Division of Orange County Choppers Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The merchandising division of Orange County Choppers, the motorcycle company made famous on the reality television series “American Choppers,” is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to a report from Bloomberg News. Sources note that the merchandising division, Hudson Valley Merchandising, is separate from the parent company, Orange County Choppers Holdings, which is not included in the bankruptcy filing. The group filed for bankruptcy in Poughkeepsie, New York, and told the bankruptcy court that it had $1.4 million in unpaid debts. The merchandising division has reportedly had several judgments leveled against it in recent months.