BATTLE OF THE KINGS COMPETITION 2016

All Harley-Davidson UK and Ireland dealers have been, once again, in a face off against the rest of Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Battle of the Kings competition 2016. This was the second year of the contest with customisation experts from authorised dealerships, competing to demonstrate their originality and creativity on a iconic Sportster® model.

The first stage sees builders compete on a national level. The winners then take on the rest of their region, with the overall Custom King crowned at the epic Wheels & Waves show in Biarritz in June 2016.

Our entries from Guildford, Newmarket, Norwich & Reading were all worthy winners in our eyes but the voting has closed and the final 5 have been chosen. Reading Harley-Davidson have managed to make it into the shortlist with their entry 'Anne-Marie' and will now compete to win the Battle of the Kings competiton.

Harley-Davidson has been at the forefront of custom culture for over 100 years. Whichever direction you want to take your ride, our experts can help turn your custom vision into reality. Understated and under the radar? Or an own the road statement maker? No problem, no one’s better equipped to help.

 

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READING HARLEY-DAVIDSON®

Our 2016 entry for Battle of the Kings is named 'Anne-Marie'. Our entry this year has been co-designed by our Master Techinician Darren Shilston and PArts advisor Richard Tegg. The theme and inspiriation of the ride has come from the love of Hot Rods and everything custom we have at Reading Harley-Davidson. The aim of our Battle of the Kings entry is to show that with the power of customisation you can take a stock bike and have it looking like no other on the market. Our red powder coated hub caps and Von Dutch flying eyeball give this ride the real Hot Rod look.

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Anne-Marie by Reading Harley-Davidson

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Anne-Marie by Reading Harley-Davidson

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Anne-Marie by Reading Harley-Davidson

NEWMARKET HARLEY-DAVIDSON®

Our 2016 entry for Battle of the Kings is an Evel Knievel themed custom ride. The thoughts, design and parts were all ordered back in November. Well before we had even heard about the exclusive Evel Kneivel fil m night we were to be holding! Our bike has a custom classic evel knievel paint job, fabricated exhaust and welds have been left for the indiustrial look. The sprocket covers are a one off made just for this bike. Our entry for 2016 Battle of the Kings is just like the ideal toy we all wanted in the Evel Kneievel days, but this time it has an engine.

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Newmarket Harley-Davidson 

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Newmarket Harley-Davidson 2016 Entry 

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Newmarket Harley-Davidson BOTK

NORWICH HARLEY-DAVIDSON®

Our 2016 entry for Battle of the Kings is inspired by the rich history of our town Norwich and the US Air force history in Norfolk. The bike has been very much a team effort and all our ideas have fused together to create this WLA inspired dispatch rider custom bike. The matte green paint job, nostalgia grips, hoolywood handlebars, WA Mirrors and cutting edge Screamin' Eagle silencers all give this ride an awesome custom feel whilst still an everyday useable bike

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Norwich Harley-Davidson 2016 entry

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Norwich Harley-Davidson BOTK

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Norwich Harley-Davidson 2016 Entry 

GUILDFORD HARLEY-DAVIDSON®

Our 2016 entry for Battle of the Kings has come from 1970s racing and the black and gold theme. The Café Racer bike was popular in the late sixties and seventies. The idea is that you have your customised bike for short, quick rides between Cafes and bars. The bike is simple with clean lines. We have gone for the Clubman dropped bars and Harley speedster screen with a vintage style yellow headlight. With gold details and stunning looks, we wanted to show that customisation can look great but it doesn't have to cost the world! 

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Hi-Tar by Guildford Harley-Davison 

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Guildford Harley-Davidson

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Guildford Harley-Davidson 2016 entry