Last Chance to Vote For Harley’s 2019 Battle Of The Kings

Voting closes May 15, so we’re showing some more builds to motivate you.

2019 Harley-Davidson Battle of the Kings
US voting for Harley’s 2019 Battle of the Kings contest will be closing in a few days, so best to vote now!Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

The worldwide battle between Harley-Davidson dealerships for the coolest custom build is getting down to the wire and voting for the US bikes will be closing on May 15. We thought we'd show a couple more cool builds we spotted in the contest to remind you to get out the vote at h-d.com.

To recap, the Battle of the Kings (BOTK) custom build competition is the largest dealer custom event in the world, where dealers build a custom Harley-Davidson with a defined budget, and with half of the aftermarket parts required to be H-D Genuine Motor Accessories. Bikes can be entered in three style categories—Dirt, Chop, and Race. This year, Harley-Davidson brought in local trade schools to be part of the process, so students could help build the customs at the US dealerships.

You get to vote online for your favorite custom Harley, and after the People’s Choice winners are announced, one US champion gets picked at the Harley dealers’ meeting. The US champion then goes on to the big smackdown against the top international bikes for the title of Global Battle of the Kings champion.

It's the last chance to vote at h-d.com/battleofthekings for the more than 40 awesome customs entered.

Fat Bob by Todd Clay dubbed “War Pig” entered in the Chop category.
Todd Clay wanted a bike that didn't look the same as the others, so his team at Black Sheep Harley-Davidson along with Collins Career Technical Center turned to the video gaming world. Todd explains, "We wanted to build a bike that will resonate with fans of Fallout 76 as well as the Mad Max movies." This Fat Bob dubbed "War Pig" entered in the Chop category should definitely do the trick.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson
“Split Decision”, a Softail Slim from St. Joe Harley-Davidson.
“Split Decision” is a Softail Slim from St. Joe Harley-Davidson entered in the Chop category. Crew chief Justin Simpson was the guiding force along with some help from the students at Hillyard Technical Center.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson
“FXGTS Coast Glide” by Keith Hurt at Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson.
Laidlaw crew chief Keith Hurt at Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson calls its bike the “FXGTS Coast Glide” because it’s a blend of the different pieces and parts: “FX” for the dual-disc brake front end, with mid-controls; “GT” for Grand Touring; and “S” for the sport styling. And “Coast Glide” refers to that famous highway nearby, and the fact that this bike started life as a Sport Glide.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson
“Apex” by Appalachian H-D.
One of the cooler Road King Specials we’ve seen is this wild build from Appalachian H-D, called “Apex.” Crew chief Brandon Older and his team partnered with tech school partner Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School to fabricate parts and work on all aspects of the build.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson
Bike by North Cascades Harley-Davidson.
Is that a 117ci motor stuffed into a Fat Boy? It sure looks like the Sedro-Woolley High School students are serious about the Battle of the Kings. “We have at least 10 regular students here weekly” says Ash Friedrichs, crew chief of North Cascades Harley-Davidson. “Early on, we engaged the kids as a think tank to help with build decisions, but they've been coming in regularly to work on the bike.”Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

Cast your vote here.

Students participating in Battle of the Kings.
Students from local trade schools got to participate heavily in the BOTK contest by wrenching side by side with the pros at US dealerships.Courtesy of Harley-Davidson