From My Spy In Russia. Custom BMW Chopper.









About 5 years ago, I got my 1st motorcycle parts orders coming from Russia. I was quite surprised. I even sold to a Moscow dealer all the parts necessary to build 2 bikes to be assembled in Russia and looking like 2 of my customs. Then, Russian magazines started to feature my work and I became friend with journalist Dmitry Khitrov. He is now my legitimate Russian spy and I enjoy exchanging with him motorcycle pictures and news from our respective countries. Russian bikers are somewhat influenced by what they see published in their Russian magazines (a lot of European bikes and a few American ones, including mine), but they have their own way (a very good thing) to customize and use parts. For example this BMW chopper based on a 1939 R 35 BMW engine, a very fast engine at the time, used on bikes of the German army during World War 2. The bike is the work of a custom shop called “Orehovo Custom Art”, and the 2 owners Sergey Kusakov & Aleksandr Shiraev had to find 3 baskets cases to get all the engine original parts. All the rest of the bike is hand made and they explained, through my translator, that all components are made small because the engine is small. They even decided to lace the wheels with only 36 spokes to make the bike look lighter. I like very much this BMW chopper. And you? You can see more Russian bikes by going to

4 Responses to “From My Spy In Russia. Custom BMW Chopper.”

  1. 1 DJ Chopper God Mar 21st, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Very kool bike!!!

  2. 2 Greg Schonberg Mar 21st, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    There is a lot of creativity in foreign coutries. Cyril, show us more.

  3. 3 Michael Hughes Mar 21st, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Very nice work. Vodka everybody!

  4. 4 ruriders Mar 22nd, 2007 at 4:15 am

    Greetings to All from Russia! Under this link it is possible to look full clause in English.

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