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Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings 2017

Battle of the Kings: The Sportster Edition

It’s become commonplace for manufacturers to regularly commission custom work from top builders. But Harley-Davidson Europe have taken a different approach. For three years they’ve run the annual ‘Battle of the Kings’ contest—calling on their own dealers to put their best foot forward. The concept is simple: a bike is chosen, and the ‘Custom King’…

Battle Of The Kings: Harley's 2016 dealer competition puts the Iron 883 Sportster under the spotlight.

Battle Of The Kings: The Iron 883 Edition

The core of the traditional custom scene has always been Harley-Davidson: their bikes have been bobbed, chopped and tracked for decades. But it’s not all flame jobs and ape bars; we’re now seeing more Milwaukee metal in the alt-moto and café racer scenes. Harley’s European arm made a big splash last year with the first…