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Old 02-29-2016, 06:15 AM   #1
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2016 Yamaha Yard Built Challenge

Yamaha Yard Built

The 2016 Yamaha Yard Built Challenge is in full swing. Vote on your favorite custom by March 31!

Yamaha’s Dealers are back at it for round two of the successful Yard Built Challenge, which gets the dealers in Europe to build their own flavor of custom bike out of a stock Yamaha of their choosing.

A hugely successful competition in 2015 saw Yamaha’s European Dealers mix it with the best custom builders in the world to create their own Yard Built projects from Yamaha’s Sport Heritage Range. Now 2016 is kicking off with round two as Yamaha dealers begin again.

Further recent collaborations with iconic builders such as Portugal’s it roCkS!bikes and Yard Built newcomers, Switzerland’s GS Mashin have added fuel to the fire and motivated the Dealers to really pull out all the stops. The results show that the only limits are the imagination. The builds prove everyone can take a brand new bike from the Sport Heritage range and personalize it their liking, opening up a world of possibilities for bike owners who have considered their own custom but were afraid of the technical knowledge required.

The Dealers have been busy over the last few months with some very simple rules; the bike needed to be from the current Sport Heritage range, and a number of genuine aftermarket accessories had to be used.

The results have been even more impressive than 2015! It’s clear that with a little imagination and a Sport heritage bike as a base, a unique custom machine is within the grasp of any bike owner that is motivated to add the personal touch.

Now, the Dealers need your help again. Yamaha Motor Europe is awarding special prizes to the best custom build in the following three engine categories; single-cylinder and parallel-twin, V-twin and V-four and finally inline-four. It wouldn't be fair if Yamaha chose the winners on their own so they need your vote too!

You can find the Dealer Built entries online at Take a moment to check out the entries in all their glory and read up on the modifications made then like to vote and share your favourites. Voting closes on the 31st March and the winning bikes will be shown at European Custom Motorcycle event later in the year.

If you feel inspired having seen what the Yamaha Dealers are up to, Yamaha will be opening up the competition to the public later in the year so there’s time to build your own Yamaha custom and who knows what prizes might be in store for you. Maybe now's the time to get out buy your own XJR1300 or something else, and get to customizing.

So what are you waiting for?

Visit and get voting!

Check out some of the other Yamaha Yard Build Entries from 2015 HERE!

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