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'American Chopper ' envisions a Cadillac motorcycle

If Cadillac made a chopper, we have an inkling of what it would look like.
We know, it's the question you ask yourself every morning. But if it did, this is what it would look like.
 The Discovery Channel's American Chopper series pitted forever-feuding Paul Teutul Sr. and son Paul Teutul Jr. in a contest to design and build the best Cadillac-design-inspired chopper. Like so many of its builds, this one was for charity.

 "You guys captured all of the design cues we work so hard in the studio to create and you've put it together in a very expressive way," General Motors design chief Ed Welburn said at the unveiling. "The fact that they both look very different but are both very obviously Cadillac-inspired is very cool because it shows the breadth of Cadillac design."
 Paul Teutul Sr.'s chopper features a 160-horspower diamond-cut and polished S&S wedge motor; Brembo brakes; an angular frame, handlebars and lighting; and a centered rear exhaust similar to the CTS Coupe. The bike also features other Cadillac design cues, including a V-Series mesh tank area (containing a nitrous-oxide system), V-series badges and a CTS clock on the center tank.
 Paul Jr.'s took a different approach:
 His chopper has a more fluid design with angular chevron design accents, side pipes and black diamond paint with Cadillac V-Series insignia. It also has a Crazy Horse motor, air suspension, large yellow V-inspired brake calipers, and taillights and trunk badges from a CTS sedan on the wide rear fender.
"When we were asked to build a bike for Cadillac, we immediately gravitated toward the CTS-V. It's exactly what we do with motorcycles" said Paul Jr. "The CTS-V has the lines, the power, the looks, so a lot of our design cues were pulled from the CTS-V."
 The auction already has bids in excess of $150,000 for the two custom-built motorcycles. Bidding continues until the auction closes at 5:50 p.m. ET on July 31. The auction proceeds will be added to more than $500,000 that Cadillac has helped Cure Duchenne raise since last September. Duchenne is a form of muscular distrophy.


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