Builder Buzz // Danny Schneider Of Hard Nine Choppers

Straight out of Switzerland

In this episode of “Builder Buzz” we sit down with Danny Schneider of Hard Nine Choppers out of Bern, Switzerland. You read that right, Switzerland. Switzerland has a long history of producing loads of great artist in traditional media. Now it’s producing some talented artists in the medium of custom motorcycle building with Danny Schneider leading the charge. Danny is quite the animated character, as you will see in this video. Full of youthful enthusiasm, the vocabulary of a sailor, a way of describing things that will put a smile on your face, a true love for all types of motorcycles, and a genuine zest for life, this is Danny Schneider.

Danny began building custom bikes about 15 years ago after a bad crash in his professional FMX (Freestyle Motocross) career. He was left with an ankle in 18 pieces, internal life-threatening injuries, and four months in hospital. Danny needed another outlet for his creativity and love for motorcycles, so Hard Nine Choppers was born. Danny began with zero bike-building experience but a burning desire to succeed. Since then Danny has risen to become a world-renowned custom builder, a testament to his determination, passion, and skill.

“Builder Buzz” is a video series from Hot Bike that goes in-depth with the best custom V-twin builders from around the globe.

Danny Schneider at home in Bern, Switzerland.

Photo: Ed Subias

Schneider taking one of his creations out for a spin.

Photo: Tino Scher

Schneider blazing the highways in beautiful Switzerland.

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Bern, Switzerland, home to Schneider and Hard Nine Choppers.

Photo: Ed Subias