Hal’s Harley-Davidson Wins “King Of Customs” Dealer Competition

1HalsSixty North America Harley dealers fought out hard to get a Harley accolade and the bragging rights of being 2016 Harley North America “King Of Customs” Hal’s Harley-Davidson of New Berlin, Wisconsin under the lead of Bud Curtis is the chosen winner with this Sportster 883 Super Low. Named “General Mayhem” it’s a modern day dual-sport bike that can conquer city streets and rural roads alike. “Our vision was a modern day dual-sport bike with an edgy, minimalist look that would appeal to millennials, hooligan riders or the young at heart,” said Bud Curtis, team lead at Hal’s Harley-Davidson. “We are proud to have built the General Mayhem, our take on a Sportster that we hope can be enjoyed by the masses.”

2Hals3HalsIt features a dual headlight to provide protection in a rugged environment, a 1200cc engine conversion with tuned exhaust to optimize performance, a fabricated tank with padded inserts that allows the rider to connect with the road, a chain conversion, a custom mini fairing, taller wheels and many genuine black H-D aftermarket parts. 

4Hals6HalsIn addition to a shiny trophy and bragging rights, Hal’s Harley-Davidson will receive an all-expense paid trip with a VIP tour of Harley-Davidson’s Corporate Headquarters, dinner at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant and a VIP tour of the Harley-Davidson Museum® to see their winning motorcycle on display during the Custom Bike Show/Milwaukee Rally this September. The General Mayhem will remain on display in the Harley-Davidson Museum® through November 1, 2016.

The other seven finalists vying for the title with Hal’s Harley-Davidson were:

Four Rivers Harley-Davidson®, Paducah, Ky.
Independence Harley-Davidson®, College Station, Texas
Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson®, Orwigsburg, Pa.
Southside Harley-Davidson®, Virginia Beach, Va.
Toledo Harley-Davidson®, Toledo, Ohio
Yellowstone Harley-Davidson®, Belgrade, Mont.
Zylstra Harley-Davidson® Ames, Iowa

9 Responses to “Hal’s Harley-Davidson Wins “King Of Customs” Dealer Competition”


  1. 1 Greeko Apr 14th, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Good, but I saw better from some of the competitors.

  2. 2 James just another crazy kiwi Apr 14th, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I like it,
    think it’s great ! Is it me or with the knee pads on the tank and some of the other aspects it looks slightly British. Quite unusual but it has allot of class

  3. 3 Bruce Apr 14th, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Like it too. Will attract youngsters?

  4. 4 Woody's Apr 14th, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I like it. Make the front fender a hair bigger to match the tire size, though, and balance the rear one.

  5. 5 Eric Apr 15th, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Hello from France

    Pleased to see Euro style in USA.
    Never understood why Harley can’t build a Sporster with inverted fork, 17″ Alu Wheels, strong dual disk brake and engaged riding position.

    I like this bike also, except the chain, belt is so much better, I don’t understand this conversion.

  6. 6 Dale Apr 15th, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I’m with Greeko

  7. 7 calif phil Apr 15th, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I dig it. I would ride it.

  8. 8 Andy Lund Apr 15th, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Congrats to my friends Kirk, Bud and the whole gang at Hal’s! It is great to see such work still coming out of the dealership I once called home.

  9. 9 Blackmax Apr 18th, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Congrats to Hal’s
    Not a fan of Sporty’s & this one does not grab me
    like most of their other stuff does

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