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Custom V-twin builder looks at new market

Kevin and Mona Alsop, the owners of California-based Big Bear Choppers, have seen enough of a change in their custom bike clientele that the company has begun developing a custom motorcycle for women.

The bike, which will be shown at the upcoming V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, will have a lower seat, a shortened wheelbase and more conservative rake to improve handling.

“There is not a lot of custom motorcycles that can fit two people comfortably,” Mona Alsop said, “and the guys want their ladies to ride with them. I think that has opened up a big market.”

The bikes, dubbed Miss Behavin, will share several components with the manufacturer’s popular Venom ProStreet model, including a proprietary 100 Smooth low-vibration engine, a Baker six-speed overdrive transmission and a chrome front-end.

For more on Big Bear Chopper, see the Jan. 22 edition of Powersports Business.

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