & a perfect race track of 500m with an outstanding grip were the ingredients of one of the greatest race of this season !
For their third edition, Dandy Riders Festival welcomed 12000 visitors on 3 days and not less than 2500 enthusiastic spectators to support the Sultans of Sprint teams saturday afternoon.

First victory for Yamaha Motor x Workhorse with Tom Pagès at the handlebar of the mighty XSR 700 "Sakura"

Yamaha Motor x Workhorse Speed Shop Team #8 welcomed several good riders this season like Nicolo Canepa in Monza or Jens Kuck in Leonberg. But for the finals we were really please to welcome french FMX legend Tom Pages to race the XSR 700 “Sakura”. Taking the game serious as a professional rider Tom trained a bit saturday morning with the other Facotry Class riders to get used to the nitrous charged Yamaha. He understood quickly how to use it properly … so properly that he managed to get the best out of the little beast to jump on the first place !!! Very well done Tom !

Tom Pages on the Yamaha XSR 700 "Sakura"
Tom Pages / Yamaha Motor #8
Tom Pages focused on the starting line.

1st place for the 2018 "Factory Class" challenge going to Triumph Motorcycles x Mellow !

With 2 victories and 2 second places this season Triumph Motorcycles x Mellow team did extremely well for this first Sultans of Sprint #FactoryClass season …
With a great second place (counting double points) thanks to the rider Uli so this is no surprise that the team running the Triumph Thruxton R “Phantom Blaze” is winning the 2018 Sultans of Sprint Factory Class Challenge !

All the team did well to get the bike always at its best and the different riders were all focused, motivated and very fast at each round ! Congrats to Triumph Germany and Mellow Motorcycles for all the good work with Triumph Motorcycles HQ in Hinckley.

Triumph Motorcycles X Mellow 2018 Sultans of Sprint Factory Class Champion
Triumph Thruxton R "Factory Class"
Ulli having a good time on the Thruxton "Phantom Blaze" !
Supercharged Triumph "Phantom Blaze"

Great 3rd place for Rolf Reick on his BMW Motorrad x Krautmotors Team R nineT “Little Go Beep” #19 …
Don’t mess with Rolf ! he knows how to take a fast start whatever the ride is !
With this new podium Rolf secured a 3rd place of the overall Sultans of Sprint #FactoryClass 2018 rankings ! Well done !

Rolf Reick
BMW Motorrad X Krautmotors Team #19
BMW Motorrad x Krautmotors R nineT "Little Go Beep"

For the last Sultans of Sprint 2018 race Indian Motorcycles team was welcoming french journalist Stephane Lacaze from Moto&Motards to ride out the mighty Indian FTR 1200 Custom prototype just before the release of the production version !
As usual Stephane pleased the crowd with some well controlled wheelies and powerslides but he tried his best to get the best of the Indian street tracker.

Stef Lacaze on the Indian FTR 1200 Custom

Amelie Mooseder on the BMW Motorrad x VTR Motorrad Team R1200R “Spitfire” #85 did well but struggled again with some traction issues on the start ….. this said she showed again that she’s not only cute but a real fearless and fast rider !
Thumbs up & congrats for this first season Amy !

Amelie racing the BMW R1200R "Spitfire"
Fast Amy
BMW Motorrad x VTR Team #85

An awesome & successful first Sultans of Sprint #FactoryClass season !

This first Sultans of Sprint “Factory Class” season involving motorcycle brands has been a great success thanks to the trust & support of BMW Motorrad, Indian Motorcycle, Triumph Motorcycles and Yamaha Motor Europe. The custom sprint racing challenge concept mixing very different platforms & bikes powered by twin cylinder engines with a limited power to weight ratio (once tuned) allowed the brands to enter the Sultans of Sprint family and experienced with their team what #speedisourreligion is all about: thrilling races, fun and goodtimes to be shared with all participants of both categories (Factory & Freak Classes).

Sultans of Sprint Factory Class 2018 challenge final standings.
photo: Antoine Elizabé

Sultans of Sprint #FreakClass: Daniele Ghiselli killing it again with its "Superhero" from team South Garage Squadra Veloce

After his first victory and second podium at Glemseck 101 Daniele Ghiselli from South Garage Squadra Veloce Team #16 was decided to jump again on the podium of the finals … he did the job again on its “Superhero” winning the “FreakClass” race in St Raphaël !
Very well done & congrats to the all team coming from Milano !

Daniele Ghiselli / SouthGarage Squadra Veloce #16
SouthGarage Squadra Veloce "Superhero" #16
Daniele Ghiselli in good company !
South Garage Squadra Veloce celebrating !

Experienced rider, early Sultans of Sprint contender & great engineer Phil Ludwig was leading the Sultans of Sprint #FreakClass rankings but he struggled again with some little issues with his shed built BMW Kraftstoffschmiede “Hercules”. This time the gearbox started to show some difficulties & Phil managed to finish at a great 3rd place of the overall Sultans of Sprint 2018 #FreakClass rankings.

For the 3rd place the battle has been tough between Rino on his  Cafe Ricycles BMW supercharged “Nervous” #81 Jacques on his carbon framed nitrous charged H-Skull “Balinese Kiss” #06 ….
Jacques won for few meters and jumped on his first podium !!! congratulations !

Stunning first place for rookie rider Yong Kim "Macaco" on Schlachtwerk Yamaha "Skinny Beast" #25

For his first season Yong Kim “Macaco” did really well. Riding the well known & fast Schlachtwerk’s Yamaha “Skinny Beast” #25 Macaco managed to keep focused at each round and secured a 2nd place at the finals counting double points.
Probably his martial art experiences helped him to get the right mental strength which is one of the key to handle the pressure on the starting line. He jumped on the podium 3 times this season …. not to mention his always awesome dancing performances on stage !
Congratulations Macaco ! you rocked the scene & the track this year.

Macaco vs Daniele.
Le bisou for the champion.
emotions for the new champion ....

Thumbs up also to all the Sultans of Sprint #FreackClass teams which battled hard this season for the podium: Radical Guzzi team [ GER ] with “NOSferatu” #66 (4th place) & “NOSferaturbo” #65 (18th place), FCR Original team [ FR ] with the Triumph “Crazy Bonnie” #9 (5th place) , H-Skull team [ FR ]  with “Balinese Kiss” (6th place), Lucky Cat Garage Team #17 [ FR ] with the airhead BMW “Bombinette” (7th place) and VTR Customs [ CH ] with the supercharged airhead BMW “Polizia Uno” (8th place).

Sultans of Sprint Freak Class 2018 final standings.

Many thanks to all the other teams who came all over Europe to race hard & have a good time : NowhereFast [ BE ],  Venom Design [ FR ], Moonraker [ GER ], Switch Stance Riding [JPN ], Moto Candy [ CH ], Hermanus [ BE ], South Garage Squadra Veloce [ IT ], St Brooklyn Motorcycles [ FR ], KD Motorcycles [ BE ], Kradmelder Service [ GER ], Libner Racing [ FR ], Cafe Ricycles [ IT ], Bcan Race [ FR ] and last but not least Gasoline Culture [ GER ].

Lucky Cat Garage Team "Bombinette" #17
Venom Design "Sprintster"
Radical Guzzi "NOSferatu"
Sultans of Sprint Race Crew.
KD Motorcycles "Il Veloce"
Radical Guzzi Team"NOSferaturbo" #65
FCR Original Team "Crazy Bonnie" #7
NowhereFast Team #91
Schlachtwerk "Wasabi" #7
Kraftstoffschmiede Team "Hercules" #46
SouthGarage Squadra Veloce "the Drake" #69
Gasoline Culture Team "XT Punk" #31
Cafericycles Team "Nervous" #81
Radical Guzzi Team "NOSferatu" #66
Kradmelder Service Team "The Dark Side" #22
Lucky Cat Garage Team "Bombinette" #17
FCR Original Team "Crazy Bonnie" #7
Bcan Race Team "The Bee" #34
Camilla at work !
South Garage Squadra Veloce
special guest: Laurent Cochet !
VTR Motorrad Team "Polizia Uno" #33

Our thoughts & fast recovery wishes to our friend Ralph !

As he said himself few hours after getting surgery in St Raphael: “God of Speed suck” !
Ralph had a quite serious injury to his right leg while testing his “Moonraker” supercharged BMW few days before the finals. The transmission shaft of the beast broke and injured him quite badly. Thanks to all the friends on the spot the rescue team arrived quickly and Ralph was transported to the hospital where he has been taken immediately. After a first surgery to clean & stabilize the situation he has been safely transported back to Germany. He will recover soon and will be able to ride hopefully again with us next year.

We all can’t wait to see you jumping again on stage buddy !

Party Monster Bonus with stage diving contest presented by A-XOC

The Sultans of Sprint challenge rewards the performance of the teams & riders on the race track but also their creativity, sense of humour and party mood through the « Party Monster Bonus ». Saturday all teams were asked to perform a dance and a « stage diving » with their riders / mascots on the stage to celebrate the very last race of the season !

As we also place safety first this « stage diving » contest was presented by our partner A-XOC technology and riders were using their protective jacket on purpose ! This was a wonderful way to start the party at Sultans of Sprint booth Saturday night. Epic as usual !
Many thanks to Duvel beers & Sailor Jerry for supplying the Sultans of Sprint hospitality with nice drinks for all teams & guests.

TIME TO VOTE ! choose your favorite Sultans of Sprint 2018 bike !

Vote now by leaving a comment on PIPEBURN to decide which Sultans of Sprint team will win the “2018 Best Style & Engineering Award” !

You can also win yourself a Shoei EX-ZERO helmet or a A-XOC protective gear or a Sultans of Sprint teeshirt !

Don’t wait & leave your comment on Pipeburn !

#46 Kraftstoffschmiede #17 Lucky Cat Garage & #3 Libner Racing winners !!!

Sultans of Sprint 2016 "STYLE & ENGINEERING" Award

Rewarding the style and technology of motorcycles  involved in the 2017 Sultans Of Sprint Challenge was the objective of this contest, which results were announced at Spa Francorchamps as part of Spa Bikers Classic.

The special jury is made up of Fred Krugger, the famous custom bike builder from Belgium is also 2 times AMD Custom Bike World Champion,  Sacha Lakic, designer & motorcycle enthusiast also founder of Blacktrack Motors,  Jens Vom Brauck, founder & designer from JvB-moto, and last but not least Jean-Claude Barrois, a great motorfreaker who’s a bit our motorcycle guru and a french Bonneville speed record heroe.

The vote took place in two stages, one in which the challenge contenders voted for their peers, and a second where the jury met to elect those who would have the privilege of receiving the ‘Style & Engineering’ Award.

The 2017 winners are:

1st tie: # 46 Kraftstoffschmiede ‘Hercules’ and # 17 Lucky Cat Garage ‘Bombinette’

2nd: # 3 Libner Racing ‘Dragonfly’

A big rounds of congratulations to these three machines, their builders and their pilots. And to all competitors of the Sultans Of Sprint challenge who combine in joy and good humor, passion, race and fun in the most beautiful manner.

Many thanks to VIRAGE 8  for the kind words  & Venom Design for the trophies !

Kraftstoffschmiede #46 BMW "Hercules"

Lucky Cat Garage #17 BMW "Bombinette"

Libner Racing #3 Triumph "Dragonfly"

2017 Sultans of Sprint “Style & Engineering” Award.

2017 "STYLE & ENGINEERING" AWARD

rewarding technic & style of the 2017 Sultans of Sprint racers !

Judging is by ‘peer-group-review’ in addition to a special jury. That is to say that it is mainly the Sultans of Sprint contenders themselves who choose the winner of this award. For sure it’s not allowed to vote for his own team … but we thought it was a quite fair rule inspired by international bike shows. Votes are evaluating both engineering & technical solutions on one hand but also design & style on the other hand.

The special jury is made up of Fred Krugger​, the famous custom bike builder from Belgium is also 2 times AMD Custom Bike World Champion,  Sacha Lakic​, designer & motorcycle enthusiast also founder of Blacktrack Motors,  Jens Vom Brauck, founder & designer from JvB-moto, and last but not least Jean-Claude Barrois, a great motorfreaker who’s a bit our motorcycle guru and a french Bonneville speed record heroe.
All are also very good friends and Sultans of Sprint challenge strong supporters !

The winner of our “Style & Engineering Award” will be announced during Sultans of Sprint round #3 2017 | Biker’s Classics (BE) on saturday 1st july in the Bikers’ Classics​ Lifestyle Village & released on the web by our friends from Virage8.com.

Sultans of Sprint finals @ Intermot Customized !

Awesome times & tons of laughs in Cologne !

Intermot in Cologne hosted the Sultans of Sprint challenge 2016 finals and all the Sultans race bikes were presented on a dedicated area of 285 square meters in hall 10.1 “Intermot Customized”. This was a big chance for all the Sultans of Sprint racers to show their crazy fast machines in details and to share their passion with all the visitors of this very important show within the motorcycle industry.
Hand built with 100 wood pallets by Venom Design, Young Guns Speed Shop, St-Brooklyn Motorcycles & Lucky Cat Garage, the booth was enhanced by our friends from Mahr’s Brau who kindly supported by fresh beers. The Sultans of Sprint booth was also great thanks to our partner Instantané which printed great photos for our walls.

Just before the race sunday morning all the Sultans of Sprint were invited to Amadeus Speed Shop for a wonderful party in Cologne. Thumbs up to the Amadeus Speed Shop crew & Jens von JVB Motos for the organization & invitation ! This was a proper party for all the Sultans !

Schlachtwerk's Yamaha "Skinny Beast" faster than ever !

For safety reasons the Sultans of Sprint race on sunday was this time against the clock and not side by side. A new way of racing for the contenders but interesting to see how fast each of the racers gan go on 160 meters for this round …

This time Tommy from Schlachtwerk (GER) on his Yamaha “Skinny Beast” was the fastest just in front of Marco Zesiger from Young Guns Speed Shop (CH) on his Moto Guzzi “Ferdinand the Sparrow”. Seb Lorentz from Lucky Cat Garage (FR) and the BMW “Sprintbeemer” completed the podium with the third place.
Hero of the day Ludwig Asher struggled to start his BMW “L’Etonnante” despite the help of other contenders. He never gave up but did not manage to take the start this time.

FCR Original team (FR) with their “Crazy Bonnie” had to face some traction issue and did not manage to do better than eight position despite some really impressive starts ! Same situation for Radical Guzzi (GER) and their insane “NOSferatu” which suffered from their rear tyre grip to get a better result.

Sultans of Sprint round #4 | Intermot Customized

  1. Schlachtwerk (GER) | Yamaha “Skinny Beast”
  2. Young Guns Speed Shop (CH) | Moto Guzzi “Ferdinand the Sparrow”
  3. The Lucky Cat Garage (FR) | BMW “Sprintbeemer”
  4. Kraftstoffschmiede (GER) |BMW “Cat Killer”
  5. VTR Customs (CH) | BMW “Polizia Uno”
  6. Radical Guzzi (GER) | Moto Guzzi “NOSferatu”
  7. Team 101 (GER) | BMW “StarrSinn”
  8. FCR Original (FR) | Triumph “Crazy Bonnie”
  9. Libner Baloo Racing (FR) | Harley Davidson “XR”
  10. Edelweiss Motorsport (GER) | BMW “90S”
  11. Kingston Custom (GER) | BMW “SprintBoxer”
  12. Sooner or Later Garage (FR) | BMW “Flat Punisher”
  13. Venom Design (FR) | Harley Davidson “Sprintster”
  14. Krautmotors (GER) | BMW “Pure&Crafted”
  15. Blitz Motorcycles (FR) | BMW “Black Pearl”
  16. St-Brooklyn Motorcycles (FR) | BMW “L’Etonnante”

Fotozino Challenge One for St-Brooklyn Motorcycles & Young Guns Speed Shop

Ludwig Asher from St Brooklyn Motorcycles (FR) has been more lucky regarding the Fotozino X Sultans of Sprint Challenge One and got the Fotozino award & 500€ price money at Intermot.
Young Guns Speed Shop won the overall Fotozino Challenge and received the trophy and 1000€ price money for their involvment the all year. Congratulations to both teams & many thanks to Fotozino for the kind support !

#useifyourdare #fotozino #challengeone
#makeyourdayanadventure

Scary factor award goes to Radical Guzzi !

Scary Factor online #fanboost was won by Young Guns Speed Shop but the swiss team decided to gave it to their friends from Radical Guzzi (GER) for their efforts to frighten the competitors on the starting grid with their insane Moto Guzzi “NOSferatu” :
That’s Sultants of Sprint fairplay spirit.

Young Guns Speed Shop winning the Sultans of Sprint 2016 !

Congratulations to the youngest rider for an awesome season !

Young Guns Speed Shop team from Switzerland did really well during the all year: clutch blown at Cafe Racer Festival in Monthléry (FR) but they got the #fanboost award for the “Crew Style”. Probably thanks to their hawaian shirts and smiles !
At Glemseck 101 in Leonberg (GER) in september, Marco was flying to the first place on “Ferdinand the Sparrow” which was back in the game and loaded with nitrous oxyde.
For the final round at Intermot in Cologne (GER), the swiss team was ready to battle again and Marco took really impressive starts allowing their Moto Guzzi to take the second place behind the always fast Yamaha “Skinny Beast” from Schlachtwerk (GER). The last round was giving double points to the participants and the 2016 Sultans of Sprint champion title and the pressure was at his maximum for the fastest team. Marco took it easy and kept cool to take the best out of the swiss bird !
Sultans of Sprint 2016 championship final standings.

Find out more great shots from Sultans of Sprint round #4 by Marc Holstein, Christine Gabbler, Kati Kayadaek & Antje Roth in our event photo album.

After this first Sultans of Sprint season, we would like to thank for their trust, friendship and great support:
Fotozino, Heidenau, Nude Audio, Classic Machines, Gentlemen’s Factory, Atelier Nord, La Fabrique 3D, Instantané, Nolaroads, Machine 17, Bike Exif, GQ and Intersection Magazine for their trust !

Wheels & Waves, Cafe Racer Festival, Glemseck 101, Intermot Customized for hosting our races !

Marc Holstein, Christine Gabler, Laurent Nivalle, Aurore de Bettignies, Daniel Beres, Antje Roth, Cyril Casagrande, Kevin Renard, Ben Ott, David Marvier, Kati Kayadaek, Claude Fischer, Sabine Falk, Guillaume Ducasse, Frederic Seemann, Laurent Scavone, Doud XIII, Fotografy K, Sascha Feuster, Rémi Desclaux, Aritza Saldibar, MJ Studio, Bikes What Else, EasyrideRocks & David Biene for all the beautiful photos !

Roman Haenicke for filming our races & parties with his camera !

Anorexic Sumotori for the great soundtracks of our videos !

Mahrs Brau for providing us fresh beers at Glemseck 101 & Intermot !

Patricia, Jörn & Jens our fabulous DJ at Monthléry & Glemseck 101 !

SHOEI Europe & Furygan for offering gifts for the fanboost online votes !

All the racers of this first Sultans of Sprint season: Young Guns Speed Shop (CH), Schlachtwerk (GER), VTR Customs (CH), FCR Original (FR), Radical Guzzi (GER), Venom Design (FR), St-Brooklyn Motorcycles (FR), Switch Stance Riding (JPN), Sooner or Later Garage (FR), Wrenchmonkees (DK), Krautmotors (GER), Blitz Motorcycles (FR), Kraftstofschmiede (GER), Plan B Motorcycles (IT), Libner-Baloo Racing (FR), Kingston Custom (GER), Lucky Cat Garage (FR).

Special thanks to Andreas, Claudia, Stefan, Katt, Rémi, Jean-Claude, Gert, Jens, Jörg, Clément, Thomas, Fred, Carsten, Rénia, Laura, Steini, Laurent & Laurence.

Last but not least, many thanks to all the people we met during the all season and who gave us their love & support by following us & sharing our passion for motorcycling, customizing & racing.

#speedisourreligion

Sultans of Sprint 2016 finals video work in progress … stay tuned !

Vote for the team with the best “Scary Factor” !

Crew Style fanboost award: Win a SHOEI JO helmet or a Furygan jacket !

How to impress the competitors on the starting grid or the dragstrip ? that’s the “Scary Factor” !
It’s now your turn to maybe change the Sultans of Sprint standings by voting for the team with the best Scary Factor ! Your vote can change the ranking with the Scary Factor award which will give a direct bonus of 50 points for the winning team !

Thanks to our partners & friends at SHOEI & FURYGAN, you can even win yourself a beautiful open face helmet or a great leather jacket !

Register to our newsletter & then vote for the most stylish crew here ! good luck !

Which team has the best "scary factor" ?

St-Brooklyn Motorcycles winning the Racer Style fanboost award !

congratulations Ludwig !

1712 online votes to choose the most stylish Sultans of Sprint Racer !

After one week of online votes to choose the most stylish Sultans of Sprint racer Ludwig from St Brooklyn Motorcycles (FR)  is winning the award and 50 points bonus for the championship. St-Brooklyn Motorcycles BMW “L’Etonnante” is now third of the current standings.

Thumbs up to Schlachtwerk & Young Guns Speed Shop for their fairness & good spirit. They could both have won this award but decided to give their votes to all the other teams (except FCR Original & Lucky Cat Garage).

Thank you to all for the 1712 online votes for the best racer style award. The winner of the SHOEI JO helmet will be announced soon.

Next rendez vous are now the “Scary Factor” fanboost online vote & for sure the grand final race (giving double points) 9th october at Intermot in Köln (GER). Stay tuned !

Vote for the most stylish racer & win a Shoei helmet !

Crew Style fanboost award: Win a SHOEI JO helmet or a Furygan jacket !

easy ! vote for your favorite team & register to our newsletter !

Because we race with style (and smile) it’s now your turn to maybe change the Sultans of Sprint standings by voting for the most stylish racer: bike style combined with rider gears !
Your vote can change the ranking with the Racer Style award which will give a  direct bonus of 50 points to the winning team !

Thanks to our partners & friends SHOEI, you can even win yourself a beautiful premium SHOEI JO open face helmet with integrated visor.

Register to our newsletter & then vote for the most stylish crew here ! good luck !

Which team has the best racer style (rider & bike) ?

Young Guns Speed Shop leading the championship !

Crewstyle #fanboost award winner !

With 943 online votes for the Crew Style #fanboost the battle was tough to define the winner.
St-Brooklyn Motorcycles, Young Guns Speed Shop, Venom Design & Plan B Motorcycles were quickly getting lots of votes but finally the Young Guns Speed Shop hawaian shirts (and probably all their friends & supporters) gave them 10 points just in front of St Brooklyn Motorcycles.
Thanks to the 50 points bonus of the Crew Style #fanboost the team from Switzerland is now leading the championship.

Among the 943 votes we will draw soon the winners of the Shoei JO & Gentlemen’s Factory gears … stay tuned !

Sultans of Sprint | Crew Style | fanboost #1 | online votes results

1. Young Guns Speed Shop (Switzerland) | 22,27%
2. St-Brooklyn Motorcycles (France) | 21,21%
3. Plan B Motorcycles (Italy) | 13,89%
4. Venom Design (France) | 12,83%

all results available on this link.

Vote for the most stylish crew to win a Shoei helmet & nice gears !

Crew Style fanboost award: Win a SHOEI JO helmet & Gentlemen's Factory gears !

easy ! vote for your favorite team & register to our newsletter !

Because we race with style (and smile) it’s now your turn to maybe change the Sultans of Sprint standings by voting for the most stylish crew:  Your vote can change the ranking with the Crew Style award which will give a  direct bonus of 50 points to the winning team !

Thanks to our partners & friends SHOEI & Gentlemen’s Factory, you can even win yourself a beautiful premium SHOEI JO open face helmet with integrated visor or a great french made jacket or a sweatshirt designed by Gentlemen’s Factory.

Register to our newsletter & then vote for the most stylish crew here ! good luck !

Which Sultans of Sprint Crew has the best style ?

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