In January Yamaha Motor Europe announced Yard Built: Back to the Drawing Board. Using the Yamaha XSR700 as a platform, for the first time in Yard Built history drawers could design their dream XSR700. It opened the door for anyone to design their dream XSR700 and be in with a chance for it to be produced and join the ever-growing ranks of incredible Yard Built creations. By giving creative control to the consumer, the latest project aimed to showcase the very best in creativity from Yamaha fans inspired by their passions and most memorable experiences with the brand. Four incredible designs from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain were selected by an open casting that promoted the creativity of Back to the Drawing Board and sought to understand future motorcycle trends.