They were fun to ride. These bikes are the choppers.The main aim was to get a rugged bike like Harley-Davidson and chop off all the bulky parts and remove, fit and weld lighter parts. This made the bike lighter, faster and more maneuverable. These choppers are now being made by big companies also. This was initially the work of small motor bike shops which put together the various parts that the customer wanted. So, it was custom made. Now many varieties of choppers are made by companies that are the big manufacturers.
These bikes also have to be built according to a set of rules. They should be roadworthy and should be such that though the choppers are not heavy, they should be strong enough for using on roads. In the United States the custom made choppers are given license to be used on the highway. Not many countries give them this license.
The choppers are mainly for their shape, size and speed. Its shape can be custom made to suit anyone's needs. So, it is not necessary that only big guys can ride it. Although the ride can be risky, the high speeds definitely thrill the youngsters who love their choppers. Anyone interested in riding the chopper can do so.
We often preach for preservation of wild life, but when wild animals grow in number and become a threat to themselves and human life, then emerges such custom-made bikes for the betterment of the species.
Amazing Motorbike tuningWe often preach for preservation of wild life, but when wild animals grow in number and become a threat to themselves and human life, then emerges such custom-made bikes for the betterment of the species. Commissioned by the owner of the Wildlife Rehabilitation of Hernando (WROH) in Florida, Jim Jablon, Swedish craftsman and leather expert Benny Ohrman has crafted a wild motorbike dubbed “Gator Bike” from the skin and skull of a real alligator, yes, you got it absolutely right.
Powered by an influential Ultima engine to reach a top speed over120 mph, the custom-made bike attaches the head permanently into the handlebars to implant the speedometer and other gauges into the back of the skull, while the skin can be removed after the ride. Intended to raise funds for a wildlife charity, the £51,000 alligator bike will be auctioned in May in Fort Lauderdale.
And the prize draw is set to be just as quirky as the toothy two-wheeler itself – with the winning ticket to be plucked from a pool full of alligators by a 22-year-old model.
The skin is detachable but the head is fixed permanently into the handlebars and has the speedometer implanted into the back of the skull.