The Beast: A Chopper Profile


The Beast Chopper Pictures

The Beast's fiery tank.
The Beast's fiery tank.

The Beast is a custom Honda motorcycle built by Lowriders by Summers/Slicks Choppers. Below are more pictures and details of this powerful chopper.

The Beast's long tank was specially made to cover the radically stretched top tube of the custom-built frame. It’s dressed in period flames.

The Beast's velvety smooth engine. The Beast's velvety smooth engine.
The Beast's velvety smooth engine.

At the time of its introduction, Honda’s 750-cc inline four was among the most potent motorcycle engines available, and velvety smooth to boot; as such, it was a natural for customizers. The Beast wears a 4-into-2 exhaust header that was a common replacement in the day.

Rear drum brake of the Beast chopper. Rear drum brake of the Beast chopper.
Rear drum brake of the Beast chopper.

While the Honda 750 came standard with a massive front disc brake -- comforting, considering its speed potential -- this Beast chopper has no front brake at all and only a rear drum brake to slow it down. Cast-spoke Invader wheels were a '70s chopper mainstay.

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