The custom will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the Old Style Saloon #10 while the show airs on the Discovery Channel.
Deadwood, S.D.—The successful Discovery Channel series that brought America the father-son team of Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. is back with a big connection to South Dakota’s Black Hills. The first episode of American Chopper, “Welcome Back,” aired in March, and Paul Jr. offered a few glimpses of his latest project, a Sturgis Buffalo Chip-inspired custom. The episode that will air May 28, will feature the bike and likely include footage of Mt. Rushmore and Deadwood’s historic Main Street filmed last fall. The motorcycle has been under embargo awaiting the unveil on national television. Anyone wanting to be one of the first to see the bike can do so during a live unveil at the Old Style Saloon #10 at 9 p.m. on Monday, May 28 while the show airs on Discovery.
“The Buffalo Chip is all about music and motorcycles,” said Paul Teutul Jr. in the first episode. “The real inspiration for the Buffalo Chip bike is South Dakota, The Old West, Deadwood and the Black Hills, that whole entire area, and I thought it would be cool to roll in some earthy elements like nickel and copper.”
Paul Teutul Jr. met with Sturgis Buffalo Chip president Rod Woodruff on site at the Buffalo Chip to discuss the project. Teutul then returned to his shop to build the bike in the first two episodes of the hit TV series.
A sneak peak of the May 28 episode of American Chopper can be viewed online.