Anita Kohler Builds A Chopper. Tiki Pretty.





Anita Kohler and Peter Penz are life and business partners at Penz Custombikes in Austria. They specialize in fancy & rock solid frames that I have used on my customs and also sold with success in the United States. One year ago they sent me the 1st pictures of their Tiki frame (Softail and Rigid versions) featuring a very cool curved twisted downtube. Not sure how they imagined this one. Maybe after sipping quite a few loads of exotic rum punches, refurbishing their offices with rattan furniture, wearing flower leis in their hair and dressing with brightly colored fabrics. You know, Austria winters can be very cold… Anyway, they had to promote this new frame by building a bike and Anita decided that she would show the world (and partner Peter), what she can do (and you too) wth it. Here the result. A Polynesia theme chopper called “Rocksteady” whose fabrication details are inspired by the tikis, these large humanoid carvings used to mark the boundaries of sacred sites.  Here the shortened tech sheet. Penz Tiki frame with 1" out, 6" up, 42-degree of rake with twisted single downtube. S&S engine 93". Jeri Springer front end upside down (springs at bottom) 14"over. Baker/S&S 6in4 transmission, hand shift. Black rim American Wire Spoke wheels, 21 x 2.15" front, 18 x 8" rear, Kustom Tech Controls (black & gold), Belt Drive 2" open belt system. Seat (gorgeous) by Armin Dobstetter, etc. More in English at Penz Custom Bikes (photography Gerd Scheidel/Studio 1/Germany)


14 Responses to “Anita Kohler Builds A Chopper. Tiki Pretty.”

  1. 1 SAM (SLIME) Jan 14th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Anita that is a beautiful kolor of GREEN. Hmmm, reminds me of a knucklehead that you like which resides in my garage. Paint wise that is. VERY KOOL BIKE!

  2. 2 Andy Jan 14th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    A chopper for each woman = End of motorcycle industry recession.

  3. 3 Francesco Jan 14th, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Have chopper, will ride with you Anita.

  4. 4 Ken Maggie Jan 14th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    I am impressed by the seat and the tiki velocity stack (?)

  5. 5 Brandon Jan 14th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    If she built it herself, congrats. That’s great. Can they ride chops legally in Austria?

  6. 6 Clement & Sue Salvadori Jan 14th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Cyril – I would like to congratulate you on having the best blog around — always informative, as well as easy and entertaining to read. Clement Salvadori. Atascadero CA

  7. 7 SAM (SLIME) Jan 14th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I must also add that Anita is a very nice person who is very into motorcycles. Shoot me an e-mail Anita. SAM

  8. 8 Mike Odom Jan 15th, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Hi Cyril,
    Just catching up on some reading for a change and thought I would say hey. I recognized the Tiki frame right away from the day I visited your shop. Hope to catch up with you at Bike Week.


  9. 9 Ken Glenn (Rat Judge) Jan 15th, 2008 at 8:17 am

    They didn’t make it to bikeweek last year, are they coming this year?

  10. 10 Don Miller Jan 15th, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Cool frame. How much?

  11. 11 Paul Henrich Jan 15th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    European frames are very high quality compared to US ones (even not talking about Chnese junk). Very tough legislation there in Europe. Frames are tested by government agency. But the price is way too high.

  12. 12 rodent Jan 15th, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Anita’s hot!!!

  13. 13 Joseph Kava Jan 15th, 2008 at 11:27 am

    The bike is hot. Any woman is sexier on a chop.

  14. 14 dragon Jan 15th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    u knwo she’s happy getting to ride a chopper and sit on a happy face to lmao

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