Thunderbike Harley-Davidson Niederrhein is the German custom king

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Thunderbike Harley-Davidson Niederrhein is the German custom king

The winning bike based on an FXDR 114 is called “Roar” Harley-Davidson Bielefeld and Düsseldorf in second and third place

(Neu-Isenburg, February 27, 2019) Standing out from the crowd, swimming against the current, being non-conformist and unique - that's called individuality.

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Thunderbike is German custom king

the appropriate motorcycles since 1903. And yet these are nothing more than a blank canvas on which their owners can let off steam in search of the perfect expression of their very own personality - which is why no Harley is like any other.

Harley-Davidson authorized dealers ensure the individualization of US bikes, and they demonstrate their skills in the art of customizing year after year in the Battle of the Kings.

In 2019, the big Harley-Davidson customizing contest will take place worldwide for the first time, as US dealers are now also involved.

The custom bikes, which were built around the globe last winter, initially competed against each other in the national competitions. Here you could vote online and thousands of motorcycle fans from all over the world didn't have to be asked twice.

Until mid-February, everyone swiped and touched as much as they could, and now the national winners have been decided.

In Germany, Thunderbike Harley-Davidson Niederrhein won the race, closely followed by the Harley-Davidson representatives from Bielefeld and Düsseldorf.

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Thunderbike Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 Custom

The Hamminkelners had chosen the youngest and sportiest member of the Softail family, the FXDR 114.

“With our conversion called 'Roar' we wanted to emphasize the racing character of the bike and deliver a flat and nasty dragster conversion for this year's battle,” says managing director Andreas Bergerforth .

Contributing factors include a lowered chassis, a fat 260 under a redesigned rear, a new seat and front fender as well as a number of components from the Harley-Davidson Dominion accessories collection.

The engine was doped with a Screamin' Eagle Stage 3 kit and when it came to painting, Thunderbike decided to complement the Harley-Davidson colors of black and orange with an elegant silver tone that better accentuates the redesigned shape of the machine.

“Congratulations, Thunderbike, and many thanks to all the other customizers in Europe and around the world who took part in our competition with enthusiasm and skill,” comments Christian Arnezeder, Harley-Davidson Managing Director Central Europe.

Now that the national winners have been determined, it's time to determine the four best non-American bikes. Once again, a public vote on the World Wide Web will decide.

The four finalists resulting from this voting will then compete against the four best conversions made in the USA at the EICMA motorcycle trade fair in Milan in November.

At this final showdown, a jury of experts will choose the world champion in the “Battle of the Kings” contest. So you can continue to be excited!

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Photo credit: Thunderbike Harley-Davidson Niederrhein


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