Car video reviews:

Choppahead Nickel Peeper Pre-Unit Retro Triumph

In for a retro bobber with tons of classic attitude and a heap of works-looking bespoke hand-made parts? Well then, drop Choppahead a line and see if they will build you a bike like the Nickel Peeper Pre-Unit Triumph they created for their friend Marc.
Choppahead Nickel Peeper Pre-Unit 5 photos
Choppahead Nickel Peeper Pre-UnitChoppahead Nickel Peeper Pre-UnitChoppahead Nickel Peeper Pre-UnitChoppahead Nickel Peeper Pre-Unit
The bike design harks back to the 40s and 50s, being actually built with era-original parts. The Nickel Peeper is powered by a Bonneville engine loaded into an 1955 swingarm frame mated to an 1950 rigid rear section, with a sprung leather. Both rake and stretch are stock, even though the springer front end comes from a Harley.

The Bonnie engine is fed through Amal 930 carbs and breathes out through custom Choppahead exhausts. The bars, headlight and the fuel tank are also custom Choppahead fabrications, with the latter displaying lush nickel (not chrome) accents for an even more authentic look.

The tail light is a retro Lucas unit, but stock Triumph oil tank and rear fender have been used. Its truly amazing so see how well has Choppahead integrated their own fabrications in this build, making it look like everything is factory-installed!


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories