Warr’s Rascal Racer. A Rideable Custom And Above All Else A Genuine Harley-Davidson.

You know, the Battle Of The Kings (BOKT) is on several continents, making Harley dealers compete against each other, improving the company’s image and each dealer retail bottom line. This “Rascal Racer” is one of the customs that I missed in 16/17 when it won the Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland Battle of the Kings custom contest.

Original entry line-up was 30 Harley-Davidson dealer-built custom Sportster Iron 883™ motorcycles. From this choice, five BOTK finalist machines hosen by an online public voting. Warr’s 883 is a great choice. The London Kings Road-based dealership is no stranger to this type of honors, including o success within inaugural BOTK contest in 2015 with its stunning Dark Custom ‘Urban Racer Sprint’ based on the XL1200 Sportster Forty-Eight.

“Rascal Racer” is an immaculate modern interpretation of the iconic Harley-Davidson XLCR Cafe Racer. As with all entries the base bike used for Warr’s Dark Custom entry was the Sportster® Iron 883 from the Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom range, achieved within a maximum retail price of both bike and customization of 12,995 british pounds. Judging criteria? 1) design vision, 2) originality and creativity and 3) quality of build and execution.

16 Responses to “Warr’s Rascal Racer. A Rideable Custom And Above All Else A Genuine Harley-Davidson.”

  1. 1 Paul Selma May 29th, 2017 at 8:12 am


  2. 2 Sharkey May 29th, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Warr’s does it again…broadening the HD perspective with taste and function

  3. 3 Greeko May 29th, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Very nice.

  4. 4 Jack Lo Cicero May 29th, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Great build. But I wanted to know what parts were used for it.
    Is that the point of the BOTK? Bolt ons?

  5. 5 Dantes9thcircle May 29th, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Problem is ; This is a race bike replica that never existed , not a custom – it uses a livery [ Rothmans ] that never saw the light of day on an HD – the HD on the gas tank looks more like HRD [ Honda Racing & Development ] even going so far as to use HRD’s colors etc . But gee . Other than that : its , ok .

  6. 6 Kroeter May 29th, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Well done!

  7. 7 hacksaw May 29th, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    HRD = Howard Raymond Davies. a motorcycle manufacturer later to be bought by Vincent thus Vincent HRD. long before honda.

    other than that o free bout the colors and rothmans.

  8. 8 hacksaw May 29th, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    i agree about the rothmans thing!!!!!

  9. 9 NoH2oh May 29th, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Very cool details. Cutting down the cam(s) cover does wonders for the looks of the bike.

    HD…..this is what the XR1200 should have looked like.

  10. 10 Rob S May 30th, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Great looking bike, but I agree with Jack Lo Cicero: what parts were used on it?

  11. 11 Blind Man May 30th, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Hot looking Cafe Racer. Willie G would be proud of this Sporty!

  12. 12 Stony Crane May 30th, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I love it. A Harley-Davidson custom with real suspension and brakes. Right on.

  13. 13 Bikeagraman May 30th, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Very nicely done. Tasty enough to be proudly displayed in a motorcycle museum or an art museum.

  14. 14 BadMonkeyMW May 30th, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I love it. Beautiful bike and looks like a blast to ride.

  15. 15 Jim P May 31st, 2017 at 10:42 am

    A compact, colorful and courageous looking Cafe. Nicely done. Would love to see some videos of these featured bikes in action.

  16. 16 beentheredonethat Jun 1st, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Now there is a fresh new idea for Harley to jump on
    instead of re releasing the SOS try something really new

    a Harley crotch rocket!

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