Ultra Clean Old School Style Chopper

In the new old school of today, difficult to build cleaner than this, except the cable hanging low below the frame (horrible and dangerous). Of course such a sanitary look is due to the absence of oil tank – the frame tubes playing reservoir instead -and the no front brake choice.

I like the overall look of this Belgium built custom motorcycle although it is not the one expected from a motorcycle named “The Joker” one of the most iconic and recognized fictional villains of all comic books. Visually, the most interesting part is the highly polished and chrome Shovelhead engine with Knucklehead cylinder heads with S&S carburetor.  Starting and shifting is via a 5-gear kicker transmission and the use of a Morris magneto. Frame (36-degree rake, front end, gas tank, rear fender and ape hangers are made at the shop. Other beautiful parts include Battistini wheels (21″ front, 18″ rear) with Metzeler rubber (240mm wide rear), hand controls and rear brake by Italian based manufacturer Kustom Tech. VS Bikes. (photography H. Roesler and Frank Sander)

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30 Responses to “Ultra Clean Old School Style Chopper”


  1. 1 Chopperfugger Jul 7th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Don’t forget the flat seat and short fender
    and what it will feel like when you slide back off
    the seat under acceleration.

  2. 2 Lyle Jul 7th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    It must be the “new” old school.

  3. 3 Josh Kemper Jul 7th, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Lyle, it seems evident that it’s “new old schoo.l” Even the the headline says “old school style”

  4. 4 LCFab Jul 7th, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Has Greg Westbury seen this?

  5. 5 ZN Jul 7th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    The wheels are the early Arlen Ness Criss-Cross style

  6. 6 RUB Jul 7th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    “New Old School ” ????? this fits in well with the other 4 “bobbers” on the site . just what I want , an old school chopper I can ride to the bar and back ONLY ( and pray it don’t rain ). where does the babe I pick up at the bar sit ? oh , and if your over 6 ft , you’ll look like a gorillia on a tricycle .

  7. 7 Jay Jul 7th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    RUB. Not everybody has your taste. Not everybody is over 6 ft. It’s a custom show motorcycle. Understand? It’s all good. For factory bikes, go to the oem websites.

  8. 8 Fluke Jul 7th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    The flippy floppy afterthought looking cables kinda put me off what is quite a cute bike.

  9. 9 T-bone Jul 7th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Very close to Gregs bike.

  10. 10 RUB Jul 7th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Jay , I get it . I just think this “old school ” craze is being beat to death . just like when every bike in the show was a ” dragon ” or “superman ” theme bike .

  11. 11 A 1 CYCLES Jul 7th, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    westburys done it..almost exact..but tighter

  12. 12 Marc Frantz Jul 7th, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Cyril,

    I would have sworn that this is a Greg Westbury Bike!

    It’s so much his build style! A neat & clean bar hopper!

    Hope you & family are well Cyril.

    Kind Regards,

    Marc

  13. 13 Hot Rod Jul 7th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Dead copy of a Westbury but Greg’s bike would never have cable routing as sloppy as those.

  14. 14 RUSSELL Jul 7th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Rear brake contol on the bars?

  15. 15 BIG SEAN Jul 7th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Fck no that not Gregs bike

  16. 16 The Real Greg Westbury Jul 7th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Wow…..I guess what they say is true “The more copies you make, the worse they get” or should I go with “Imitation is the best form of flattery” I gotta admit, Im not flattered!! Your right “HOT ROD” I would of taken the extra 1/2 hour to route that clutch cable so it didn’t double as a kick stand! ……..Wonder if they stepped up and actually bought one of my “crown gas caps” to Copy my bike……Or just Copied that too??? OK…..Im done for now.

  17. 17 krugger Jul 8th, 2010 at 2:59 am

    It’s a “bad” copy of the Westbury bike,i agree!

    But that’s not especialy bad for the Greg’s satisfaction, if some guys made a copy of your bike ,that’s because you have some success…

    So take the positive attitude of that situation…..

    Greg, you are my hero,love your work …;-)

    See you in Sturgis

  18. 18 ROCKSTAR Jul 8th, 2010 at 4:51 am

    a cheap & tacky rip off of Westbury’s sled

  19. 19 Boss Hawg Jul 8th, 2010 at 7:49 am

    The Real Greg Westbury….The heck with the bikes, I Love the coupe.

    Boss Hawg

  20. 20 MDK Jul 8th, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Looks good! I really like the lack of a center and/or seat tube in the frame.

  21. 21 Joe Mielke Jul 8th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    I went to this cat’s website. Of the bikes he has built, his Westbury copy is accompanied by a Krugger copy (Harper, for sure). Who knows the guy may have a customer that points at pictures of motorcycles and says build me this.
    The copies certainly don’t stand up to the originals. Greg and Fred both do amazing work that drives other builders to do better work. Their work always impresses me and make me think my work is $h!t. Knock off builds however certainly ain’t the way to strive to do great work.

    Hey Krugger! Looking forward to seeing what you bring to the states this year!

    Peace
    Joe

  22. 22 Dave Blevins Jul 8th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Another paperweight.
    Anyone can build a clean bike… just leave the stuff off that is required to use it on the road and there ya go!
    Clean means nothing to me if you can’t use it.
    I know, I know, it’s a show bike… a copycat at that! A showpiece used to demonstrate expertise in paint, fit and finish, etc, I have built them too and won trophies as well, and they were capable of being ridden on the highway.
    If you wanna impress me hide all the wires and related crap for indicators, gauges, horn, etc.

  23. 23 Bigal Jul 8th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Hey Dudes, go out and Build a Bike right now! If the Bike looks at least as good as this one, then I’m sure Cyrill will feature your Bike in his Blog………And we will all be talkin’ about your Build!

  24. 24 Dave Blevins Jul 8th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Bigal
    Just click on the names of the folks leaving comments, you can see what we do every day. Cyril knows, or at least has met most of us over the years, and knows he can post what he wants about whom he wants at any time.
    Where’s your bike Al? Or your site…

  25. 25 Chopper Kid Jul 8th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Aside from the front end and white frame and black with green flames with the gas cap, it really isn’t that much like the Westbury bike. With a different paint scheme all these comments wouldn’t be taking place. I checked out his site and I like the bike “freak” the best…anyways. He has built more bikes than most so I say nice job. He seems to keep improving his skills with every bike he does so….keep it up.
    It is hard to build something that doesn’t have similiarities. 2 wheels and a motor
    No one seems to get upset that most ppl where blue jeans and a t-shirt.
    Here is a good question, if you see something that you really like and have the ability to build it, should you build it or buy it from the person who first made it?
    Kinda like a set of $350 handle bars that are about $18 worth of steal and about 5 hours of labor and $75 of chrome or whatever you can paint them for. I say if you have the tools and time go for it.
    Besides there is probably the first person who builds something and then the first famous person who gets it in the magazine and sometimes certain designs just make sense for styling or ergonomics.
    I think ppl get way to caught up into who did what first.
    However it is wrong and unethical to claim someone elses design as your own. Give credit where credit is do!! Really it is ok to be influenced by others.

  26. 26 Chopperfugger Jul 8th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Bigal –
    Hope your mouth is big enuf to fit that foot LOL

  27. 27 martin Jul 8th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Boring!

  28. 28 L.I. dave Jul 9th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    the guy has built some nice stuff,its weird that he would rip off greg so bad.i could see building a similar bike but trying to copy the paint scheme too is just a joke.a quick look at this may seem like gregs but a long look at gregs reveals craftsmanship that this bike doesn’t come close to.

  29. 29 Kustom Kolors Jul 12th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Nothing else to add… it all been said!

  30. 30 liuchuang Jul 14th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    oil tank ?

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