In the world of choppers, Thee Darkside of Daytona, builder of the Girder Chopper, has a well-earned reputation for going above and beyond the typical build. Whether in the powertrain or the configuration, something is always done in the extreme.
Girder Chopper is based on a Killer Choppers hardtail frame, which has been modified in nearly every dimension, with a 6-inch stretch, 10-inch rise, and a 55-degree fork rake. Girder forks were stretched 22 inches for the profile Thee Darkside wanted. Spoke wheels reside at each end. The front one rides without a brake; in back, a Hawg Halters disc is used, as is a 250-series tire. Power comes courtesy of a 117-cubic-inch Ultima V-twin fitted with a 'snaked' exhaust system bent by Thee Darkside.
The entire bike, including chassis and sheetmetal, was then cloaked in black, which strikes a stunning contrast to the chromed pieces. It all flows together to form a chopper befitting Thee Darkside's brand.
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