All finalists will be on display at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November when the world winner will be announced.
The base bike had to be a ride-away Harley-Davidson Dark Custom motorcycle. Models eligible included the Street 500, Street Rod, Iron 883, Iron 1200, Forty-Eight, Forty-Eight Special and Roadster, as well as two models from the 2018 Softail range, the bare-knuckle Fat Bob and the bare-boned Street Bob.
Dealers had a maximum customisation budget of $A10,000 and at least half of the parts and accessories used in the build must come from the massive Genuine Harley-Davidson Parts & Accessories catalogue. The completed bike must be road legal.
The choice of Dark Custom models shows that Harley is keen to reach out to their younger customers.