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Wed, 17 Jan 2018

BATTLE OF THE KINGS 2018 – LET THE JUDGING BEGIN

Harley-Davidson’s ‘Battle of the Kings’ 2018 customisation contest has moved up a gear with the opening of the Battle of the Kings (BOTK) online hub for motorcycle fans to vote for their favourite entry from official Harley-Davidson® dealers across 21 countries. This includes 15 from across the UK and Ireland.

With the opening of the 2018 BOTK voting hub, motorcycle fans can vote online for their favourite entry. For the UK & Ireland, these votes will generate a shortlist of five entries to be judged by an exclusive panel of guest judges in order to select the overall winner. The lucky finalist will then go head-to-head against other regional finalists at a Grand Final to take place at Milan’s EICMA exhibition in November 2018. The UK & Ireland round of judging will take place at The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show, 16-18th February 2018.

And if you want to talk about your own custom build ideas, our in-house Custom Kings experts are here to help.

Motorcycle fans will be able to vote for their favourite Battle of the Kings 2018 motorcycle until Monday 12th February 2018. To register a vote and for more information about this inspirational customisation competition and Harley-Davidson Dark Custom, please visit https://customkings.harley-davidson.com/en_GB/

The annual Battle of the Kings competition takes the form of official Harley-Davidson dealerships creating a road legal Dark Custom machine within a strict budget of £5,500 (€6,000) and from a select list of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The list of base models for dealers to choose from to compete in this year’s BOTK was Sportster® Dark Custom® models Iron 883™, Forty-Eight® and Roadster™; plus the Street® 750 and Street Rod®; and also from the exciting line up of nine all-new Softail® motorcycles for 2018, the latest Street Bob® and Fat Bob®.

Harley-Davidson’s Battle of the Kings competition is now in its fourth year and leads the way in dealer-led customisation. This original and biggest dealer-based competition showcases the wealth of in-house custom talent and the extensive range of Harley-Davidson Dark Custom™ parts and accessories readily available to support customisation requirements of Harley-Davidson customers.