2008 Ryder Cup Themed Custom Chopper Equipped with K&N Air FIlter

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A custom chopper is on display in Louisville, Kentucky especially designed by Derby City Customs to capture the Ryder Cup experience.

Derby City Custom Chopper equipped with K&N air filter
Derby City Custom Chopper equipped with K&N air filter
250 rear tire puts rubber to the ground
Large 250 rear tire puts rubber to the ground
The city of Louisville commissioned the golf-themed bike to celebrate the 2008 Ryder Cup Team USA at the Valhalla Golf Club September 16 through 21. “Our chopper is about golf,” said Jeremy Cantwell, owner of Derby City Customs. “My brother Jason and I put together a complete custom build.”
Artist Gary Smith airbrished portrait of golfer
Artist Gary Smith airbrushed portrait of golfer
Vaughn Gittin Jr. at K&N Engineering
Ryder Cup Chopper paint is candy green with a silver base.

The chopper is candy green with a silver base. Louisville artist Gary Smith air brushed an original portrait of a golfer on the bike. It is a rigid chopper design with a 250 rear tire. “We made it rigid so it has one continuous frame for a sleek look,” said Cantwell. “We put in a 113 S&S engine and equipped it with a K&N Engineering air filter. We only put the best products on our bikes and K&N makes the best filters on the market.”

Bionic golf gloves were sewed onto the seat by Sabine Cox of Unique Designs Upholstery. There are also two golf clubs on the front down tubes and a putter for the shift rod.

“It is also autographed by US Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger,” said Cantwell. “When the rest of the US team comes to town we hope they will also autograph the bike.”

The custom Derby City Chopper equipped with a K&N air filter will ultimately be raffled away during the Ryder Cup in Louisville. All proceeds will go to a local charity.

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