1976 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead

Old Harley-Davidsons never die. They just fall back to the aftermarket and regroup.

The story of how one V-twin motorcycle evolved into this killer Shovelhead custom.
Kens factory shovelhead custom

Ken Nagai’s all-aluminum V-twin motor lives in a rigid

Paint? This Shovelhead chopper don’t need no stinking paint.
El Shovelle Chopper rear

The making of an MX-inspired rigid

How one bike went from AMD custom competitor to dirt-flavored rigid ripper with an S&S 93ci Shovelhead engine.
Joker Cycles Gypsy Rose Shovelhead

Jeremy Valentine's sexified rigid is named after famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee

A 1975 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead engine finds love in a Paughco rigid frame in this sweet chopper named after famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.
long-necked custom chopper

A Sugar Bear fork brings the style to this rigid, big time

Although they’re controversial to some motorcyclists, long choppers will always have a following among those brave enough to ride them.
Yamaha Bonneville Custom Shovelhead

Dale Yamada takes on a 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH

Mad Jap Kustoms takes an unconventional approach to creating a custom motorcycle with this 1976 Harley-Davidson FLH.
Green Devil Garage Copper Chopper

A Shovelhead that truly shines. No, really.

A Harley-Davidson Shovelhead turned rigid chopper in copper.
shalk shovelhead custom chopper

The “Making Chips” custom build uses an old H-D mill to create a new chopper

With its 138 Cycle Fab frame holding a 1967 Harley Shovelhead engine, Making Chips is a classic chopper mixing the old with the new.
Branch Copper Shovelhead Chopper

A raw 1969 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead done up in copper

Johnny Branch lends his fabrication skills to chopperizing a Harley-Davidson Shovelhead into something elemental.
CFL Chassis Cafe Racer

Chopper frame turned café racer

Chopper and café racer styles rarely collide, but when they do, the resulting custom bike can be amazing.