Irish-Italo-American Custom Bobber

ccchop1ccchop2ccchop3A stretched Bobber is already an oxymoron. What about having this Bobber built by an Irish shop using an Italian engine? If there is a case of fusion of styles, this custom motorcycle is a perfect illustration. Oh, you never heard about Moto Morini, an Italian maker of motorcycles since 1937? Still in business after many ups and down, Moto Morini had its glory days in competition in 1961 (famous Giacomo Agostini began his racing career on one of their bikes) and in the 70’s with the production of a V-Twin 300 cc and 500 cc models. Don Cronin from C+C Choppers had an unused Moto Morini 500 taking dust in the shop. Let’s keep the engine, the wheels, shape a custom frame and turn it in an Irish/Italo/American Bobber. The result is front of your eyes and “Medaza 500” did a Mayflower trip to Sturgis to show rally attendees that in terms of customization there are no rules…C&C Choppers Ireland

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11 Responses to “Irish-Italo-American Custom Bobber”


  1. 1 alan Oct 19th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    very nice and bravo to used an italian engine

  2. 2 nicker Oct 19th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Very imaginative.
    And Cool… !!

    -nicker-

  3. 3 Brandon Oct 19th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Different and interesting.

  4. 4 JP Oct 19th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Well done.

  5. 5 jatinder pal Oct 20th, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Hmmm….intersting machine with italian curves.

  6. 6 maroco Oct 20th, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Very creative Motorcycle,with recycle materials.Looks like “Time Machine”but isn´t.
    There are similar bikes in the world, but only edentical,because they has diferents paticularitys.
    I beleave it´s very dificult for the bike builders, build everytime some realy unique, and two diferent
    guys have the same idea at same time.But only one finish first.
    This bike is great, congrats for the builder.

  7. 7 Doc Robinson Oct 20th, 2009 at 6:45 am

    On September 24th Moto Morini declared itself bankrupt. Maybe they’ll get a buyer and the marque will survive yet another ‘down’ in their roller coaster history. Maybe not.

  8. 8 Blue Oct 20th, 2009 at 7:01 am

    I’ve had the pleasure to write a feature on this motorcycle, and it’s phenomenal. The detailing is quite incredible. Don Cronin, the builder, is an Irish sculptor of some note (in San Francisco’s City Hall there’s a bronze bust of Michael M O’Shaughnessy which is Don’s work), and the Morini really is a piece of art. The work that went into all the one-off items is awe-inspiring.
    And it goes well, too.

  9. 9 Blue Oct 20th, 2009 at 7:07 am
  10. 10 Wikked Kustoms Oct 20th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Way cool, nice to see something actually DIFFERENT on a bobber. This could be the next wave in “cool” styling.

  11. 11 steveb Oct 23rd, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    totally cool, a great styling exercise, off the wall different and very steampunk

    a great machine

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