H-D Battle of the Kings: Germany

Cafe Street 750 from Harley-Davidson Wuerzburg Village

Harley-Davidson's European custom competition: Battle of the Kings, has been going on for a while now, and has been narrowed down to five final contestants. They will be judged tomorrow at the Wheels and Waves show in Biarritz, France, and the winner will be announced there.

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Nico Sell, the Custom King from Germany's Wuerzburg Village is the builder behind this aggressive, bare-bones cafe-style Street 750. The shop used a lot of parts off of other Harleys for their build, which is a unique direction, but definitely gives at-home builders some inspiration in using second-hand parts. The forks and front brake caliper were off of a V-Rod, and the disc as well as the riser setup were from a Street Bob. They took the rear wheel off of a Softail Slim and used the front wheel off a Sportster 48, both equipped with Shinko SHR 270 Classic 16" tires. They chose to stick with the stock pipe, but wrapped it, and put on an Arlen Ness air cleaner with a Harley cover.

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"Our project of creating a Café Racer with a good price-performance ratio based on the Street 750 proved to be challenge for our specially selected young customizing team. The project lead Nico Sell (31) and his crew Felix Hoechst (27), Josh Dosch (22) as well as the apprentices Ludwig Koelbl (17) and Simon Oesterlein (17) tried out every style option, but the dark Café Racer was the only one that matched their expectations and was able to embody the lifestyle of the company. In spite of the difficult circumstances as a result of the mounting and modification work, our team successfully completed the custom bike."

Stay tuned to see one more contestant tomorrow and the winner this weekend!

For more information on the Battle of the Kings, check out their website CustomKings.Harley-Davidson.com