Orange County Choppers Hydromat 40th anniversary bike to debut Feb. 12
Josh Allison, owner of Cry Baby Cycles and a frequent collaborator of the Orange County Choppers team, describes the Hydromat motorcycle to the crowd at IMTS 2018.
Photo by Robert Schoenberger

Orange County Choppers Hydromat 40th anniversary bike to debut Feb. 12

Shown off at IMTS 2018, the creating of the custom motorcycle will get a national audience on the Discovery Channel.


St. Louis, Missouri – Hydromat Inc. is celebrating its 40th Anniversary (1979 -2019), and as part of this celebration, the company engaged Orange County Choppers (OCC) to build a custom one-of-a-kind motorcycle to commemorate this milestone.

The bobber-style bike, which got a public showing last year at the International Manufacturing Technology Show – IMTS 2018, is themed in the classic Hydromat logo style. The OCC head designer, Jason Pohl then used the red color theme of the new Hydromat Eclipse 12-100 machine to tie the past to the present.

Orange County Choppers has been the center of the hit reality TV series American Chopper which debuted in September 2002 on the Discovery Channel. Following a 5-year hiatus, the show has returned to the network with all new episodes. Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. are reunited in the current version of the show as the world-class motorcycle builders return to reclaim their place atop the world of customized bike building.

OCC bikes are customized and built around a theme or for a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world. The design and build of the 40th Anniversary Hydromat bike will be the feature of the first episode of American Chopper’s 2019 season and will air on the Discovery Channel February 12th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

CEO and co-founder of Hydromat Inc., Bruno Schmitter, President Matthias Walter, and other Hydromat associates welcomed OCC’s founder Paul Teutul Sr. to the IMTS Trade Show in Chicago this past September for the unveiling of the Hydromat motorcycle.

Since 1979 Hydromat Inc. has been building the world’s finest precision rotary transfer machines and mill/turn centers in their manufacturing facility in St. Louis for the precision metal cutting marketplace.