Choppers Of The 2017 Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show

Bobbers, diggers, and more from the motorcycle exhibit in Yokohama

We’ve already shown you a gallery of custom baggers from this year’s Mooneyes Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama, Japan. All kinds of different bikes, however, were on display. That is part of the beauty of this event: seeing in person how bikers outside the US treat their pride and joy. Sometimes, those customs even inspire us to incorporate different ideas into our own scoots here on the homefront.

Having taken a gander at the bagger side, let’s now take a look at the other end of the spectrum: choppers. There were diggers, bobbers, trailer queens, and rat rods—old stuff, new stuff, and weird stuff. The show really was a great representation of what makes a chopper, no matter how you define the term. Have a good, long look for yourself. Maybe you’ll even find the inspiration to create your next chopper project.

Harley-Davidson Panhead

A silver and black Harley-Davidson Panhead with a springer front end.

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Harley-Davidson Shovelhead

A sweet blue rigid springer Harley-Davidson Shovelhead.

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Harley-Davidson Panhead

Pipes and a sissy bar for days on this Harley-Davidson Panhead.

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vintage

It's evil and vintage at the same time. And so is the bike.

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Harley-Davidson Shovelhead

Copious amounts of engraving on this Harley-Davidson Shovelhead.

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Harley-Davidson Ironhead

Freedom Kustom Paint nailed it on this purple Harley-Davidson Ironhead.

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Harley-Davidson Shovelhead

Knobby whitewalls, a springer fork, and apehangers—all on this Harley-Davidson Shovelhead.

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Harley-Davidson Shovelhead

This rigid Harley-Davidson Shovelhead hits all the earmarks for a cool chopper.

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1959 Harley-Davidson Panhead

4Speed Paint Service’s sweet 1959 Harley-Davidson Panhead build.

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Harley-Davidson Panhead

Sunrise Cycles’ mean, green Harley-Davidson Panhead.

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Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

No nonsense went into this Harley-Davidson Knucklehead chop.

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Grasshopper Motorcycle

Grasshopper Motorcycle brought this little slice of blue heaven to the show.

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