Motorcycle USA rides the mountain up to Big Bear Choppers to talk to BBC’s driving force, Kevin Alsop, and for a quick ride on its factory-custom touring motorcycle, the GTX-F. Read the full story 2009 Big Bear Choppers GTX-F Quick Ride
- The GTX-F features cleanly integrated fiberglass bags and a regal-looking frame-mounted front fairing.
- Big Bear Choppers' GTX-F is like no other factory-custom bagger out there.
- Kevin Alsop and Motorcycle USA's Cruiser Editor Bryan Harley mug it up for the camera.
- It was a huge weekend for Big Bear Choppers. On Saturday, it held its annual rally, the Ride the Mountain event, and on Sunday Criss Angel showed up to pick up three custom motorcycles BBC had built for the MindFreak star.
- It never hurts to have a little star power on your side. MindFreak star Criss Angel, sandwiched here between Big Bear Choppers' Mona and Kevin Alsop, has been a fan of BBC's work for quite awhile.
- The King of the Mountain, Big Bear Choppers' Kevin Alsop, on his personal scoot. Don't let looks fool you - that ratted-out chopper can haul a#$.
- Stretched-out and low-riding, BBC's custom bagger sources the EPA-friendly X-Wedge engine and has a patented layout for its passenger placement.
- With the GTX-F, Alsop wanted to 'build a bagger that is different in form and function from any other production bike.'
- The bags on the GTX-F are long, deep, and narrow. Alsop chose to make them out of fiberglass because of its ability to patched up easily.
- Big Bear Choppers was established in 1998 and by 2002 was a full-scale producer of factory-custom motorcycles.
- The motorcycle we rode had a 114 cubic inch S&S X-Wedge engine with polished case and chrome covers.
- Despite sporting an 85 in. wheelbase and a 300mm rear tire, the GTX-F is well-balanced and provides plenty of lean angle.
- One for the money, two for the show, with 114 cubes below me, it's time to go,go, go.