IT’S the annual Harley-Davidson custom motorcycle shootout known as the Battle of the Kings. A contest that sees local outlets across Australia and New Zealand go head to head in a custom motorcycle build off, in a chase for world supremacy. And it’s on again.
Following on from the success of the competition in 2018, the Battle of the Kings has returned for its second year, with the 2019 contest also open to dealers from the United States, Europe, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, India, China and South America.
The rules are simple. All 26 participating dealers across Australia and New Zealand can enter one of three design categories; Dirt, Chop or Race – with more than 25 Harley-Davidson models to choose from as the base for their custom design.
All builds must be road registerable and CVO models and trikes are excluded. The budget is restricted to 50 per cent of the retail price of the bike they choose, and a minimum of 50 per cent of parts and accessories must be genuine Harley-Davidson accessories.
“Harley-Davidson ANZ dealers proved last year that we are a force to be reckoned with on the customisation world stage”, Harley-Davidson ANZ Marketing Manager Keith Waddell said.
“With this year’s choice of 25 models and three design categories, dealers are excited to step up to the new challenge, showcasing not only our local talents but the range of what is possible to our customers both young and older.”
Voting is open to the general public from now until 15 August 2019, with five finalists then going before an expert judging panel, with the 2019 Australian and New Zealand Custom King announced in late August.
The ANZ winner will face a showdown against national champions from across the globe, with four finalists selected to be showcased at the EICMA, alongside the US finalist, in Milan, Italy, where the 2019 Global Custom King will be revealed.
To vote, simply visit www.hd.com/BattleOfTheKings before 15 August 2019.