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Old 10-20-2011, 06:59 PM
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What style is your bike?

This is what I kinda think of when i think of each style.
What am I missing?
Is anything dead wrong?
I understand this is somewhat nebulous but looking for a general consensus not a unanimous decision.

BOBBER-
Stripped down minimalistic.
No or very small front fender.
Shortened rear fender.
Factory set frame and rake.

BUDGET-
Buget is the main concern.
Styling is often miss matched.

BRAT-
Stripped down minimalistic.
Slab type seats.
Based on smaller displacement engines.
Usually from Japanese maker.
Often hardtail rear.

BROAD TRACKER-
Stripped down minimalistic.
Thin bike with narrow bars.

CAFE RACER-
Stripped down minimalistic.
Rearward mounted, kickup seat.
Low, narrow clip-ons, clubmans or ace bars.
Usually with rear-set foot controls.
Often have fairings.
Short conical rear fender.
Triton style flattened tanks usually with knee tucks.

CHOPPER-
Stripped down minimalistic.
Neck is raised and extended from factory set position.
Front end is raked more then factory setting.
Often rigid frame.
Often solo seat.

DIGGER-
Low ground clearance
Extended neck often gooseneck.
Extreme rake angle.
Usually rigid frame.
Often with a springer frontend.
Often have shovelhead motor.
Often with Prism or coffin style tank.

PRO-STREET-
Designed to look like drag bike.
Low to the ground.
Frame extended in front and rear.
Low flattend tank.
Often with wide rear tire.

RAT bike- RAT style bike-
Rode All the Time.
Well weathered apperance often with rusted or bent parts.
Part often have miss matched look.

STREETFIGHTER-
here it seems the term has went in a few totallt differnt directions anybody have anything solid?
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:17 PM
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not bad
i would add extended frorks on the chopper description
and remove the stripped down part

street fighter maybe a sport bike void of fairings, just raw.
kind of like a bobber from japan
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:22 PM
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:55 PM
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:45 PM
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not bad
i would add extended frorks on the chopper description
and remove the stripped down part

street fighter maybe a sport bike void of fairings, just raw.
kind of like a bobber from japan

Yea I don't know how I didn't have extended forks on there.
I agree that many modern choppers are not too minimalistic so that seems a fair comment although it defies most traditional definitions.

Streetfighters -Yea that is what i think of too but the English seem to have their own definition of what makes a streeetfighter....would like to hear more comment about that style in particular.

And also about what makes a RAT bike either real RAT or RAT style
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:07 AM
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If you look at the European streetfighter scene they vary from country to country the best example a few years back that set the bikes apart was that the germans would kick the tail unit up at a ridiculous angle, whereas the brits would tone that down a bit and use something along the lines of a Ducati 916 tail unit and then the GSXR and Z1000 started to be used. Streetfighters in my opinion were muscle bikes given a much bigger prescence - then came the sportbikes that had the plastics removed and made to look like they were on steriods, I think thats pretty much how they still are....
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:21 AM
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Chopper

I guess it might depend on the year also. My bike is a survivor from the 70's. Its how they used to run em...its not just a kid changing the fork and calling it a chopper....too many bikes ruined that way.
It is stripped down
No blinkers
No Speedo
No front brake
Nothin but frame and engine....and a toggle to start.

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:27 AM
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Chopper

I guess it might depend on the year also. My bike is a survivor from the 70's. Its how they used to run em...its not just a kid changing the fork and calling it a chopper....too many bikes ruined that way.
It is stripped down
No blinkers
No Speedo
No front brake
Nothin but frame and engine....and a toggle to start.

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not too dis-similar to mine, however I need a front brake!!!
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Chopper

I guess it might depend on the year also. My bike is a survivor from the 70's. Its how they used to run em...its not just a kid changing the fork and calling it a chopper....too many bikes ruined that way.
It is stripped down
No blinkers
No Speedo
No front brake
Nothin but frame and engine....and a toggle to start.

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I couldn't agree more, however for my purposes I am looking for a classing system that most bikes will more or less fall into at least one of the categories and these days there are a lot of really custom bikes that still have all that stuff but seem to be called choppers by most people anyway. Hell there is even a term "production chopper" which seems like an oxymoron to me but if you see one at 50 yards they do look a lot like custom bikes.
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i agree big time
it has gotten really hard to put one label on most bikes now days
so i guess mine would be a" modified modern stock custom oldschool chopper"
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