Aussie and Kiwi Harley-Davidson dealers will compete in the annual global Battle of the Kings custom bike competition for the second year in a row.
Last year, Adelaide Harley-Davidson Bike Works represented the countries with a 2018 Roadster they turned into a track racer, complete with mini fairing.
Some 26 Australian and New Zealand dealers will again take on dealers from the United States, Europe, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, India, China and South America to win the title of Custom King.
Voting for the top ANZ contenders is now open to the public here until 15 August 2019 to select five finalists.
Here are just a few of this year’s custom crop.
An expert judging panel will pick the winner in late August.
Last year the donor bike had to be a ride-away Harley-Davidson Dark Custom motorcycle.
This year dealerships can select their base bike from any of the Harley-Davidson model family excluding CVO and Trike.
There will be three build categories – Dirt, Chop or Race.
Five global finalists will be showcased at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November when the 2019 Global Custom King will be revealed.
Keith Waddell, Harley-Davidson ANZ Marketing Manager says:
Harley-Davidson ANZ dealers proved last year that we are a force to be reckoned with on the customisation world stage. 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.
Dealers have a maximum customisation budget of up to 50% of base bike value.
At least half of the parts and accessories used in the build must come from the 10,000+ Genuine Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories catalogue.
All entrants must be road legal.