When I traveled the show circuit on the other side of our north border, I observed that Canada, more than anywhere else, loves bold bikes running on fat tires. While most of the US custom scene has turned its back at least 5 years ago on anything wider than stock size, Canadian shops continue to build fat ass bikes. Another example of our neighbors fascination for big rubber is this custom build that I qualify of high tech Bobber, although its builder tries hard at adding retro touches. This copper creation comes a shop born in British Columbia in 2001 and whose name, Azzkikr Custom Cycles, says it all about the type of customs they like to build.
It was built on specifications listed by a repeat customer who currently has another wild build one one of the shop lifts. Evidently, he wanted his custom to get some nostalgic bobber touches but with a wide rear tire, using today’s “nostalgic” parts and dressed in some of the most “classic” colors, copper and black. All sheet metal fabricated at the shop. The parts shopping list includes. Ultima100″ engine, Accessories Unlimited Right Side Drive 6-speed transmission, a modified Redneck rigid frame with 36-degree rake 2″ out and 2″ up, a Redneck Springer front end, a set of Ride Wright Wheels (front 21″ x 2.15″, rear 18″ x 10.5″ wrapped with Metzeler tires (front 90/90/21, rear 300 mm), Hawghalters front brake and rear Sprotor, Covingtons Hot Rod Exhaust. Azzkikr Custom Cycles Canada.