Harley Davidson Fat Attack


Fat Attack AG, the Swiss-based custom bike maker, has managed to do the impossible: turn a Harley Davidson into a breathtaking sports bike which they dubbed as The One. The result is a lighter, faster and stronger bike that’s still as good looking as Harleys, street legal, and could be also serviced at any Harley Davidson Dealer.

The Fat Attack AG Harley Davidson “The ONE” has a body made of titanium, aluminum, carbon fiber and aircraft steel, materials that offer greater stability at high speeds and are also probably the strongest materials for a bike. Thanks to these materials, the bike’s weight was reduced by 60kg which leads to an incredible power to weight ratio.

The bike is still powered by a Harley Davidson engine which is able to produce 110 HP but thanks to the stripped weight it will be a lot faster than the standard Harley. The price for this beauty? “The One” is priced at $145,000 but if you’re looking for a bike with perfect balance between beauty and performances, this might actually be the one.

Lincoln Mark LT Chopper

Lincoln and the Orange County Choppers (OCC) team unveiled a unique Mark LT Chopper today at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The build of the one-of-a-kind chopper inspired by Lincoln’s all-new luxury pickup truck will be featured on upcoming episodes of Discovery Channel’s hit series “American Chopper”.

Lincoln had the bike created to show customers what the Mark LT might look like on two wheels and to highlight the key luxury features of the truck. The OCC team handcrafted the chopper in their shop in Montgomery, New York over a three-week period in December 2004.

lincoln chopper

“Excitement had been building at Lincoln from day one just thinking about what OCC would design,” said John Fitzpatrick, General Marketing Manager, Lincoln Mercury. “I was amazed to see their interpretation of Lincoln luxury and the all-new Mark LT. The bike really turned out great.”

Mark LT Chopper
“When designing the bike I wanted to give it a substantial stance to match the truck. So I went with a wide tank and lowered it by inverting the front end,” said Paul Teutul, Jr., Orange County Choppers, Inc. “I really liked the grille and chrome accents so you can see how we carried that theme throughout the bike. The paint color with the chrome really worked great together.”

The chopper stretches over nine feet and sits on a 21×3.5 front tire and an 18×10.5 rear tire to give it a beefy truck-like stance. Lincoln’s trademark waterfall grille inspired the design of the gas tank, handlebars, air cleaner housing and oil tank. The dark toreador red metallic paint, the light parchment leather seat, chrome accents and Lincoln badges came directly from the Mark LT.

The bike also has a set of custom chrome rims that feature a patented “friction drive” system that tumbles three embedded Lincoln star logos in each wheel as they turn. Raised and etched Mark LT lettering adorn the belt drive and housing cover. The exhaust’s sweeping design ends in a custom flare that copies the seat’s unique shape.

The chopper’s power comes from a 2150cc motor that produces 131-horsepower and 141 ft. lbs. of torque. The motor connects to a 6-speed manual transmission and belt drive system for a smooth and powerful ride.

“We were excited when we partnered with Lincoln on this project bike,” said Teutul., “We visited Ford’s Dearborn design studio to see the creative development process that went into the Mark LT. The trip inspired me and allowed me to capture the true essence of the truck in this bike. I can honestly say that this is probably the classiest looking bike we’ve built at OCC.”

Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper” Lincoln Bike episodes will take viewers behind the scenes of the design, development and build of the Mark LT chopper. Viewers will watch the creative genius of the OCC team in action as they worked to get the chopper ready for its international debut.

Paul Teutul, Jr., a.k.a. Junior or Paulie, lead the creative development for the bike. With sheet metal in his blood from the age of 12, he spent his summers at his father’s steel business learning all the skills of fabrication that he would later use building motorcycles. In 1999, Paul Sr. recognized his son’s design and fabrication talent, and with his blessing, Junior left the rail shop to help establish Orange County Choppers as a business.

That year, the father-and-son team debuted their bikes at Daytona Biketoberfest with overwhelming support from bike lovers, and they never looked back. With Paul Jr.as the chief designer and fabricator, and Paul Sr. lending his considerable business talents OCC has been unstoppable. The hit show “America Chopper” allows viewers to see this real-life dynamic duo in action on the Discovery Channel.

Mark LT – Taking Luxury To A Whole New Place
The Lincoln Mark LT is a key part of Lincoln’s plan to broaden the showroom and build momentum and growth. On sale in early 2005, the new Mark LT is one of five new Lincolns that will be introduced over four years.

The Lincoln Mark LT is designed for customers who want equal amounts of luxury and capability. It has indisputable truck credentials with outstanding payload and towing capacity and adds an additional level of style and sophistication beyond high-end pickup trucks on the road today. The Mark LT offers four full doors, front captain’s chairs and a full rear seat, all providing ample comfort for five adults.

Mark LT’s exterior features a theme of chrome accents, asserting the vehicle’s status and enhancing its appearance. Its dominant signature waterfall grille, wide taillamps and thick-spoked wheels give it an unmistakable family resemblance to today’s Lincoln line-up. The Lincoln Mark LT uses contemporary finishes and warm colors that result in an environment that is both inviting and stimulating. The Mark LT delivers, with a standard 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine that produces 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 foot-pounds of torque at 3,750 rpm.

“Being a designer, I understand the commitment and passion that is needed to take an idea and transform it into a reality,” said Patrick Schiavone, design director, Ford North America Truck and Mark LT chief designer. “I am a fan of, Paul Teutul, Jr. and” American Chopper” the OCC team. I can appreciate the attention to detail they put in every aspect of the Mark LT bike.”

Cat Chopper

Few brands evoke the pride of ownership quite like Caterpillar. The Cat brand fosters strong emotional appeal and passionate loyalty from both the employees who design, build, sell and support Cat machines, and those who own or aspire to own Cat machines. Caterpillar has taken that legacy of pride in the build and reliability of its equipment and instilled it in the Cat Chopper.

CAT CHOPPER

To begin the build and design of the bike, the Teutuls traveled to Peoria, Ill., to visit Caterpillar headquarters and proving grounds where they test drove several pieces of Cat equipment. Of course, it was all for the sake of research, so that they could create a bike that would truly and artistically represent Caterpillar.

The unique features of the Chopper are inspired by the hardware and build of legendary Cat machines. Cat hardware helps keep the Cat Chopper on the move. Both the front and back wheels of the Cat chopper feature Caterpillar Grade 8 bolts – the same used on all Cat equipment. The air filter resembles the head of a Grade 8 bolt, showing the care and craftsmanship used to build each piece of the Cat equipment.

Inspired by the Exhaust on Cat Bulldozers, the exhaust stack on the Cat Chopper features a unique over and under system. The distinctive Cat yellow paint used on the fuel tank and other areas of the bike makes the Chopper a true symbol of the Caterpillar and the quality craftsmanship that used to build each piece of the Cat equipment.

The elevated sprocket on the Cat track-type tractors. The patented design improves the wear performance and reliability of the final drive by keeping it above the ground level work area. This protects it from impact loads, abrasions and contaminants.

The power behind the Cat Chopper is a 150hp engine with a 6-speed transmission. Maximum torque is 160 ft lbs. The stout frame embodies toughness and durability, two qualities every Cat machine is known for. The Cat Chopper is a purpose-built, rugged machine. Continued inspiration in the frame of the Chopper is evident in the grill-like portion of the front frame. The grated frame resembles the grill screen found on many types of Cat equipment.

Bucket teeth aren’t what you would typically see on the rear fender of a byke. But on the Cat Chopper they seem like a natural fit.