Yamaha announce Back to the Drawing Board design competition

The design competition allows entrants to design their own custom-built Yamaha XSR700 with the winning design being made turned into reality

Yamaha Yard Built

YAMAHA Motor Europe has announced the Yard Built: Back to the Drawing Board design competition. Entrants must use the retro Yamaha XSR700 as a platform with the winning design being turned into a real motorcycle thanks to the Yard Built team of builders.

The competition is running from now until March 30th 2020 and requires the would-be builders to outline their bike using the online form.

From there, a team of expert custom motorcycle builders will go over the submitted designs to select the winning design. The fully built version of the XSR700 will then be created and officially unveiled to the public at the Wheels and Waves Festival in Biarritz from 10th to 14th June 2020.

The jury for the competition includes Flo Hubert from Mellow Motorcycles, a bike builder with 20-years’ experience and the founder of the Mellow Motorcycles Brand. Next up is Motorcycle journalist and TV presenter Jens Kuck, with Yamaha Germany manager Marcel Driessen rounding out the judging trio.

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Speaking of the event, Driessen said:

“The Yamaha Yard Built Bikes have stood for great conversions of our current Sport Heritage models since 2014. Many well-known customizers have already immortalized their individual yard built projects, so we are all the more pleased that we now have creative minds with Mellow Motorcycles who get involved in our latest project "Back to the Drawing Board" and get the yard built bike based on the creative idea and drawings of the winner. We are excited to see what we can expect and look forward to a lot of input.”

For more information on the competition, head to: yamaha-motor.eu