The husband and wife team of Droog Moto has been steadily turning out a stable’s worth of signature builds. While the donor platforms vary, the Droog Moto style has become unmistakable — raw, burly builds that would look right at home in the nuclear winter, eating up broken pavement and muddy trails in equal measure.
This, the tenth build in their Moto series, has earned the name Moto-X. Appropriately enough, the donor bike was one of the most legendary factory rides for the desert and woods: the Honda XR600R. The client lives in Israel, and Droog Moto set out to create a machine that zip around Tel Aviv during the week and rip the trails on the weekend.
Below, we get the full story on this Honda XR600R scrambler, Moto-X.
“Moto-X” XR600 Scrambler: In the Builder’s Words
We had a customer all the way from Israel reach out to us who wanted a Droog Moto! He was really into our Moto-2 XR500 scrambler we did a while back so we were super excited to get to re-create something similar. This build is our 10th Moto series build so we decided to give it the name, “Moto-X.”
Being that the bike was going to be ridden on and off-road we set out to find the perfect donor bike. We had a few limitations on what model/ year we could go up to, but in the end we found a kick ass Honda XR600R. As we all know, the XR600R is one bad bike that has taken multiple championships in the Baja 1000, so we knew this was the bike to use.
After we got the bike, we tore it down and started on our lines. We did our best to consider the look of the Moto-2 but made this bike unique to its own. We did a custom steel tracker plate and perforated guard which covers a 4 pod LED headlight. The stock front end was replaced with one from a CR250r for more adjustability and a more modern look.
The bulky stock fuel tank was removed and replaced with a smaller vintage tank with custom mounts and modifications to fit the frame. The subframe was then cut off and we fabricated a new one to follow the new tank lines and incorporate the new seat.
We then built a removable rear rack that can be used for gear and to hold the MSR fuel canister, which will be awesome for when you’re out in the desert!
The rear shock was re-used and re-built. This model year has the dual carburetors so choosing good POD filters was important to us and to allow us to fit in the frame properly. The filters come with a second layer you can cover them with for better protection against dirt, dust, sand etc.
The motor was gone through to ensure all was good and ready to ride. The rear lighting is all LED along with the brake, tail and signals. We wanted to give the customer a bike that can be ridden around Tel Aviv during the week and hit the trails on the weekend, with a raw one of a kind look. We chose to wrap the wheels with Kenda Big Block tires that have great capabilities on and off the road. We can’t wait to get pictures from the customer in Israel in the future!
As a side note, we are offering customers free shipping on all builds in the US and a credit to over seas customers. Check out our website for details!
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