Monday, 20 May 2013

Julian Farnam's CHOPPRD - The leading-link Dirtbag RD400

Farnam RD400 Yamaha CHOPPRD Motorcycle
Image Courtesy Alan Lapp

In a modest garage a few miles east of San Francisco, there is a man who builds motorcycles. This might not sound particularly exceptional, as there are men building bikes in many garages in many cities, and some of them are exceptional enough to get profiled on sites like this. Julian Farnam is a different sort of builder though, and he has built a different sort of bike. He is a consummate tinkerer, a man who puts together unique machines of his own design in his spare time. It's not his day job, but he is damn good at what he does – producing some of the most interesting and thoughtfully designed custom bikes you'll come across anywhere. The bike we are featuring today is one of Julian's odd creations, a raked and chopped Yamaha RD400 that applies one of Julian's favourite concepts – alternative front suspensions. More remarkable is that the CHOPPRD, as Julian has christened it, was built in his spare time over a 30 day period for a total budget that could not exceed $1000 – that includes the donor bike and all the parts and modifications that go with it.

Read the rest about Julian Farnam's CHOPPRD RD400 on Pipeburn



Farnam RD400 Yamaha CHOPPRD Motorcycle
Image Courtesy Alan Lapp

Julian Farnam RD400 Yamaha CHOPPRD Motorbike
Image Courtesy Alan Lapp

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE THAT BIKE! I took so many pics of it at the one show, and it's also my screensaver.

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