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Yamaha Dealers create custom bikes for prizes

You can vote for your favorite custom bike online
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Wednesday, 22, Jul 2015 04:03

by Megan Henderson

Yamaha's Yard Built programme uses Yamaha Dealers to create custom bikes and inspire bike owners to customise their bikes too

It's true to say Yamaha's Yard Built programme has obtained a global audience over the last few years. Their audience is full of very dedicated custom bike fans, but many believe only top custom builders can work with the Yamaha Yard Built programme.

Now, to prove it's not just for top custom builders, Yamaha's official European Dealers have entered the Yamaha Dealer Built competition to see who can take the Sport Heritage range and craft the coolest custom made bike.

As the pool grows, Yamaha Motor Europe is going to award prizes to the top bikes built in each of the four bike categories: SR400, XV950, XJR1300 and VMAX.

The Dealers were given a few rules: the bike needed to come from the current Sport Heritage range, there is to be no cutting or welding administered to the bikes, and a number of genuine aftermarket accessories had to be used.

The rules are set in place for fairness, but also to prove that anyone can customise a bike, not just top designers.

All of the Dealer Built entries are available to view online here, and the best part is that you can vote for which entry you think is the best.

Voting closes on 20 of August, and between 4 to 6 of September you can see the winning bikes at the Glemseck 101 show in Germany.

Even better, if the competition inspires you, then you can take a shot at building your own custom Yamaha later this year when Yamaha opens the competition up to the public.

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