There seems to be a trend toward small-displacement customs, a trend that started in Indonesia and Southeast Asia and now seems to be spreading globally. Today we’re happy to present this 2005 Yamaha Scorpio Z built by Darrius Deluo of Indonesia.
The Scorpio Z is an air-cooled, 225 single first introduced in 2006 as an urban commuter. It makes 18 horsepower and weighs 300 pounds dry. It’s an especially popular little machine in Australia and New Zealand, and it’s been praised for its handling and fun factor, especially considering the $3999 price tag. In the words of Jacqui Madelin of Drivesouth.co.nz:
Nevertheless this Scorpio has real-bike dynamics, a forgiving suspension, and handlebars that are ideal for flinging her into a corner, or correcting slides on slick roads. Which meant I could wind the throttle to the stop and hurl her through the swervery with the sort of abandon not possible with a big-bore sports bike on the gnarly back roads I frequent.