There are a lot of mixed opinions whether the Bojette Chopper is the First Chopper or Just Great Photoshop, but one thing we do know is that the British Rex-Acme choppers (later to be called the Acme-Rudge) were likely the first choppers made.
Here is a little history: the Rex Motor Manufacturing Company started in 1901 when Allard and Company merged with Birmingham Motor Manufacturing and Supply Company. They produced their “’Mountaineer” motorcycle for the International Motor Car Company. A number of improvements and various models we produced until they merged with the Acme Motor Company.
Acme started in 1902 with their first production motorcycle that had a less than 3hp Minerva engine. Shortly afterwards, they started building their own engines and in 1919 and they built cars, but only for a brief period of time. They also had many design changes and numerous models of motorcycles before they merged.
In 1921, the Rex Motor Manufacturing Company and Acme Motor Company merged to form the Rex-Acme Motor Manufacturing Company. Shortly afterwards, the company was moved to Tasmania Australia and the name changed to the Acme-Rudge. Under the two different names, motorcycles were produced between 1921 and 1933 under the names Rex-Acme and Acme-Rudge with their chopper being produced from 1922 until they closed in 1933. From our research these are the most likely the first produced choppers.