by Alain Panneton
Autumn has just arrived.
For some this means the
end of summer and long
motorcycle rides, putting away the bike and the
beginning of a long waiting period that will lead
to spring time. For others fall will be the perfect
time to modify and embellish their ride. Painting
your bike is very often done at this time of the
year. You’ve thought about it all summer long.
It is now time to take your bike apart and bring
the tins to the painter of your choice to see
your dreams come through. If you take the right
route you will give more character to your bike.
If you’re not prepared well in advance, that’s
Before you decide on a body shop or painter
who’s going to refinish your parts, you must ask
yourself a few questions. The first one that comes
to mind seems obvious: who should I choose?
But how will you find the right painter if you don’t
know what you want in the first place? Having
your bike painted seems a fairly simple task but
there are many elements to consider. Do you want
to change the colour of your bike? And if so, do
you want a solid colour, a metallic one, a candy
with plenty of depth or a pearlescent finish? Or
do you want lots of flakes? Do you want graphic
designs with flashy colours, with pinstripes? Or
do you prefer the look of airbrush work? Do you
want drawings all over your parts ...
by André Bobinas
Let’s talk booty!
heard me, booty! Oh sorry!
Not the ones that shake on
the dance floors all night
though, we could talk about
those for a good long while!
No, the ones you sit on.
Your booty! Yes, you’ve guessed it
right, we’re talking about seats. Good ones, bad
ones and what the differences are.
I have had many seats over the years and some
were a real pain in the ass. So I have been using
custom made seats for the last few years. Custom
seats are designed with the user in mind and the
materiel chosen will be tailored to your height and
weight. Always establish first what is your budget
because when you go “custom,” the skies the limit.
Custom seat fabricators will work with you. Some
of them have high-tech shops, like Halley-Wellet
(1) and some work in modest installations like Stephane
Jean (2) but still get phenomenal result. It’s all about
passion and experience.
S t r e e t
By The Kid
I’ve been drawn to the
world of airbrushing
since 1990. A year after
my debut I bought
my first Harley-
Davidson, a ’79 Shovel.
I started airbrushing on motorcycles
by painting my own bike then
that of a friend’s. He gave me my
first chance. In the ten years that
followed I worked at mastering my
craft. My company evolved rapidly.
Being an artist at heart, I decided
to try another medium:
tattooing. As I was already
known in the art world,
people quickly put
their trust in me. I
was known as the
Kid. I put airbrushing
aside but never really
Instead, I chose my
very carefully as
more popular and kept me very
busy. It also gave me access to a
larger number of new customers.
Today we can see that many
artists have taken this journey off
the beaten path to experience other
avenues in their life.
Show us your pics!
Send photos of your bike, your trips, your
parties, Memories, events, etc.
The funniest will be published. Winner of the year will get full page (once a year).
You must leave your name, address and phone number at the back of each photo
with short description. If you include a pre-stamped and pre-addressed envelope
we will send it back to you.
Send digital photos to :
Postal address :
REVOLUTION MOTORCYCLE MAG
1302, Avenue Garden, Mascouche
Québec J7L OA4
E D J O
How do you measure success? Some people may
measure it by their social status, the achievement of their
goals or the level of education they have attained. For
others it may be the quality of the bike they ride, the miles
of road they have traveled or the quality of the people that
surround them. Certain may also measure their success
by the beauty of the land they live on, the profitability of
their businesses, the projects they have completed and
even sometimes the things they have invented. If we put
a little more thought into it, this list can go on and on.
But how do you quantify someone who has achieved
success in all of the aforementioned topics? An overachiever,
or is there such a thing? If you look up the definition
of “overachiever” in the dictionary it will say “a person
who achieves superior results through excessive effort”.
Well then I believe there are such persons. How do I
know this? Well I witnessed it first hand on the day I met