Sporty Bobber — Harley Sportster XL883 and XL1200 Oldschool Bobbers, Choppers…

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Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster

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Before Choppers, there was

This Harley Davidson website is all about those Sporty Harley Sportster Choppers, Oldschool Bikes, Low Ratbikes, Naked Bikes, Racers and other motorcycle powered by the Harley Sportster® or Blockhead engine which was by the Harley Davidson Motor in 1986. For the pre-1986 Sportster Bobbers please check out the Ironhead Bobbers website .

Defines a Bobber?

There to be a lot of confusion regarding what is a Bobber and what is not. The goes for Choppers . We have our which we state here We emphasize that it is an opinion, and we claim it’s the only

If you have a different opinion, or if you to know the truth, respect.

speaking, a Bobber can de defined as a of which those components do not contribute to speed and accelleration been removed. This is how it all in the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s, for Dirt Track Racing . Racing and Hill Climbing when there was no big after market like we got right During those days you not buy too many special parts to the power and speed of your or knucklehead, and the most effective way to performance was to shed as much as possible.

So, people started to ditch like saddle bags, seat, fenders, rear (yes, flatheads and knuckleheads had a stand), front brake needs the bloody thing?), guard, turn signals, and so on. To trouble with the law, and rear lights were retained.


Later on, some started to chop the frame and to the rake of the front fork. The was born. Mind you, if a has both fenders, a buddy saddle bags and turn it wouldn’t classify as a Bobber, but it can very well be a Chopper.

This chopping started to somewhere in the 1950’s, which explain why so many of the classic are Panheads. (And could it be at some point in time in the steel cutting and welding finally came into of the ordinary man?)


If we take the above technical strictly, most Cafe or Pub Racers could also be to as a Bobber. However, just for and even if we love them as well, we propose that we calling them Cafe

While — technically — both Bobbers and Racers have been of everything that does not to speed and accelleration, there is a in style of course. Whereas a Racer is styled to look a Road Racing bike, a will look more the classic Dirt Track or Hill Climber.

Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster
Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster
Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster
Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster

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