John Naismith’s custom bobber motorcycle is a truly amazing work of art. It is a combination of different bikes. The main base is a 1924 Indian Chief. This is a rare bike on its own, but John has combined this with a 1944 bike to give a totally unique outcome. The bike has a 1200cc Chief motor with a three-speed gearbox. The paint is a luscious Indian Maroon with direct gloss. The Indian decals are proper gold leaf, painted onto the bike freehand.
A bobber can be a custom styled motorbike from the 1930s to the present day. Typically, construction includes stripping excess bodywork and making the bike look like a vintage motorcycle. To aid the removal of unnecessary waste and weight, building a bobber involves removing all superfluous parts, such as the front fender, and shortening the rear fender (which is where the name came from: being a bob-tail).