warr's harley-davidson crowned king of custom
After a close run, two-month-long fight in the Battle of the Kings competition, a winner has now been crowned and the top five bikes announced!
Warr’s Harley-Davidson has been crowned ‘King of Custom’ thanks to the voting power of Harley-Davidson owners and fans, lovers of urban customisation and a guest judge from weekly motorcycle newspaper MotorCycle News (MCN).
The competition involved all 29 UK & Ireland authorised Harley-Davidson® dealers building a customised Forty-Eight® in the same stripped back tones as our Dark Custom™ range of production bikes. The building process ran throughout the month of January this year.
The 29 finished bikes then went to a public voting process (9 February – 1 March 2015) via our Facebook page and a purpose built ‘Battle of the Kings’ competition App. Thank you for all of your votes and support throughout this process, at competition end just over 6500 votes were registered! The casting votes also included a round of judging points from MCN where the combined results netted Warr’s Harley-Davidson the title of ‘Custom king’.
The top five placing from combined judging:
1) Warr’s Harley-Davidson – Warr’s Urban Racer Sprint
2) Maidstone Harley-Davidson – King Slayer
3) Shaw Harley-Davidson – The Clubman
4) Edinburgh Harley-Davidson – SCR4M8LER
5) Sycamore Harley-Davidson – Sonuvabitch
The Warr’s Urban Racer Sprint, was built by Charlie Stockwell, Warr’s Head of Design and Custom, and features café racer and urban brawler styling. The title ‘Urban racer’ underlines the fact the bike was also designed for everyday riding and practicality. The inspiration behind the bike’s unique styling is homage to a 1000cc XLCH Fred Warr raced at the Ramsgate Sprint in September 1960 – a 100mph machine straight from the packing crate.
Representing MCN on the second tier judging process was Peter ‘Ped’ Baker, Managing Editor of MCN. Ped is no stranger to Harley-Davidson and is a massive fan of customisation. He presently owns and is in the process of customising, a 1990 FXRS Low Rider.
“All the bikes are inspirational and it just goes to show how much effort and how seriously the dealers took this competition” explained Ped. “The end result definitely shows owners of Harley-Davidson what is possible and achievable.”
If you’re thinking about customising your ride then talk to us about what’s possible. With over six million combinations available in the Parts & Accessories catalogue, there are so many ways to ensure your pride and joy is as unique as you are!