The Derby City Customs brothers built the custom chopper with a casino theme. “We used real poker chips and cards on the bike,” said Cantwell. “The alligator seat has a horseshoe cut into it and it’s accented with real gold horseshoes.”
The airbrush is by On Point and the actual base coat is laid on by Big Ed Wayne. “It’s painted with candy green over pagan gold flake. It is one gorgeous bike, it’s reflection in the sunlight is hard to describe, but it really picks up light.”
The hand built rigid frame is molded completely from metal. “The tank and rear fender are molded into the bike for one smooth continuous look,” said Cantwell. We set up the front end with an inverted fork with wheels from RC Components.
The bike is equipped with a six speed transmission with lots of chrome. A 113 S&S engine is a lot of motor for the custom chopper. A nice wide 300 rear tire also puts the rubber to the ground.
“K&N Engineering makes all of our filters for our custom bikes, it’s the filter of choice” said Cantwell. “K&N makes the best filters on the market and a bike of this caliber deserves only the best.” The Cantwell’s designed a custom a 2008 Suzuki GSX1400 Hayabusa for K&N Engineering which was on display in the K&N booth at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) 2007. A video of this bike is also available on K&N's video web page.
Derby City Customs next project will be a Ryder Cup custom bike which will be raffled away during the Kentucky Derby Festival.
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