Zach Ness Profile/ Sailor Jerry Presents Hot Bike Invitational Bike Build-Off

A third-generation custom bike builder carving out his own path

Zach Ness Profile PIc

Running in conjunction with this years GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour is the Sailor Jerry Presents Hot Bike Invitational Bike Build-off featuring 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 Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Enterprises

Zach is a third-generation custom bike builder from Northern California. His Grandfather Arlen Ness is considered to be the godfather of custom and chopper motorcycles. Zach has now made a name for himself and a mark on the world of custom bikes with his updated and refined style of building bikes. His relationship with Victory and Indian motorcycles has him designing many special edition bikes and parts and his television show on the National Geographic Channel dubbed “Let It Ride” has seen Zach carve out his own path and create many unique and amazing bikes. 

Zach Ness Profile

Go to the Arlen Ness Enterprises Instagram to see the progress of the build and a ton of other cool stuff.

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

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

-Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studios

-Roland Sands of Roland Sands Design

-Jesse Rooke of Rooke Customs

-Dar Holdsworth of Brass Balls Cycles

-Mike Rabideau of Majik Mike’s Kustoms

-Pat Patterson of Led Sled Customs

-Chris Richardson of LA Speed Shop

-Bryan Schmike of TPJ Customs

-Jason Grimes of Northeast Chop Shop

-Dave Polgreen of The Wretched Hive

-Justin Coleman of Torch Industries

-Danny Schneider of HardNine Choppers

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

Hot Bike Tour 2014