Monthly Archives: April 2006

Whats in a name


As I recall I first heard of the term bapper to refer to a motorcycle from the Van Dyke Road , Feather Bed lane area of N.J. The Term bapper was then used to refer to dirt bikes, as when you wind them up they go BaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAA, BBaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAAAA BAAAAAAAAAAA etc.

I had gotten into the habit of calling bikes bappers and when I picked up the ST it seemed the only sensible moniker.
Of course bapper is any bike “The Bapper” is one in particular.