Chopper

Learn about the amazing time and care that go into making choppers like The Beast, Creep Show, Astrozombie and the 80 other cool bikes profiled in this section.

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Curious about some of the most unique choppers ever built? Check out these pictures of powerful bikes and the modifications that make each of them one-of-a-kind.

By Mark Larson & Tony Choummanivong

Built and designed by The Wrench Custom Cycles, The Punisher is a custom chopper with almost all hand-crafted parts. See photos and specifications for this innovative chopper.

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This cobalt-blue chopper is a mark of ingenious design and paint work. It combines catalog items with enough creativity to make it unlike any other, which is, of course, what every builder aspires to. See photos and specifications for this inventive chopper.

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Dave Dupor of DD Custom Cycles is fast becoming one of the nation's hottest chopper builders. His Pro Street features the finest hardware and workmanship. See photos and specifications for this cutting-edge chopper.

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Custom Shop Cycles Pro Street Chopper is a custom chopper built for a charity. It features a 113-cubic-inch Ultima engine, plus a flaming paint job. See photos and specifications for the generous chopper.

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Speed Demon is a high-caliber custom chopper with an elongated frame and a distinguishing chrome-themed paint job. See photos and specification for this silvery chopper.

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Buell Street Fighter is a custom chopper with a modified version of a Harley-Davidson Sportster engine. Creator Eric Buell forgoes long-legged designs in favor of a more traditional custom style. See photos and specifications for this chopper.

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Once Custom Shop Cycles decided to build its first chopper it went the route of full-blown crazy just to show the world what it could do. This chopper features a supercharged engine and nitrous oxide injection. See photos and specifications for this super chopper.

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Movies like "Easy Rider" brought the chopper to the public's attention, and chopper culture is still going strong. Even Paris Hilton has one, which reportedly costs $250,000. Go into the guts of these chopped-up motorcycles and see how they're customized.

By Jonathan Strickland

The Executioner is a fire-spewing chopper built for the Discovery Channel's Biker Build-Off. Assembled in just nine days, the Executioner boasts one major customization: a "head" light that spews flames from its gaping maw.

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Chopper Baby has a 93-cubic-inch engine that's designed to look like a 1950s Harley-Davidson. It features 18-inch-over Redneck springer forks set at an incredible 52-degree rake. See photos and specifications for this radical ride.

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Fearless Choppers always sets its sights on building high-end machines with no equal. Sabre Tooth is a unique high-end custom chopper with a 114-cubic-inch engine. See photos and specifications for this hand-formed custom-built chopper.

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Daddy Long Legs is a chopper aptly named, as it was built for a former Corn Huskers football player. It features an elongated design and a 120-cubic-inch Patrick V-twin to power it. Check out photos and specs for this Klock Werks chopper.

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The Shovelglide is a custom chopper from J.L. Hart and Chopsmiths. It features outrageous design and an 88-cubic-inch engine. See photos and specifications for this old-school chopper.

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The Girder's builders like to go to extremes, and this custom chopper is no exception. Girder chopper's custom forks were stretched 22 inches and cloaked in black. See photos and specs for this highly modified motorcycle.

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The Thugster chopper is a one-of-a-kind bike crafted by John Lewis. A reliable 80-cubic-inch Harley Davidson Evo V-twin powers this unique chopper. See great pictures of the Thugster and check out its specs.

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Although not as high-end as most Fearless Choppers creations, the Fendered Spoon boasts an incredibly-wide 300mm rear tire. See photos and specifications for this Harley-Davidson engine chopper.

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This chopper's aggressive stance compensates for its more traditional design. Still it's a well-executed and well-designed custom chopper. See photos and specifications for this classically-styled machine.

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Of all the bikes American IronHorse builds, the Texas Chopper displays the most extreme geometry and appearance. Check out pictures and specifications for this extreme chopper.

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A frame from RC Components was the starting point for Astrozombie but it was tweaked a bit for this application. So were the Harley-Davidson Deuce forks. View pictures and specifications of this 2005 chopper.

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The Catalog Bike is a factory-modified chopper by Scooter Shooterz that features parts from various catalogs. See photos and specifications for this factory-modified chopper.

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Crown Custom Cycle Fabrication is known for high performance, but can also build bikes with as much "show" as "go." Creep Show is a case in point. Check out specifications and pictures for the Creep Show chopper.

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For the Sportster, Klock Werks modified a 1998 Sportster smoothing the welds in the frame and molding curves into the tubing joints. See photos and specifications for this Klock Werks chopper.

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LSC chopper from American IronHorse combines factory engineering with custom details. The basis for the LSC is a hardtail frame with 4-inch stretch 8-inch rise and 38-degree rake in the neck. See pictures and specifications of the AIH LSC chopper.

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For Pain Erickson not just any chopper would do. Betting that he wasn't alone he decided to build a series of bikes that met his own exacting standards. The Suicide Softail motorcycle has a 6-speed Baker transmission and a powerful engine.

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