King of all Test Rides winner announced


Last month we announced Andre Smetsers from the Netherlands as the winner of the Europe and  Africa-wide ‘King of all Test Rides’ competition. Smetsers won a once-in-a-lifetime prize of his very own customised Dark Custom™ motorcycle styled in conjunction with Harley-Davidson’s Senior Industrial Designer – Dais Nagao.


Tens of thousands of riders from across Europe and Africa entered the ‘King of All Test Rides’ competition by booking and taking a test ride on Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom™ models during September and October 2015.


Smetsers will be able to choose any Dark Custom motorcycle and work alongside Nagao to customise his dream bike in Milwaukee, USA. Once styled, the bike will be built by a local European Harley-Davidson dealer.


The prize includes a money-can’t-buy VIP trip to Milwaukee, the home of Harley-Davidson, with accommodation at a local hotel and a tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum. Also included in the prize is an all-expenses paid California visit with exclusive use of Dark Custom bikes and a tour of the LA Custom Culture scene.


Smetsers booked and took a test ride on a Forty-Eight® Dark Custom motorcycle at the Central Harley-Davidson dealership in Veghel, Holland. Says Smetsers, It is just incredible and I never expected it! Winning a bike I can style and customise and a trip to the US - I just can’t believe it!”


For 2016, Harley-Davidson is asserting its custom leadership with the launch of refreshed Dark Custom models, performance and styling enhancements throughout the range.


Check out the range now, or take a test ride.