Battle of the Kings: Mud Bitch

Bavarian Lion Harley-Davidson's dirt-ready Roadster

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'Mud Bitch' Sportster Roadster by Bavarian Lion Harley-Davidson BayerwaldMovement Photography

The naturally aggressive stance of the Roadster has changed this competition from previous years. If you look through the lineup, you may notice that over 150 of the 208 builders chose the Roadster as their platform. The inverted forks, dual front disc and mid controls make it a perfect base for more aggressive styles of riding, which tend to be more aggressively styled customs. More dirt bikes, scramblers, cafe racers, and generally sporty builds than ever have entered the lineup, and among them, ready to take on anything, is Bavarian Lion Harley-Davidson Bayerwald's Mud Bitch.

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'Mud Bitch' Sportster Roadster by Bavarian Lion Harley-Davidson BayerwaldMovement Photography

Many tried, but few succeeded in turning their Sporties into dirt-able adventure machines. It's not an easy task with a stock bike that weighs around 500lbs, but if nothing else, they got the look damn-near perfect. The raised or "frisco'd" tank, front fender and high pipe do the bulk of the heavy lifting when it comes to aesthetics, with the chain conversion, knobby tires, skid plate, moto bars, headlight cover and various other pieces covering the more functional aspects of the transformation.

We really hope they didn't just take it out and get it dirty for the photos.

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'Mud Bitch' Sportster Roadster by Bavarian Lion Harley-Davidson BayerwaldMovement Photography

The best thing about taking a motorcycle like the Roadster and converting it to do something COMPLETELY different than it was originally designed to do, is figuring out how to do it! Even if you've been riding dirt bikes or Sportster most of your life, riding a dirt Sportster is a different beast altogether. We want to see video of these guys Rusty Butchering this thing!

Head over to CustomKings.Harley-Davidson.com to see the rest of the bikes in this year's competition and place your vote now!

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'Mud Bitch' Sportster Roadster by Bavarian Lion Harley-Davidson BayerwaldMovement Photography
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'Mud Bitch' Sportster Roadster by Bavarian Lion Harley-Davidson BayerwaldMovement Photography
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'Mud Bitch' Sportster Roadster by Bavarian Lion Harley-Davidson BayerwaldMovement Photography
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'Mud Bitch' Sportster Roadster by Bavarian Lion Harley-Davidson BayerwaldMovement Photography