What kind of paint should you use for airbrushing?
by Martin Bouchard (Fitto)
Several types of paints are available for airbrush artists.
Each product has its advantages and disadvantages. The
major difference between each of them is the base compound
which is either solvent or water. The House of Kolor
Company which offers all kinds of solvent based paint is one
of the few that has kept this type of technology in all of its
products. It offers a complete range of colours. This brand
is one of the most used in the world of custom painting for
its pearl, candy and marble effects.
Hey you ! Yeah you, take this survey. Your good looks depend on it.
by André Bobinas
I asked ten riders “what is the most important part on your hog ?” I then gave them a clue : sometimes they squeal. One guy quickly answered “the hot babe on the back seat.” WRONG ! “Sometimes you have to grab a hand full,” I continued. The same dude answered again “the hot babe on the back seat”. STRIKE TWO ! “Sometimes they will drive you crazy when they refuse to operate correctly,” I said. Here we go again ! The same dude answered “the hot babe on the back seat”. “That’s enough, show me your bike,” I responded. We walk over to his bike and guess what ? There’s a hot babe sitting on the back seat ! But his hog was a total wreck. It was leaking.
Text by Pascal Richard
Since its 1998 introduction Victory motorcycles have
evolved, reformed and have become very innovative year
after year. The brand has made great strides and because
of it we are increasingly seeing “custom” Victorys on our
roads. And yes, this bike has earned its stripes and is taking
its place in this great motorcycle market. I must say that the
Ness family (father Arlen, son Cory, and the grandson Zach)
has done a great job defining the brand with its custom look
and they have given a big plus to Victory by being respected
By Alain Bélisle
Surprised, impressed, doubtful, those are the feelings that invaded me after seeing this machine crafted from the imagination of tuan (that’s “sir” in Indonesian) Veroland, a native Indonesian which incidentally enjoys a solid reputation as a bike builder throughout all of Indonesia. This “phenomenon” began his “metal magician” career while being inspired by the Hot Rod magazines he was given by his neighbor. It is in fact this discovery which is at the origin of his successful passion. Although consumed by the desire to transform with an impressive imagination the four wheelers that fell into his hands, the talented Hot Rod artist didn’t take long to shift his interests towards modifying two wheelers, particularly the famous American Harleys. Now a dozen years later he has ascertained his undoubted talent by way of customizing everything on wheels. Oh how a magazine can change lives.
Be careful readers !
By Marie-Josée Côté
I’m a female biker that developed a passion for bikes in my early twenties. I have owned Harley-Davidsons for the past 28 years and I’ve been around bikers, babes and bars for over half of my life. This has given me a chance to make new friends wherever I have ended up. I’ve found that females make up for 25% of all riders, that’s 1 out of 4 riders and these numbers are increasing every year. That being said, 95% of motorcycle magazine readers are men, mainly because these magazines cater to men. It seems women view motorcycling in a very different way. We learn and ride differently than men and the requirements when choosing a custom-built bike are quite different as well. Women riders want their bikes to be representative of their personality.
On the Road
KUSTOMFEST 2013, Indonesia
Par Frédéric Bagur
I have ridden and worked on nothing but Harley-Davidson motorcycles since the mid-1970s. I’ve owned a couple of
custom shops as well as a Harley dealership back when it was still fun and exciting to be a dealer (pre 2003), so it
comes as a huge surprise not only to myself but to most people that know me that I recently stepped outside my
own comfort zone and purchased a Victory Cross Country Tour. What is truly interesting is that the makers of this
fine bike, Polaris Industries, just happen to be the latest company in a long line of companies to hold the rights to
the legendary Indian name. This escape from my “norm” has led me to experience the most exciting thing to enter
the motorcycle industry in years – the release of Polaris’ latest product line : Indian Motorcycles.