I just love these chopper kits that Revell puts out. The kits provide a variety of different parts to help you build a fairly unique machine.
The engine looks to be the more modern Evo engine and has no extra parts. The cooling fins and cylinder heads are very nicely engraved. There are 2 different sets of exhaust pipes in the box.
The kit provides a couple of different styled gas tanks, seats, fenders, handlebars, controls, and wheels. There’s only one set of tires. I used Pearl Ex Aztec gold mixed with some HOK SG100 intercoat clear on the tank & fenders with a final clearcoat. The chopper is fully wired and plumbed.
This particular kit frame is a Softail, meaning there are rear shock absorbers but they’re on the bottom of the frame rather than on the sides where they would be seen. The plan with this type of frame was to have a suspension but not be able to see it. This gives the frame the early motorcycle look when there was no rear suspension.
I’ve built several of Revell’s chopper kits in the past and I really hope they’re bringing back or, even better, expanding the series. Thank you to IPMS for allowing me to review this kit.