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Warrs through to Final Round

Battle of the Kings 2017

LATEST NEWS…. Warr's Kings Road 'Super Hooligan' has won through into the grand final of the 2017 Battle of the Kings competition to be judged at this weekends London Motorcycle Show held at the Excel with the winners to be announced brefore Feb 28th.

A massive well done to Charlie Stockwell and the Warr's Kings Rd Customs guys for yet another masterful creation.

Huge thanks of course to all of you who voted for the London bike, without your vote it wouldn't have made it passed go.

The last round at the London Show is down to a panel of 5 judges, so lets hope the Kings Rd beauty can impress them with it's design and exquisite build quality and make it all the way to win a third consecutive BOTK Championship - and then on into the grand European final.

Finally commiserations to the guys at Warr's South East in Mottingham, especially Michael and Shaun who did an amazing job with La Rata. They were so very nearly in the top 5 missing out by just 8 votes. A very well done. We know you'll be back to try again.

 

Warr's Kings Road - Super Hooligan

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A factory-trained technician of 21 years, Charlie Stockwell has run Warr’s King’s Road Customs as Head of Design & Custom since year 2000. Since then, he has built an enviable global reputation for his custom bike builds. His “Urban Racer Sprint” Sportster Forty-Eight® was the 2015 Battle of the Kings UK winner and, with Rascal Racer in 2016, he is the reigning BOTK King. Will the bike builder whose love of Harleys started as a 15-year-old “Warr’s Saturday boy” take the hat-trick in 2017?

 
The theme for “Warr’s Super Hooligan” is flat track but fully fettled for road use. Although first glance draws you to the finished product, there are many details that invite closer inspection, such as modified fuel tank knee cut-outs and grills.
 
H-D Genuine P&A: Screamin’ Eagle fully adjustable Piggyback Shocks, Defiance bar grips, footpegs and foot controls, 2007 V-Rod wheel rims. Paintwork by Image Design Custom. Warr’s fabricated parts include the front exhaust sections attached to V&H pre-production XG750R mufflers, number boards and exhaust heat shield, fork leg protectors made from original heatshields., cam covers cut down to suit. Additional parts: Maxxis Dirt Track tyres, aftermarket headlamp, RSD air filter inlet and front belt cover, Earl’s oil breather tank, handlebars Scotch-Brite treated. Rockers and engine sprayed with H-D texture paint.

 

 

Warr's South East - La Rata

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Service technician Michael Lopez once again steps forward as Custom King for Warr’s South East London, along with service manager Shaun Lee, who co-designed and build-managed the La Rata BOTK bike. La Rata is essentially a Mexican-themed Barrio custom; Barrio being a South American surburb or neighbourhood for bike owners with little funds and mechanical means to customise their bikes. The chrome and deep, paint style we would normally associate with customising are not seen in Barrio bikes, which are more rat bike in styling, but the performance is ultimately reliable, owing to the fact that the rider knows the bike, it is a part of him, and has been for so long that any knock or rattle will be felt before it is heard.

 
There’s so much detailing on La Rata it is hard to appreciate the loving work involved in the build. The toughest job, though, was painting the bike in-house – done to retain control over the patina and save money to spend on parts! One of the glory details is the hand shifter with built-in clutch that’s designed to last. Then there’s the soda-blasted and brushed finish to most removable panels and hardware. Industrial rivet theme on belt guard, air cleaner, side covers, and exhaust heatshields. Twisted rear struts. Wrapped fenders. External fuel gauge. Bobber solo seat, leather clad cables. Modified Basani exhaust system. Brass risers, Streamline internal throttle. Relocated speedo… and the list goes on!

 

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