15 February 2019
The voting is closed for the Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland national round of the 2019 Battle of the Kings custom competition and the three national finalists have been confirmed.
More than 12,000 public votes were registered on the official Battle of the Kings website with the following three finalists selected by custom motorcycle fans (in order of popularity):
Warr’s Harley-Davidson®, Sycamore Harley-Davidson® and Bowker Harley-Davidson® will now proceed to the second round of the world’s largest dealer-led custom motorcycle competition where an expert panel of judges will elect and crown a national winner in each of the 20-plus Battle of the Kings competing countries.
The competitive journey doesn’t stop there, as the successful champion-of-champions will go head-to-head to make it through to the Grand Final. An international public vote will determine just four finalists to compete against the winning U.S.A. National Round Winner in an epic “battle” at the international motorcycle show, EICMA 2019. The victor will be the first ever Battle of the Kings Global Winner.
Battle of the Kings 2019 is the fifth consecutive year of the largest dealer-led customisation contest, but the first year U.S.A. Harley-Davidson® dealers get the chance to deuce it out with the best of the best from around the world. The competition spotlights the very best in customisation and creativity abilities of the Custom Kings who can be found at every Harley-Davidson® dealership globally.
Harley-Davidson has always understood custom bikes and their owners, builders and supporters. Customisation is one of many joists that have helped create a long and deep brand heritage like no other and has led to a whole range of out-of-the-dealership bikes being created purely to act as the ideal base for unique custom creations. Dark Custom bikes, in particular, are stripped-down and styled with an authentic retro-inspired slant, featuring matte or blacked-out finishes, vintage cues and accessible pricing. Find your dream blank canvas here and start your customisation journey with Harley-Davidson.