Building A Captain America Reproduction

In 1969 in the movie Easy Rider, the two freewheeling hippies – Wyatt, nicknamed “Captain America” (Peter Fonda), and Billy (Dennis Hopper) – told the world about their quest with the aim of achieving freedom.

Wyatt rides a chopper with an American flag painted gas tank and dresses in flag-adorned leather. The bike became a legend and probably is still today the most recognized motorcycle in the world.

Replicas are everywhere, including several museums. At the time the movie was done Paughco was one of the providers parts used on the original “Captain America” bike. And now the company is offering a select number of beautifully reproduced pieces that provide the basis for building an exact reproduction of the historical chopper.

All the parts featured here will help you recreate its unmistakable look. A Fully chromed, Wishbone frame features 3” stretch  in the down tubes, 0 in the backbone and 37 degrees of rake. Retails for $3,179.95. A ready to install Paughco’s Captain America Mustang tank, retailing for $849.95. A Captain America style button tuffed seat bolting directly to the frame and retailing for $820.95. A chrome Cross Tube for the risers retailing for just $57.95. Paughco also offers a 5-speed version for updating to a Softail driveline with electric start and a collection of reproduction Captain America accessories to complete your project. For additional information call 775-246-5738 or visit Paughco.

17 Responses to “Building A Captain America Reproduction”

  1. 1 lenny Sinnet ASTC PERFORMANCE Aug 27th, 2010 at 6:45 pm


  2. 2 Seymour Aug 27th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    The coolest bike, but no one is cool enough to pull it off!

  3. 3 highrpm Aug 28th, 2010 at 1:12 am

    for retired boomers finally living out their youthful fantasies. (as was sturgis this year: seemed like 90% were in their 50’s or above.)

  4. 4 Joe Aug 28th, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I like it. A lot.

  5. 5 Bigal Aug 28th, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Looks like the Real Deal, and costs a whole lot more then the real Deal as well. I think that CMC made one of the best looking Production Captain America Bikes and their Billy Bike wasn’t as good, of a reproduction that the Capt. A Bike was! Financially speaking, $5 G’s and you are a LLLoooonng way from finishing the Bike and Riding it Twice: First and Last!

  6. 6 bigitch Aug 28th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    4908.8 for those parts
    2000 for a front end
    400 for wheels and rims
    4000 for an engine
    200 for fender
    900 for exhaust
    300 for shifters and pegs
    100 for a head lamp
    800 for levers, grips, cables and brake
    400 for ignition and wiring
    200 for oil tank
    200 for tail light ,license mount
    your time and energy…..

    just to be somebody your not?

  7. 7 jatinder pal Aug 28th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I love this bike….period.

  8. 8 666 Aug 28th, 2010 at 5:47 pm


  9. 9 martin Aug 28th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Being I was over sea’s at the timeof it’s inception and being shot at what it stood for or against I hated it then and I still hate it now.

  10. 10 V-Man Aug 28th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I have always preferred the style of the Billy Bike. I would like to build a Billy Bike.

  11. 11 Dave Blevins Aug 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I think the Captain America is beautiful and timeless in its appeal. And Paughco has been around for a very long time and deserves to be, they sell top quality and always have. This bike is no exception.
    The Captain America gave rise to a widespread appeal of custom motorcycles over 40 years ago, & you certainly don’t have to like the film Easy Rider to appreciate it as a beautiful machine.
    Paughco will always have customers for this bike for the same reason Shelby Cobra kit cars and Yenko muscle car clones will always be popular… it’s just cool, plain and simple.

  12. 12 Bskoros Aug 29th, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I remember watching an interview with Peter Fonda about the bike. He said he helped design it and loved it’s looks but it was the worst bike he ever rode. I hope something designed today would be better.

  13. 13 Bigal Aug 29th, 2010 at 9:52 am

    A Yenko and a Kit Cobra are certainally way more Kooler and much more desired then a Captain America Motorcyle will ever be. I will grant you that the Capt. America & Billy Bike are as Evenfull. PS I owned a Yenko Stinger and grew up about 25 miles from where it was made. Maybe we should put Paughco and Yenko in the same Class! NOT! After all Bending Pipes are used in NASA, also.

  14. 14 Redman Aug 30th, 2010 at 8:16 am

    “…was the worst bike he ever rode. I hope something designed today would be better.”

    I’ve got to agree with Bskoros, I’ve heard multiple stories about how terrible this bike was to ride. They could have at least added a seat suspension.

  15. 15 nicker Aug 30th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    “…Peter Fonda about the bike. He said he helped design it…”

    Anyone check this out with Sugar-Bear….???


  16. 16 Doc Robinson Aug 31st, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Paugho have corrected the front end geometry and their replica rides beautifully compared with the movie bike. The Captain America is seen on posters in every country in the world and has made a huge contribution to the custom bike industry and added much to America’s standing in the world. Kids and adults all over the planet dream of riding that bike (or one like it) through the American landscape. Don’t under-estimate this iconic motorcycle’s power for good international relations.

  17. 17 Ben Sep 1st, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Who says it has to be painted like the Captain America bike? Paughco also sells the frame raw for a couple of grand less. Interestingly, the (non-transformed) bike in the movie Ghost Rider is basically this same Paughco Captain America replica with a different paint job and without the tall sissy bar.

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