Back in 2001, what started out as a very special custom minibike for a 6-year old, has now become a full time company with dealerships nationwide, and more to follow.
Chris Puehse, a devoted Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast with 20 years riding experience, wanted to create a special scooter for his then 6-year old son Brandon Harley. He created “the little scooter with an attitude" and with it a new company called Little BadAss Motorcycle Company.
When Puehse unveiled the scooter he was blown away by the reaction of those who saw it. The miniature hog with its extended forks, chrome parts and low-slung seat heard comments like "unbelievable" from onlookers. Puehse decided, "…if everyone who saw it said they wanted one, I could make a few and sell them." Featured in Easy Rider Magazine in 2001, owned by celebrities like Dale Earnhardt Sr and Jr, Willie Nelson, Grave Digger Paul and Tina.
In 2011, the Little BadAss Motorcycle company became part of a national family of power sports companies distributed by GTC Industries. But by then, many of the suppliers including Tecumseh, Comet and others had closed their doors. This meant the bike would have to be redesigned to use the new generation of minibike engines and torque converters. That job has been completed
The Little BadAss Minichopper mini motorcycle, with Street Legal upgrade kit is available for immediate shipment. The Little BadAss (LBA) is also available as a kit for those who want to build their own.
A host of color schemes as well as new line of LBA Speed Parts are available including the Shotgun Exhaust, Inverted Mikuni Intake, and GTC Drive train, just to name a few
While the original signature square tubing has been retained, several new upgrades have emerged for 2015. A new Fat Front Fork with a 5 degree decrease in the rake has resulted in dramatically improved drivability. A 5 degree Engine Mount with TC2 cutaway has been added to facilitate installation of today's engines and Torque Converters. A wild new Open Primary style aluminum cover has been developed that enables visible operation of the TC2. The Brake and Sprocket have been integrated and installed on the drive side of the bike, allowing more visibility of the gorgeous 8" rear wheel.
Choose the standard 10" front wheel or upgrade to the 14" chrome spoke wheel with Disc Brake.
A sleek new aluminum gas tank has been developed that mounts under the backbone with the classic Tank Cover.
A variety of Handlebar options are available from Apes to Drag bar and everything in between.
The LBA can be ordered with custom flames and an array of powder coat finishes and other special requests.
colors: gloss black (standard), pearl white, red devil, cobalt chrome, gunsmoke chrome and superchrome, flames
For more information on the "little scooter with an attitude" you can contact a local Dealer, or our distributor, GTC Manufacturing (707) 745-3536 gtcmanufacturing.com