From its early beginnings in 1995, Grizzly’s Custom Bikes Kent is now a leading independent Harley-Davidson specialist offering everything from servicing, repairs, upgrades, MOTs, parts, accessories – and of course custom builds. The Grizzly’s team of experts have all had a lifetime of riding and owning Milwaukee’s finest – from Alex’s beautiful classic ’41 beauty, Will’s ’95 Dyna and Paul’s just-acquired Softail slim.
Our customers range from die-hard Harley riders to newcomers and visitors from Europe. We’re in Folkestone, near the cool new Harbour Arm development of seafront bars and cafes, and close to all the major Channel crossings – so pop in, we’d love to see you.
We’re independent specialists and can work on Harley-Davidsons old and new without invalidating your warranty. We can pick up and deliver your ride locally if needed and, lastly, we can make a boring but necessary MOT a little more palatable with a hot drink while you chill out with us.
Grizzly’s. Everything else is just a garage.
Meet the Grizzly’s Team
Paul used to commute to his London job as a magazine art director on his XL1200. Now he’s getting those smooth fingers dirty as Grizzly’s new boss. Expect more cool T-shirts as he keeps his design skills warm. He now rides a Softail slim but his customised ’95 Dyna is secretly his favourite. Little-known fact: His great-grandad ran the first Harley-Davidson dealership in South Africa and letters signed by Walter Davidson are still in the family.
Raised by Welsh farmers in the Brecon Beacons, Will cut his teeth on farm equipment. He also cut his hands. Proud owner of a very loud Dyna, he’s our resident MOT-meister and a natural born mechanical genius: no job seems too mystifying for his mechanical detective skills. If he’s on two wheels he’s happy, regularly swapping his Dyna for a mountain bike. Secret facts: he takes a mean action photograph and lives by the elegant premiss ‘It’ll either look gnarly or sh*t’.
With an interest in anything vintage, Alex has grown up working on vehicles of all kinds. He currently rides a 1941 UL Flathead Harley, which has been race tuned and styled on a 1940’s bobber. His other interests included WW2 vehicles, you can follow his restoration of a 1942 M3A1 White Scout Car here. One thing that most people aren’t aware of is his hidden talents at competitive duck herding, currently 3rd in his local village!