Darwin Motorcycles touts Rocketeer custom bobber


Darwin Motorcycles, builder of Brass Balls bobbers and choppers, introduced its latest 2011 digger motorcycle, the Rocketeer, at last month’s AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, where it placed fourth in the production class.

The central theme of the retro bobber is built around a hand-fabricated gas tank with monochromatic graphics applied on the fender and tank. According to Darwin Motorcycles, the Rocketeer takes art deco design cues from the 1930s and ’40s and integrates them into a fresh interpretation on the classic bobber.

"Since the release of the Rocketeer, we have been gratified by the feedback from the enthusiast community," Dar Holdsworth, Brass Balls' “BossMan,” stated in a news release. "The design, style and performance have been a hit."

The illustrated Rocketeer book is about a superhero created by writer/illustrator Dave Stevens. The character first appeared in 1982 and eventually inspired a 1991 movie.

The Brass Balls Rocketeer is built with 40 degrees of rake and 1 inch of stretch. It has a Crazy Horse 100 cu. in. engine, a ceramic-coated D&D exhaust, a 41 mm Mean Street front end, Excel four-piston brakes with Wilwood rotors, inverted MotoX bars, Leroy Thompson grips, a BDL transmission, and a Wire Plus gauge that has been machined into the trees.

Posted by Arlo Redwine