Brass Balls Bobbers 69 Custom Production Chopper

691692693694695From the 1969 Easy Rider movie, this line: “They are not scared of you. They are scared of what you represent to them”. Although too young to have seen the movie the year of its release, Custom Builder Dar Holdsworth pays homage to this important era of our counter culture with its own chopper design. Prototype of this “69 Chopper” from Darwin Motorcycles was exhibited for the 1st time in Sturgis during the AMD World Championship Of Bike Building where it was awarded with a very honorable 3rd place in the Production Bike  Class. Well received by its peers of the industry and by the public at large, 69 Chopper is now a limited production bike ready to be ordered.

Faithful to his philosophy of offering only production bikes built mainly with high end components from reputable suppliers at the minimum cost, 69 Chopper is assembled with a very desirable list of parts coming from vendors like S&S, Baker Drivetrain, Crime Scene Choppers, D&D Exhaust, Wire-Plus, Tauer Machine, Hawg Halters, Excel, etc and of course custom parts from Brass Balls Bobbers and from new partner Leroy Thompson. All fabrication, assembly and paint is done in-house at Darwin Motorcycles,in Oklahoma City, OK.

As you see it on these pictures, this new production bike retails for $24,995 (except Sprotor and internal throttle because of DOT regulations). For that price it comes with a 3 color satin paint. However, for orders received prior to the end of this year, a $1,000 paint upgrade is included. Darwin Motorcycles.


27 Responses to “Brass Balls Bobbers 69 Custom Production Chopper”

  1. 1 BikerMarc Sep 11th, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Hey Dar & Team,

    This is a beautiful build. Great job (again).

    By the way, are your machines California certified?

    Someday, I’m getting me a Brass Balls Bobber.


  2. 2 Grayhawk Sep 11th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Clean build, simplistic, good job. Wheels are a bit overpowering for my taste but I know not to most not a neg just my taste. Does the side mount saddlebag drag at lean angle? Frame indent clearance at rear rocker box looks a bit tight but could just be pic angle. Is seat dampening shock adjustable?

  3. 3 nicker Sep 11th, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Just the Drag Bars was enough to hook me…… 🙂

    Some what Retro, i like it.


  4. 4 Shifter Sep 11th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Like the bike but the wheel spokes are too fat, looking heavy, especially in black. The neck gusset seems too big next to a small gas tank. How many gallons. 2.50? 3.00?

  5. 5 Cj Hanlon Guilty Customs Sep 11th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Keep up the great work Dar. This is one great bike to see in person and the quality of the parts and fit/finish are what you would see on bikes twice the price! Stand up guy with a great product.

  6. 6 Steve Carr Sep 11th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Great bike. I like everything about it!

    Steve Carr

  7. 7 Jeff Nicklus Sep 11th, 2009 at 3:36 pm


    As I have said many times before on this blog …. I do not personally care for the bobber style bikes, however, after looking at your newest creation I have to say …… ” Not bad, not bad at all”. Keep up the good work kid!

    Over & Out,


  8. 8 FUJI Sep 11th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    jeff .
    Your slipping. What about my sisters daughter sitting on the bike ,

  9. 9 Jeff Nicklus Sep 11th, 2009 at 4:57 pm


    Dude, that is what I am talking about …. what did you think I was refering to? OH HELL THERE IS MOTORCYCLE THERE AS WELL! My bad!

    Over & Out,


  10. 10 1550tc Sep 11th, 2009 at 6:25 pm


    Wheels are a bit overpowering for my taste and

    Like the bike but the wheel spokes are too fat, looking heavy

    Dar ……shake the wheels and you have one great looking bobber IMO……wheels make the whole symmetry of the bike way out proportion


    Symmetry generally conveys two primary meanings. The first is an imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance on either side of an axis; [1] such that it reflects beauty or perfection. The second meaning is a precise and well-defined concept of balance or “patterned self-similarity” that can be demonstrated or proved according to the rules of a formal system: by geometry, through physics or otherwise.

  11. 11 1550tc Sep 11th, 2009 at 6:28 pm


    Dude, that is what I am talking about

    The girl has perfect Sy ( . ) ( . ) metry

  12. 12 Chris Hunter | Bike EXIF Sep 11th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    That’s a terrific lookin’ bike to my eyes. Classic Americana, but with a hint of the Japanese custom aesthetic in there. The paint looks exceptionally inspired.

    Nice work, Dar. It just gets better.

  13. 13 Cade Sep 12th, 2009 at 5:58 am

    I want one !

  14. 14 Dar - Brass Balls Bobbers & Choppers Sep 12th, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Just a quick note of thanks to everyone for your comments. To view more details of this bike go to our web site and click on details of 69 Chopper. Special thanks to my team of skilled builders and special partners like Leroy-Thompson, Crime Scene Choppers, Baker, S&S and others. Lastly much thanks to Cyril for sharing it with the world. Keep an eye out for our new web redesign, coming soon.

  15. 15 Conrad Nicklus Sep 12th, 2009 at 11:09 am


    Whats the girls name/number???? jk


    Good looking bike man, I love the wheels


  16. 16 FUJI Sep 12th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Conrad Nicklus

    Can’t give out the number or name. If i were to do that there would be an instant biker ralley at her door step plus dealing with her mamma, wouldn’t want to go there.

    We would rather have Dar display more of the EYE ! candy untill we need sun glasses. Go dar

  17. 17 FUJI Sep 12th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    How about one of his bikes with a honey pot on it. love those honey pots. Sweet !

  18. 18 Doc Robinson Sep 12th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    When you see this bike in the flesh (metal?) it is even more attractive. Pics just don’t do it justice. Very, v ery desirable indeed.

  19. 19 jatinder pal Sep 13th, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Beautifull piece of art,i love this bike.

  20. 20 Roadside Marty Sep 13th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Once again a great bike bike from a great company!! Dar and his crew are good people who I’m proud to know! Roadside Marty

  21. 21 ratboy Sep 14th, 2009 at 10:26 am

    nice bike but is anybody buying 25k dollar bobbers . kinda defeats the whole purpose of an inexpensive bobber

  22. 22 hellraiser Sep 14th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    i agree , you could just buy a newesportster for 8k and add another 3k in paint and wheels

  23. 23 Jeff Nicklus Sep 14th, 2009 at 10:33 am

    OMG ….. a new Sportster and add $3K in paint and wheels ….. I think I just barfed in my mouth!

    Over & Out,


  24. 24 Mario Van den Broeck Sep 14th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Congrats, nice cleen Chopper!

  25. 25 Dar - Brass Balls Bobbers & Choppers Sep 15th, 2009 at 9:10 am

    For the record ratboy… Our focus is quality & value, not just inexpensive bikes. Whether your price range is a bobber at $16,000 or a unique custom/production bike with top quality aftermarket parts for $25,000, we have a bike for you. We strive to give the customer more for their money, whatever their price range is. Thanks for the comments.

  26. 26 1550tc Sep 16th, 2009 at 12:37 pm


    Whats the girls name/number????

    1800domenow, extension 69

  27. 27 1550tc Sep 16th, 2009 at 12:46 pm


    you could just buy a newesportster for 8k and add another 3k in paint and wheels

    its that easy??????

    go ebay for some take off wheels and your local ACE hardware for a 3 buck rattle can of black BBQ paint and save yourself what?? $ 2897


    ….. I think I just barfed in my mouth

    yeah me too, remind me to steall some barf bags next time iam on a airplane……iam so glad their are so many Masterbaters/builders on these blogs

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