Honda motorcycles continue to make popular platforms for street tracker builds across the world. In particular, the NX650 Dominator has become a mainstay of the genre, an air-cooled 650cc single that’s inexpensive, well-built, and tail-happy in the dirt. The XR series — particularly the 250cc and 600/650cc models — make great single-cylinder trackers. Then there’s the ever-popular Honda CB series, which may not lend themselves so naturally to the style, but make beautiful trackers given a bit of time, vision, and labor.
Below, we’ve listed some of the best Honda street trackers we’ve featured here on the blog.
Full Metal Beast: Honda CBX750F by Grego’s Customs - A Brazilian Custom Motorcycle of the Year! The Honda CBX750F, launched in 1983, was an evolution of the “original superbike” — the beloved CB750. The air-cooled 16-valve DOHC engine produced 91 bhp, capable of propelling […] Fear Nothing: Honda NX650 Dominator “Witaca 001” - A Honda Dominator built for the path, not the destination… When Honda introduced the NX650 Dominator in 1988, we can safely assume they had no idea this “urbanized trail bike” would become a favorite […] 650 Twin-Shocker: Marmisto’s TT-NX Street Tracker - The Honda NX650 Dominator has become one of the world’s most custom platforms. The 45-hp four-valve single has plenty of punch, coupled with electric start and a reputation for rugged reliability. But for stonemason, author, […] Honda XR400R “Supercafe” by 485 Designs - For Sale: Supermoto-inspired XR custom from Colorado… Introduced back in 1996, the Honda XR400R would become one of the most well-loved and successful trail bikes of all time. It weighed 257 lbs dry and made […] XLsinore: Honda XR600R Scrambler - The Honda XR600R was one of the most successful dirt bikes of all time, an air-cooled beast built from 1985 to 2000 — a wildly successful machine in both the desert and the woods. Out […] Finnish Gravel Eater: Honda SLR650 Adventure Scrambler - Finland’s Panu Laakkonen builds a Honda adventure machine… The Honda SLR650 was a streamlined, more street-oriented version of the popular NX650 Dominator, geared more for commuters and couriers than dual-sport riders. The SLR’s seat height […] Retro-Tracker: Honda XR650R by Parr Motorcycles - An XRR street tracker inspired by the legendary Honda RS750… Since the inception of the AMA Grand National Championship in 1954, Harley-Davidson has been the most dominant manufacturer in flat track racing. However, in the […] Honda XL600R “She-Tracker” by Alex Martino - In 1983, Honda introduced the XL600R, a street-legal evolution of the XR500 that could do an honest 100 mph, cruise at 75 on the highway, and then crush fire roads and dirt roads with the […] Honda CBR150R by Jowo Kustom - The Honda CBR150R, launched in 2002, was the successor to the two-stroke NSR150, featuring a four-stroke, 150cc single-cylinder engine that makes around 18 horsepower. Mainly sold in Asian markets and South Africa, the bike shared […] Honda CB750 Scrambler by RacingSmith - A mean-green 750, built for an Air Force serviceman… Many moons ago, we were thrilled to feature the first build from Ben Smith of Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s RacingSmith. The bike was a Honda CB750 tracker […] Supermoto Elsinore: Honda MT/CR250 Retromotard! - Snore no more: an enigmatic Elsinore with modern upgrades… In 1973, the Honda CR250M revolutionized the motocross world. Until then, Honda had only produced four-stroke machines, and all of its off-roaders were converted from street […] “Bone Destroyer” Honda XL600R Flat Tracker - In France, BCKustoms (Breizh Coast Kustoms) continues to turn out of some of our favorite custom flat trackers and street trackers. Founder Yann Le Douche has quite the racing pedigree. He’s worked as a race […] “Kage” Honda Shadow 500 by One-Up Moto Garage - In 1983, Honda introduced their Shadow series of V-twin cruisers, including the VT500C. Better known as the “Shadow 500,” the bike featured a liquid-cooled, three-valve, 52-degree V-twin engine that made 54 horsepower — mated to […] Island Hopper: Honda XL250 Scrambler by Custommade C.A. - A two-seat 250 scrambler, perfect for small trips to the Greek islands… When Honda introduced the XL250 in 1972, it was the world’s first mass-produced four-stroke enduro, laying the groundwork for the big four-stroke enduros […] Elsinore-Inspired: Honda NX650 Supermoto - The Honda NX650 Dominator has proved itself as one of the most versatile platforms in the customs world. The rugged chassis and bulletproof RFVC engine owe much to the Honda XR series, which once dominated […] Urban Scrambler: Honda CB400F by Francis Von Tuto - A lightweight curb-jumper from Down Under… The Honda CB400F Super Sport — aka Honda 400 Four — has been called Japan’s first real sportbike. In an era when many riders were more interested in straight-line […] Honda CB650 “Jasmine” by Red Right Hand - Introduced in 1979, the Honda CB650 would become the last of the air-cooled SOHC fours. An evolution of the beloved CB550, the 650 was built on the same production line and included a nearly identical […] The Last Dominator: Honda NX650 by Andrew Greenland - The 14th and final Dominator build from an NX master… The Honda NX650 Dominator has become one of the most popular donors for modern scrambler builds. The XR650-derived engine is nigh indestructible, with decent punch […] Honda FT500 Street Tracker by Duke Motorcycles - Introduced in 1982, the Honda FT500 — aka Honda Ascot — was named after the storied Ascot flat track outside of Los Angeles. The engine was similar to the ones used in the XR500 and […] Big Fun: Honda XR100R “Small Tracker” - Small Tracker, Big Fun: a 100cc flat tracker from Takafumi Kaibara… The Honda XR100R remains one of the world’s most popular small dirt bikes. Built from 1985 to 2005, the little four-stroke trail bike earned […] Cumpert 01: “Little Honda” FTR223 Street Tracker - The Honda FTR223, introduced in 2002, is a dirt track-inspired production bike popular in the Japanese Domestic Market — an interesting mashup of utilitarian commuter and flat tracker. The bike sports twin 18-inch wheels with […] All Squared Away: Honda CB450DX by JM Customs - The Honda CB450DX was available from 1989-1992, a popular beginner’s bike powered by a 43-hp air-cooled parallel-twin derived from the Superdream engine. The bike was affordable, reliable, easy to handle, and offered retro 70s styling. […] Honda NX650 City Scrambler - The Honda NX650 Dominator has become a darling of the modern customs scene. The tried-and-true big single is perfect for running the gauntlet of urban commutes, jumping curbs and finding back-alley shortcuts, then shooting out […] Customizing for Dommies: Honda NX650 Street Tracker - It’s hard to beat a big single “thumper” for ruggedness, versatility, and all-around motorcycling fun. Last summer, the good folks at Hoxton Moto — creators of a Youtube channel with 10,000+ subscribers — rebuilt one […] City Tracker: Honda GL125 by Jowo Kustom - A “super-lightweight” tracker built to beat city traffic… The Honda GL125 is a small single-cylinder commuter popular in South America and Southeast Asia. What the bike lacks in size and power it makes up for […] Honda NX650 “Dominus” by Custommade C.A. - For many of us, the love of the two wheels started long before we ever kicked our first engine to life. It started on our childhood bicycles, pretending we were on a motorcycle, our legs […] Urban Hooligan: Honda FMX 650 by TOMA Customs - Launched in 2005, the FMX 650 — aka the “Funmoto” — allowed riders to dive straight into the action without having to purchase an expensive set of 17-inch wheels and tires to convert their XR […] Bad Mother: Honda CRF250 Supermoto by Malamadre Motorcycles - One Bad Mother… The Honda CRF250L Rally is the adventure edition of the company’s 250cc dual-sport, featuring a 2.7-gallon tank, longer suspension, LED lighting, and the same rock-solid, fuel-injected four-stroke single that makes around 25 […] Honda NX650 Dominator Scrambler by Moose Garage - A big single scrambler from Sweden… Back in 2017, we featured the first build from Martin Kvarnhult of Sweden — a 1991 Honda Dominator scrambler that he built to be his daily rider, and which […] Honda CB125 Bobber / Tracker by David Zobouyan - If someone put together a Venn diagram of the world’s motorcycle and car enthusiasts, there would be some serious overlap between the two worlds. In fact, some of our favorite builders, such as Bryan Fuller […] American Dominator: Honda NX650 Scrambler by Matt Butts - A North Carolina hot-rodder sets his sights on a rare, US-spec NX650… In recent years, the Honda NX650 Dominator has become one of Europe’s most popular platforms for customization, but this 44-horsepower, XR-based dual sport […] Urban Cross: Honda NX650 by Petrology - In 2015, Maria Arellano and Jona Gimenez created Petrology, a brand out of Alicante, Spain, that celebrates “the culture of petrol, power, and good design.” The pair has long admired classic machines, especially those of […] Honda CB1000R Tracker by Impala Barcelona - Last week, we featured the Honda CB1000R customs taking part in the Honda Garage Dreams contest, in which 13 Honda dealers from Spain and Portugal have customized Honda’s 144-hp Neo Sports Café with a strict […] Honda CL350 Brat-Scrambler by Offset Moto - Going Equilateral: Long-Armed CL350 from San Francisco… The Honda CL350 was the scrambler version of the beloved CB350 twin, featuring a high-mount exhaust and 19-inch front wheel. While the 346 curb weight and 33 horsepower […] “U-Turn” Honda SLR650 by Imbarcadero14 - The Honda SLR650 was a stripped-down, more street-focused version of the popular NX650 Dominator. The 44-hp SLR had a smaller 19-inch front wheel, lower seat height, and the bike was slightly lighter, making for improved […] “Ignite” Honda FTR250 by Ignition MC - The Honda FTR250 was a factory street tracker styled after the company’s purpose-built flat tracker, the legendary Honda RS750, which broke the long dominance of Harley-Davidson in the AMA Grand National Championship, winning four championships […] Honda XR600R Street Tracker by RotaJG - The Honda XR600R — affectionately known as the “Big Red Pig” — was the king of the desert for a decade and more. Introduced in 1985, the big air-cooled XR quickly rose to dominance at […] Urban Flat Track: Honda CRF450 Street Tracker - Street-Legal CRF450 “Urban Flat Tracker” by Meccanica Serrao d’Aquino The Honda CRF450 is the company’s four-stroke, 450-class dirt weapon. The bike is available in motocross (CRF450R) and trail/enduro versions (CRF450X). In enduro trim, the bike […] Best in Show: Honda CL350 Scrambler by CEM - Recently, we had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Victory Moto Show in Savannah, Georgia — one of our favorite places on earth. The rise of Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) has given […] Honda CB750 Nighthawk by Vandals Moto - “Classic lines with a modern approach…” That’s the motto of Vandals Moto, an Atlanta-based shop that focuses on melding classic looks with modern brake, suspension, and performance technology. Run by Alex Childs, Vandals Moto has […] Honda Transalp Brat Tracker by HIDE Brussels - A V-twin Brat Tracker from Brussels… The Honda Transalp is a series of V-twin dual-sport / ADV bikes in production since the late 1980s. We rarely get to see these bikes in the USA, as […] Honda TMX 150 Supremo Brat Tracker by Revolt Cycles - The Honda TMX — or Tricycle Model X-treme — is a series of air-cooled utility bikes popular in the Philippines, where their power and ruggedness make them ideal for sidecar or “tricycle” work. The original […] Honda SLR650 by Thornton Hundred Motorcycles - A Honda big single built for the Sunday Scramble… Essentially, the Honda SLR650 was a stripped-down, street-centric version of the rugged NX650 Dominator. The bike offered the same 44-hp air-cooled single based on the XR650 […] Honda NX650 Scrambler by Asphalt and Gravel - The Honda NX650 has become one of Europe’s most popular platforms for scrambler and tracker builds. The punchy, XR650-based engine is one of the toughest engines ever produced, and dual exhaust — rare on a […] Honda 125 Scrambler by Slipstream Creations - Anyone who works on bikes for any length of time quickly accumulates a surplus of parts in their garage, shed, or shop. James Fawcett of Slipstream Creations is no exception. When his 13 year-old son, […] Honda XL600R Street Tracker by Lloyd Brothers - David and Michael Lloyd of Lloyd Brothers Motorsports (LBM) have been involved in motorcycle racing for more than 25 years, with a heavy emphasis on flat track. In 2005, they campaigned the only Aprilia/Rotax-based flat […] Street-Legal Honda XR600R by Therapy Garage - Street-legal XR600R wave-chaser for a San Diego fireman! The Honda XR600R is a bonafide legend — the dominant dirt machine of the 80s and 90s. Built to compete with the 500cc two-strokes at Baja, Honda’s […] Honda CX500 Scrambler by Darling Motorcycle Works - “The Bear” from Darling, South Africa. Shawn U’ren of South Africa’s Darling Motorcycle Works spent a 15-year stint in competitive enduro, slogging through the mud, sand, and rocks of such punishing races as The […] Honda CB360T Scrambler by Slipstream Creations - The Honda CB360, built from 1974-1976, succeeded the well-known CB350 twin, offering a 34-hp parallel twin, 6-speed transmission, and one of the handsomest tanks Honda ever produced. James Fawcett of Slipstream Creations is no stranger […] Honda XR400 Tracker by Ace Custom Shop - “Black, black, and a lot more black” — one mean thumper from Colombia. The Sotomonte brothers of Colombia’s Ace Custom Shop founded their workshop in 2013 along with friend Andrés Cabrales. Though they build everything […] Honda CB360 Scrambler by Brick House Builds - Bj English of Missouri’s Brick House Builds has become one of our favorite young builders — not just in the States, but int he world. A one-man operation, Bj has a knack for building customs […] Honda CB400N SuperDream Tracker by Mark Williams - Honda “SuperScream” from the Customs editor of Bike magazine! Tagged rather portentously ‘SuperDream’ in the UK, Honda’s CB250N and CB400N were tough but unexciting SOHC twins much favoured by commuters and newbies in the early […] Honda NX650 Custom by Cool Kid Customs - “The Brawler” from Holland… We see a lot of Honda NX650 customs these days, but we’ve never one that looked like “The Brawler.” Not surprisingly, the bike is the work of Michel Szozda of Cool […] Honda CB200T “Surf-n-Turf” by Utopeia Moto - Custom builders come from all walks of life, but most are anchored to one specific location — their brick-and-mortar garage or workshop. Not Chris Tope of Utopeia Moto Company. Believe it or not, Chris is […] Honda CB360 Brat Tracker by Renew’d Moto - We were thrilled to hear recently from Adam Smith of Indianapolis’s Renew’d Moto. Not only is Adam an avid reader of BikeBound, but he manages to put in 40 hours a week as a mechanical […] Honda NX650 Tracker “Mesquito” by Marmisto - For Sale: “Mesquito” Honda NX650 Tracker by Marmisto! Chris Daniels of Marmisto is a world-class stonemason, carver, and conservator who has worked on ancient buildings across the world. He’s also been shed-building custom bikes since […] Honda GL500 “Brokenwing” by Bandisca - The Honda GL500 Silverwing was a touring model spin-off of the CX500, with a similar liquid-cooled motor, shaft drive, and air adjustable suspension. While neither bike was very attractive, the off-beat CX/GL series has caught […] Honda TMX 155 Brat Tracker by Revolt Cycles - The Honda TMX 155 has become of the most popular customization platforms in the Philippines — a small yet sturdy thumper based on the venerable Honda CB125. The bike offers a kick-start, an air-cooled OHV […] Honda Dominator Scrambler by MadWolf - Today, we are thrilled to present the first build from MadWolf Motorcycles, a workshop in Bordeaux, France. The founder, an aerospace engineer, started building motorcycles three years ago. However, this build — his first — […] Honda NX125 Tracker by L’établi Garage - “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog…” The Honda NX125 Transcity, built from 1989-1992, was the smallest of the NX line. The small […] Honda CL175 Scrambler by Colt Wrangler - At the Handbuilt Show last year, we had the opportunity to meet Texas young gun Colt Wrangler, whose Yamaha XS650 tracker we recently featured. At the show, Colt had the 1971 Honda CL175 scrambler he’d […] Honda CB100 Scrambler: “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” - “It’s a gas, gas, gas” — a son turns a father’s old bike into a brutal little giant-killer… Fikri Ahmad had a vision for his father’s old motorcycle, a 1981 Honda CB100K5: a brutal scrambler […] Honda Transalp Street Tracker by EEM - “It should seem like it can ride over a wall…” The Honda Transalp was the company’s V-twin dual-sport / adventure bike — a beastly, liquid-cooled machine built to take on a variety of climates and […] Hot Wheels Honda XR250 Tornado Street Tracker - A South American Street Tracker built for the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary… The duo behind Argentina’s Herencia Custom Garage — German Karp and Fede Cubik — have quickly established themselves as some of the top […] Honda XR600 Scrambler: “End of Days” - A Baja legend built for the End of Days… When Wayne Hawes of Australia first picked up his 1991 Honda XR600R, he planned to use the big thumper for some light trail riding with a […] Honda Dominator Scrambler by BF Motorcycles - An off-road addict’s street-legal Honda curb-jumper… Jean Michel Lopez spends his weekends riding off-road in various disciplines: motocross, enduro, etc. Like many before him, he dreamed of putting his knobby-tired passion to the pavement: “I […] Honda TMX125 Brat Tracker by Revolt Cycles - Revolt Cycles of the Philippines has become one of our favorite custom workshops, specializing in brat trackers and scramblers perfect for the winding roads, jungle paths, and beaches of their homeland. Now Louie and the […] Honda NX650 Scrambler: “Rum Runner” - There are bikes built to be polished garage queens that look good parked in front of coffee shops…and then there are bikes built to be ridden — machines that seem to sniff out adventure like […] Honda NX670 Scrambler by 2Motors - Manu Mertens of Belgium’s 2Motors has been a bonafide Honda devotee from an early age — a passion evident in arsenal of Honda big single builds that roll out of his shop, including two bikes […] Honda CL360 Scrambler by Offset Motorcycles - A $1000 Dirtbag Chopper gets turned into a Big Sur banger… Jason Lisica of San Francisco’s Offset Motorcycles has been involved with the city’s Dirtbag Challenge. The challenge, which has been the subject of two […] Honda “Sideburner 670” by 2Motors - 670cc, lightweight Honda NX650 street tracker… To call Manu Mertens of Belgium’s 2Motors a Honda fan would be an understatement. Since his first hand-me-down Honda MT50, Manu has been riding and modifying Honda machines. He […] Honda XR650R “Retromotard” by 2Motors - The Honda XR650R is the gold standard of Baja bikes, a liquid-cooled desert legend designed to end the reign of the two-stroke Kawasaki KX500 in the deserts of Mexico. Produced from 2000 to 2007, the […] Honda Transalp War Machine by Cool Kid Customs - The Honda Transalp was built to capitalize on Honda’s Paris-Dakar victories in the 1980s. All the bikes in the series — including the XL400V, XL600V, XL650V, and XL700V — featured a 52° V-twin motor, as […] Honda FX650 Scrambler by Bandisca - Small Budget, Big Heart — 1000-Euro, Elsinore-Inspired Scrambler In stock trim, the Honda FX650 Vigor — a re-released version of the SLR650 — is no looker. MCN called the bike: “A fairly joyless machine that […] Honda CR500 Supermoto by Dab Design - At just 26 years old, Simon Dabadie of Dab Design has already made quite a splash in the custom motorcycle world. With a background in the emerging industries of 3D Printing and 3D software publishing, […] Honda CX500 Rose Edition by X-AXIS - Today, we’re proud to showcase the Honda CX500 Rose Edition, the third CX500 custom in the X-AXIS fleet. After years of competitive racing, two-time British motocross (MX1) champion Billy MacKenzie created the X-AXIS workshop to […] Honda XR600R Scrambler by Droog Moto - 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 […] Honda CM250 Scrambler by Max Inhulsen - The Honda CM250 was a 234cc air-cooled parallel twin produced from 1981-1983. The bike — a predecessor to the Rebel 250 — had decidedly “cruiser-ish” styling, though European-spec models offered a healthy 27 horsepower for […] Honda NX650 Street Tracker by Marmisto - Chris Daniels is one of the most interesting builders we have featured. His shop, Marmisto, means “stonemason” in Italian. Chris is a conservator, carver, and author of books on stonemasonry and restoration, who has helped […] Honda XLV750R Street Tracker by L’établi Garage - The Honda XLV750R is a rare sight these days. Built from 1983 to 1986 in limited numbers, this 749cc dual-sport — a predecessor to the mighty Transalp and Africa Twin — offered a 61-hp, 45-degree […] Honda XL350 Scrambler by Divine Proportions - Rarely do we have a bike with such a powerful story of community, family, and charity behind it. This 1984 Honda XL350 scrambler / beach tracker was built by Divine Proportions — a community of […] Honda XR600 Street Tracker by Vintage Addiction - Today, we’re thrilled to feature this Honda XR600 street tracker from the good folks of Barcelona’s Vintage Addiction Crew, built in collaboration with their friends at Moto Racing Canet. The inspiration comes from the Honda […] Honda Dominator Scrambler by ZZMoto - Who would have thought that the Honda NX650 — a durable but rather boring urban runabout — would become the darling of the custom moto scene? We have always been fans of the Honda’s thumpers, […] Honda NX650 Scrambler by Moose Garage - The Honda NX650 has become one of our favorite platforms for curb-jumping urban enduros and weekend service road blasters. Enter Martin Kvarnhult (Moose Garage) of central Sweden, who built this NX650 scrambler — his first […] Honda CB650 Nighthawk Scrambler - The husband/wife team of Droog Moto has become one of our favorite builders. Their bikes are burly, raw, knobby-tired machines built to blast down fire roads and tackle the daily commute. These are not the […] Honda CB550 “City Scrambler” by J.Webster Designs - Justin Webster of J.Webster Designs is one of our favorite people in the moto world. He’s a self-taught builder who started his business working nights after his day job, and his design philosophy strikes a […] Honda GL500 Scrambler by Other Life Cycles - We were lucky enough to meet Sean Zeigler of Other Life Cycles at this year’s Handbuilt Show and get a sneak peek of this build in-process. Sean whipped out his mobile and showed us a […] Honda SL350 Scrambler by Kyle Fitzgerald - Mountain bikers seem to build some of the best custom scramblers. They understand the value of “adding lightness,” and the way that suspension and geometry mean more than outright power. All of this can be […] Honda NX4 Tracker by Home Made Motorcycles - You might not have heard of the Honda NX4 Falcon. In 1999, this 400cc dual-sport replaced the NX350 Sahara in a number of markets, including Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, and Chile. The 30-ish horsepower motor […] Garage-Built Honda NX650 Dominator Scrambler - The Honda NX650 Dominator has become a favorite platform among custom builders. Available from 1988 to 2000, the 44-horsepower dual sport is largely bulletproof, with respectable performance both on and off-road. The lines of the […] Honda Goldwing Street Tracker by HCG - The crew at Argentina’s Herencia Custom Garage continues turning out some of the hottest bikes in the world. Based in Buenos Aires — the “Paris of the South” — builders Federico Lozada and German Karp […]