Orange County Choppers (a custom and production motorcycle manufacturer) partnered with Tourism Malaysia (a tourism office promoting travel to Malaysia) to build the “1Malaysia Chopper.”
The motorcycle was unveiled in Malaysia on March 23, 2012, and will be featured on the Discovery Channel series American Chopper: Senior vs Junior.
Orange County Choppers created a special bike to celebrate an initiative by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, to uphold a strong cultural harmony within the nation. “While we have many ethnic groups, including Malay, Chinese and Indian, along with indigenous tribes, we stand together as one Malaysia,” he said.
Malaysia was Paul Teutul Sr’s first trip to Asia. “Malaysia is full of cultural diversity and the people there are very friendly,” said Teutul, founder of Orange County Choppers. “I really think the ‘1Malaysia Chopper’ does a good job of representing the country.”
Two American Chopper: Senior vs Junior episodes will feature the bike build, unveiling ceremony in Malaysia, and Paul Sr exploring Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur. They are scheduled to premiere on the Discovery Channel on April 30 and May 7, 2012, at 9:00 p.m. EST.