From 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.