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Mods vs. Rockers Chicago Photo Gallery

MotoUSA looks back on the British sub-culture of Mods vs. Rockers through its resurgence in America at the Mods vs. Rockers Chicago Rally.

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While Mods may not wear the style of their 1960s predecessors, many revert to a minimalist approach with fitted jeans and tennis shirts.
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Rolled cuffs and scuffed leathers are only
one part of the equation. Rockers also
make use of vintage bikes and fully alter
them to fit their taste.
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Rockers often favored the rock and roll style of artists like Elvis Presley, Eddir Cochran and Gene Vincent.
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The Triumph motorcycle seen above and many of the motorcycles behind it are part of the 'Rocker' lifestyle.
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The Mods vs. Rockers youth movement pits highclass fashion and culture with the more brutish, tough-guy image of rockers. Each style can distinctly be seen in your choice of ride.
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Physical violence between the original two groups led society to label them as drug users and hooligans, and the movement eventually dies out in the '70s.