For amateur builders the competition begins in the digital world by submitting your entry at yamaha-motor.com/customshowdown. Yamaha will select 150 entrants and award them with 3-day passes to either Laguna Seca or Indianapolis for the MotoGP race. The top twenty winners will be invited to display their bikes at the Custom Bike Shows being held in conjunction with two USGPs.
The attending amateur builders will compete in three classes: Best R1, Best R6 and Open Class. Trophies and up to $500 in gift cards, courtesy of Yamaha Parts & Accessories, will be awarded at each round. In addition, every onsite entrant will receive $300 in show money. Winners from the two USGP Custom Bike Shows will then compete against one another in an virtual battle where fans will choose the Amateur Builder of the Year by online voting. The amateur winner will receive a a $1,000 cash prize and a feature in Super Streetbike magazine.
Pro builders will compete for $5,000 in cash prizes and a new YZF-R1 will be awarded to the builder who attends both rounds and receives the greatest number of votes.
The builders aren’t the only ones who can look forward to winning. Everyone who votes at the shows will be entered to win a Super Streetbike YZF-R6, customized by the staff. The R6 will be on display at both shows; for more information on the sweepstakes visit superstreetbike.com/r6sweepstakes.
The Yamaha Custom Shows will be held during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, July 27-29, and the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, August 17-19. If you want to show your custom Yamaha to the world, go to yamaha-motor.com/customshowdown and enter today.