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Motorcycle Choppers

By Walter F. Kern

Gives articles, features, and links about motorcycle choppers.

A Visit to Orange County Choppers - Road Trip
We take a trip to Orange County Choppers (OCC) to visit their new headquarters in Newburgh, NY.

Returning soldiers from World War II were dissatisfied with the motorcycles that were available from Harley-Davidson. They created the bobber. By 1969, riders wanted a bike like the one in the movie Easy Rider. They wanted a chopper.

Motorcycle Choppers - A Gallery
Pictures and descriptions of choppers are given. Submit your own chopper's picture.

Orange County Choppers: The Tale of the Teutuls - A Review
The book, Orange County Choppers: The Tale of the Teutuls, by Paul Teutul Sr., Paul M. Teutul, and Michael Teutul With Keith and Kent Zimmerman is reviewed.

Barefoot Bike Works
This company sells and services Bourget motorcycles, Ridley motorcycles, and pre-owned Harleys. Bourget is a custom motorcycle designed according to specific user tastes.

Big Bear Choppers
The backbone of what makes them unique is the fact that they design AND manufacture every bit of the frame, tanks and fenders, bars and frontends, foot controls and other proprietary components. Go to an authorized dealer for availability on a Ready-to-Ride Big Bear Chopper, or build your own in your garage from the unassembled package. Located in Big Bear Lake, California

Chopper Club
The Chopper Club is a motorcycle club that has dedicated the last twenty-six years to promoting, protecting and enjoying custom biking across the UK, Europe and Norway. Created in England in 1973 the National Chopper Club has expanded into numerous Chopper Clubs all over the world. View the choppers of members.

Chopper Dave's Home Page
This chopper enthusiast has many pictures of choppers. He also has old pictures and ads.

Choppers Inc.
This Melbourne, FL USA company Web site has a gallery, pictures of project bikes and apparel for sale. They build V-Twin choppers.

Choppers Rule
Devoted to Choppers. Contains feature stories, stories from the road, and club events. If you like choppers - and who doesn't - check this out.

Choppertown: The Sinners
This site is about the Sinners who are featured in a new documentary film called Choppertown.

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Dog's Den
Lots of pictures of both choppers and bobbers on this site. Most pictures contain short descriptions of the mostly Harley-Davidson based machines.

Dutchman's Euro Chopper Site
This site is loaded with chopper pictures including step-by-step descriptions of actual chopper projects.
Classified ads for choppers. Ads are free, at least for awhile. New services expected are chopper auctions and chopper personals.

Fly Rite Choppers
Flyrite Choppers is a custom motorcycle shop specializing in Old School bobber and chopper motorcycles. They're located in Austin, Texas.

Indian Larry - NYC Choppers
Indian Larry is known as an artist, stuntman and character. He designs choppers as well. Check out his award winning "Grease Monkey" chopper.

Mike's Choppers
Not all choppers are H-D based. Check out these Japanese based choppers by Mike's Custom Scooters. Mike will build one for you.

Milwaukee Iron
This company, located in Lynchburg, VA, is known for producing custom parts for motorcycles. They also straighten and customize frames. Watch their TV show, Southern Steel, on the Discovery Channel as they create unique customs and choppers.

Orange County Choppers
Visit Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. (Teutul) and explore the world of custom choppers. Yes, the Teutuls are the stars of the Discovery Channel's American Chopper - The Series.

Redneck Engineering Motorcycle Shop
This Liberty, SC builder of choppers and customs got his start in his backyard. Now he runs a business with a seven-figure income supported by 34 employees and he's growing so fast he can't keep up with orders. Their Web site is still evolving.

Road Creature
This site showcases the "Road Creature," designed by Paul Scott, based in the UK. This one-of-a-kind custom/chopper contains components from many motorcycles. Want a nice prop for a film or perhaps want Paul to do one for you? Take a look. The view is spectacular.

This is the online version of the magazine. You can subscribe online, view articles, participate in swap meet and tech forums and see a preview of the next month's issue. This magazine is devoted to the backstreet chopper builder. Popup windows inviting you to subscribe are numerous.

V-Force Customs
V-Force Customs is a company established by two American-made individuals, Vinnie DiMartino and Cody Connelly. This duo worked for a small town local bike shop when America got hooked on their passion with custom bike building through a reality TV show that started in 2002. Their ambition is to stay real and be innovative in a widely popular industry of motorcycles.

Vengeance Motorcycles
Since 2002, Vengeance Motorcycles has been producing custom motorcycles that combine outside-the-box styling, premium manufacturing quality and high-performance V-twin power. Vengeance models for 2004 include the Warrior, Raider, Striker, Black Widow, Vendetta, Vindicator and Vertebreaker. Vengeance Xtreme Choppers (VXC) are one-of-a-kind customs built to a customer’s order.

West Coast Choppers
Located in Long Beach, CA USA, this custom shop builds motorcycles and sells custom parts and apparel. They have online ordering and one mean looking dog.

Wicked Women Choppers
Located in Herrin, IL, this woman owned chopper manufacturer designs, fabricates and builds custom choppers for the woman rider. Their first model, the Shady Lady, provides a balanced ride and awaits your examination.

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