It’s A Blower Bitch

blowerbitch22blowerbitch11blowerbitch3blowerbitch4blowerbitch5blowerbitch6The purpose of this feature is not about giving you a technical explanation on motorcycle turbocharging or supercharging. Let’s just say that when properly setup, a motorcycle equipped with one of these 2 systems is offering one of the zaniest white-knuckle experiences you’ll ever enjoy. If you haven’t ridden one, you need to and you will understand what this “Blower Bitch” custom bike that I discovered during a recent trip to Germany is all about. From the builder/owner I got a tech sheet and only 1 comment “It rides like hell…” I think I understand what he really meant.

blowerbitch7blowerbitch8blowerbitch9Blower Bitch is not only about boosting an engine (S&S 124″ fitted with 2 x 44 Weber), but about custom fabrication. A job of 15 months started by the in-house fabrication of a very long stainless steel frame with a 46-degree rake whose design was conceived to make the body work sitting on it looking as “bitch” as possible.

Although the overall stance of this custom is far from what I like, I still can appreciate the fab work that went into it. A few pictures and a tech sheet should be enough to help inspire all those into the “Bith & Boost” look and Compressor Tactics. You can see more of this approach at AT American Cycles (photography Onno Wierenga for Cyril Huze)

Builder: AT American Cycles
Owner’s Name: Aykut Tataroglu
Name: Blower Bitch
Model: (Year/Model): 2010/ 2013
Time to build: 15 Monate / 3500 Stunden
Motor: S&S 124 Cui
Cams: S&S 640
Carburation: 2 x 44 Weber
Exhaust system: Handmade
Ignition: Altmann
Transmission: 6-gear
Clutch: BDL Dragster
Primary:BDL modified AT
Frame. Custom, 46-degree
Front End: OMP / AT
Triple tree: OMP / AT
Swingarm: AT Handmade
Shock absorbers: Legend Air
Brake Discs: Front  2x 13“ PM, Rear 11,5“ AT
Calipers: Front: 4pistons PM, Rear 6 pistons PM
Front wheel: 3,5 x 23 Titan
Rear wheel: 10,5 x 18 Titan
Tires: Front 130/60 R 23, Rear 300/ 35 R18
Risers: AT American Cycles
Handlebar: 500mm Ape AT American Cycles
Fender: Both AT American Cycles
Seat: AT American Cycles
Gas Tank: AT American Cycles
Headlight: AT American Cycles
Taillight: AT American Cycles
Turn Signals: Kellermann
Paint: Schrammwerk

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5 Responses to “It’s A Blower Bitch”


  1. 1 takehikes Oct 7th, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Nothing new or different, we did this 4 decades ago at AEE Choppers….we had a blown Sportster chopper running on the streets in 71. First of Jerry Magnuson’s blowers, we were going to offer them through our catalog but never came to fruition.

  2. 2 Will Oct 7th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Awesome blower set-up.

  3. 3 Chopper Kulture Oct 7th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Another GREAT build here from Aykut of AT American Cycles. If you can appreciate workmanship and engineering at its best Aykut is the man….As I know his other bikes too there is really not many out there that spend the time or have the know how to do what Aykut does…Super bike, great
    and ingenuity from a very cool builder….Again BIG respect congrats!!!

  4. 4 BC Oct 7th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    TH, I don’t think the builder was claiming to be the first to build a “blower bike” , many of us had Magnuson blowers in the 70s, nice blower drive set-up though. Jerry’s doing hot rods now. Memories….how about a Magnacycle with a blower!

  5. 5 Tobby Oct 7th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I remember these too. Non-linear rush of power, and always that sense that “something” was about to let go. Even with a mixture regulator those Webbers were still a bitch to try and tune. This is where EFI just makes sense.

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