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Wheels And Waves—Punks Peak 2018 Gallery

Custom bikes race up the hill at Wheels and Waves in Biarritz, France

Wheels and Waves has quickly become known as more than just your average moto show. From the surf contests to the races, the Southsiders who throw this event are definitely taking advantage of their beautiful surroundings in Biarritz, France.

Punk’s Peak is a sprint race that brings everything from old American choppers to weirdo little two-stroke machines to run up the hill as fast as they can. This year, we saw some well-known bikes and names running to the peak, including Dimitri Coste on the Indian FTR1200 Custom and Steve Caballero racing against Christian Hosoi–a showdown between two legendary skaters. Shinya Kimura showed up to race his distinct Ducati custom, and Toshiyuki “Cheetah” Osawa was hard to miss with his iconic cheetah-painted helmet and flathead H-D.

It seemed like everyone was more stoked to be out riding their bikes than they were concerned with winning, which is just the sort of vibe you’d expect from this laid-back, beach rally.

Punks Peak bike line up

Springer Sportster with... is that a turbo?!

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Black Harley Davidson Punks Peak

Custom Harley-Davidson WL built and ridden by Toshiyuki "Cheetah" Osawa from Tokyo, Japan

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Punks Peak Rider

Shinya Kimura ready to race

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Punks Peak Rider red helmet

Steve Caballero gearing up for the ride

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punks peak wheelie

Dimitri Coste showing off on the Indian FTR 1200 Custom

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Punks Peak riders ready

Shinya and Cheetah on the starting line

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Punks Peak riding line up

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punks peak riding in mountains

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punks peak motorcycle start

"Are you warming up your tire or trying to destroy it?"

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punks peak rider harley-davidson

Who doesn't love a good XR kit?

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