Motorcycle chopper kits are a growth industry. But what does that mean to you and me? Well one thing that we know is that we will have more choppers to ogle at. There is not a single day that goes by without more and more pictures of chopper bikes that have just been finished showing up in all motorcycle magazines. Then at weekends, when we are on our “hot” rides, we will see four or five show finish level bikes. There are more choppers around now than there have been in last twenty five years.
Most of these choppers have been built from motorcycle chopper kits, “bike in a box” approach. But hey, don’t knock it! Building your own chopper has never been easier. There are rolling chassis kits, complete bike kits, and frame manufacturers give you a multitude of choice when it comes to take plunge and buy a motorcycle chopper kit.
Thirty years ago, old school chopper builders had to start with a stock bike off-the-shelf and literally chop it to pieces. With modern chopper kits, there is a viable alternative to taking cutting torch to your favorite soft tail!
Nowadays, you have a cheap and easier way to build bike from ground up. When you take cost of buying a new bike and expense of chopping it, it works out much cheaper to start from step one, and your chopper kit. Instead of tossing away parts that you'll never use again, you can start building your own bike with parts that you really need. All parts are included in motorcycle chopper kit, along with comprehensive instructions.
One of first questions that people ask when considering buying a kit is how will my bike stand outs from all other chopper kits? Well think of it this way, you are going to buy a chopper kit. A pile of unassembled raw metal. No paint, no real finish, just a blank canvas. Is your taste in paint jobs likely to be same as next guy, who buys very same kit? I don't think so. What about your taste in bolt-ons, seats, exhausts? Just because you buy kit doesn’t mean every little thing has to be just so. That is whole point isn’t it? It's very easy in this way to build your own custom chopper from a chopper kit.
Another big question is, “How long”? The answer to that is as long as it takes. Even on kit bikes, which are supposed to be designed to fit together like a glove, you are going to run into some snags. It can’t be avoided!