During the last 3 years, British Columbia based Azzkikr Custom Cycle acquired a great reputation for its ability to build stylish radical baggers. Custom touring bikes created for Canadians who can’t ride yearly but who, when weather permits, want very comfortable and reliable bikes for very long distance rides made to compensate winter frustration.
But when scheduling is not on track because the UPS guy still didn’t show up with the essential parts required to finish a couple of baggers, what do they do? For a change, they build a naked chopper!
This one was already a chassis languishing in the showroom during a couple of years when they decided it deserved all their attention. A project to remain simple, rideable and not taking too much time from other clients.
Frame & front end both come from Anthony at Chassis Design in California, offering a superb platform to start from. The Azzkikr crew left the frame mostly intact but brought its own touch to the front end, adding gussets, fabricating a one-off shock cover and welding brackets for Canada required road legal turn signals. For a 70’s flair, a polished Ultima 96″ Shovelhead replica (dual plugs) is paired with an Ultima Kicker transmission. A Sportster tank was modified for perfect level adjustment and fit to the backbone frame. A custom exhaust was bended in-house then baffled to prevent Canadian Jonny law from handing out very expensive noise tickets.
For the rest, only the bare essentials to make this chopper start, run and brake while keeping its nostalgic past era chopper feel. Just a switch box to crank, kill engine and power the lights. Propriatery Azzkikr mini ape bars, but shortened with a center top tree to go with the funky Girder front end. Crime Scene sourced headlight, taillight and air cleaner. Arlen Ness controls. A “Traveling Man” seat pan covered with a Rafino seat. All electricals and cables in cloth covers. For paint strength, frame and DNA stainless spoke wheels are powder coated . Discreet and precise artwork performed with silver leaf accents by talented “Myk Rok” Azzkikr Custom Cycle (photography copyright White Wave Studios for Cyril Huze)