European Norton Chopper

I love This beautiful chopper named “Walton”, one of the last weekend’s top 5 winners in the “Freestyle Class” Of the AMD European Championship Of Bike Building in Mainz.

Built in Austria, its platform is a 1972 Norton Commando 850 cc engine and Norton 4-speed transmission housed in a shop hand made frame with a 43-degree rake. Not too fast, but very light (gas tank, rear fender, seat are polished aluminum), it rolls on 2 x 21″ wheels dressed in Avon Speedmaster and brakes via a Grimeca drum brake in front and a sprocket brake in the rear. Shop owners Bernhard Naumann and Martin Lagler fabricated the awesome stainless steel Girder type front end and the exhaust system. A very stylish 70’s era cruise.   Blech & Drueber. (photography Horst Roesler)

15 Responses to “European Norton Chopper”

  1. 1 Dave Blevins Apr 5th, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Verrrry nice.

  2. 2 Bigalyts Apr 5th, 2010 at 8:19 am

    What a Cool looking Bike, especially if you like Nostalgia with a Blend of Modern Unique!

  3. 3 ger Apr 5th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    cool looking chop
    i like the oil tank as the back mudguard..

  4. 4 Grinch Apr 5th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    This is a copy of an American styly cira 1969!

  5. 5 FHP Scott Apr 5th, 2010 at 8:52 am

    fantastic handworked craftsmanship….saw it at Willie’s show in Daytona……wow

  6. 6 Fuller Apr 5th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I saw this bike in Daytona at Willy’s….the details on this thing are incredible!!!!!

    My memory is that he said there was 1500 hours in it!

    Don’t miss this bike in person if you ever have a chance!

  7. 7 Larry R. Apr 5th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Man, this bike really catches my eye. This is beautiful. Kudos to these men.

  8. 8 Jeff Nicklus Apr 5th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Very Cool!

    Over & Out,


  9. 9 A 1 cycles inc. Apr 5th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    insane detail…rear hydrualic brakes acuated by a bare cable running outside the frame to a hidden rear master in front of the rear tire…very cool bike..details were amazing..

  10. 10 maroco Apr 5th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Very talent Guys! amazing chopper!

  11. 11 Patrick Jansen Apr 5th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I missed this bike at Willies but caught it in Mainz at the AMD European show. Lots of cool stuff there but this bike was what all the buzz was about. It didn’t matter where folks were from this bike was considered head and shoulders above the rest.

  12. 12 Doug Kelly Apr 5th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Met These Guy’s @ Limpnikie Lot They Were Working On this Fine Machine @ A Friends Shop(Cove Cutoms)Owned An Operated Bye A Veteran. All Week Getting Ready for the Shows, They Were Very Cool People.

  13. 13 Sheridan Apr 6th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Fantastic looking bike, love the style and attention to detail. Oh and props for using a different drivetrain to everyone else.

  14. 14 jatinder pal Apr 7th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Now this is something different cool…….love to see customs based on motors other than a harley type v twins….good work.

  15. 15 Dr Robert Harms Apr 7th, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Did they make the rear sprocket from an old indexer plate ?

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