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Billy Lane Choppers and Motorcycles

Updated on August 19, 2014

BILLY LANE - a Life Turned Around?

You don't hear much about custom chopper builder Billy Lane, lately. Then again, he's not doing much lately - at least not much involving public life.

On August 14, 2009, Billy Lane was found guilty of Vehicular Manslaughter and sentenced to six years of jail time; his current scheduled release date is September 18, 2014. Billy had a reputation for wild and reckless behavior, both on the roads and off. He's expressed, what seems to be, genuine repentance and a willingness to help others to avoid making some of the mistakes that he's made.

A life turned around? I hope so. We miss you Billy.

Image: Florida Department of Corrections - William (Billy) D. Lane.


Billy Lane is the owner of Choppers Inc and is one of the most recognized custom motorcycle builders around. With Billy's being in jail, current information on him is hard to come by - even the Choppers Inc website is seriously neglected. Use this fan page to keep up on the latest Billy Lane news.

Famous HUBLESS BIKE - Awesome

Billy Lane's Hubless Bike
Billy Lane's Hubless Bike

Several builders have done it since, but Billy was the first to make a hub-less wheel motorcycle. At last count, he's done 4 more since, each is a one-of-a-kind.

BILLY LANE of Choppers Inc.

BILLY LANE of Choppers Inc.
BILLY LANE of Choppers Inc.

Billy Lane - Access his prison profile.

I support the Peoples' Right to Know,

but I find it more interesting that this information is so readily available, than I find the actual information.

Write Billy Lane

Lane, William D. DC# C03706

Avon Park Work Camp PO Box 1100

Avon Park, Florida 33826-1100

Include a SASE for reply.

Billy Lane's PSYCHO BILLY CADILLAC - Another Hub-less Chopper

Billy Lane's Psycho Billy Cadillac
Billy Lane's Psycho Billy Cadillac

Billy Lane's NINE LIVES CHOPPER

Billy Lane's Nine Lives Chopper
Billy Lane's Nine Lives Chopper

Billy Lane's EASYRIDER VQ CHOPPER

Billy Lane's EASYRIDER VQ CHOPPER
Billy Lane's EASYRIDER VQ CHOPPER

Billy Lane's MISS TREATED CHOPPER

Billy Lane's MISS TREATED MOTORCYCLE
Billy Lane's MISS TREATED MOTORCYCLE

Billy Lane Videos

Choppers Inc.

Choppers Inc.
Choppers Inc.

Billy Lane

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What Do You Think About Billy Lane?

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      jerite 3 years ago

      People make mistakes, I have made many. Gave up booze over 18 years go cuz booze made me do things i would not normally do, as it did obviously for Billy. I know several people who killed people under the influence, nothing exscuses that, not even intoxication but those folks put the plug in the jug and used there mistakes to change the lives of others by helping them get sober and stay sober. Nothing can bring back someone who has been killed, but that situation can keep many from being killed. So Billy, if you see this, ask for forgiveness from those you hurt, then learn to forgive yourself and use your platform to help others. I have always watched anything on you built on TV cuz I'm old school I appreciate your talents and eye to detail I also share the same love for old bikes and ressurecting them. But I also share the same problem of once I put alcohol in my system I do things i wouldn't normally do, so for over 18 years I haven't taken a drink. Don't let the forgiveness others have/will give you be in vain and for nothing. Show the world you can take this disater and turn it into a miracle by giving back to the community that has followed you. There are so many who need help brother...show them by example that they can have freedom from bondage as well by staying sober, building coolest bikes in the world and using your platform given to you to change lives!

      "Don't drink, go to meetings and live the steps...One Day at a Time".............

      Jer

      jerite@hotmail.com

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      First of all I live in Melbourne Fl. , Where Billy had his shop, and second of all I'm Very Dear Friends with the victim's Brother and Nephew, and as soon as Billy is released, I know firsthand what actually happened within that accident, and he is going to do something very special for the Family and Nephew, and yes Everyone Makes Bad Decisions Throughout Our Lifetime and Billy happened to that night, so those who are so negative to him and saying the things that are written without knowing the truth, let me correct you on something, I know the Cab Company and Owner Personally and any time Billy wanted party he would always call my Friend/Owner of that company to drive him, the one night he did not, was that night that forever changed Peoples Life, Knowing The Family Personally And Knowing The Forgiveness They Found And Gave From Within There Own Hearts, So May You Also, Have A Blessed Life....Lonny

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      the man is great .dan j ,8 ball choppers london england

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      we all make mistakes how many of us drove drunk back in the day i was just one of the lucky ones that nothing bad happen hope you learn ahard lesson billy stay cool marc from canada

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      I hope he's learned his lesson

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You wouldn't much care how talented he was if the man he killed was your father. Talented...yes.

      Killer...yes.

      Ashame...yes.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think billy is a great bike builder.and very handsome of course.hope he learns from this exsperince

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Patrick, I love Billy's bikes, but I have to agree with you. Believe that that wasn't the first time he's driven around hammered.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think hes HOT and a genius wow those bikes rock!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This guy should get more than 6 years in prison. He was driving his truck on the wrong side of the road and crashed into an oncoming bike and killed the rider. He was intoxicated, i.e. drunk as hell. HE KILLED A MAN BECAUSE HE WAS HAMMERED AND COULDN'T GIVE A SH*T ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE ON THE ROAD.

      So what if he builds nice bikes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      He is the best bike bulider out there!Hands down. i hope he gets out soon!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Man Behind the Art of Chopper

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      HarleyDude 5 years ago

      his custom choppers always stood out from the rest. hopefully he will be back soon!

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      pavlovswriter lm 5 years ago

      Odd I was thinking about some of his bikes the other day and wondered what happened to him. If you want to know when he will get out of prison here is a prison sentence calculator: http://www.jailguide.com/goodtime_calculator.php

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Billy lane is a badass he has some of the most unique bikes out there

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      dhussl 5 years ago

      Nice Lens! I have not herd that name in a while and now I know why. Definitely one of the most innovative bike builders and hopefully Billy will come out and get back in to the game.

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      Ladyeaglefeather 5 years ago

      Way to go.

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      ChiroAustin 5 years ago

      this is a great lens!

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      daniel1956 5 years ago

      Choppers Are Very Great Road Machine- Billy Lane Make Very Nice Machine

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      MelloJeep 5 years ago

      On Facebook choppers inc is live the family runs it I believe his sister they also update his date of release which changes month to month with time off for good behavior and they also have an address to write Billy and if yo send a SASE he will write you back, just thought you might like the info. Great Lens

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      bikonic 5 years ago

      What a wicked twist of fate that the accident he was involved in winds up killing a motorcyclist. I don't know the whole story, but I agree with Ginger that this must weigh very heavy on him. I also agree that the sentence does seem a little light for vehicular manslaughter, but that could be the norm, I'm not an expert of the law by any stretch!

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I just heard this story on the news not long ago. I thought that he was out of prisonnow. My mistake. I love the bikes he builds!

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      Ginger23 6 years ago

      i THINK IT'S A SHAME BILLY HAS TO SERVE TIME BUT 6 YEARS FOR VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER IS A PRETTY LIGHT SENTENCE. The fact that he killed another motorcyclist I sure weighs heavy on his mind. I always wanted to meet him and vistit his shop but never got around to it. I feel for him and wish him all thee best while in prison.

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      Brandi 6 years ago from Maryland

      We used to live very close to Billy Lane's shop...I always wanted to go in and see his bikes, but just never got around to it. I had no idea he was in prison. :( Nice tribute to his work.

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      Anthony Altorenna 6 years ago from Connecticut

      A real talent who builds old school choppers, but with his unique vision.

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      ToTheBrimm LM 6 years ago

      @howtocurecancer: I think so.

      It's unfortunate that some of our biggest life-lessons comes from some else's pain. It will be interesting to see what happens in his life over the next several years.

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Interesting life!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hopefully Billy has come to a true repentance and will serve as a positive role model in the future.....hopefully....

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      moonlitta 6 years ago

      These pictures speed up the heart beet. (Oh the person behind them is intriguing too, I hadn't known about him previously).

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Great bikes, .Nice lens Joni

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      fashionality lm 6 years ago

      great stuff