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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…

Harley-Davidson Street 750 custom from the Czech Republic

Battle Of The Kings: Report From Wheels & Waves

Europe’s top custom festival has attracted strong interest from the mainstream manufacturers this year, with Harley-Davidson choosing the Biarritz venue to showcase its Battle Of The Kings competition. Public voting had already selected the five finalists—Street 750s built by Harley dealers working against strict limits on expenditure and time. To help pick the ultimate winner,…