2018 Harley-Davidson “Battle of the Kings”

The “Battle Of The Kings” is this year a competition between 250 authorized Harley-Davidson dealers from 21 countries wishing to show their skills at customizing a factory Harley with a strictly enforced budget of $7350 (€6,000). The list of models for this year’s contest is limited to the Street 750, Street Rod, Iron 883, Forty-Eight, Roadster, Street Bob, and Fat Bob. Of course, all projects must be street legal. The participating 21 counties are divided in different regions with fans voting online in each of them to select a finalist. The finalists will then be flown along with their custom bikes to Milan for EICMA 2018 where the ultimate winner will be crowned. To cast your vote go to the “Battle Of The Kings” Website.

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7 Responses to “2018 Harley-Davidson “Battle of the Kings””


  1. 1 Guzzigreg Jan 26th, 2018 at 9:21 am

    HD copying Indian.

  2. 2 Dante Jan 26th, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Yawn….

  3. 3 bigalyts Jan 26th, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    If you figure that $7,350 in Parts and Unlimited labor is a lot of customizing! is the $7,350 for the parts Dealers cost for the materials can easily add up to 100 hours of Labor at $100 per hour is $10K and $7,350 equals about $15K in Dealers cost for parts and the price of the bike can be $35 – $40K..Thats how the real math works…when you look at those numbers the bikes Shown are “No Marvels of Engineering”!

  4. 4 Boomer Jan 27th, 2018 at 11:30 am

    For someone doing the work themselves by using readily available HD MoCo and aftermarket parts; $7350 is a butt load of money. Paint is usually the one thing most people have to farm out but your average back yard shade tree mechanic can do all the disassembly and re-assembly. This gave me the idea of saving my fork rebuild until the weather warms up so I can paint them to match the bike. That’s always a good look and not expensive if other parts are getting painted at the same time anyway. Something like project would also be a good way for anyone to really get to know their bike; something anyone who is mechanically inclined should consider.

  5. 5 Boomer Jan 27th, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Correction: something LIKE this project…

  6. 6 Martin Twofeather Jan 28th, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Excellent work!

  7. 7 ozzie21 Jan 29th, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I like the background music…..

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