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May 22, 2008

MotoCoaster

Orange County crew shows the importance of looking into a turn

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Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, near Buffalo, New York, has reintroduced a motorcycle themed roller coaster, now renamed to as the Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster.

Is anyone surprised?

The partnership between Darien Lake and OCC includes the naming of their thrill ride and the build of a custom bike inspired by it, as well as the overall Darien Lake Theme Park Resort experience.

Some of the boys from OCC recently experienced the theme park to find the inspiration for their custom OCC MotoCoaster motorcycle. The design and build of the bike will be featured on an upcoming episode of American Chopper, the popular television show that features the feuding antics of the Teutul family, of Orange County Chopper fame.

The Teutuls are scheduled to return to the park in June to unveil the finished custom bike which will remain on permanent display at Darien Lake. During the unveiling of the custom chopper, a new design for the re-named Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster will also be presented.

From the photo it would appear that the ride is currently modelled after MotoGP motorcycles, an understandable association when relating a motorcycle to a roller coaster. Now that the ride is going the American Chopper route, it will be interesting to see if the roller coaster will be modified to reflect the difference in handling between those two types of motorcycles.