Triumph Of Swiss Irrespect

Bern, Switzerland capital, ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life, the place where Albert Einstein worked out his theory of relativity while employed as a clerk at the patent office and where Danny Schneider from Hardnine Choppers scare old ladies with his 2-wheel creations challenging Switzerland tradition for sobriety, ultra-clean style and respect of the laws.  

Last year, Danny jumped in front of the custom scene with his creation called D’MX, a wild and beautiful custom Harley WLA whose stance and accessories were inspired by the BMX style! A perfect example of successfully mixing and matching parts that few would have bet could ever meet on the same motorcycle. His new one is this 1940 Triumph 5S (500 cc single head) where Danny, unusually, kept the combo frame/engine/transmission original, just to be sure he could legally ride it to Bern’s surrounding mountains where he loves to go for some river fishing. The detail of the bike that made me smile is the net adorning each side of the rear fender. Those old enough remember that it was used on bicycles to avoid that ladies long skirts get caught in the spokes… Fabrication of the rear fender, gas and oil tanks, bars, controls and exhaust is Danny’s own work at the shop. Flakes paint job was shot by Herb at Monster Kustoms.

This Triumph will be in exhibition at the Michter Lichter Exhibit at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip (August 5-12), then will show up at Las Vegas Bikefest (Sept. 29 – Oct. 2) to participate to the “Artistry In Iron” bike Competition, then will navigate to Japan for the Mooneyes Show in Yokohama (December 4.) HardNine Choppers (photography copyright Laurent Bagnard)

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16 Responses to “Triumph Of Swiss Irrespect”


  1. 1 steveb Aug 1st, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Nice job Smiley, see you soon!

  2. 2 Sportster Mike Aug 1st, 2011 at 7:28 am

    What a sweet looking bike
    Guess he has to leave the engine and frame stock because of the tough Type Approval laws
    but it hasn’t stopped him building a very nice bike

    Will it upset all the old burghers? (silly old burghers) Its an English joke…

  3. 3 TodT Aug 1st, 2011 at 8:31 am

    What a beauty, I’ll bet she’s a lot of fun to ride.

  4. 4 TPJ Customs Aug 1st, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Yup sweet ride see u in a couple days.

  5. 5 MarcD Aug 1st, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Sweet looking bike. Looks like Switzerland isn’t as plain as I always thought. Seems like there’s some creativity going on over there! Nice job.

  6. 6 Hondo Cat Aug 1st, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Very nice trumpet thumper.

  7. 7 Todd8080 Aug 1st, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Are those balancing weights scattered around the spokes? Whatever they are, they certainly seem unnecessary.

  8. 8 danny Aug 1st, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    hey todd these are spoke cleaners wich were used on vintage bmx bikes. got 2 sets from wall mart back in 1984 for 1dollar 99 cent.

  9. 9 Adam Aug 1st, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Danny whats up ese’?? Nice bike!

  10. 10 ChopperKulture Aug 1st, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Once again, nice scoot bro…hope to see you in Sturgis next week….Keep up the good work and never mind the unessesary weights ;-))

  11. 11 Sam Aug 2nd, 2011 at 4:21 am

    this bike kicks ass!!! nice work, danny!

  12. 12 Shane Warne Aug 2nd, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Excellent design of bike and so much inspire to see more pic with model. I wanna curious to purchase this bike. Can I purchase this bike by online? Thanks 🙂

  13. 13 Kustoms and Choppers Aug 2nd, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Now thats the type of bikes I like too see!

  14. 14 DeadlySin Aug 2nd, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Looks great man. We’ll see u in a few days!!!

  15. 15 Neo Dutch Aug 2nd, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Used to see similar contraptions on the rear mud guards of ladies bicycles. It stopped their skirts from touching the dirty tyres.

  16. 16 dom choppers syndicate Aug 6th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    yeaaaaah my friend Dannyyyyy !!!

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