Balinese Blaster: Yamaha Scorpio 225 “Daini”

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Tracker

Enduro meets Bobber in this Bali-born custom… 

The Yamaha Scorpio Z has become one of the most popular custom donors in Oceania, especially Bali and the rest of Indonesia. From the factory, it’s a standard commuter-oriented machine with a 225cc air-cooled SOHC engine that makes around 18 horsepower and 13 ft-lb of torque. The handling and reliability have been praised, especially given the bike’s price point. Aesthetically, however, it’s pretty unattractive in stock trim, making it the perfect donor for customization.

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Tracker

In the hands of talented builders, the Scorpio has been transformed into a cafe racer, scrambler, tracker, and even a hardtail chopper. It’s really proved itself a versatile platform, and Indonesian builders have continued to impress us with their ingenuity, transforming these uninspiring commuters into bikes with vintage style and modern edge.

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Tracker

The bike you see here is owned by our new friend Evry (@evryanta_), who became interested in custom bikes back in 2016. Bali, where he lives, is one of the world’s custom motorcycle hotbeds — an island of forested volcanic mountains, gorgeous rice paddies, and vast beaches, where motorcycles are more than just transportation — for many, they’re a way of life. It didn’t take long for Evry to fall in love with the two-wheeled lifestyle:

“I bought a bike and now I’m addicted to customs. I love spending my weekend riding with my friends.”

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Tracker

The bike you see here is a first-generation ’05 Yamaha Scorpio that Evry just finished at a couple of workshops, @kadux_motorcycle and @slengerpiston. While the language barrier made it difficult for us to get quite as many details about the build as we normally do, Evry tells us that his inspiration mainly came from Japanese customs.

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Scrambler

The customizations were intensive. The bike has been converted from the factory monoshock setup to a vintage-style twin-shock setup, along with old-school drum brakes and a chunky/comfy cross-country saddle reminiscent of a 60s desert sled. The chrome and polished accessories stand out nicely against the minimalist enduro lines and tires.

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Scrambler

We love the blend of a vinduro vibe and more “kustom” paint and pinstriping, which were handled by @kerta13 and @ketut_cacing, respectively. Evry nicknamed the bike “Daini” — after a girl, of course — and the lovely photos are courtesy of @putu_ode.

Yamaha Scorpio Tracker: Builder Interview

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Scrambler

• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.

I’m Evry. In the beginning of 2016, I got interested in custom bikes — I bought a bike and now I’m addicted to customs. I love spending my weekend riding with my friends. You can see all my friends’ bikes at @nyagmotorcycles’s gallery.

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Scrambler

• What’s the make, model, and year of the donor bike?

Yamaha Scorpio 225cc, 2005.

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Scrambler

• Where was this bike built?

I just finished this last month. I built it at @kadux_motorcycle and did the finishing at @slengerpiston.

• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?

Japanese style.

 

• What custom work was done to the bike?

All custom.

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Scrambler

• Does the bike have a nickname?

“Daini.”

• Can you tell us what it’s like to ride this bike?

This bike is in really good condition — good power, the engine has already been rebuilt.

Yamaha Scorpio 225 Scrambler

• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?

The paint striping is limited, done by @ketut_cacing, one of the best painters in all of Bali.

 

Yamaha Scorpio 225 ScramblerFollow the Builder

Instagram: @evryanta_ | @nyagmotorcycles
Workshops: @kadux_motorcycle | @slengerpiston.
Paint: @kerta13 | @ketut_cacing,
Photos: @putu_ode

One Comment

  1. Fantastic little build! What tank is that? I can definitely see British influences too. Great job,

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