WARR'S HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S URBAN RACER SPRINT
Warr’s Harley-Davidson has been crowned ‘King of Custom’, thanks, Harley-Davidson tells us, to ‘the voting power of H-D owners and fans, lovers of urban customisation and a guest judge from weekly motorcycle newspaper MotorCycle News.' Yes, that’s MCN, that well-known longtime champion of all things custom and Harley. Ahem.
The London-based dealership took the title in Harley-Davidson UK & Ireland's competition entitled ‘Battle of the Kings’. The competition involved all 29 UK & Ireland authorised dealers building a customised Harley-Davidson® Sportster XL 1200X Forty-Eight. The building process ran through the month of January. The 29 finished bikes then went to a public voting process with just over 6500 votes were registered.
The top five placing from combined judging were:
1) Warr’s Harley-Davidson – Warr’s Urban Racer Sprint
2) Maidstone Harley-Davidson – King Slayer
3) Shaw Harley-Davidson – The Clubman
4) Edinburgh Harley-Davidson – SCR4M8LER
5) Sycamore Harley-Davidson – Sonuvabitch
The Warr’s Urban Racer Sprint was built by Charlie Stockwell, Warr’s Head of Design and Custom, and features café racer and ‘urban brawler’ styling. The inspiration behind the bike’s unique styling is homage to a 1000cc XLCH Fred Warr raced at the Ramsgate Sprint in September 1960 – a 100mph machine straight from the packing crate. Congratulations to Charlie and to Warr's.
2ND:MAIDSTONE HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S KING SLAYER
SHAW HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S THE CLUBMAN
EDINBURGH HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S THE SCR4M8LER
SYCAMORE HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S SONUVABITCH