Voting closes for Battle of the Kings III – Europe’s biggest dealer-led customisation build-off competition – on Tuesday 14 February, Valentine’s Day 2017, leaving just two weeks to place your vote for Wolverhampton as the BOTK machine you love the most.
A total of 220 Harley-Davidson® dealerships across 21 countries – including 31 across the UK and Ireland – are competing to take the Battle of the Kings 2017 crown. All of this year’s entries can be found on the dedicated website – www.h-d.com/battleofthekings.
The Battle of the Kings website also includes a gallery packed with images from the first two years of the competition plus a hub of ‘custom inspiration’ to help riders create their own unique machine with help from our very own in-house ‘Custom King’.
Fans of custom and customers of Stratstone Wolverhampton can vote online HERE to place our Battle of the Kings motorcycle into a shortlist of the best BOTK builds. The top 5 will be on display at the London Motorcycle Show (17-19 February) were judging for the UK winner will take place. The UK Battle of the Kings bike and Custom King will then be entered into a grand finale. The overall Battle of the Kings 2017 champion will be decided by a panel of expert judges at Milan’s prestigious EICMA motorcycle exhibition in November 2017.
Dealers were challenged to create a road legal custom inspired machine within a strict customisation budget and had the choice of an Iron 883™, Forty-Eight® or Roadster™ from the Dark Custom Sportster® range as a base model*. Each one is a perfect custom canvas in its own right and had to be created with a maximum retail price of £12,995 for an Iron 883 and £14,995 for a Forty-Eight or Roadster.
The competition celebrates the incredible talent ready to support customer’s custom motorcycle requirements within a Harley-Davidson dealership. The Stratstone Wolverhampton BOTK bike, meanwhile, can be viewed up close in our showroom, where our own ‘Custom King’ can advise customers on how to get started on their own custom project and discuss Dark Custom® accessories used in the build from the massive Harley-Davidson range of Genuine Parts & Accessories.
*The full Dark Custom range of motorcycles includes the Street® 750, Iron 883™, Forty-Eight®, Street Bob®, Fat Bob®, Low Rider/S® and Roadster™. Prices start at £5,995 for the Street® 750.
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