The Savage “Bobber” is born from our company’s maturity, gained over many years of experience, in the construction of the Savage airplanes.
In our continued commitment to the research of new formulas and innovations, ZLIN Aviation decided to enter into a decidedly original dimension, an area up to now unexplored: the customization of the aircraft through the client’s expression of his own personality and originality, as applied to flight.
Well-known concepts and methodologies used in the customization of motorcycles are, for the first time, applied to the world of light aircraft. So the pilot conceives his own aircraft, up to and beyond the options which up to the present were available.
The standard model Savage Bobber is an extremely valid choice for the client who is seeking a solid, reliable airplane which is easy to handle and to service at a reasonable cost.
The guarantee of its reliability comes through sharing, with its older brother, the Savage Classic (the first Savage plane built by our company) the wings, the empennage, the landing gear, the controls and the fuselage, which has been narrowed only slightly.

The 25 kg less weight, makes it more agile and the absence of covering on the fuselage makes it particularly resistant to lateral gusts, offering at same time excellent visibility, enough comfort, completely stable inspection ability, together with a robust and resistant structure. All these aspects, combined together, qualify the Bobber as a plane particularly suitable for flights into the bush…

The Bobber got many covers and articles, from magazines around the world and most of them were even not related to aviation.

Many RC modellers from different Countries, have also been ispired and have made their RC version of our Savage Bobber.

For a while, we also built large scale RC replicas of our Bobber, but not being our main job and using the same expencive aeronautical materials we used on the real one, we then decided to stop this small production.

Why the Savage Bobber?

Anyone familiar with the world of “custom made” in motorcycles, with its various choppers and bobbers, will immediately understand the project undertaken by our company. As in the motorcycle sector for decades (in the Harley-Davidson or Indian, for example), to bobberize a vehicle is to strip it of every superfluous element and add big tires. And this is what we’ve done in designing the Bobber. We started with a standard version and we subtracted everything that wasn’t entirely necessary. The sensation of freedom, in contact with the “natural elements”, becomes an unforgettable experience. To offer an enhanced feeling and a high level of security, we’ve made six-point safety belts available and we’ve fashioned doors without skin and without Lexan which, hooked in place, form a “cage” around the pilot, creating a total sense of security. For cold weather, cabin heating and a kit for enclosing the entire cabin section are also available…

Live the Adventure

As it happens with the motorcycles, quad bikes, spyder cars etc, the contact with the natural elements surrounding the pilot, is a key factor in terms of fun and full involvement with the Savage Bobber . Add to this the unique aerial view of the world, the possibility to land in remote areas, sand beaches, hills etc, add the feeling to have customized your own plane exactly as you wished and you will clearly be ready to live your own adventure…

5 different special colors for the engine, 10 available colors for the welded (4130) fuselage, 2 types of chrome for commands and other parts, 5 types of high quality leather, 3 types of luggage bags, 8 colors of seat belts, 2 types of seats, 10 different paint schemes, different colors available for the propellers, 2 types of original instrument panels (even machined if desired) and much more as special tires and brakes with different anodising, textured colors for the fuselage tubes, specific supports for optionals like extra metal fuel tanks, surfboards, fishing poles, hunting rifles, etc,, are all evidence of our continued efforts to meet every need of our customers.

Savage Bobber… the answer to your every desire



ENGINE Rotax 912 ULS
100 hp/5800 rpm
PROPELLER Standard: 183 cm (72") Wooden Prop


68lt (18 U.S.Gal.)

90 lt (23,7 U.S.Gal.)


MAX TAKE-OFF WEIGHT 560 kg (1.234 lbs)
EMPTY WEIGHT 280 kg (617 lbs)
USEFUL LOAD 280 kg (617 lbs)
MAX WING LOADING 39 kg/m2 (8 lb/sq ft)


WING SPAN 935 cm (368")
LENGTH 640 cm (252")
HEIGTH 203 cm (79.9")
WING SURFACE AREA 14.2 m2 (152.85 sq ft) clean wing
WING CHORD 156 cm (61.4")
CABIN WIDTH 60 cm (23.6")


VNE 205 km/h (128 mph)
MAX SPEED S.L. 170 km/h (105 mph)
CRUISING SPEED 138 km/h (86 mph)
CLIMB RATE 4 m/s (768 ft/m)
SERVICE CEILING 4.100 m (13.400 ft)
ENDURANCE up to 3,5 hours with standard fuel tank plus 30 minutes fuel reserve
RANGE 65% 420 km (262 miles)
TAKE-OFF ROLL at MTOW <90 m (295 ft)
TAKE-OFF ROLL [Single Pilot] <58 m (190 ft)
LANDING ROLL at MTOW <85 m (278 ft)
CROSS WIND COMPONENT (MAX.) 25 km/h (15 mph)
* [MTOW and Std. Atmosphere]

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Make Yours

An aircraft whose banner is originality and individuality. Our client will have a vast array of personalizations available to choose from, so as to transform his personal Bobber into a unique, intriguing and pleasing expression of his individuality.