Sugar Bear and Ben Hardy

In 1969 Sugar Bear got the bike bug and started building a 750 Honda chopper, and this build lead him to meeting and becoming a lifelong friend of Ben Hardy. Needing some help and advice on his build, Sugar Bear was around when his friend and mentor, Ben, designed and built the two most famous choppers in the world that were seen in the movie Easy Rider:

The "Captain America" and the "Billy Bike." The experience and love for building choppers is what influenced Sugar Bear to want to start his own shop.

The black builders and their heavy influence on the scene have been ignored by the mainstream white biker magazines for decades it's about time these builders get the credit they deserve. The Captain America bike by Ben hardy is the first thing that comes to mind of generations when they hear the word chopper.

Even today Sugar Bear works on and builds looooooongg bikes and frontends for people looking for choppers that can be ridden with one hand with no bounce and zero flop, the kind of bike that you ride all day and feel comfortable on.


Last pic is Surgar Bears bike today..