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)