Executioner: A Chopper Profile

The Executioner is a creative custom chopper build for a popular television program. See more motorcycle pictures.

Scooter Shooterz built the Executioner for the Discovery Channel's popular Biker Build-Off program. The honor of being asked to participate is matched only by the creativity of the chopper entered.

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Assembled in just nine days, the Executioner bristles with little custom touches-along with one blazing big one: a "head" light that spews flames from its gaping maw. Even without the fireworks, however, the bike is mighty impressive. Black paint carries gold-leaf accents, the rear fender is adorned with leather flames affixed with copper rivets, and the wheels are designed and cut by Scooter Shooterz itself.

The 107-cubic-inch engine features "Knucklehead"-style valve covers, a matte-black intake routed to the left side of the bike, and tape- wrapped exhaust. A pistol-grip hand shifter stirs the Baker 6-speed gearbox, leaving the clutch to be operated by a foot pedal. Legend air suspension allows the rider to adjust ride height at the rear, while Mean Street Warlord forks-featuring finely carved details-hold up the front.

But the highlight of the build is the flame-throwing, skull-shaped headlight. Lamps fill each eye socket, while the push of a button sends great waves of fire rolling from the open jaw. It certainly creates a spectacle, which is exactly what the Biker Build-Off program was all about.

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