The Raleigh Chopper is again – iconic bike from the Seventies makes a return


Raleigh has relaunched the Chopper, in all probability its most well-known mannequin, in a brand new model up to date to satisfy the security necessities for all bicycles within the 2020s.

The brand new Chopper has the well-known sprung banana seat of the unique and even the highest tube gear shifter, which was relegated to the bike’s bars in later variations of the Chopper, in deference to the march of well being and security. 

The MK 1 Raleigh Chopper was launched in 1969, nevertheless it was with the MK 2 Chopper, constructed from 1973 to 1985, that the bike actually took off, promoting hundreds of thousands worldwide and within the Eighties rescuing the Nottingham-based bike model, which had as soon as been the biggest on this planet, from near-bankruptcy. 

Raleigh Chopper

Raleigh has gone to nice lengths to copy the seems of the unique Chopper (Picture credit score: Raleigh)

Delicate adjustments to satisfy fashionable rules