Lances Chopper!

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  1. JTEK

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  2. DaveN

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    No Helmet, Lance, Lance , Lance.....
     
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    "[size=-1]The custom chopper is designed to resemble a racing bike with sleek lines, low frame and signature yellow color."

    Huh? Sorry, I don't see it. It mostly resembles a stretched and slammed bumblebee.
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    Look at the shape of the tank from the back view...it's his old TT helmet! I think it's a pretty chopper, but if I were Lance, I would have had Jesse James make me something more sporty, more like his wicked cafe racer that he did for one of the MCing mags early in the summer.
     
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    I'm assuming they mean a drag bike since nothing about that thing is sporty or even racy. It's a statement in bad handling geometry and form before function. As usual with choppers, it's a form of sculpture first and functional transportation last. When will people start to realize that a long-stroke, large bore, 72° V-twin is the wrong place to start if you want a performance engine?
     
  6. danch

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    an air-cooled, pushrod twin, at that.
     
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    People like what they like and if it suits you I'm happy that you can afford it. Still has the V-twin engine but maybe sport/performance isn't what you're after. The geometry is certainly better for handling than the custom chopper built for Lance but again, not he best for a serious afternoon of corner carving.
     
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    I didn't mean to insinuate that it wasn't fast. I'm sure those 115 HP are more than enough to quickly launch your sub-600 pound rocket to outrageous speeds. I only meant that it doesn't offer the same kind of performance you'd get from say... a 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000 with 152 BHP providing the might to launch its 444 pound bulk toward the horizon or the 161 HP doing the street shreading behind Kawasaki's ~550 pound, ZX-12R.

    Obviously those bikes are built with a different purpose in mind and utilize engine designs more appropriate for 5-digit redlines and straightening the twists of a favorite mountain road. To each their own and your's lives up to its intent, I'm sure.

    I think the products of OCC are better classified as rolling sculpture than motorcycles. Most of them look painful to ride.
     
  11. Scoffin

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    I prefer a Jesse James bike anyday over the OCC bikes, that is if I could afford one. I'd agree this bike is U-G-L-Y.. I suppose if it were free, I'd take it, but that's about the only way it would be in my garage.
     
  12. bung

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    That bike, like all of the other OCC bikes, is horrendous. I doubt that Lance paid for it as it was probably The Discovery Channels idea. I think TDC solicits various companies to have OCC build them "theme" bikes. I just don't see the board of Snap-On saying, "a custom chopper will really help our business".

    I am also a motorcycle guy. I currently ride a Triumph Speed Triple.
     
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