Suzuki continues to be popular make for custom scramblers. These range from small GN series builds — one of the most popular learner bikes in the world — to high-seat, curb-jumping, enduro-based big single builds based on the company’s DR series of air-cooled dual sports. These are some of our favorite builds — capable of attacking the tarmac and trail in equal measure.
Rally Raider: Suzuki DR-Z800 “MadaSuki” by Bandisca - MadaSuki: A Tribute to Suzuki’s Mighty DR-Z Paris-Dakar Rally Racers… In the late 80s, Suzuki decided to take the offensive in the legendary Paris-Dakar Rally, pitting a big single against the twin-powered “Desert Boeings” that […] ’90s Rally Resto: Suzuki DR650 by RH Motorcycles - This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Suzuki DR650, which has been in continuous production since 1990, earning a reputation as one of the most rugged, versatile dual-sport machines in history. The DR650RSE, […] Retro-Scrambler: Suzuki DR650 by Parr Motorcycles - A TS250-Inspired Urban Scrambler… Last year, we had the honor of featuring the first professional build from a young builder in Indiana, Spencer Parr of Parr Motorcycles, whose Suzuki DR650 “Retro-Moto” was one of our […] In the Wild: Suzuki “DR790” Scrambler by Jesse Cruze - Big-bore Suzuki “DR790” from Texas… The Suzuki DR650 has been in production for nearly 30 years now, a 46-horsepower big single that’s earned a reputation for ruggedness and do-it-all utility. The air/oil-cooled engine is counterbalanced, […] “Big One”: Suzuki DR800 Scrambler by YC Design - The world’s biggest mono gets the French treatment… The Suzuki DR800 — aka the DR Big — was inspired by the Paris-Dakar Rally racers of the 1980s, large displacement off-road machines designed to roar across […] Suzuki GS450 Scrambler by Brickhouse Builds - A father’s bike reborn and transformed… We can say from experience, there’s something special about owning and riding a bike your father owned — particularly if the man has passed on. So it was for […] Suzuki DR200 Street Scrambler by Bergnco - “Johnny Lightning” — built to cut through fields on a traffic-infested daily commute… The Suzuki DR series has earned a reputation for bombproof performance both on and off road. While the DR200 doesn’t pack the […] Suzuki DR500 Surf Tracker - A “good-time bike,” inspired by The Endless Summer philosophy… In these latter days of Insta-fame and wheelie control, it’s easy to forget what motorcycles have always been about: freedom, friendship, and fun. Today, we’re proud to […] Suzuki DR650 Street Scrambler by James Russell - From frozen dual-sport to frontier weapon… The Suzuki DR650 is one of the toughest, best-selling dual-sport motorcycles ever built. In a land like Alaska, it better be. When James Russell of Anchorage picked up this […] Suzuki VanVan 125 Tracker by TOMA Customs - The Suzuki VanVan 125 is a something of an enigma — a balloon-tired, retro-styled 125cc machine that punches well above its weight in the fun department. The air-cooled, 12-hp SOHC engine is capable of pushing […] Suzuki EF400BB from Italian Dream Motorcycle - Belgian-built vintage motocrosser rediscovered by an Italian race mechanic… Sergio Giordano, founder of Italian Dream Motorcycle (IDM), believes that study and research are crucial to his work as a motorcycle builder and race mechanic. He […] Suzuki GR650 Scrambler by Cool Kid Customs - Retro-styled runabout from The Netherlands… The Suzuki GR650 “Tempter” was an air-cooled parallel twin that drew comparison to the British twins of yore. The bike was relatively lightweight, with a low center of gravity. Reviewers […] Suzuki Bandit 250 Scrambler by Dengra Racing Machines - 250cc four-cylinder scrambler built by a race mechanic… There are plenty of builders who can build a machine that’s aesthetically pleasing, but only a rare few have the technical expertise in racing and geometry to […] Suzuki GN250 Scrambler by Purpose Built Moto - Old Soul, New Tech…Suzuki GN Scrambler from the Gold Coast Tom Gilroy, founder of Australia’s Purpose Built Moto, is on a roll. Not only has his Gold Coast shop been turning out a stable’s worth […] Suzuki Savage Scrambler by Droog Moto - Max and Erica Droog — the husband and wife team behind Droog Moto — have quickly become one of our favorite builders. Their signature style seems to fuse the desert sled heritage of the American […] Suzuki GN250 Scrambler by Purpose Built Moto - It’s easy to lose sight of one of the crucial elements of building and riding custom bikes: fun. This little Suzuki GN scrambler promises a huge dose of pure, full-throttle entertainment. “A purpose-built fun machine.” […] Suzuki SV650 Scrambler by Moto Adonis - Daan and the crew of Moto Adonis received a mission from Suzuki Netherlands: design a tough SV650 scrambler that anyone could assemble in their garage--plug 'n play. The result is this black beast of The Netherlands. Suzuki DR600 Scrambler by Vintage Addiction - The Suzuki DR600 was introduced in 1984, a 44-horsepower dual-purpose thumper that the sales brochure called a “Bi-Formance Enduro.” The DR had decent dirt etiquette despite the high saddle height and tall gearing, and the […] Suzuki GN250 Tracker by Trintaeum Motorcycles - The Suzuki GN250 is one of the most popular beginner bikes in the world. Of course, there’s nothing like your first motorcycle, and the crew at Portugal’s Trinta&Um Motorcycles has made something special of the […] Suzuki DR650 Scrambler by 85 Motorcycle Art - Summer is almost here, and the crew at 85 Motorcycle Art has the right idea with this beach-inspired DR650 custom. Here at BikeBound, we’re suckers for dual sport customs. It’s hard to beat the versatility […] Custom DR650: Bikes and Boards Unite for a Sweet Ride - Ever wonder what it might look like if you combined a classic dirt bike and your favorite skateboard? Well, Portugal’s Yellowood Skateboards did just that. Yellowood owner and founder Philippe De Goyri bought a Suzuki […]