Here’s one more example of a chopper builder recognizing the move toward bikes that work and building something you can actually ride on the street. Russ Mitchell’s Exile Cycles has produced the RX-Streetfighter, powered by a Jims 120 inch twin cam with a 6 speed and loaded with carbon fiber. The exhaust is slung under the engine like a Buell and the bike has geometry and a wheelbase much like a real and functional motorcycle.
I’m not crazy about the design but it’s interesting that he built this at all. I’m curious whether the customers looking for a bike from Exile will warm up to this change of direction but it’s a smart move for him to test the waters a bit. I wonder what some of the other chopper shops are working on. Can you imagine something like this from the Orange County guys? I feel a disturbance in the force.
Link: Exile Cycles