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Yamaha's dealers are back and bolder than ever with the 2016 dealer built competition

Vote now for your chance to decide on the best Yamaha dealer built machine
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Thursday, 25, Feb 2016 03:16

by Joe Jeffrey

Voting open now for Yamaha dealer built competition

Yamaha's Dealer Built competition is back for 2016. Following on from the competition's huge success last year, the contest has returned to allow 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's search for the best design begins again. The dealers have been busy over the winter building their dream rides and now they need your help to choose the best build.

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 personalise 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.

There were a few simple rules dealers were told they must follow; the bike needed to be from the current Sport Heritage range, and a number of genuine aftermarket accessories had to be used.

And the results have clearly been even more impressive than 2015, showing 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. But 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 the official competition website here, so make sure you 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 31 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, then you're in luck; 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 you might win!

To vote, click here now!

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