Hi all! How about enjoying one more custom cossack bike? Please welcome this untitled yet modern and stylish custom chopper that is definitely worth your attention.
My strong belief is that every unique custom project deserves to get a name. Unfortunately, the only info I managed to find about this custom bike is its photos. This custom Dnipro might have a name, but either its author is a poor Internet user and didn’t describe the project online properly or I’m a bad Internet searcher. Anyway, all I have to share with you except the photos are my thoughts regarding this unknown or even untitled project. As for my personal opinion about it, I can’t decide whether I would like to own such a motorcycle or not. Its design is absolutely complete – this is a modern-style chopper that will grab people’s attention even if it’s placed next to the latest models from H&D and I like projects like this. Yet, I also like riding bikes and not just making people turn their heads while I’m riding in the city center at a low speed or parking it in some crowded district and let girls take pictures of them and my bike (and me, of course). And something tells me that this bike will make its owner forget about long runs. Let’s discuss the technical details and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
The wheels are much wider than a standard MT Dnipro has. I don’t know where the front wheel is taken from, but the rear one is definitely from a car. If you ask me, I’m not a fan of installing car wheels on bikes, because only one side of such a wheel looks nice. Speaking of the rear wheel, if you take a closer look at it, you’ll surely ask yourself “hey, what a hell is this strange plate and what is it doing inside the wheel?”. Yeap, that’s not a photoshop effect or some joke, the number plate is installed right inside the rear wheel. I’ve seen lots of variants of hiding number plates on the motorcycles, which, btw, are allowed by our local laws, but that’s the first time, and probably the last time as well, I see the plate “inside” the wheel 🙂
The front fork is probably from some Japanese or perhaps European bike. Spare parts for American motorcycles are too pricey here and thus rarely used for custom cossack projects and ex-soviet countries don’t produce showa forks. A standard handlebar was replaced with clip-ons and I should say that this was a wise decision because they absolutely fit the design. We can also see that the angle of the front fork has been modified as well.
The hardtail frame perfectly fits the project style, but I’m not a fan of such frames because our local roads won’t allow you even to get to another part of the city on bike with such a frame. I’ve already mentioned this topic in the article about The Crow – another great custom cossack motorcycle.
The good thing is that standard Dnepr brakes were replaced with more efficient disk brakes. In my opinion, such a modification is a must for all customs except the classic-style ones, especially if the bike is supposed to have improved performance.
There is not much that can be said about the gas tank. I think it’s a standard gas tank from some sport bike. What I’m curious about is the purpose of those 4 controllers: 2 controllers on every side of the tank. I suppose one controller shows the pressure of the oil in the engine, another controller might show how much fuel is left, but I can’t imagine what other 2 controllers are responsible for. If you have any info or idea of their purpose, please do share it with me and other readers in the comment section.
The only lights this chopper has are the headlights. Something tells me that these are two car fog lights from some unknown chinese supplier. To my mind, it’s not the best idea because apart from enjoying the look of your bike the drivers behind you should know whether you plan to turn right, left or make a stop, not mentioning the possible consequences of the night rides on a black motorcycle without rear lighting.
As for the driver’s seat, I’ve ridden several bikes with such a low position of a rider and I can assure you that it’s fantastic to control the bike from such a position…yet, the bikes I rode had foot pegs placed in front of the rider, just like most choppers do, and not right under the rider. This position of the foot pegs in a combination with a low-sitting position will turn even a 20 miles ride into a nightmare.
All in all, that’s the ideal custom cossack motorcycle to make people turn their heads, but be prepared to make frequent stops if you ever decide to have a long ride on it.
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