Charlie 1

Creation of a King

Meet Charlie Stockwell – bike builder and king of custom

From humble beginnings sweeping floors and cleaning bikes, Charlie Stockwell has worked his way up to become Head of Design and Custom for Warr’s Harley-Davidson, in London.


Letting his imagination take flight is a key part of the job, but it’s underpinned by an in-depth understanding of the mechanics involved and unparalleled training from the Harley-Davidson University. Of course, a lifelong passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles is also essential!

For the 2019 Battle of the Kings customisation competition, Charlie opted to use the 2019 Street Bob as his base. We take a closer look at the bike as Charlie talks us through the inspiration behind it, and the elements that helped it win Warr’s third national Battle of the Kings title.