Builders in The Netherlands keep cranking out killer custom builds, and Moto Adonis is one of our favorites. Now they are back with a KTM scrambler running an ’80s frame and ’03 LC4 engine. The KTM LC4, as you may know, was the Austrian company’s supermoto stalwart, a point-and-shoot weapon with 53 horsepower on tap.
Daan and crew wanted to creature a scrambler with classic looks but modern performance. We would say they accomplished their mission in spades, having built a vintage-looking scrambler that sports electric start, modern suspension, and a liquid-cooled 50+ horsepower heart. Below, Daan gives us the full story on the build.
KTM LC4 Scrambler: In the Builder’s Words
(Words by Daan Borsje. Highlights by us.)
We tried with this bike to combine the quality modern cross components with the classic scrambler look. We started our base with a frame from 1984 and adjusted the frame to fit modern WP front suspension and WP rear suspension.
The engine that we placed is a KTM lc4 2003, known for its long durability and power. Besides that this engine offers a little more comfort because this one has an electric starter.
We replaced the stock exhaust for a handmade, curved RVS exhausts system and topped it of with a Shark muffler.
The frame was modified to fit the CB500 gas tank; the cooling system found a new position and we replaced the rearframe with a Moto Adonis-style rear frame and handmade classic leather seat (miller upholstery style). The rear light is integrated in the loop and the small blinkers were hidden beneanth it.
The rims are 17-inch supermoto wheels from KTM, but the were resprayed and got new RVS spokes. The tyres are from Pirelli, the Scorpio. And, up front, we made a handmade fender to stop the most of the dirt.
The ignition has been replaced with a Motogadget M-lock, which is hidden underneath the gas tank, along with the small lithium battery.
We placed a scrambler style headlight and supermoto handlebars, and with Biltwell grips, this bike was ready for the dunes in Scheveningen.