THE BATTLE of the Kings 2019

 

 

LAIDLAW’S H-D® CLAIMS CROWN

We started with over 250 custom bikes globally and only 5 bikes went head-to-head to claim the Custom King crown at this year’s EICMA. Votes were cast throughout the world and Laidlaw’s Harley-Davidson® from the United States has claimed the 2019 Custom King title!

 

THE CUSTOM KING

When Laidlaw Crew Chief Keith Hurt builds a custom bike, he makes sure it’s more than simply a collection of parts. “I like to get components, parts and accessories from other models of bikes and figure out how to incorporate them and make them fit on a different model,” he explains. “Like an update or upgrade to the original, as if the factory had made it that way in the first place.” The team calls its bike the “FXGTS Coast Glide,” representing the different pieces and parts that make up the whole: “FX” for the dual-disc brake front end, with mid controls. “GT” for Grand Touring. “S” for the sport styling – “paying homage to the Sport Glide® model we started with.” And “Coast Glide” in honor of the famous highway nearby. “Our project is a throwback to the FXRT styling with a Southern California twist, paying tribute to the Pacific Coast Highway and the Southern California influence on modern performance cruisers,” Keith explains. As a concept, it covers a lot of ground. As a design, it’s far more than the sum of its parts. And as a 2019 Battle of the Kings entry, it’s definitely one to be reckoned with.
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5 Finalists of the 2019 Battle of the Kings

JOE TRACKER

Harley-Davidson Queretaro

COUNTRY MEXICO MODEL SOFTAIL SLIM CATEGORY RACE

ROAR

Thunderbike Harley-Davidson

COUNTRY GERMANY MODEL FXDR114 CATEGORY RACE

THE CROOK

Warr’s Harley-Davidson

COUNTRY UNITED KINGDOM

MODEL STREET BOB

CATEGORY CHOP

MOONSHINE

Calgary Harley-Davidson

COUNTRY CANADA

MODEL SPORT GLIDE

CATEGORY RACE

17 National winners of the 2019 Battle of the Kings

THE GOLIATH

Grand Trunk

COUNTRY INDIA

MODEL IRON 883

CATEGORY CHOP

SIGNATURE

Oude Monnink Motors

COUNTRY BENELUX

MODEL SPORT GLIDE

CATEGORY RACE

QUEEN

ハーレーダビッドソン静岡

COUNTRY JAPAN

MODEL SOFTAIL SLIM

CATEGORY CHOP

FAT BOY T2

Harley-Davidson Malmö

COUNTRY SWEDEN

MODEL FAT BOY

CATEGORY CHOP

SPACE AGE

Harley-Davidson Bologna

COUNTRY ITALY

MODEL HERITAGE CLASSIC

CATEGORY RACE

HIGH VOLTAGE

Harley-Davidson St. Pölten

COUNTRY AUSTRIA

MODEL BREAKOUT

CATEGORY CHOP

CICLOPE

Autostar Harley-Davidson

COUNTRY BRASIL

MODEL FATBOB

CATEGORY CHOP

XL 1200 ROKER

Harley–Davidson Minsk

COUNTRY BELARUS

MODEL ROADSTER

CATEGORY CHOP

FLAMING FLAG

H-D Makinostra

COUNTRY SPAIN

MODEL ROADSTER

CATEGORY RACE

THE GREEN MONSTER

Harley-Davidson Graubünden

COUNTRY SWITZERLAND

MODEL FXDR114

CATEGORY RACE

STEEL CHOP

Harley-Davidson Bordeaux

COUNTRY FRANCE

MODEL STREET BOB

CATEGORY CHOP

HOLLISTER RIOT

Gold Coast Harley-Davidson

COUNTRY AUSTRALIA

MODEL SOFTAIL SLIM

CATEGORY CHOP