The Harley-Davidson® Battle of the Kings custom competition has gone global. This means there are over 100 unique creations to be judged – and you can have your say!
Every year the Battle of the Kings gauntlet is thrown down to all Harley-Davidson dealers to take a standard Harley model and turn it into something unique. As of this year it's a global custom competition that will showcase the talents of authorised dealerships from all over the world.
Last year saw 17 dealers from Australia and New Zealand battle for the honours, with South Australia’s Adelaide Bike Works taking the top local prize (see main photo). Titled Back to the Track, their winning entry was a beautifully-crafted homage to the Australian Roaring Sporties racers of the 1990s; and narrowly missed out being named world Grand Champion in Milan having made the final shortlist of three.
This year has seen over 200 dealers from more than 30 countries produce some ground-breaking creations. Using only their skill, imagination, and a budget no bigger than half the cost of the original model, these guys have really pushed the boundaries of the aftermarket parts bin. Picking a winner is going to be tough – and that’s where you can get involved.
Central Coast H-D
Port City Harley-Davidson
Morgan & Wacker Harley-Davidson
Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works
North Coast V-Twins
North Auckland Harley-Davidson
McIver and Veitch Harley-Davidson
Fraser Harley-Davidson Perth
East Coast Harley-Davidson
Gold Coast Harley-Davidson
Sunshine Coast Harley-Davidson
Rolling Thunder Harley-Davidson
Fraser Motorcycles Newcastle
Harbour City Harley-Davidson
The battle kicks off with the first public vote to shortlist each country’s favourite bike. That shortlist is whittled down to one, as each country crowns its national winner.
The journey doesn’t stop there though; these national winners then go head-to-head as they face each other to make it through to the final. This includes a second round of public voting to find the very best of the best, and a second chance for you to make your vote matter.
The grand final will be held in Milan at the EICMA motorcycle expo in November, where a panel of experts will pick the ultimate champion of the Battle of the Kings.
Take advantage of this opportunity to be a judge and drool over more than 100 seriously kick-ass H-D® customs. Head over to customkings.harley-davidson.com/en_AU/ and vote for your favourite 2019 Custom King.