Yamaha’s Yard Built program has spawned some great creations, including a few motorcycles you can now buy or as in the case of the new XS700, in a few months time. Up until now the Yard Built series has had participation from a variety of dedicated custom bike builders, but now it’s the turn of dealers to show off their creative flair.
To prove this concept and show it’s not just the top custom builders who can do this, Yamaha’s official European dealers have taken up the challenge and are entered into the Yamaha ‘Dealer Built’ contest to see who can create the best custom from the Sport Heritage range.
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, no cutting or welding to the bike was allowed and a number of genuine aftermarket accessories had to be used. There’s some fantastic looking creations and it is a testament to how individual a motorcycle can be.
Yamaha is now asking for people to vote on their favourite dealer created machine which you can do here. Yamaha Motor Europe is going to award a special prize to the best custom build in each bike category, SR400, XV950, XJR1300 and VMAX. Voting closes on the 20th August the winning bikes will be shown at the Glemseck 101 show in Germany from 4th to 6th September. More exciting is that Yamaha will open up the competition to the public later in the year – so get thinking.