Kutty was born in Northern California but grew up and has lived most of his life in Southern California, where he currently resides. Some people might say he was born into Hotrod royalty, being the son of a famous car builder Jim “bones” Noteboom. Bones has been building cars since the 50′s. Not only has his face been all over magazines for his cars and motorcycles but he was also inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. He also a part of the drag boat racing in the 60′s & 70′s. Yet in the end Bones specialty all along was building bad ass Hot Rods and tricked out choppers.
So with that in mind let’s just say Kutty had gotten a head start in the chopper world. When Kutty was a young teenager he began to take notice of the artistry, creativity and thought that goes into a custom car or motorcycle. Before he became serious about building custom bikes he was busy listening to punk rock music and trying to get sponsored in Skate boarding. Needless to say when that didn’t happen he received his driver’s license. Kutty then picked up two magazines one called Car Craft from the late 50′s & 60′s, the other Street Choppers from the 70′s. Looking at these magazines he had realized it was about keeping it traditional.
Kutty’s first bike was a 1970 Honda Chopper which he road the hell out of. After a few speeding tickets and ready for something new he sold it and was geared up to start a new project. Kutty says there’s a lot of bike builders out there these days but he would not call himself one. He says it’s more of a hobby, but when a bike is eventually finished it’s always for sale! ”That’s what his wife say’s any ways.” Other than working on bikes Kutty has a Monday thru Friday job as a General Contractor. As much as he loves working on bikes, with all the time and effort that goes into a bike to be complete you shouldn’t quit your day job.
Over the year’s Kutty’s cars and motorcycles have been featured in many magazines as well as a documentary with his fellow Sinners called Choppertown. Today you can find Kutty sitting next to his collection of early 60′s and 70′s magazines and still rocking out to Punk Rock music for inspiration into the view of his next timeless design.