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William Woods has designed the “Fallout” as a rather interesting way to pay a tribute to the classic chopper. The reason why we’re saying that is pretty obvious: the thing looks like a streetfighter from the future rather than a chopper. While we have nothing against the designer’s approach, we can’t help noticing how this futuristic motorcycle concept looks like it could become reality right now.

Designed around a Bimota frame and featuring a single-sided swingarm as well as hub-centered steering, the ideas shown here might just see their way on the future’s much more refined streetfighters. Also, the “Fallout” comes with short bobber handle bars, chopped exhaust and a long tank, so it could always pass as a custom, although we’d love to see something like this being mass produced. How about you?

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When bikers go across America, the trip usually ends with a walk on the beach and it seems it is precisely that moment that the creators of this absolutely beautiful demonstration of photographic art have successfully created here. The silhouette in case is that of a gorgeous, proud female rider of a chopper resembling Captain America.

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Choppers were born in America for American roads, but despite this fact, the continuously growing demand for such beasts in Europe determines Saxon, a US-based custom bike manufacturer to establish a European division – Saxon Motorcycles Europe – and start developing new models precisely for this new market.

The Saxon Whip is the company’s fourth such model, a hard tail chopper able to make even an accountant look like he’s most likely slapping people for fun. The fact is that the Whip, which stands out mainly thanks to its rigid frame and long fork, addresses to those riders who want the look and feel of a mean chopper, but also the relief of knowing that their ride was built using modern technology.

This precise model was recently introduced at the Arneitz Custom Show during the European Bike Week and the crowd there was delighted about it. The official press release also informs us about the opening of a new dealership in Spain. This company’s continuous evolution is due to excellent built quality and low prices on all their models. Read the press release after the break.

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Global specialist in energy management Schneider Electric has contracted Orange County Choppers to build their first hybrid motorcycle about which Paul Teutul , Sr. says it will be "capable of traveling farther, without refueling or recharging, than any other OCC bike in history." The parallel hybrid powertrain will be supplied by Schneider Electric while the guys at OCC bring in their design ideas as well as top quality build.

Obviously, you’re gonna see the whole story and the actual bike during a future American Chopper episode scheduled for next year, unless you’re a selected Schneider Electric contractor partner, meaning that you’ll see the hybrid chopper later this year and even get the change to win one of the eight such bikes that OCC and Schneider Electric give away.

After the jump, we’ve attached the video and the press release that resulted from this partnership. We’re eagerly waiting for the actual bike.

Source: autoblog
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This Custom Ferrari Chopper, although it doesn’t reflect the Italian supercar performances due to the poor racetrack abilities that choppers have, recently sold for US $39,495 on eBay.

The bike is a very beautiful tribute paid to Ferrari by its innovative motorcycle builder. Only two such bikes have been built and they are apparently powered by different engines, an inline-triple from Triumph for the first and a Yamaha R1 inline-four engine for the second.

Given the fact that the eBAY auction recently ended, we can even imagine the new owner polishing the thing in a Ferrari-filled garage.

Source: autoblog
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Orange County Choppers was commissioned by Siemens to build an entirely electric motorcycle in order to raise environmental awareness. Given the New York-based custom motorcycle builder’s tradition of building noisy and very spectacular choppers powered by a good old V-Twin engine, Siemens’s proposition might have sounded a bit unusual at first, but it was a challenge waiting to be taken.

The end result was unveiled yesterday at the Time Warner Center by Siemens and Paul Teutul Senior itself and we must say that it looks as good as any other OCC creation so far, if not even better, given the futuristic tendency.

But while the looks aspect is discussable, the incontestable fact is that the 27-horsepower electric motor from Advanced DC powers the Siemens electric chopper to a 100+ mph top speed. The six batteries take five hours to charge and supply the bike with electricity for around 60 miles, which is quite decent.

OCC built the Siemens bike in a single month and it is all on tape and scheduled to air on TLC on Thursday, October 22 at 9PM.

Siemens plans to take their bike on a worldwide tour in 2010 and then auction it and donate the money to "a charitable cause that will help benefit the environment." Yes, that means you can even end up owning it if you’re a man with deep pockets and the fact that OCC says that it currently has no plans to mass produce an electric chopper until demand is here, makes this creation even more unique.

See a video from the event and read the Siemens press release after the break.

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Actor Lorenzo Lamas, best known by the motorcycle world thanks to the Renegade series from the 1990s, has teamed up with Ralph Randolph of Knockout Motorcycles to form a new motorcycle company named Lorenzo Lamas Cycles.

Master builder Ralph Randolph will make possible the designs imagined by Lamas and the bikes build by LLC will be based on production frames and will reportedly be powered by Twin Cam engines from S&S.

Four motorcycle renderings have already been released and you can check them out in our photo gallery. Cool, huh? Even cooler is the fact that the Reno Rocket and the Badlands Bomber will make their public debut this week at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Source: autoblog
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Honda has come up with yet another video of the Fury model, their first production chopper, which was specifically built for the US market.

The clip is destined to promote the unleashed beast on the TV screen and looks like a preview for a horror movie, continuing so the creative path indicated with the launch of the new model’s dedicated website.

Source: motoflash

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