By Ed Subias
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!!