Yamaha XT 600 Scrambler

Yamaha Custom Scramblers

Yamaha motorcycles continue to be popular donor bikes for custom scrambler builds. These range from vintage XS builds to single cylinder SR bikes to dual-sport curb-jumpers based on the company’s long-running XT series — plus a wealth of lesser-known bikes made over the years. Many builds incorporate the company’s popular “speed block” livery on their tanks or side panels, nodding to the company’s racing heritage. We’re particularly fond of the XS650 Yamaha scramblers, having owned one of these beautiful parallel twins ourselves.

Yamaha SR250 Tracker Scrambler Yamaha SR250 Custom by Officina Serrao D’Aquino - While the Yamaha SR250 may not seem like the most likely candidate for customization, the little air-cooled mono-cylinder commuter machine has become a favorite among custom bike builders. While the first-generation bike was only available […]
Yamaha XTZ125 Tracker Yamaha XTZ125 Tracker by Ape Customs - The Yamaha XTZ125 is a small dual-sport built for markets where on/off-road capability is a necessity. The air-cooled, SOHC engine is build for low maintenance in harsh conditions, and the 260-lb machine offers around 10 […]
Yamaha XS650 Tracker Scrambler Yamaha XS650 Tracker / Scrambler by Simple Sycles - “A tracker scrambler cruiser that’s only missing a surfboard rack for the ultimate summer’s day.” It’s tough not to love the Yamaha XS650. The air-cooled parallel twin motor is simple and beautiful, with solid punch, […]
Yamaha SR250 Brat Scrambler Yamaha SR250 Brat Scrambler by David Isachsen - “I think in the first hour of riding my face hurt from smiling so much…” Those are the words of Canada’s David Isachsen, describing his first ride on a brand-new Honda 50 Mini Trail in […]
Yamaha SR250 Tracker Yamaha SR250 City Tracker by Trintaeum Motorcycles - The Yamaha SR250 is simply one of the most beloved small-bore motorcycles of all time — particularly among custom builders. While the first-gen version could only reach around 72-75 mph, the air-cooled reliability, incredible fuel […]
Yamaha MT-03 Scrambler Yamaha “MT660” Scrambler by RH Motorcycles - A Yamaha MT-03 Scrambler inspired by the legendary XT500! The very day we first spotted this Yamaha “MT660” scrambler — now more than a year ago — we fell in love.  Immediately we contacted builder […]
Yamaha XT600Z Tenere Scrambler Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré Scrambler by RHCC - The Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré, which debuted in the early 80s, was designed as a production version of the motorcycles racing in events like the Paris Dakar. The bike offered a long-range fuel tank (30 liters […]
Yamaha DT100 Scrambler Yamaha DT100 Scrambler by Revolt Cycles - Revolt Cycles of the Philippines continues to turn out customs full of moxie and nostalgia. Today, we’re proud to feature the shop’s 35th build, RVLT35, a 1980 Yamaha DT100X Enduro dubbed “Noli” — built for […]
Yamaha SR250 Brat Tracker Yamaha SR250 Brat Tracker by MUTO Motorbikes - “May the FUN be with you…” Rémy Pagart of France’s MUTO Motorbikes has quickly become one of our favorite builders, for both his bikes and personality. Rémy, who is an artist and designer with a […]
Yamaha XT600 Scrambler Yamaha XT600 Scrambler by TOMA Customs - The Yamaha XT600 was one of the world’s most successful dual sport motorcycles, both in sales and performance. It was built in countless variations, but the air-cooled 39-44 horsepower single-cylinder engine and heavy-duty design remained […]
Yamaha XT600 Scrambler Yamaha XT600 Scrambler by Bold Motorcycles - Bold Motorcycles is the creation of two long-time friends, Pedro and João, who live in Sertã, Portugal — located in the middle of the nation’s longest, most mythical road:  the Nacional 2. We were fortunate […]
Custom Yamaha TW125 Custom Yamaha TW125 “Tank” by Atelier Medusa - Today, we are thrilled to feature this 1999 Yamaha TW125 “Tank” — a post-apocalyptic custom from Atelier Medusa, an up-and-coming workshop out of Northeast France. The engineering students behind Atelier Medusa share a love for […]
Yamaha SR400 Scrambler Yamaha SR400 Scrambler by Purpose Built Moto - Tom Gilroy of Purpose Built Moto has quickly made a name for himself in the Australian custom motorcycle world and beyond. His scrambler builds have been hugely popular and both amateur and professional builders around […]
Yamaha SR250 Scrambler Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Trident Cycles - The Yamaha SR250, while only available in the States from 1980-1982, has garnered as a global following in the custom world. The air-cooled, 21-hp thumper may not seem like a likely candidate for customization, given […]
Yamaha Scorpio Z Tracker Yamaha Scorpio 225 Tracker by Jowo Kustom - The Yamaha Scorpio Z — aka the SX225 — has become one of the company’s most popular models across the globe. The 225cc, air-cooled four-stroke offers 18 horsepower, and the bike’s handling dynamics have been […]
Yamaha Fazer 600 Yamaha Fazer 600 Streetfighter by LV Custom - “Impressive things are made with small details.” This is the motto of LV Custom, a workshop founded in southwest London by partners Ludo and Clarisse. Ludo, who is from the south of France, studied bodywork […]
Yamaha SR500 Tracker Scrambler Yamaha SR500 Scrambler by Daniel Peter - For so many of us, the love of two wheels begins with the childhood bicycle. That first taste of freedom — the wind on your cheeks, the road humming beneath your tires. At some point, […]
Yamaha FZ16 Byson Scrambler Yamaha FZ16 Scrambler by Iron Macchina Customs -   The Yamaha FZ16 — known as the “Byson” in Indonesia — is a 150cc naked bike that has become popular in Colombia, Argentina, and the Philippines. While the single-cylinder FZ16 has proved itself a […]
Yamaha FZ-09 Tracker Yamaha FZ-09 Street Tracker by Droog Moto - Arizona’s Droog Moto has quickly established their own rough-and-ready style, building post-apocalyptic desert sleds that put the “wild” back in the Wild West.  Now the husband/wife team of Max and Erica Droog is back with […]
2WD Yamaha WR450F Scrambler Yamaha WR450F 2-Trac (2WD) by Deus Italy - In the mid-2000s, Yamaha produced a limited series of Yamaha WR450F 2-Trac rally bikes. These competition-only machines offered a 2WD system developed by Ohlins, which featured a patented hydraulic drive that could deliver up to […]
Yamaha XT600 Desert Sled Scrambler Tracker Yamaha XT600 Desert Sled by Pancake Customs - “All purpose stealth scrambler…even James Bond would be stoked to ride.” Boy Janssen of Pancake Customs is a full-time, self-taught builder who builds original, high-quality customs out of his small shop in Rheden, in the […]
Yamaha TT500 Street Tracker Yamaha TT500 Street Tracker by VZMC Customs - A nostalgic trip back to the 70s with an iconic, competition-only TT500… It’s always a thrill to feature the first bike from an upstart builder, particularly when it’s as staggering and well-executed as this Yamaha […]
Yamaha RXZ Scrambler Yamaha RX-Z Scrambler by Thomas Edwards - The Yamaha RX-Z 135 was a 2-stroke, 21-horsepower naked bike built from 1985 to 2011. A successor to the RD125, the little 2-stroke-that-could quickly gained popularity among young riders in Indonesia and Malaysia, where it […]
Yamaha SR250 Brat Tracker Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Mokka Cycles - A Yamaha SR250 built for city scrambling… The Yamaha SR250 is a legendary model, an 21-hp air-cooled single whose heart and performance has always outshone mere datasheets and specifications. The bike shared much with the […]
Yamaha XT600E Scrambler Yamaha XT600 Scrambler: “Crooked Rooster” - About four years ago, Zach Cohen crashed his bike and broke his arm. He used the insurance cash from the totaled bike to kick-start Cohen & Sons, the brand his grandfather had drawn up on […]
Yamaha XT600 Tracker Supermoto Yamaha XT600 Tracker by Revolt Cycles - Based in the Middle Islands of the Philippines, Revolt Cycles has been turning out some of our very favorite builds in recent years. Much of the time, they work with the small-displacement platforms popular in […]
Yamaha SR250 Scrambler Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Retro Bikes Croatia - According to headman Zeljko of Retro Bikes Croatia, his nation doesn’t have much in the way of a small bike culture. Instead, he says, people tend to buy the biggest bike they can get. Zeljko […]
Yamaha XS650 Tracker Yamaha XS650 Tracker by Tyson Carver - For twin brothers Tyson and Eli Carver, riding and building motorcycles began as a form of therapy, community, and passion in the wake of loss.  We were fortunate to enough to see their custom builds […]
Yamaha DT250 Scrambler Yamaha DT3 250 Scrambler by David King - Today, we are thrilled to present the first bike project from David King, a senior Mechanical Engineering student from Midland, Virginia, who says he was inspired by the bikes he saw on our site. The […]
Yamaha XT500 Scrambler Yamaha XT500 Surf Scrambler by Project Moto - The Yamaha XT500 is one of the great all-around motorcycles ever built. Introduced in 1975, it was the proto-thumper, spawning generations of bulletproof four-stroke big-bore singles that could thread the urban jungle, rip the backroads, […]
Yamaha YSR700 Tracker Yamaha XSR700 Tracker by John Hand / Wasp Motorcycles - John Hand is a welder and builder for the legendary Wasp Motorcycles, who have been building off-road sidecars and vintage scrambler frames for more than 50 years. In fact, John himself is the grandson of […]
Yamaha XT600 Scrambler Yamaha XT600 Scrambler by TNT Custom - The Yamaha XT600 is one of the most popular enduros of all time, produced in various models from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. The air-cooled thumper had up to 44-horsepower, with a dry weight […]
Yamaha XT250 Scrambler Yamaha XT250 Scrambler - The first generation Yamaha XT250, built throughout the 1980s, was the bike that Rambo rode in the movie in the series, First Blood, which came out in 1982. The bike has long remained a stalwart […]
Best Yamaha SR250 Customs 5 Next-Level Yamaha SR250 Customs - (Written by Jake Snowdon of Jadus Motorcycle Parts. Our highlights.) There are many SR250 custom bikes. I could have made a top 50 list of my favourite SR250 customs actually, but these ones I present […]
Yamaha XT550 Scrambler Yamaha XT550 Scrambler by Gibson Motorcycle Co. - The Yamaha XT550 is a rare machine these days. This dual sport — the predecessor of the XT600 — was only produced for two years:  1983-1984. The 558cc, air-cooled, four-valve single offered 38 horsepower, and […]
Yamaha SRV250 Cafe Racer Yamaha SRV250 Cafe Racer by Speedtractor - Speedtractor of Tokyo is one of our very favorite custom builders in the world. They’re motto is “dirty good fun,” and each of their builds is a vehicle for just that. The shop got its […]
Yamaha XJ400 Scrambler Yamaha XJ400 Scrambler by Entrophy Motorbike - Entrophy Motorbike is a small garage founded in Perugia, central Italy. The guys who work there are pro riders in Enduro and they started this ‘hobby’ just for fun — but now it has become […]
XT350 Scrambler Yamaha XT350 Scrambler - These days, there seems to be a wealth of high-dollar scrambler builds, few of which would survive more than the most well-graded gravel road, and even fewer of which would be anywhere near affordable for […]
Yamaha SR250 Scrambler Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Trintaeum Motorcycles - Trinta&Um Motorcycles was founded by a group of friends in Porto, Portugal, in 2013. The crew consists of welders, mechanics, videographers, designers–every role needed to make a successful custom shop. Antonio Camilo–Toni–and the team have […]
Yamaha XS650 Scrambler Yamaha XS650 Scrambler by Therapy Garage - The Yamaha XS650 is one of our favorite platforms for custom builds. That parallel twin is a beauty, reminiscent of the British twins of yore, and the bike makes a killer tracker or scrambler. So […]
TW200 Scrambler Yamaha TW200 Scrambler by Sean SpeedShop -   The Yamaha TW200 has always seemed like a blast to ride.  The giant, almost balloonlike tires give the bike the look of a two-wheeled quad–capable of churning through sand pits or jumping urban curbs–and […]
Yamaha RD350 Scrambler Yamaha RD350 Scrambler by Moto Exotica - This might be the wickedest scrambler we’ve ever seen. Nicknamed “Eight,” she’s a 2-stroke, 210-pound RD350 scrambler built by Arjun Raina of India’s Moto Exotica. As you may know, the now-legendary Yamaha RD350 was produced […]
Yamaha TR1 Virago Scrambler Yamaha Virago Scrambler by Moto Adonis - Moto Adonis of the Netherlands is one of our favorite builders.  Their R65 scrambler was one of our very favorite bikes of 2015, and their R80/7 cafe racer is pure class.  Now Daan and crew […]
Yamaha XT600 Scrambler Yamaha XT600 Scrambler by Cafe Racer SSpirit - Cafe Racer SSpirit from San Sebastian builds some of our favorite customs.  We’ve featured their Honda CBX and CBX400F, and now the CRSS crew is back again with another killer build.  This time it’s a […]
XS650 Scrambler by Dime City Cycles XS650 Scrambler by Dime City Cycles: “XS744” - Rick Brown, BikeBound’s senior traveling correspondent, recently had the opportunity to spend an enjoyable and educational afternoon with Herm Narciso and the crew at Dime City Cycles in Largo, Florida, including a tour of the […]
XS650 Tracker Yamaha XS650 Scrambler by Ironwood Motorcycles - We’ve always been big fans of the Yamaha XS650. It’s simple, well-built, has good grunt and sound, and it just lends itself to customization, whether it be bobber, tracker, cafe racer, hard-tail, or scrambler.  On […]
Three Pence XS650 Tracker Scrambler Rugged XS650 Tracker Build by Three Pence - This is one rugged, minimalist XS650 build by Wesley Case of Three Pence. Beefy inverted forks, no front brake, Hella off-road headlight, slap seat, cheap rear shocks, dented tank, wiring loom stuffed in fork bag?  […]
Best XS650 Scrambler The Best XS650 Scrambler of All Time? - On the website of Big Moon Custom Motorcycles in Japan, there’s the motto:  “motorcycle for happy life.”  That sounds like sagelike advice, if you ask us, and straddling this XS650 scrambler/brat tracker would have us […]