This chopper by Darwin Motorcycles was built as a new model to complete the shop offerings. Conceived as a riding bike with enough custom features to please the individualist who want to ride in style, Epic is a narrative of the custom after-market parts that Daw Holdsworth prefers to use in most of his built.
It starts with a swingarm frame formed by Racing Innovations with a 36-degree rake 3″ stretch and 1″ front tubes up stretch. For power, an 111″ S&S Cycle engine coupled to a Baker tranny and Synchronous primary . Front end was provided by Mean Street, model Slammer equipped with 41 mm tubes. Painted wheels ( 21 x 3′ front. 18 x 5.5″ rear) were sourced at Genndyne (model G4) and dressed with Avon Cobra tires (120 mm front, 180 mm rear) Both front & rear braking is trusted to a set of Wilwood calipers. Suspension is via Suspension Technologies mono tube style shocks. Seat suspension is from Chopper Shox and hand Controls are from ISR. For the rest, fabrication and labor was provided by the crew of Bryan Nikkel, Justin Bailey and Dar Holdsworth. Darwin Motorcycles. (photography copyright Onno Wieringa)