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Warr's wins UK Battle of the Kings competition

Published: 04 June 2016

Updated: 03 June 2016

Warr's Harley Davidson has won the UK and Ireland round of the Battle of the Kings custom contest for the second consecutive year with 'Rascal Racer', a cafe racer build based on the Sportster Iron 883. 

From an original entry list of over 30 machines, the five finalists were displayed at last weekends Bike Shed London show at Tobacco Dock for final judging. The competition rules stipulate that the finished machines should retail for no more than £12,995 including the cost of the original 883 Dark, resulting in some very creative builds.

Dublin Harley-Davidson took third place with “Dorcha”. Second place was awarded to “Tresspasser”, a by-product of equally skilled custom minds from Maidstone Harley-Davidson.


John Warr, MD Warr’s Harley-Davidson, and Charlie Stockwell, Chief of Design Warr’s, were both on hand at Bike Shed London to accept the title of BOTK Custom King 2016. Upon receiving the title John Warr said: “I'm really just so happy for Charlie and the team at Kings Road. Their creativity in design and the beautiful way our custom builds are put together just stands out head and shoulders. For the second year running its clear Warr's really are the Kings of Harley Custom!”

The Rascal Racer will now go on to represent Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland at the grand final at the Wheels & Waves event in Biarritz, 8-12 June 2016. The competition will undoubtedly be stiff with winning entries from countries across Europe vying for the title of European Custom King.

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