When you think of custom bike building in Europe, post-communist Poland is certainly not one of the countries you think of. Bordered by Germany to the west, and surprisingly the only European country to have avoided the late 2000’s recession, Poland after-market and custom motorcycle industry is extremely influenced by the great German manufacturers and builders and is rapidly growing thanks to a very healthy economy. To my American readers, watch out. In the next couple of years, a crop of new central and eastern Europe builders is going to appear on the international motorcycle scene.
One of them is BT Choppers also called The Choppers Factory, the shop that produced this freestyle naked chopper appropriately named “A Bit Of Freedom.”
Barrier language limits this feature to what I can see from the pictures. Engine is of course from the Harley Shovelhead era but showcased in matte black from the rocker cases to the crankcase. Frame must be a minimum 5″ stretch with front end part of it and articulated by a leaf spring system running from neck to seat (how does it work?) Open belt system is signed BDL. Wheels are front 23″ in Avon 130mm /60 x 23, rear 20″ in Avon 280 mm /40 x 20.
BT Choppers (photography Onno Wieringa courtesy AMD Championship for Cyril Huze)