Get Bit. The New Rigid Chopper From Viper Motorcycle.

Just before the Cincinnati Show, I published some "spy" shop pictures of the new Rigid Chopper offered by Viper Motorcycle for 2008. Here the final simplified tech sheet of the bike the way you can order it. It uses a Daytec Goliath RSD 280-300 frame, an all billet short stroke 152 cu engine showing that it could be easily fitted into an after market frame with little, if any modifications. (the mounting bolt pattern on the engine is still based on Industry standards). Because of the positive response Viper has received on this engine, it will also be available to after market and OEM builders. But the exhausts, in different styles, will need to be sourced from Viper due to their proprietary exhaust ports., Retail price on the bike will start at $ 34,500. Not bad for an Airea 5150 paint job, RC Component rims, and a 152 cu inch all billet engine! Viper Motorcycle Company.

Zipper's

6 Responses to “Get Bit. The New Rigid Chopper From Viper Motorcycle.”


  1. 1 Fausto Simoes Feb 29th, 2008 at 8:39 am

    I think that’s a great price for a bike with that motor!

    -Fausto

    http://www.motoxcycle.com

  2. 2 COPYCAT Mar 7th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    THIS VIPER LOOKS REMARKABLY LIKE A TITAN RADICAL RIDGID
    SAME FRAME, SAME FUEL TANK, SAME FENDERS, SAME HANDELBARS, SAME FRONT FORKS
    YOU WOULD THINK A NEW COMPANY WOULD UTILIZE NEW DESIGNS
    NOT TRY AND COPY

  3. 3 Nicker Mar 8th, 2008 at 3:26 am

    RE:
    “… LOOKS REMARKABLY LIKE A TITAN RADICAL RIDGID SAME FRAME…”

    Well, don’t know about Titan, but………..
    The first “advertised manufactured frame” with shoulder-high head-set was out of Detroit.
    Built by Karlinie (?) around 1975 or so.
    Don’t remember the spelling of his name (and am too lazy to go out into the shop to look it up).

    However, that look (seat low, headset high) goes back further than the late seventies.
    To get “that look” ya mounted a 12 inch over front end and a 21 inch wheel. Then cut the under seat down tube where it intersected with the back-bone. Cut the front down tube free of the motor. Then rotated the neck up till the motor sat horizontal again. Reconnect the front of the frame to the motor.
    Done!….. Simple……. 🙂

    No risers.
    Drag bars bolt directly on the top tree.
    Legal riding position (in CA), grips not higher than the shoulder.

    I’d say it “looks remarkably like” a vintage custom (as does the Titan).
    Nothing new there.

    -nicker-

  4. 4 Ridin' Along Mar 10th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    All all these bikes look alike, we’ve established that already.

    Is it time for a V-twin powered unicycle? Now that would be different!

  5. 5 Titan Specs Mar 10th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Viper Motorcycles has started to offer its proprietary engines to aftermarket and custom builders. The Chopper we are building is an example of what can be built with our engines. An engine of this caliber deserves to be mated with some of the best available components in the marketplace.
    This model is available from us,with some outstanding components built into it from Viper’s design team, that is unavailable to the public. but also serves as an example to potential builders, who want the largest OEM short-stroked engine on the market, that it can be fit into just about any frame they wish to use.
    Viper has a continuing relationship with these outstanding vendors, and support them in the aftermarket endeavors. Viper will continue to develop and sell our proprietary line of bikes that feature some outstanding and well concieved concepts only available fron Viper. Thank you Fred Proctor G.M. Viper Motorcycle Company

  6. 6 ANT Mar 21st, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Can’t help but wonder what changes, if any, were done to the Indian PowerPlus derived oil pump? (this is somewhat of a loaded but sincere question…just don’t want to sound self serving so I won’t go into details)

Comments are currently closed.
S&S
S&S
S&S
Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc.
Affliction Holdings, LLC

Socialize

Facebook Google+ Twitter