You either love them or you hate them, but no matter your opinion, you know who they are. Over the years, American Chopper’s own Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. have brought an explosive brand of television into many of our homes. The feuding, arguing, and destruction of office doors, managed to bring custom bike building and motorcycles in general into the consciousness of folks who otherwise wouldn’t have been one bit interested.
Their split was a public affair just over a year ago and the TV show was all but left for dead, leaving fans with the question of what, exactly, would become of the Teutuls.
For those of you still wondering, fear not — Paul Jr. is back! The younger Teutul and his crew will be in Sturgis, S.D., on the J&P Cycles lot debuting a brand new build and a brand new TV show! Paul Jr. has inked a deal with Bikers Choice and will be unveiling the first project featuring Bikers Choice motorcycle parts and accessories, along with the insane fabrication and wild design he’s known for. The new TLC show, American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, is scheduled to air in August. Along with his new company, Paul Jr. Designs, he has a brand new shop down the road from the old Orange County Choppers shop, and is bringing along some old friends. That’s right, if the new company and new shop weren’t enough for you, Mikey and Vinnie are back in action. Both will be working side-by-side with Paul Jr. Make sure you keep an eye out on www.JPCycles.com for a new line of custom parts from Paul Jr. Designs & Bikers Choice in the near future.
On a final note, Orange County Choppers has been very polarizing since its inception. Since the show went off the air, there were grumblings of “good riddance” or, “I’m glad those guys are done” sentiment around parts of the motorcycle community. Lost in the haze of bickering on the old American Chopper show was the simple fact that these guys were good for the motorcycle community. For most of you reading this, motorcycles are a large part of your lives, but the same cannot be said for the majority of people who watch TV. So when American Chopper found its way into mainstream America, it brought with it a wave of new interest in motorcycles. OCC helped introduce motorcycling to many people who otherwise may have never ridden a bike. More people on motorcycles translates to more motorcycle awareness — and that’s always a good thing.
Stay tuned for more updates right here on the J&P Cycles Blog, or you can keep up with the news on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Don’t miss the action going down in Sturgis at the J&P Cycles store at 1650 Lazelle St.