Harley-Davidson Japan // The Battle of the Kings

Street 750 build-off

The racy bare metal metal finished build of Maters Harley-Davidson in Fukuoka.

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The vintage/ board tracker build from Harley-Davidson Ishikawa

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The bikes of " The Battle of the Kings" at the Mooneyes Yokohama Custom Show in Japan

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The winner in "The Battle of the Kings Japan" was this super cool build from Harley-Davidson Shinjuku. Now that is a fine looking Street 750!!

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The Harley-Davidson Okinawa build mimicked a P-61 Black Widow, the first operational U.S. military aircraft designed specifically for night interception of opposing aircraft.

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The Street Racer of Harley-Davidson Higashi Osaka

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The chopperfied build of Harley-Davidson Nagoya

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The Speedy looking build of Harley-Davidson alpha Niigita

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The " Gold Bullion" from Terada Motors

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Harley-Davidson Tokushima with a Scrambler-esque build

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The Harley-Davidson Higashikurume build

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The build from Pit Stop Harley-Davidson

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The "Kings", Harley-Davidson of Shinjuku

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A few months ago Harley-Davidson Japan gave a brand new Street 750 each to a dozen of it's top dealers to customize and compete in "The Battle of the Kings" build-off. These customized machines would then be judged at the 2015 Mooneyes Yokohama Custom Show and a winner would be crowned " King". Amazingly each bike looked quite a bit different, a testament to the Street 750 platform and it's ease of customization.

We were digging on the variety of styles and the attention to detail on each build. All were bad ass but we did have our personal favorite. The winner was announced and it ended up being our favorite of the bunch. Ryohei Kanbe of Harley-Davidson Shinjuku built a clean, speedy looking machine ready to hit what else ? but the street! With it's Ohlins suspension front and rear, Brembo calipers with oversized rotors, XR1200 style racing exhaust, carbon fiber bits and a lot of attention to detail, it was ready to perform and back up it's racy looks. Fantastic job Ryohei!!