About Us

Welcome to Grizzly’s

Started in 1995, Grizzly’s Custom Bikes Kent is now a leading independent Harley-Davidson specialist in custom builds right up to  servicing, upgrades, MOTs and advice. The expert Grizzly’s team can work on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles without invalidating any warranty. 

Our customers range from die-hard classic Harley riders to newcomers and many 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 for a coffee, we’d love to see you.  Or, for a very reasonable fee, we can pick up and deliver your ride within a 40-odd mile radius if needed.


Grizzly’s. Everything else is just a garage.


We’re in Folkestone, halfway between Eurotunnel/Le Shuttle and the Dover ferry port. Why not book your bike in for a last-minute service or pick up some supplies? See here for details of how to find us – and read our rules for riding in France afore ye go.

Meet the Grizzly’s Team

Dyna Harley Kent


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  boss. Expect more cool T-shirts as he keeps his design skills warm. He rides a Softail slim but his customised ’95 Dyna – shown at The Bike Shed in 2019 – is probably 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.


Sportster Kent Grizzlies


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 or getting muddy green-laning on a natty Yamaha TW225. Secret facts: he takes a mean action photograph and lives by the elegant premiss ‘It’ll either look gnarly or sh*t’.