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Kawasaki Street Trackers

Kawasaki continues to be a popular make for tracker builds, whether they be traditional street trackers, brat trackers, or pure flat trackers. Popular donors include the vintage KZ series, the newer W series, and the long-running KLR series of single-cylinder dual sports. Builders have shown a particular fondness for the vintage two-strokes as well. Below, we have a selection of the best Kawasaki trackers we’ve featured on the blog.

Kawasaki Ninja 150 Custom Smoky Sprinter: Kawasaki Ninja 150R Street Tracker - Two-Stroke Ninja from Batakastem Workshop…  While two-stroke streetbikes have been phased out of the North American market since the 1980s, you might be surprised to learn that modern, small-displacement smokers have remained available from major […]
Meguro 650 Scrambler Baby Buffalo: Kawasaki Meguro 650 Scrambler - Meguro 650 Scrambler from Rocket Fantasy Garage…  Founded in 1937, Meguro was one of the first Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, a “prestige brand” that supplied police and military motorbikes to the government and raced alongside Honda. […]
Kawasaki KZ440 Custom La Distinguida: Kawasaki KZ440 Custom - Motorockers Garage’s Ribbon-Winning KZ…  The Kawasaki KZ440 was a middleweight parallel-twin that evolved from the KZ400, proving itself a competent runabout with a solid blend of performance and economy. One owner who’s used his KZ […]
Kawasaki Ninja 150 Street Tracker Green Poison: Kawasaki Ninja 150 Two-Stroke Tracker - A Two-Stroke Street Tracker from House of Customland…  Did you know that Kawasaki, for years, produced a small, two-stroke version of the Ninja for the Asian market? It’s true. In 1996, they launched the Ninja […]
Ninja 250 Scrambler Lil Scrapper: Ninja 250R Scrambler - Vintage Sykles builds a firefighter a tough 250 Ninja…  In 2008, Kawasaki unveiled a completely new version of their best-selling sportbike, the Ninja 250R. The baby Ninja has long been a favorite of both new […]
Kawsasaki KX125 Street Tracker The Grinch: Kawasaki KX125 Flat Tracker - 19-y.o. motorcycle mechanic builds himself a two-stroke tracker…  The Kawasaki KX125 was the company’s 125cc motocross machine, a lightweight two-stroke weapon that competed for years against the likes of the Honda CR125, Suzuki RM125, and […]
Kawasaki KZ440 Turbo Turbo Tracker: Kawasaki KZ440 by Slyfox Customs - “Words can’t describe the sound this thing makes as it comes onto boost.” Back in 1974, Kawasaki built a plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, to produce their new KZ400 twin, becoming the first foreign manufacturer to […]
Zephyr 550 Street Tracker Problem Child: Kawasaki Zephyr 550 by Vintage Sykles -   A 70s flat track racer returns to his roots… The Kawasaki Zephyr series was the company’s range of retro-styled naked superbikes, which took inspiration from the original Kawasaki Z1. That meant twin rear shocks, […]
Kawasaki KZ400 Custom Kawasaki KZ400 “MoneyPenny” by WKND Customs - Built for a female air force officer… The original Kawasaki KZ400 twin, introduced during the oil crisis in 1974, was billed as a middleweight commuter, featured in magazine advertisements alongside a VW Beetle with the […]
Kawasaki Ninja 650 Street Tracker “Nightmare”: Kawasaki Ninja 650 Street Tracker - A Grand National dirt track bike for the street… In 2017, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 was the most popular model in the AFT Twins class of the Grand National Championship, the global pinnacle of flat […]
Kawasaki KLX250 Tracker Kawasaki KLX250 Flat Tracker by Colt Wrangler - Texas young gun builds a track toy… The liquid-cooled, 27-hp Kawasaki KLX250, introduced in 2006, is the successor to the old air-cooled KLR250 — a lightweight dual-sport used by everyone from daily commuters to the […]
Kawasaki KZ750 Scrambler Kawasaki KZ750 Brat Scrambler by Caldas - A civilized scrambler for the Caribbean lifestyle… Sixteen years ago, automotive mechanic Andres Salcedo came to Canada from his homeland of Colombia, where his father owned a shop — Caldas — for more than 40 […]
Kawasaki W650 Street Tracker Kawasaki W650 Tracker by Age of Glory x Egerie Moto - “Life is rich in paths crossed…” Sebastien, the founder of Age of Glory, can pinpoint the very genesis of his brand:  1970s California, motorcycling’s golden age, when legendary riders like Steve McQueen and Malcolm Smith […]
Kawasaki KZ400 Desert Sled “Womp Rat” Kawasaki KZ400 Desert Sled - A scrambler built for the deserts of Tatooine! “Rescue, Rebuild, Recycle.” This is the motto of Tempe, Arizona’s AspiRe Cycle. Founder Chris Elliot certainly put those words into action with this 1978 Kawasaki KZ400, which […]
Kawasaki Ninja 250 Street Tracker Kawasaki Ninja 250R Street Tracker - The Kawasaki Ninja 250R — aka EX250 — has become a favorite of riders across the world.  The 30-hp parallel twin has surprising midrange punch, a silky gearbox, and a lightweight chassis. Asian and Euro-spec […]
Kawasaki W800 Scrambler Kawasaki W800 Scrambler by Mandrill Garage - A Steve McQueen tribute inspired by vintage motocross… The Kawasaki W800 has become something of a modern classic. An evolution of the W650 retro standard, the W800 offered an air-cooled, 48-hp parallel twin with that […]
Kawasaki Ninja 650 Streetfighter Kawasaki Ninja 650 Custom by Droog Moto - From staid sportbike to urban brawler… The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is one of the most reliable, well-rounded middleweights on the market. While the bike’s 71-hp parallel twin and low center-of-gravity are hard to beat, the […]
Kawasaki W175 Scrambler Kawasaki W175 Scrambler by Insan Motor Bekasi -   The Kawasaki W175 is the newest entry in the company’s popular W series — a modern retro designed for the Asian market. The 177cc air-cooled single offers more torque and power than the 150cc […]
Kawasaki Bighorn 350 Street Tracker Kawasaki Bighorn 350 Street Tracker by Fifty-Two Cycles - The Kawasaki F5 Bighorn was a 350cc, two-stroke, 33-horsepower enduro built from 1970-75. Klemm Vintage, a shop customizing in 2-stroke race engines, says of these bikes: “The 350 Bighorn is easily one of the most […]
Kawasaki KZ1000 Street Tracker Kawasaki Z1000 “Flatliner” by JM Customs - A Z1000 street tracker straight out of Scotland… The Kawasaki Z1000 — aka the KZ1000 in the North American market — was a direct successor of the legendary Z1, the most powerful four-stroke motorcycle ever […]
Kawasaki F11 250 Scrambler Kawasaki F11 Scrambler by Paul Fuelling / Mabel Studios - The Kawasaki F11 250 was a 2-stroke, oil-injected dual-sport that offered ~24 horsepower with a wet weight of 280 pounds. Top speed was reported to be 77.7 mph. Says Bike-urious: “The F11 turned out to […]
Kawasaki W650 Custom Bobber Tracker Kawasaki W650 Custom by Motor Rock - Motor Rock is a workshop founded by Keita Kobayashi and Takanori Katagiri in Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan, in 2004. Not only have they built an impressive stable of custom bikes — both metric customs and a quiver […]
Kawasaki W650 Brat Tracker Kawasaki W650 Custom by Pancake Customs - A Dutch-built Kawasaki W650, designed for a veteran BMX rider… We first ran across this amazing Kawasaki W650 custom when our friends Rusty Gold Motorshop of Amsterdam snapped a shot of the bike sitting outside […]
Kawasaki H1 Street Tracker Kawasaki H1 Street Tracker by Vallantine Motor Works - Who doesn’t need a 500cc, two-stroke, triple-cylinder tracker? The Kawasaki H1 Mach III — a 500cc, two-stroke, 60-hp wheelie machine that became a legend in its own time. The smoking banshee of a machine did […]
Kawasaki KZ440 Scrambler Kawasaki KZ440 Scrambler by Psycho Chopps - The Kawasaki KZ440 is the larger bore brother of the Z/KZ400, offering a 443cc air-cooled parallel twin instead of the smaller sibling’s 398cc engine. Unlike the mighty Z1 and other KZ Series brethren, the KZ440 […]
Custom Kawasaki KLX250 by Thomas Edwards - Thomas Edwards, the founder of Peloton Supershop, found his love for motorcycling after moving to Bali, where the long stretches of beach and jungle trails begged to be ridden on two wheels. His workshop is […]
Kawasaki Ninja 250 Tracker Kawasaki Ninja 250 Street Tracker - Indonesia keeps turning out some of the hottest custom builds, and one of our favorite shops is Rockers Motorcycle Custom out of Bengkulu City. Owner Megy Yuana opened the shop about five years ago, and […]
Kawasaki KZ650 Scrambler Kawasaki KZ650 Scrambler by De9s - The Kawasaki KZ650, known abroad as the Z650, is one of our favorite machines. The “Son of the Z1” is a rev-happy, middleweight weapon with surprising punch and plenty of style. The bike makes a […]
Kawasaki KZ400 Street Tracker Kawasaki KZ400 Street Tracker by One15 Design - There must be some Big Green in the Milwaukee water supply. Today we’re proud to feature this Kawasaki KZ400 street tracker by Buck Knitt of Milwaukee’s One15 Design…the second KZ400 we have featured from the […]
Kawasaki ZX-6R Streetfighter Tracker Kawasaki ZX-6R Streetfighter by Wrench Kings - The Wrench Kings of Holland have quickly become one of our favorite builders. Their uber-sexy CB750F cafe racer was a huge hit with our readers, making its way onto our list of the Best Cafe […]
Kawasaki KLR650 Tracker Kawasaki KLR650 Tracker by Droog Moto - Droog Moto is a husband/wife team out of Phoenix who build some of the baddest, post-apocalyptic desert sleds ever to chase rattlesnakes and jump curbs. It was only a matter of time before the duo took on a KLR650 build. This one they are calling their KLR650 Trackster, and she's a desert-burning doozy.
Kawasaki KZ750 Brat Tracker Kawasaki KZ750 Brat Tracker by Droog Moto Concepts - Only a handful of the world’s builders have an unmistakable style, allowing you to identify one of their builds at a glance.  Droog Moto Concepts, run by the husband/wife team of Max and Erica Droog, […]
Kawasaki KLR650 Tracker Kawasaki KLR650 Tracker by Magnum Opus - Magnum Opus Custom Bikes, run by Ezio Covelli, is the Featured Builder for the inaugural 2016 Cape Fear Kick Down, happening Saturday, 11-4PM, at Satellite Bar & Lounge in our hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.  […]
Kawasaki-W650-Tracker-7 Kawasaki W650 Street Tracker by Hombrese Bikes - The Kawasaki W650 is one of our favorite platforms for custom builds. Kawasaki introduced the retro-styled standard in 1999 to resemble the British twins of the 1960s. The 50-horsepower parallel twins featured kickstarters and a […]
KZ650 Street Tracker Kawasaki (K)Z650 Tracker by Retro Bikes Croatia -   Retro Bikes Croatia (RBC), based in Zagreb, has a design philosophy we love.  They build bikes… “Distinctive and irreplaceable, with original retro style but always usable on the road.” So far, their work has […]
KLR 250 Street Tracker KLR250 Tracker by Triple Ocho Garage 888 - My first street-legal bike was a KLR250, but it was nothing like this beautiful tracker built by Mauro Lorusso of Triple Ocho Garage in Argentina.  We previously featured “La Suzu,” Mauro’s beautiful GSX750 tracker, and […]
KLX150 Scrambler by D-I Motorsport - Here at BikeBound, we’re big fans of small singles, particularly when they’re built into bad little scramblers and trackers like this Kawasaki KLX150 by D-I Motorsport of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.  The company, run by Izwan […]
Ninja 250 Street Tracker Faves: Ninja 250 Street Tracker - If you’ve ever wondered what the bike of your dreams may look like, you might want to take a good, long look at White Collar Bike‘s X1st Urban Tracker. Although it may sound like it […]
KZ400 Scrambler Kawasaki KZ440, “Scrambler 440” - Sometimes, a custom build is simply an amalgam of off-the-shelf parts, mounted with a good eye for taste and proportion. Other times, it’s a creation like the “Scrambler 440” featured here. The base bike is […]
KZ650-Brat-Tracker Faves: 1979 KZ650 Brat Tracker - Sometimes it takes just a single detail to tie together a design. The classic throwback Kawasaki enduro tank on Alex Veaone’s 1979 Kawasaki KZ650, riding high atop the frame, does just that. It emphasizes the […]