”Why don’t you build a chopper that can do big trips ? ... that is what started it all.”
We actually built it with old bikes from the El Forastero MC in our minds.”
El Gitano Evo 1340 built by Ton Beerepoot / BBD Chopshop.
(”El Gitano means the traveler or the gypsy. ”)
Old Lowtail modified frame by me BBD Chopshop.
Kruyswater (Holland) custom made springer frontend
Coffin gastank made to fit the lines of the bike by BBD
Handlebars following all lines by BBD
Seat design BBD upholstery Hieke Seine
Paintjob by Dutch painter Dennis Konings / Koningspaint.nl
Fender, Crazy Frank style by BBD
Sissybar by BBD
Pipes by BBD
Springer frontend custom made by Kruyswater
Stainless oilbag made in 80’s
Three inch belt
Built for René, a good friend of Ton's and member of the Dutch Animals MC. He rides it all over Europe. This is his long distance traveling bike.
Ton is not not only building bikes. He's also been writing and photographing for biker magazines all his life using the name ”grizzly”. Now he is making a choppers only yearbook called ”Chop, Ride & party”. Check it out here !