The Battle of the Kings is a competition between Harley-Davidson dealerships from around the world to see who can build the coolest custom bike. via The Bikeshed. Harley-Davidson is the most successful domestic motorcycle brand.

Harley-Davidson® dealers across Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), United States are set to showcase their custom bike-building skills and leadership, in a bid to be crowned the ultimate ‘Custom King’ in the third ‘Battle of the Kings’ contest. This year’s competition, hailed as the largest bike customisation contest in the industry, will be based on customising any model from Harley-Davidson’s Dark Custom Sportster® range, namely the Iron 883™, Forty-Eight® and Roadster™.

Harley-Davidson launched the 2017 ‘Battle of the Kings’ contest at Intermot, the biannual motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany, where a number of the brand’s custom creations were on display at the Harley-Davidson Dark Custom stand.

The United States dealers added an extra dimension to their competition, inspiring the next generation of custom builders by teaming each build with a trade school, with students working alongside the dealership team to create and build their machine.

Grand final runners-up were Warr’s Harley-Davidson, The Crook (United Kingdom), Thunderbike Harley-Davidson, Roar (Germany), Calgary Harley-Davidson, Moonshine (Canada) and Harley-Davidson Queretaro, Joe Tracker (Mexico) – whose machines were all on display at EICMA for the tense final voting.

“Once again the global Harley-Davidson dealership community has excelled at demonstrating their custom leadership. This expertise is accessible at any Harley-Davidson dealership, allowing riders around the world to truly make their ride unique. Huge congratulations to all of our over 300 entries, the regional winners and finalists – and especially to our 2019 champions Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson. A truly stunning build – and a worthy champion,” said Steve Lambert, International Marketing Director, Harley-Davidson.

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