The Lightning Bolt – Africa’s highest, winner-takes-all, custom motorcycle showcase is scheduled for Saturday, November 28 (dependent on Covid-19 status).

It’s a R150 000 prize, expert judging panel and 25km rideable challenge. Inviting Africa’s custom builders but allowing the passionate amateur wrench monkey to enter – a first for motorcycle culture in Africa!

Submissions are still open for builders to register their bikes for judges’ consideration – ALL models welcome! Email:

Presented by BMW Motorrad South Africa, hosted The House Of Machines Cape Town, sponsored by Super Bock, The Lightning Bolt is the regional extension of the global custom show – The Golden Bolt – a custom motorcycle showcase with Kevin Dunworth that set a new standard for the rideable competition category in the USA.(

The continent’s best builders will gather in Cape Town to present their innovative machines. The winner will not just be decided on aesthetics alone; there is judging criteria for ride-ability, paint, welding/fabrication, originality and upholstery – with total transparency in the judging process.

Source: Motorrad South Africa

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