Monday, October 08, 2007

Who created the first "chopper" motorcycles?

Where did the term Chopper come from?

Choppers.com features as short history of the chopper and how the term came about and the early motorcycle riders coined the name.

According the article, returning vets from World War II came home and found that European bikes were lighter and easier to ride compared to their American counterparts.

These vets became some of the first "bikers", riding together and modifying their bikes to become less cluttered by "chopping" off the fenders.

Source: Choppers.com and Bikerweb.

1 comment:

The Biker Web said...

Hey, thanks! :-D

The Biker Web