After a fiercely fought custom contest for the 2016 Battle of the Kings (BOTK), Warr’s Harley-Davidson, Kings Road, London has been crowned the winner, with Maidstone Harley-Davidson and Dublin Harley-Davidson securing the runners-up spots in second and third respectively.
The winning ‘Rascal Racer’ – a modern interpretation of the iconic Harley-Davidson XLCR Cafe Racer – will now represent the UK & Ireland in the 2016 Battle of the Kings European final at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz, France on 8-12 June 2016.
The national final saw a select panel of judges from all aspects of motorcycling vote on five BOTK finalist machines as chosen by online public voting from an original entry line-up of 30 Harley-Davidson dealer-built custom Iron 883™ motorcycles. The judging criteria included design vision, originality and creativity and quality of build and execution.
The base bike used for all entries to BOTK 2016 was the Sportster® Iron 883 from the Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom range and all customisations were achieved within a maximum retail price of £12,995 for both bike and customisation. This, of course, means that our own Custom Kings in dealership can recreate any of the machines that inspired you from this year’s entries.
Because of the incredible originality and design detail of this year’s bikes, judging was a close-run affair. Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland Marketing Manager, Steve Colling, said: “The standard and quality of this year’s Battle of the Kings entries were incredible and paid testament to the custom expertise held by our entire dealer network.
“We hope that the contest has inspired many people who dream of owning a custom but don’t know where to start in terms of achieving the look they desire. The entries should help with design ideas as well as filling customers with confidence about the craftsmanship employed by all of our dealer teams.”
Please click here to browse all 30 of this year’s entries or call in to see us for a coffee and the opportunity to discuss your specific custom requirements with your local Custom Kings.
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