Rigidity: A Chopper Profile


The Rigidity has a powerful 96-cubic-inch S&S engine. See more motorcycle pictures.

The Rigidity, which has gained celebrity attention, is an eye-catching chopper designed by Dave Dupor of DD Customs. After seeing several of Dupor's earlier creations, a player from the NFL contacted Dave about building a bike for an upcoming charity ride.

From the Pro-One catalog came the Rigidity with a 6-up, 4-out hardtail frame, 12-inch-over telescopic forks, and front and rear disc brakes. Black anodized wheels add a subtle luster that complements the gloss black paint accented with silver metalflake flames outlined in red.

Both fenders, the fuel tank, and a frame-mounted chin spoiler forward of the engine are all hand-formed from sheet steel. The Rigidity's power comes from a 96-cubic-inch S&S engine that has been polished to a fine gleam and fitted with Paul Yaffe exhaust pipes. The end result is a sharp-looking machine that does both the rider and builder proud.

Go to the next page for more photos and details of this S&S-powered chopper, the Rigidity.

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Rigidity Chopper Pictures

The Rigidity's custom wheels are powered by an S&S engine.
The Rigidity's custom wheels are powered by an S&S engine.

The Rigidity, built by DD Custom Cycle, has hand-formed components made from sheet steel. Below are more pictures and details of the powerful chopper.

Turn signals on the Rigidity frenched into the lower triple tree give the bike legal lighting without the clutter of normal lenses. Turn signals on the Rigidity frenched into the lower triple tree give the bike legal lighting without the clutter of normal lenses.
Turn signals on the Rigidity frenched into the lower triple tree give the bike legal lighting without the clutter of normal lenses.
The chin spoiler on the Rigidity shares the sheet metal's paint scheme of red and silver on black. The chin spoiler on the Rigidity shares the sheet metal's paint scheme of red and silver on black.
The chin spoiler on the Rigidity shares the sheet metal's paint scheme of red and silver on black.
The Rigidity chopper's sharp silver-on-black paint. The Rigidity chopper's sharp silver-on-black paint.
The Rigidity chopper's sharp silver-on-black paint.

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