The Battle of the Kings is a competition between the various Harley dealer in trying to change things to the new 750 Street and those of Silver Lake took up the challenge
Jimmy: “It took a grand total of 3 seconds for me to know what we were going to make. I just had to convince the mechanic, because technically it’s not so simple to build. But the process went even more smoothly than I expected. It’s a 70s Racer model. When I was just a little boy, all the older guys in the neighbourhood had this kind of motorcycle. To me this is pure youth sentiment.”
What did you change about the Street 750?
Joeri: “What is still original, you mean! We kept a piece of the frame and the engine. The bodywork, the rear suspension, the wheels and the steering wheel have completely been changed. The tank has now a capacity of 30 litres, so a lot more then before. The colours are the original racing colours of Harley, with which they raced in the 80s. The custom bike is an exact copy of the Harley-Davidson Racer of the 80s.”
How much manpower and hours were necessary to build this bike?
Jimmy: "We reached the limit in terms of hours: around 48 hours. And 90% of the bike is built by our very own custom king: Joeri Van Ouytsel.”