Choppers And Custom Bikes

If you are old enough to remember Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper in ‘Easy Rider’, it’s difficult to underestimate the appeal of a chopper motorcycle. Chopper – A stripped down motorcycle devoid of any unnecessary parts, wiry with heavily raked forks, set off with apehanger bars, a King and Queen seat and cissy bar. But that’s old school (and still my personal favourite custom bike style). Chopping bikes started in 1950’s USA and later became popular in the UK with many superb bikes appearing at custom shows by the early 1970’s.

 

Choppers, Bobbers and Customs For Sale

1970 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE CHOPPER. BONES LEGACY CLASSIC CUSTOM CHOPPER.

1970 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE CHOPPER. BONES LEGACY CLASSIC CUSTOM CHOPPER.
Price:
£3,600.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
13
Ends in:
0d 3h 37m
Seller: eBay

1990 Honda CBR100FL Custom Chopper/Rat Look

1990 Honda CBR100FL Custom Chopper/Rat Look
Current price:
£412.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
10
Ends in:
0d 3h 43m
Seller: eBay

BSA PRE-UNIT HARD TAIL CHOPPER ROLLING CHASSIS WITH SPRINGER FRONT END

BSA PRE-UNIT HARD TAIL CHOPPER ROLLING CHASSIS WITH SPRINGER FRONT END
Current price:
£932.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
4
Ends in:
0d 4h 59m
Seller: eBay

Suzuki GS250T 1981 Runs Winter Restoration Cafe Racer Bobber Chopper Project

Suzuki GS250T 1981 Runs Winter Restoration Cafe Racer Bobber Chopper Project
Current price:
£349.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
1
Ends in:
0d 5h 3m
Seller: eBay

Bobber Custom Chopper 1984 KAWASAKI ZR 400-B1

Bobber Custom Chopper 1984 KAWASAKI ZR 400-B1
Current price:
£2,050.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
30
Ends in:
0d 6h 40m
Seller: eBay

Hardtailframe chopper bobber project

Hardtailframe chopper  bobber project
Price:
£500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 7h 4m
Seller: eBay

Honda shadow custom bobber

Honda shadow custom bobber
Price:
£4,250.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 18h 53m
Seller: eBay

Project chopper CX 500

Project chopper CX 500
Current price:
£310.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
21
Ends in:
0d 20h 19m
Seller: eBay

Triumph Speedmaster Bobber Chopper Custom

Triumph Speedmaster Bobber Chopper Custom
Price:
£4,495.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 20h 27m
Seller: eBay

Z 1100 chopper motorcycle

Z 1100 chopper motorcycle
Current price:
£2,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
1
Ends in:
0d 20h 51m
Seller: eBay
 

 

Interest in custom motorcycles has never really waned, though the popularity of TV shows such as ‘American Chopper’ and ‘Biker Build Off’ have recently added interest on a wider scale. Nowadays custom bikes take many forms, and even the big manufacturers have got in on the act with factory built customs offered by Harley Davidson, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki. There are even a number of specialist builders offering hand made customs using ‘crate’ engines wrapped in specialist frames. The hobby has developed with modern custom bikes taking many forms including lowriders, characterised by their low slung frame, huge section rear tyre and, inevitably, a large V-twin in the middle. Custom paint varies from mild to wild, many modern bikes having subtle yet stunning finishes, devoid of the garish graphics that characterised early examples.