A chopper is a motorcycle but not the old-style type. Choppers are motorcycles that have been radically reformed by the owner or even the manufacturer. Choppers are motorcycles that have a few less features than a steady motorcycle. The chopper came into presence following World War II when soldiers came back to the United States and began modifying their motorcycles. The soldiers removed any part of their motorcycle that was needless, too big, too ugly and too heavy. The parts that were detached were the fenders, the front brakes and turn indicators. Maximum motorcycles also have a spring saddle, but not choppers. Choppers have the spring saddle removed from the frame so that the driver can sit as low to the ground as promising. Most chopper motorcycle are prepared with a v-twin engine.
The main reason for redesigning and editing a motorcycle into the form of a chopper was to get ready the bike for dirt track racing and even mud racing. Removing all of the heavy, unwanted and needless parts made the bike lighter and easier to handle in a high speed race. The large front tire is switched with a smaller one and so is the headlight and the fuel tank. Most motorcycles have a large fuel tank but choppers have a minor fuel tank to lighten the load of the bike. As required by law, almost all choppers across the country have to have defensive bars for the driver installed. Those bars, which are on the back of the bike and stick straight up in the air, are frequently referred to as ‘sissy bars.’ More often than not the ‘sissy bars’ can be seen over the driver’s head when watching at a chopper from the front of the bike.
The reason for returning soldiers from World War II to work on their motorcycles was that the mainstream of them had been trained by the United States to work on automobiles and heavy machinery while in the armed forces. They were trained to reparation these vehicles while on the battlefield and while at the camp in case of breakdown or other technical problems. Nearly all of these soldiers weren’t even mechanics before joining the service.
Where did the term chopper come from?
Well, when the servicemen initially began chopping up and welding the frame of their motorcycles the term chopper was born. Choppers are not only widely held in the United States but have become wildly popular in Australia, where ATV and dirt bike racing is also unbelievably popular among the sports fans. Choppers have become so popular in the United States that even bicycles are being manufactured to have the appearance and feel of a chopper motorcycle. So now, even kids can drive a chopper if their parents don’t own one. You can buy it online and get it delivered to your place within short time. So, get your own chopper motorcycle to ride.