THE last ever Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings custom bike competition is on in earnest, and it looks set to go out with a bang, with 15 bikes from 12 countries to duke it out for the title of King of Kings.
Billed as the final battle to crown an epic King of Kings, Adelaide’s Harley-Davidson Bike Works and Gold Coast Harley-Davidson will be the local representatives in a contest that showcases the very best in customisation capability and creativity.
The US bike maker has also chose a bike steeped in custom build history to play a starring role in the final shoot out. Since 1957, it’s the Harley-Davidson Sportster that has served as the perfect blank canvas for more custom bikes than any other.
With its classic lines, characterful Evolution V-Twin motor and a huge selection of genuine parts and accessories able to be incorporated into the build, the challengers will be trying to build the perfect bobber, café racer, tracker or chopper.
To further inspire competition among the dealers, previous rules surrounding budget and parts have been lifted. The King of the Kings competition will be contested by a single round of Global online voting.
“The Battle of the Kings has been an incredible showcase for the customisation DNA that is at the core of our brand,” Harley Davidson’s Jon Bekefy said.
“It inspires our dealers to show just what is possible but also inspires customers globally that they can have a truly unique motorcycle – whatever the scale of their budget,” he added.
“After years of fantastic competition, we can’t wait to see what the previous winners from all over the globe will build this year!”
You can vote for your favourite Harley-Davidson sportster build here: https://customkings.harley-davidson.com/en_AU/ – voting closes 31 March 2020. The ultimate winner and 2020 King of Kings will be announced at the end of April.