TLC's 'American Chopper' reaches end of the road

"American Chopper" is riding off into the sunset. The popular TLC series based on the feuding Teutul family and their custom-built motorcycle business is going off the air after six seasons. Full Story
Freedom Lover

Hartford, CT

#1 Feb 10, 2010
They were more like motorcycle assemblers then fabricators. The chopper thing was played out 10 years ago, so I feel sorry for anyone that rides one around. A cycle that holds a gallon of gas, has no suspension, has a turn radius of 1/4 mile, and is louder than a commercial airliner is pretty much the stupidest idea ever for a motorcycle. Glad to see the final nail in the coffin for this fad.
painterman

Baldwin, WI

#2 Feb 12, 2010
GREAT, Now if we could just get rid of T L C, we would be moving in the right direction. They have some CRAP on that channel!!!
Franky

United States

#3 Feb 12, 2010
Freedom Lover wrote:
They were more like motorcycle assemblers then fabricators. The chopper thing was played out 10 years ago, so I feel sorry for anyone that rides one around. A cycle that holds a gallon of gas, has no suspension, has a turn radius of 1/4 mile, and is louder than a commercial airliner is pretty much the stupidest idea ever for a motorcycle. Glad to see the final nail in the coffin for this fad.
You are obviously not a real motor head. I love that sound and hopefully they get louder just to piss ur womanly butt off.

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Since: Aug 07

East of the River

#4 Feb 12, 2010
Freedom Lover wrote:
They were more like motorcycle assemblers then fabricators. The chopper thing was played out 10 years ago, so I feel sorry for anyone that rides one around. A cycle that holds a gallon of gas, has no suspension, has a turn radius of 1/4 mile, and is louder than a commercial airliner is pretty much the stupidest idea ever for a motorcycle. Glad to see the final nail in the coffin for this fad.
Chopper fad played out 10 years ago? Maybe, but it's more like overpriced crapcycles that people with more money than brains buy. I believe choppers will continue to exist in one form or another as they have for decades. The difference is they will be built by real people with more passion for the art than cash to pizz away.
Fan of original series

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 12, 2010
This past year got to be soup opera than ever. Mix a couple of lazy sons and hotheaded dad, it wasn't going to last. Mikey was originally funny, but at his age it was time to grow up. Paul Jr. never manned up by becoming a responsible businessman. Good with the designs, but a mess when it came to leadership. Well Paul Sr., he's a heart attack waiting for happen. Without the show, he overbuilt the business. OCC will be a distant memory soon, and he won't be able to cover the cost of running OCC world headquarters. This current wife is obviously a gold digger and will soon leave him and take half of what's left.
Mark

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Feb 13, 2010
Fan of original series wrote:
This past year got to be soup opera than ever. Mix a couple of lazy sons and hotheaded dad, it wasn't going to last. Mikey was originally funny, but at his age it was time to grow up. Paul Jr. never manned up by becoming a responsible businessman. Good with the designs, but a mess when it came to leadership. Well Paul Sr., he's a heart attack waiting for happen. Without the show, he overbuilt the business. OCC will be a distant memory soon, and he won't be able to cover the cost of running OCC world headquarters. This current wife is obviously a gold digger and will soon leave him and take half of what's left.
Spot-on observation. Watched a few episodes early on which contained fights between Sr. and Jr. in which Sr. was right. Then came the money, then the flagrant destruction for laughs, then the over-the-top drama manufactured for the TV viewers. Throw in BIG money as a final wedge to drive the family apart. Welcome to reality television.......Garbage.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#7 Feb 14, 2010
I agree. They are great if you like Spider webs and Corn Cobs and Bird houses on them.( Creative??)
Rick is the most creative the way he builds the tanks is pure art. I am always amazed at what he does. I watch the show for Rick and Mike Amarroti. Jason can be funny also. The way they interact is fun.
They are aimed at the rich. I am sure they are used everyday
(Right !!!!) To be moved around in the garage to park thier 4 wheeled over priced vehicles in front of. They seem like something to be looked at at the party that the owner has rather riding to Sturgis. Has anyone seen any of these creations on the road?? Not they are owned by corpration as a corprate assett or write off rather than a usable ride. Can you see the corn cob bike at Sturgis?? How many Spider webs are at Sturgis??
2_Wheels wrote:
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Chopper fad played out 10 years ago? Maybe, but it's more like overpriced crapcycles that people with more money than brains buy. I believe choppers will continue to exist in one form or another as they have for decades. The difference is they will be built by real people with more passion for the art than cash to pizz away.
rich w

Florence, SC

#8 Feb 14, 2010
Did any of you like the "Hybrid Electric" bike? I designed the Hybrid to be practical and powerful. We achieved both and it is not a "Crapcycle". It is, in fact, the World's first full size Hybrid Motorcycle. And it is likely much more powerful than what you are riding and will still get over 100MPG and still can have that V Twin full sound.
OCC is NOT building crap but actually has turned out some very sophisticated machines. The show degenerated into a soap opera, against the wishes of Sr. Believe what you like, opinionate as you care - I know the truth.
johnny bollocks

Basingstoke, UK

#9 Feb 14, 2010
then tell me why sr has to blow rubbish up all over the floor if not for the cameras then had 2 people clean it up and he sent vinnie home for a mess when they where finishing a bike on a deadline.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#10 Feb 14, 2010
That was awesome. I loved that bike that one and and to all electric bike as well.
I do agree that they do turn out soem great stuff.
I am not sure who you are responding to. I hope it is not mine, cuz I think they are good. I like the ones that do not have all of the trinkets on it. Junior can put his webs corn cobs and bird houses on anything he wants and call it creative. But I like the tech.. advances. The whole motor driven industry needs this shake up.

My hat is off to you for that design. It was great. If I am not mistaken Senior loved it too when he drove it. The power and the technology was great.

The Bike for the Paraplegic how can anyone say they produce Crap bikes. These are only the fair weather friends. I get a bad taste in my mouth when I think of those types.
rich w wrote:
Did any of you like the "Hybrid Electric" bike? I designed the Hybrid to be practical and powerful. We achieved both and it is not a "Crapcycle". It is, in fact, the World's first full size Hybrid Motorcycle. And it is likely much more powerful than what you are riding and will still get over 100MPG and still can have that V Twin full sound.
OCC is NOT building crap but actually has turned out some very sophisticated machines. The show degenerated into a soap opera, against the wishes of Sr. Believe what you like, opinionate as you care - I know the truth.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#11 Feb 14, 2010
How long ago was that? What really happened? We only saw what the production company wanted us to see for the drama. If I rememeber there was more to that story wasn't it? WShat was the rest of the story?
johnny bollocks wrote:
then tell me why sr has to blow rubbish up all over the floor if not for the cameras then had 2 people clean it up and he sent vinnie home for a mess when they where finishing a bike on a deadline.

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Since: Feb 10

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Feb 14, 2010
They showed like one of the first showed before the finale and it was SO different - They were working in a garage and didn't have all of those fancy tools and really used their ingenuity to make parts and what not. Then they got spoiled by money and "fame"
Fan of original series wrote:
This past year got to be soup opera than ever. Mix a couple of lazy sons and hotheaded dad, it wasn't going to last. Mikey was originally funny, but at his age it was time to grow up. Paul Jr. never manned up by becoming a responsible businessman. Good with the designs, but a mess when it came to leadership. Well Paul Sr., he's a heart attack waiting for happen. Without the show, he overbuilt the business. OCC will be a distant memory soon, and he won't be able to cover the cost of running OCC world headquarters. This current wife is obviously a gold digger and will soon leave him and take half of what's left.
Greg

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Feb 14, 2010
How did this show even last 6 years starring 3 former and current drug addicts !
rich w

Florence, SC

#14 Feb 14, 2010
Greg wrote:
How did this show even last 6 years starring 3 former and current drug addicts !
Greg, who are the current drug addicts you mention? I only know of Sr's battles. Who else do you name, as I never picked up on that.
robori

Milton, FL

#15 Feb 14, 2010
Greg,
Please state facts.
sr is a recovering addict paulie went thru rehab at 16 and mike was just now going thru.
hell we all make mistake to include you.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#16 Feb 14, 2010
Spider webs Corn Cobs and Bird Houses and all of them on a Chopper.

I can see the Early Hells Angels, turning over in thier grave.
Spider webs Corn Cobs and Bird Houses...

oy vie
Greg wrote:
How did this show even last 6 years starring 3 former and current drug addicts !

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#17 Feb 14, 2010
I agree with you.
They are in recovery and will always be in recovery. There is no end to it.

This Greg guy is just like all of the other negative posters. They only watch part of the show and think they have seen it all.

Clueless clueless. Please befoer you post watch a whole show. Better yet watch the whole season. Then sit down and think about what you post. If you have watched any of it you will realize just how ignorant your posts are.
robori wrote:
Greg,
Please state facts.
sr is a recovering addict paulie went thru rehab at 16 and mike was just now going thru.
hell we all make mistake to include you.

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