His bike shop may be only 6 years old, but Paul Teutul Sr’s love of riding and fabricating custom motorcycles dates back to the 70’s, inspired by such films as "Easy Rider" and Marlon Brando’s quint essential "The Wild One". Since then he’s worked in steel fabrication, nurturing his Orange County Ironworks into the booming commercial business it is today.
But it was Orange County Ironworks’ very success that allowed Paul Sr. to pursue his passion for building motorcycles in his downtime, and in 1999 he recruited his son Paul Jr. to become the chief fabricator and designer for the new enterprise: Orange County Choppers. OCC jumped on the scene at Daytona Biketoberfest 1999 with "True Blue" a classic chopper built in Paul Sr.’s basement.
Today Paul’s three sons all work in either his steel business or bike shop. Danny, 28, is the general manager of Orange County Ironworks. Paul Jr., 31, is the chief fabricator at Orange County Choppers. Michael, 26, answers phones and orders parts at OCC. Daughter Kristin, 23, attends nursing school in Rochester, N.Y.
Swept back and curved to accent the contour of the Splitback tank. Bars come to a curved point with CNC finished accent pieces.
OCC Splitback tank
Just like the name implies...the tank on the Splitback is a 2-half design exposing the frames backbone while following the lines of the frame.
Occ Crown rocker box covers
Chromed wafer styled rocker box covers add style to an already sexy looking power plant.
OCC RoadLok security system
The Roadlok Motorcycle Immobilication Device(MID) is used to keep your new Splitback where you park it - without destroying the chopper if you forget to unlock it. The RoadLok MID security system is built into the rear brake caliper bracket so it’s always on the bike. To lock your Splitback just put the locking pin in the RoadLok MID. To unlock yuour chopper use the key to get the locking pin out.
OCC MID control system
The control system on the Splitback is set in a middle position of the bike. This makes for better ergonomics for those longer rides and fits a bigger variety of rider body types better.
OCC comfort seat system
The OCC Comfort Shock Seat System on the Splitback chopper uses a shock mounted on the bottom of the seat pan wich is then attached to the frame. This aids in helping make a smoother ride while still maintaining the look of a rigid frame chopper.
OCC Custom oil tank
Not your ordinary oil tank. The Splitback’s oil tank was designed in Solidworks making it as good looking as it is functional. to set it all off, color matched with flame paint.
OCC Razor front end
The front end of the Splitback uses our Razor type forks. The bottom of the forks come to a sharp point while the fork seal area and under the bottom tree feature the OCC Razor fork covers.