4/23/10

Jacob's Bobber

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When you're talking about bobbers you quickly realize that a lot of guys all around the globe try to build their own ones, but the main pitfall between frames,forks or wheels is generaly hard to avoid. We cannot all be Shinya Kimura or Ian Barry ...
This nice little Norton bobber Jacob made is a pure class of simplicity and effectiveness. Jason likes motorcycles, reading, playing music and moving forward and he sent us these pics that we want to share with you.



"My name is Jacob Denzler and I live in Phoenix. My father worked on and rode BSA's, and he taught me to love British bikes. I love this bike because it's got the looks of a wild bobber, and the guts of a classic racer. It's a 1963 Norton Atlas 750 on a rigid frame. The front end is from a '68 Triumph. I also have a newer Harley, but I love the feel of this bike. It's low, long, fast, and sounds amazing."


A quick reminder : The Mark 1 Atlas was launched as the 750SS in the early 1960's. Designer Bert Hopwood’s 497cc Dominator engine was bored out to 745cc to appeal to American market and initially was only produced for export.


The styling was also aimed at the US market with high-rise handlebars, small 2.5-gallon petrol tank and valanced chrome mudguards and chain guard. The look was completed with a heavy-duty WM3-18 rear wheel and a Lucas Competition magneto was supplied as standard.


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5 comments:

vincent said...

Finally a Bobbed Norton,
congrats Jacob, Tasteful simple bike!

Could anyone explain me why Norton Bobbers are so rare??

vp

Fashion Serial Killer said...

i love the Norton! I thought that looked like Phoenix!

HeavyDuty said...

God, I hope he didn't hack up that stock Nortie to build that chopper.

drsprocket said...

I love the old car oil filter for the oil tank. Sweet! Nicely done young man.

matt@machine said...

norton chops are all the rage around these neck of the woods....any norton chop is fine by me.....nice brother...