Paul Teutul Electric Bike. No, It’s Not A Chopper!

Nothing against this electric bike built by OCC for Siemens. But Paul Teutul (at least…) and Conan O’Brien should know that it’s NOT a chopper! So, they should not say on camera that it is the first electric chopper. The remaining viewers of the American Chopper TV show can see more of this Green bike tomorrow Thursday November 5th on TLC at 9.00 pm est.

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25 Responses to “Paul Teutul Electric Bike. No, It’s Not A Chopper!”


  1. 1 Venom Nov 4th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    This is just the begining.. Watch slowly as America becomes the only country in the world where everything by the year 2025 has to be either Hybrid/Electric.

    As much as I hate saying it, Loud gasoline fueled choppers are a dying breed.. =(

    Venom

  2. 2 Bigalyts Nov 4th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Dying breed or not, That Bike LOOKS KOOL. I don’t believe anybody out there can do what these OCC Guys can do!! Just for the same reason that Prosecuting Attorneys Win more cases! What does one have to do with the other? Is that what you were thinking ! Well, here is the Deal: When a Prosecuting Attorney that makes $75,000 Per Year is up against a $350,000 Roy Black Defense, it looks like the Defense has the advantage, except the Prosecuting Attorney has a Much, much bigger Team. He has Investigators He has Crime Lab People, He has a abundent amount of Professional Witnesses that He has at His (States) disposal. In Fact His Team is valued at over $1Million Dollare that he spent on the Prosecution.Same deal as the OCC guys, maybe there are 100 Doods on Cyrills Blogg that can out Design and out Build, Pop’s and Junior and Mike !!!!!!!!!!!! But YOU CAN’T BEAT THE TEAM and the FUNDS at OCC’s Disposal !! This is why there is no need to Knock them or Brow Beat Them…………Dood’s THEY GOT THE DoReMi and then some…@#$%^&*()

  3. 3 Jeff Nicklus Nov 4th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Conan must be very tall …. he towers over Sr. and Sr. isn’t a small guy.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  4. 4 fuji Nov 4th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    How many riders would stop riding if all bikes were electric.

  5. 5 fuji Nov 4th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Born in 49, 6 foot tall and old . Idon’t know what I will do when I become 60

  6. 6 raycwheeler Nov 4th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    fuji ?

    How many more would ride electric ?

    Thats the million dollar question .

    ray usa

  7. 7 fuji Nov 4th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Conan is 6.4 not counting his bee hive hair, so there is something astray about that photo. I found all of this in a book.

  8. 8 Sheridan Nov 4th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    World’s first? Didn’t Big Bear do an electric Chopper before them? I don’t like OCC, their show, or their bikes, but I like the concept an congratulations to them for making it work.

  9. 9 fuji Nov 4th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    raycwheeler
    Million$ may the key word

  10. 10 J Nov 5th, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Never gonna happen- Daytona would lose too much tax revenue from not being able to write up muffler tickets anymore……(!)

    90% of motorcycling to me is the mechanical experience- the exposed engine sucking squeezing, sparking, spitting…. Nothing- NOTHING- beats the sensory satisfaction of firing up a rebuilt engine for the first time….. I bought my first Harley because I loved how it felt and sounded when I thumbed the starter- ka chunk…. This ain’t gonna cut it for me- If gas runs dry, I’ll seal my bikes in my garage and spend my time tearing them down and reassembling them, rather than ride this Barbi-bike.

    This is a scooter, and nothing more to me, especially with the (wink) 60 mile range. It may attract a marginal new group of riders who feel less intimidated by this thing, but when they figure out they can still fall off and go boom, they’ll retreat.

    People have been predicting the demise of the internal combustion engine since the day it was built. Wait until people figure out the REAL carbon footprint on the Teutelbike; Dino-fuel bikes are still the best overall deal in the house, and that won’t change in my lifetime.

    Get it over with, already- paint the thing pink, put a scaled-up Barbie on it, and maybe have Mikey fall off it a couple times….

    Wow- Paul Sr stop taking his HGH?

  11. 11 Jim C Nov 5th, 2009 at 8:33 am

    WTH,I’ll ask the question. J,what is the REAL carbon foot print of this bike? I believe that in some ways this is the future. Of course,battery technology needs to improve before it could be mainstream. I don’t get the “paint it pink,put a scaled up Barbie on it and maybe have Mikey fall off of it” comment,but what do I know? The only thing that bothers me is that these are silent and I like the fact that people can hear my bike when riding because most of the time I am wondering if they see me.

  12. 12 FREDP Nov 5th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Jeff Nicklus FYI Conan O’Brien is 6′ 4″ tall

  13. 13 PeaceLoveChoppers Nov 5th, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Poor Conan for having to interview Sr. The guy could barely answer his questions! He’s so boring.
    Thank goodness his bikes usually speak for him (as good or bad as that might be!)

  14. 14 ProMoto Nov 5th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Hey it is all great attention to the custom bike world. Great job on the design, and that late model IronHorse headlight finally looks great on a motorcycle.

  15. 15 Joe Skonecki Nov 5th, 2009 at 11:51 am

    It looks good, but it needs some sound.

    Electric motorcycle cruiser. NOT A CHOPPER.

    I also agree with J on this part of his coment :

    “90% of motorcycling to me is the mechanical experience- the exposed engine sucking squeezing, sparking, spitting…. Nothing- NOTHING- beats the sensory satisfaction of firing up a rebuilt engine for the first time….. I bought my first Harley because I loved how it felt and sounded when I thumbed the starter- ka chunk….”

    Don’t think I could have said it better my self J.
    If gasoline is taken away from us then we might have to algae-diesel everything.
    If we can’t buy it we shall grow it.
    Be careful who you vote for.

  16. 16 David Nov 5th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    How tall is SR? Even if conan in 6-4 he still looks like he is standing on a platform od box or something! It doesnt look like there is that much difference when their siiting down of course the host is always projected to be BIGGER than any guest.

  17. 17 J Nov 5th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Carbon footprint-

    1) Electricity isn’t free. Solar and wind technolgies are in their infancies. We burn diesel and gas here to generate electricity. China burns coal- in unfiltered plants. So what’s the point of riding when we can’t see thru their soot? I lived in a steel mill town in the 70’s- it sucks to wash your bike three times per day.

    2) Batteries don’t fall from the sky. A battery is labor and resource intensive to manufacture. Then there is the imatter of their disposal: Ni-Cad batteries are very toxic- Cadmium is a heavy metal. Li-ion isn’t as bad, but still contains toxic electrolytes- not in my freaking ground water, thanks. Recycling? Extracting metals via the recycling process takes 8-10 times the energy of acquiring the metals in some other manner, so that’s no simple solution, either.

    3) There are issues with creating a refueling infrastructure. So far, the most logical idea is to establish remove-and-replace battery stations- hmm. So now I’ve got stacks of batteries sitting around, requiring a lot of energy to recharge, keep charged, and move around. What is the true cost of that electric ambulance when it runs out of juice three miles from the hospital? Or when I miss a client meeting when my electro-putt dies? The footprint gets bigger…..

    4) Fire. Electric motors overheat, because we wil play with the controllers and jack up the voltage. Jam a bunch of highly-flammable batteries next to it, and you have a carbon footprint issue that gets my immediate attention. I like the small scooters that put the motor down by the rear wheel, but this thing, with the motor under my gnads? Not so much…. So now you have to train and equip fire fighters to deal with these new firebombs- those batteries burn HOT.

    There is no free lunch. Just because it costs me less to “fill my tank” doesn’t necessarliy mean that it’s cheaper in the big picture. We’re being touted that electric is “the answer”, and not enough attention is being given to the ancillary drawbacks that need addressed before people get carried away that electric is some great panacea.

    Gasoline works pretty well. Getting better every day. Literally, the exhaust from a new Harley is cleaner than the air around my cows, lol. And overall, it’s far cheaper to utilize than electric, which is why there is a gas station on every corner, and will be 30 yrs from now- economics is always the ruling body.

    BTW- how cheap will electric be for vehicles when excise taxes start getting slapped on it? Do you REALLY think all the taxes currently being collected on a gallon of gasoline are simply going to vanish?

    It’s fun technology, but I’ll stick to the little scooters with my electric vehicles.

  18. 18 Conrad Nicklus Nov 5th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Come on, is this seriously a topic of debate “Its not a chopper”???? Wow, must be nothing better to post this week.

  19. 19 A$$HOLE Nov 5th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    I would like to stick my carbon foot print up someone’s ass! I am so tired of hearing this environmental bullshit! The planet is in a coolig trend, so I am going to continue to drive my ’68 Chevelle big block that gets 8 miles per gallon, using my AC in my truck, throwing my trash away, using regular light bulbs,(They are made in America, not China) drinking out of plastic bottles, eating dolphins, and other rare fish, caught by large scale fishing vessles, burning plastic just to watch the billowing black smoke rise into the air, spraying aerosols in to the delicate ozone, drive with all of my tires 15 lbs low, with my windows down, my heater running with my door open, my lights on when I am not home, my TV on all night, my toilet running, pouring used motoroil down the storm drain, and kicking little puppies, just because it makes me feel better to make these little pencil neck, limp dick eco-nazis complain, about how the world is going to end next week unless we eat tofu. kiss my xxxx Al Gore!

  20. 20 Jeff Nicklus Nov 6th, 2009 at 10:39 am

    A$$HOLE,

    So other than that how do you really feel? Jesus, you are starting to sound way too much like me before you know it some on here will claim you and I are the same person! Please try to tone it down some so that doesn’t happen!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  21. 21 live2rideaglide Nov 6th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I must be strange but i dont give a flying crap how tall either one of them is. i am not to concerned that everyone will be riding electric power bikes very soon ,since this one probably cost a zillion dollars. let’s fuss about what a chopper is or is not. i grew up in a family owned bike shop and worked on, built, and raced bikes ( flat track and drag ). TO me a chopper is a production bike that has been modified by altering or removing factory equipment. in earlier years we bobbed off and took off fenders changed tanks lengthened and raked front ends which almost always created a unique one of a kind CHOPPER. I would classify most all one offs today as just that one off CUSTOMS. The SEIMENS bike( got to be careful how i spell that) was not chopped it was CUSTOM built and it is up to each to judge its merit but it is not a chopper. glide on

  22. 22 A$$HOLE Nov 6th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Jeff,
    I just get so sick of the sniveling sometimes. This planet has been around for so long and we are conceited to think that we are going to make it go tits up. Once things hit an off kilter, the planet will shake us off like fleas from a dog’s pecker. I would only ride an electric bike if the axles could only be greased with baby snow seal blubber, and polar bear jiz.

  23. 23 FREDP Nov 7th, 2009 at 11:57 am

    It’s too bad all of us here won’t be around in 100 years from now, to see who was REALLY right about the enviornment. Oh wait, the APES will be inhabiting the planet be then!!! Banana powered motorcycles??

  24. 24 Wiz Nov 9th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Dead mangled Puppies, I like ’em! YUK-YUK!! Wiz

  25. 25 Patrick R Nov 9th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I’ll tell you what…I got into an argument with a dude on twitter over this same thing….its the sounds and the feeling of riding that makes the riding such a great experience….if you want a rush with electricity, take a ride on a roller coaster!….Leave the electric motor for the cars….the V-twin will be a long time before it dies! Too many of us enjoy the experience wy too much to let it die. The guy i was arguing with said I was narrow minded and had noimagination….well then why are my builds so popular with my customers?

    Kudos to OCC…looks good and they did what they set out to do….now whether or not they change the face of motorcycle building has yet to be seen~

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