Christine Vaughan of Wicked Women Choppers
eventually moved up to quad racing, and then she
became interested in street bikes.
derives inspiration comes from the women in her
puts it like this.
It was out of necessity that Christine
learned to work on motorcycles.
One of the first things Christine
did with her
first bike was to take it apart.
Father and brothers to help her
put it back together.
They told her
, "you took it apart you can put it back together".
It has been a learning experience for her
A high school graduate and almost two years of collage but with no degree behind her
has never been good at learning by watching or listening.
You can interpret that as a good or a bad thing, but the way that Christine learns best is by jumping in, getting her
hands greasy and doing…
Having no formal mechanical or fabrication training Christine
has honed her
bike building skills by trial and error.
Bring able to learn by doing; normally she
does not repeat her
Starting with nothing but the idea, in 2004, Christine decided to start Wicked Women Choppers.
knew that with out access to parts, her
business would go nowhere.
formulated a plan to start with the largest suppliers first.
Christine recalls, all of her
initial letters to the suppliers where answered and all were favorable.
Being the only women in a male dominated industry Christine
has received absolutely no dissension from her
has always been made to feel more then welcome and cannot say enough good things about them.
Breast Cancer Awareness Bike
Frustration brought Christine
decision to make Motorcycles for women.
Having to slide forward to reach forward controls is not only uncomfortable but also unsafe.
Having to balance the bike on the balls of your feet when stopped is the same.
To make the motorcycle more comfortable and safe to ride, Christine
, when building her
own motorcycles, had to fabricate her
addresses all of those issues when building a bike for her
In addition, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall Of Fame
and they want her
to be a part of a 2-year display they are doing on "First Women", Christine
being the first woman commercial motorcycle builder.
2007 Tom Boy Motorcycle
When asked if she
would build for a man, Christine answers, definitely.
remains committed to her
vision and a part of that vision is to remain small enough to be personally involved in every bike produced by Wicked Women Choppers, LLC.