Custom Kings Semi-Finals: 8 Bikes Left

See which Sportsters made it

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The contest continues!Courtesy of Harley-Davidson

Out to prove that custom truly is king, Harley-Davidson invited dealers to showcase their individuality in the Custom Kings Customization Contest. Dealers from all over the country turned a Sportster motorcycle into a "Custom of One" work of art – earlier today the top 8 creations were revealed for fans to help choose the 'king' in a bracket-style competition at H-D.com/CustomKings.

The Sportster was selected for its unrivaled ability to be transformed into the very definition of performance art and its attainable pricing, which makes the bike a realistic goal for nearly any rider.

Initial entries were scored by the Harley-Davidson styling team based on criteria including quality of customization and build, fit and finish, use of paint, design, technique and how teams utilized Harley-Davidson Genuine Parts & Accessories. The entries with the most votes in each match-up will move on to the next round of the competition. Fans will select the final winner after six rounds of bike-to-bike battles.

Fans can view all of the bike builds by following #HDCustomKings or H-D.com/CustomKings for more information and to cast their vote today. Here's a gallery of those top eight, complete with links to where you can read more about each one.

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Old Barn ChopCreated by Zylstra H-D
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The MaestroCreated by Yellowstone H-D
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Freedom XLVIIICreated by Toledo H-D
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Trail BobCreated by Southside H-D
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The SpringsterCreated by Schaeffer's H-D
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The GrindCreated by Independence H-D
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General MayhemCreated by Hal's H-D
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Go-DammitCreated by Four Rivers H-D