Production Bobber Of The Year








There is a lot of production Bobbers. But only one winner awarded during the “Excellence Awards” given away by Paisano Publications during the V-Twin Expo. And this year, the winner is Darwin Motorcycles builder of the Brass Balls Bobbers. The award-winning Classic Bobber series comes in a Softail or Rigid frame that is 36 degree, 0 up and 0 out. It sports a Mustang tank, floorboards, a 140mm rear tire, sprocket/rotor rear brake kit and is available with a Harley-Davidson EVO, S&S 96 inch engine or Crazy Horse V-Plus motor.

After receiving his trophy from Dave Nichols, Chief Editor of Easyriders, Boss Man Dar Holdsworth stated, “It’s an honor to receive this award in front of so many builders and editors that I have looked up to and found inspiration from”. Based in Oklahoma, Darwin Motorcycles manufactures a range of custom bikes, including special one-off builds, choppers, and its Brass Balls Bobbers line. (Congratulating the winners. Left: partner Aaron Glenn. Right: Boss Man Dar Holdsworth) Brass Balls Bobbers.


15 Responses to “Production Bobber Of The Year”

  1. 1 raycwheeler Feb 18th, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Congratulations Dar & Crew ,
    Great Bike ,
    Great show and a great blog .

    Raycwheeler usa

  2. 2 Bob Reggio Feb 18th, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Getting a lot of digital ink from Cyril. So, I guess he knows you deserve it. Congrats.

  3. 3 Greg Hoeve Feb 18th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Congratulations to Dar and crew. You are proof that hard work and dedication pay off. My hats off to you.

  4. 4 Rollin Feb 18th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Well done Dar !!!!!

  5. 5 Boss Hawg Feb 18th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    2009 Production Bobber of the Year….All the best to Dar and company and I wish them many happy years to come.

    However, as a licensed manufacturer, I must say from the looks of the above pic, there is hardy anything on this bike that meets the specs for the EPA, DOT, or NHSTA requirements.

    Boss Hawg

  6. 6 James(Kiwi) Feb 19th, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Boss this may well be so……

    But cool is cool!!!

    Remember when motorcylces are outlawed only outlaws will have motorcycles…….

    Sorry an oldie but a goodie….nice looking motor sickle.Love to see one with a S&S KN motor probably stain ma pants….sorry mum.


  7. 7 Gunrunner Feb 19th, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I’m confused… is this the Cyril Huze Blog, or have all of the negative bashers taken the day off?

    Congratulations to Dar and crew for a well thought out Bobber – one of the best in the motorcycle industry.

  8. 8 Doppler Feb 19th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Pretty good. But can it be titled in California?

  9. 9 Boss Hawg Feb 19th, 2009 at 1:26 pm


    “Production” is what I am talking about….nothing negative. And I agree, cool is cool.

    Boss Hawg

  10. 10 James(Kiwi) Feb 19th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Boss I doubt your comment is looked upon as negative, just well informed.

    I have never been a fan of “long” bikes and the Bobber is traditional and rideable.

    There have been allot of adds for the S&S KN motor but very few articles.

    Personly I would love to buy one but our $ is at .52 US.I have a bike I would like to put one in. Though some purists would squeal.

    Mabe S&S can put out an article on the Motor here ??


  11. 11 Roid Feb 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    What is all the hoop lah about? This bobber looks just laike every other $15,000 bobber on the market. Nothing new here! Yawn!

  12. 12 James(Kiwi) Feb 19th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Ah ah a negative hemeroid.One on every bottom

  13. 13 Kirk Perry Feb 21st, 2009 at 11:47 am

    It’s important to steer youths (ute’s) to the trades, which are suffering a demise from a lack of wrenches. Cliff Claven has a few words about it on the Nuts & Bolts and Thingamajigs site.
    Building a motorcycle involves a well rounded diet of construction elements in a very small space.
    Imo, it’s a great introduction to the trades and with 1936-1959 OHV “in-line” construction assemblies. If you get one piece out of place, you usually have to remove the entire assembly and start over.
    “From Franklin to Edison to Carver to Ford (and Harley and Davidson), all great inventors have shared one thing in common: as children, they had all been inveterate tinkers. The fiddled with things, took them apart, put them back together, wondered how everything fit together – and tried to make something new out of what they’d learn by doing”. – J. Ratzenberger

  14. 14 Eric Genet Feb 22nd, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Nice looking bike…
    I am glad to move away from all the “glam and glitter” (ala over-stretched, over-blinged and over-priced) and get back to bikes that handle and can be ridden more than a mile or two before loadin ’em back on the trailer.
    I dunno…maybe “its all been done” but it would be nice to see more new, more actually completely fabricated in-house…from the ground up…nothing “ordered”…except maybe wheels and brakes! Or, stuff that hasnt been done in a long time. We need more true innovation, hell, even some true ressurrection, as opposed to alteration. Changing bolt-on parts and paint won’t do it anymore…
    We need some Franklins, Edisons, Carvers and Fords…or better yet, how about some Hedstroms and Hendees, Harleys and Davidsons. You know, some innovators and inventors!
    All said…Congrats on the award Darwin…you done good!
    Gotta go…before breakfast is calling!

  15. 15 Kirk Perry Feb 22nd, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    “I dunno…maybe “its all been done” but it would be nice to see more new, more actually completely fabricated in-house…from the ground up…nothing “ordered”…except maybe wheels and brakes! Or, stuff that hasnt been done in a long time. We need more true innovation, hell, even some true ressurrection, as opposed to alteration.”
    Send one of those SpeedVision scouts over to V-Twin Mfg, Inc. with a huge shopping cart and roll down the aisle pulling parts. We’ll have some real life candid reactions when they run into fitment challenges. All in fun though.

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