The man behind Kraus Motor Co. and a peek at his build for the HOT BIKE BUILD-OFF


Running in conjunction with this years GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour is the The Hot Bike Invitational Bike Build-off featuring a baker's dozen of the world’s best bike builders. The Invited builders will have to put their metal where their mouth is and build a badass bike that they can and will actually ride over 5 days and 1,000 + miles.

One of those featured builders is Satya Kraus of Kraus Motor Co. Recognized in the custom motorcycle industry as an innovator, Satya designs and builds motorcycles that win top honors at World Championship shows and also break land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Satya has spent his life on all genres of motorcycles and thus builds bikes that are made to be ridden, and ridden hard at that. His direction leans towards aggressive styling with influences in motorsports and racing and leads the next generation of custom motorcycles.

Be sure to follow the progress of Satya's Hot Bike Build-Off machine on instagram

Also follow the progress of the other Invited Builders with the hashtag #hotbikebuildoff on

Other invitees of The Hot Bike Invitational Bike Build-off:

-Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles

-Jesse Rooke of Rooke Customs

-Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studio

-Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Chops

-Mike Rabideau of Majik Mike’s Kustoms

-Pat Patterson of Led Sled Customs

-Chris Richardson of LA Speed Shop

-Bryan Schmike of TPJ Customs

-Danny Schnider of Hard Nine Choppers

-Jason Grimes Of Northeast Chop Shop

-Dave Polgreen Of The Wretched Hive

-Justin Coleman of Torch Industries

For more info on the GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour , go to


Satya Kraus's Hot Bike Build-Off Dyna in Progress , first step was to disregard all unneeded parts


Hand fabricated parts for the Hot Bike Build-Off Dyna


A past Kraus creation