Suzuki Custom Scramblers

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.

Suzuki DR800S Big Custom Doctor Big: Suzuki DR800 “Big Loko” - Upon its introduction in 1991, the Suzuki DR800S Big — aka “Doctor Big” — was the largest single-cylinder mass production bike ever produced, displacing 779cc with a cylinder bore of 10.5 centimeters…talk about THUMP! The […]
Suzuki GS400 Turbo Scrambler Grin Machine: Suzuki GS400 Twin-Turbo Scrambler! - Twin-Turbo Scrambler: “Manic Melina” from Doctor Motorcycle…  Introduced in 1977, the Suzuki GS400 may have looked much like its middleweight twin rivals on the outside, but the engine boasted dual overhead cams, 180º firing order, […]
Suzuki VanVan Scrambler Father-Daughter Duo: Suzuki VanVan 200 Scramblers - From Slipstream Creations: “All the Little, Big Details…Twice”   The Suzuki VanVan 200 has to be one of the funkiest production bikes on the market, a fat-tired air-cooled dual-sport that seems like a runaway from […]
DR125 Scrambler On Any Suzusky: Suzuki DR125 Scrambler - Husky-inspired DR125 from BCKustoms…  The Suzuki DR125 was a dual-sport “trailie” once popular among learners in Europe, especially the UK. These 125cc enduros were seen most often in the era between the “legally questionable” two-stroke […]
Suzuki DR Big Scrambler Big Suzy: Suzuki DR800 Big Scrambler - Unik Edition scrambles DR Big…  In 1990, Suzuki released the DR800 Big, the largest mass-production single-cylinder dual-sport ever available to the buying public. The “dashing desert styling” came straight from the mighty DR-Zeta Paris-Dakar bike, […]
Suzuki DR Big 800 Marlboro Marlboro Man: Suzuki DR Big Rahier Tribute - Suzuki DR800 Gaston Rahier Tribute from La Oveja Negra…  The late Gaston Rahier remains one of our favorite off-road racers of all time. Known as “the little man with the giant reputation,” the 5’5″ Belgian […]
Suzuki FA50 Custom Scrambler Step-Through Smoker: RM-Inspired Suzuki FA50 Vinduro! - Off The Wall: 50cc Smoker from Carneros Negros Custom…  Introduced in 1980, the Suzuki FA50 was a 50cc case-inducted two-stroke “noped” (no pedals) highly popular in South America as a beginner bike and commuter. Though […]
V-Strom 800 Desert Express Rally Bred: Suzuki V-Strom 800DE Desert Express - Dual Explorer to Desert Express: Hessler Rallye Team’s V-Strom 800DE!  With the 2023 Dakar Rally in full swing, many of us are wondering whether we need a rally-bred adventure bike in the stable. At the […]
Dirty Red Zuki: Suzuki DR-Z400 Scrambler - A Home-built Scrambler from Atelier Adrenalin x @Bikerchicksgram… Introduced in 2000, the Suzuki DR-Z400 quickly gained something of a cult following. On paper, the specs were not the most impressive, but the liquid-cooled middleweight dual-sport […]
Report from Japan: Custom World Scrambler - 12 Custom Scramblers from Heiwa Motorcycle! Words and photos by Kazuo “Kaz” Matsumoto (@steeldog_photo)… From July 16th to August 28th, “Custom World Scrambler” was held at the large commercial facility “Pacela” in Hiroshima, Japan, for […]
Suzuki DR650 Baja Rally Bike Baja Runner: Suzuki DR650 - BCKustoms builds a Baja-inspired DR650…  Where we are in our lives has a big influence on the types of motorcycles to which we’re drawn. Former WSBK team coordinator and MotoGP journalist Yann Le Douche of […]
Moonshine: Suzuki TS100 Scrambler - Two-Stroke Scrambler from House of Customland x Minority Custom…  The Suzuki TS100 was a lightweight street-legal two-stroke enduro produced from 1973 to 1981. The little smoker made 11 horsepower, good for a top speed of […]
Suzuki Freewind Scrambler 007 Scrambler: Suzuki Freewind 650 - Sardinia’s MCafeGarage builds one sleek 650…  The Suzuki XF650 Freewind has been called the predecessor of the V-Strom. The Euro-styled single-cylinder all-rounder debuted in 1997, designed to rival the BMW F650. The engine came courtesy […]
Suzuki Grass Tracker Scrambler Grass Tracker No. 008: Suzuki 250 Scrambler - Heiwa Motorcycle builds an vinduro-style 250 scrambler…  Last year, we featured a Suzuki TU250 scrambler from one of our favorite builders, Kengo Kimura of Heiwa Motorcycle, who built the vintage-style, dual-sporting machine for himself: “His […]
Suzuki DR650 Scrambler Sunset Scrambler: Suzuki DR650 by tecGNAR - There’s always been a great deal of overlap between the bicycle and motorcycle worlds.  For many of the builders we interview, their love of motorcycles began with pedal bikes. And lest we forget, early motorcycles […]
Suzuki DR650 Rally The Nomad: Suzuki DR650 Rally Bike - BCKustoms builds a DR650RS rally bike… In 1990, Suzuki introduced the DR650, a big-single dual-purpose machine destined to become one of the most versatile and bulletproof do-anything bikes in modern history. The DR has the […]
Suzuki DR650 Scrambler Black Mamba: Suzuki DR650 Scrambler - Cramento Motorcycles builds an aggressive yet refined “Black Mamba”… We’ve long been fans of Brazilian-built customs, but the country’s builders have really been upping the ante in recent years. Retro Rides by Lourenço has developed […]
Suzuki TU250 Scrambler Grass Tracker 004: Suzuki TU250 Scrambler by Heiwa - One of the world’s most renowned customizers builds himself a scrambler… The Suzuki TU250, better known as the Grasstracker or Volty in some markets, is a lightweight single-cylinder street bike introduced in 1994 — a […]
Suzuki XF650 Scrambler Raise a Little Hell: Suzuki XF650 Freewind Scrambler - Heaven is a two-wheeled machine you built yourself… Introduced in 1997, the Suzuki XF650 Freewind was a do-it-all machine with the bulletproof 47-hp single from the DR650 and a multi-purpose mission: “Cruise comfortably at 80mph, […]
Suzuki DR650 Scrambler MaanDrake: Suzuki DR650 by Motocicli Audaci - MAAN builds a DR650 scrambler for an off-road rally across Sardinia! Dust’n Sardinia is a three-day trek across 300+ miles of southern Sardinia, completely off-road, open to 15 lucky participants each year riding scrambler motorcycles. […]
Suzuki DR-Z800 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 […]
Suzuki DR650 Custom ’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, […]
Suzuki DR650 Urban scrambler 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 […]
Suzuki DR650 Scrambler 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, […]
Suzuki DR800 Scrambler “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 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 Scrambler 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 Tracker 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 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 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 GSX1200 Inazuma Custom Scrambler Suzuki GSX1200 Inazuma Custom by Rusty Wrench Motorcycles - A legendary muscle bike gets a burly, two-up makeover… The Suzuki GSX1200 Inazuma was an oil-cooled muscle bike of the late 1990s, offering a neat 100 horsepower on tap and a quarter mile time of […]
Suzuki EF400BB 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 Tempter Scrambler 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 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 Tracker 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 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 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 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 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 Custom Tracker Scrambler 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 […]
Custom DR650 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 […]
Suzuki-DR650-Scrambler 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 […]