To "Bob" a Bike?

The bobber was the earliest custom motorcycle built by individuals with mechanical skills and often part of the early biker clubs scene before there were any such thing as a choppers . It is a style of custom motorcycle which took shape in the 1940s and 50s, generally thought to have been started by returning WW II servicemen working on ex-military motorcycles and inspired by lighter European motorcycles they had seen and ridden.

The bikes reflected their owners and were often homemade. Whereas customized motorcycles can be extremely expensive, bobber builders tend to adopt an economical approach involving old, second hand, recycled parts and hand machined items redolent of the period before the mass-market motorcycle accessory industry had developed.

The principal difference between a bobber and chopper is that bobbers are typically built around unmodified frames. Thus, bobbers are fairly easy to create from stock motorcycles and are generally hand built.

What we offer

At MotorHead Customs we can bob out your bike as well as apply a "custom" paint job. We work with you to determine the level of customization for your budget. Call or email us for pricing and details.

We can create your custom bobber from the following machines:

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