Due to the diversity and abundance of old brands available in Europe, Custom Builders of the Old Continent have an advantage in terms of cost and choice of motors to use for a new build. In the case of this bike, starting with a 1972 Norton Commando 850 cc engine and 4-speed transmission is the assurance that your completed chopper will look not only old school but a lot different on the road and from its competitors in bike shows.
Add to this the respect of one of the great racing names of the British motorcycle industry although the Norton Villiers Triumph Group ended up in liquidation. Build in Austria by a shop called Blech Und Drueber, this very 70’s looking chopper uses a hand made rigid frame with a reasonable 43-degree of rake and is particular light due to extensive use of aluminum for the gas tank, rear fender, seat pan, oil tank, etc all formed by Bernhard Naumann and Martin Lagler. The front fork is also a one-off stainless steel Girder, with a front wheel using a drum brake while the unusual 21″ rear wheel is slowed by a sprocket bake system. Blech Und Drueber (Horst Roesler Photography)