‘American Chopper: The Build-Off 2′ Returns For Jesse James Rematch – Who Will Win This Time?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated December 10th, 2012 at 9:32 pm,

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The build-off is on again!  On December 10th, Senior, Junior and Jesse James will return to Las Vegas for American Chopper: The Build-Off 2. This time the trio will have a new competitor in Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman, the mechanical masterminds behind Discovery’s new car renovation series Fast N’ Loud. Will Junior take home the win again, or will someone else manage to take the title away from Paul Jr. Designs?

Last year, American Chopper fans (and haters) finally saw their dream build-off happen as Senior, Junior and James battled it out to find out who among them is the best bike builder. The live show saw Senior and Junior speak to each other for the first time in years and Jesse James challenge Junior to actually drive his bike any distance on its 3/4 gallon tank, among (many) other things. In the end the viewers voted Junior’s P-51 Mustang fighter plane-inspired bike the winner. Even so, some fans were unhappy with the results.

With Senior essentially building some kind of barely working mutant track machine, the competition was essentially down to Junior and James. Because the majority of voters are from the American Chopper fan base, some claimed that Junior had an unfair advantage. Additionally, many cited the fact that someone could actually ride James’ bike, compared to the twenty-mile travel distance Junior’s bike allowed, as to Junior having an unfair advantage of form vs. function. Then again, the risers on James’ bike were pretty high, so any long-distance riding on that would be a bit awkward.

As you can see, there’s more than enough reason for Discovery to pit these three against each other again. Rawlings and Kaufman’s inclusion is to help promote their own series, but that doesn’t mean that the Gumball 3000 winner (Rawlings) and hot rodder (Kaufman) can’t throw an interesting wrench in the competition. If anything, it might push Senior away from building any more driving machines, as coming in last in this competition wouldn’t bode well for Orange County Choppers.

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With that in mind, could Senior and Junior be planning a twist for this upcoming bike build? Since Senior and Junior have been building a bike together in the current season of American Chopper, would they go as far as to enter the bike into the competition under both of their names? If so, it would be almost impossible for them to lose, no matter what James or Rawlings and Kaufman build. But would that be fair to their competitors?

Even though it’s highly unlikely for something like that to happen, it would be extremely interesting to watch. Instead, it’s likely that we’ll get a few stand-alone episodes covering the build, leading to the December 10th live show, with the results announced the following night. Last year’s build-off brought in 4.8 million viewers, so it’s unlikely that Discovery will want to gamble that on a twist to the competition about a bike viewers have already seen so much of.

There is much speculation to be had, but the question must once again be asked: Who will win the build-off?

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American Chopper: The Build-Off 2 airs December 10 and 11 on Discovery

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  1. i like to see them run there chopper 1200 miles jr will have to stop after 15 miles with his SHOW bike yes it looks good but still i don’t think none are the best bike builder its just a show
    this comes from a rider of 40 years

  2. Unlike most ppl i loveeee Aaron so i wish theyd win but Jrs is sweet he does deserve it. Jesse just seriously needs a life and a chill pill he does crave attn way too much. I would like to see whod win between him and Richard tho haa. Aaron.. ur sexy beard will be missed my friend

  3. JJ is a pc of crap. He needs to pull his head out of his Azz. What a loser JJ is

  4. I think Jr does desurve to win because, his bike is the coolest out of all of them and Sr. bike is a normal Jr. always goes over the top and he he desurves to win but, Jessie should be discualified because he can not follow rules that a kindergardener can follow.

  5. Nice bikes. Seems to be a little electricity between JJ and Jr’s wife. Maybe it’s just me.

  6. U know it’s a chopper bike build off and i see only 2 is a chopper and the
    restis not so the other should step a side

    • @ Lorna purdy, I told my wife the same thing ! it was a ( Chopper compatition not a chopper and sport bike competition .. Paul Jr. was the only one that followed instruction and followed through with the best Chopper bike ! Jessie james is old out of tune and disrespectful to his Fans and people in general and it discusses me to see a peice of garbage like that has gotton as far as he has in life.. By the way is it me or does he sound illiterate.. and like a dumn ass..

  7. So called bad boy Jesse James inflated ego always gets in his way and he should have been disqualified for not meeting the build off deadline also Paul Juniors retro hot rod bike is bad ass and I would love to buy it and make a $200,000 offer. Contact The Wolfman in Los Angles CA

  8. wth i like the gas monkey show but there bike had no business being there how did they get 2nd its called chopper build off not buy a bike and customize it build off

  9. There was only one chopper in the group and that was by Fast ‘n Loud. There were two very nice “sport” bikes by Jesse and Sr. I don’t know what it was that Jr. provided and I don’t believe that people who have actually ridden bikes would vote for Jr. “display piece”.

    • agreed

    • well said…ive ridden all 3 stayles of bikes…gimme the new guys bike anyday…anyone who disagrees just aint got many miles on

  10. P j d all the way I’ve not seen the show yet but pj s bike will be the best love all the work that do keep it up lads

  11. Why don’t they have the amateur vs. the pros? The very best bike builder comes from the late 60′s and early 70′s. While these professional are resting on their laurels, a good amateur bike build could easily win the build-off. All it takes is imagination, and that creativity gets the votes!