Hell Bent Custom Cycles’ 1996 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
This 1996 Harley-Davidson Softail custom from Hell Bent Custom Cycles takes coloring with crayons inside the lines into a whole new dimension. Builder Jere Booher is the guy who created the Sharpiee bike, so I’m not all that surprised; Brad H Designs, which does all of Jere’s high-end graphic work, killed it with both machines, and part of me really wants to see what Brad would do with finger paint.
“We made that Sharpiee bike a few years back,” Jere says, “This is the same principle but done in Crayola paraffin pencil. Lots of time went into it with messing up, redoing it, over and over to get it right. I’m glad it wasn’t a bagger or we’d still be working on it. I mean, if you’re going to elevate art supplies from Staples like this, you might as well explore the whole palette, right?”
Built for Lethal Threat, from what was once a stock Fat Boy, this Softail packs a stance best described as pissed off. Given the graphic work put into it, you might call it the world’s angriest coloring book, in a sense. Between the flat black and gray, short fenders, and no-BS attitude it oozes, the motorcycle is a very badass machine. “I’ve had a bunch of bikes in magazines,” Jere continues, “but this one looked cool just sitting there.”