Yamaha RD350 Scrambler

Two-Stroke Scramblers

For many of us, the scent of burning two-stroke oil brings back memories of childhood dirt bikes — long days riding in the fields or woods or on the local motocross track. That nostalgia, coupled with the manic power and refreshing simplicity of the 2T engine, makes two-strokes popular platforms for custom scrambler builds.

Here are some of the best 2-stroke scramblers we’ve featured here on BikeBound.com.

Yamaha RT360 Scrambler “Jappalachian” Yamaha RT360 Scrambler by Redtail Works - Redtail Works builds a dirt-ready two-stroke enduro…  Introduced in 1968, the Yamaha DT-1 would change motorcycling forever, offering the world a lightweight and affordable 250cc two-stroke dirt bike that was street-legal — the “godfather enduro,” […]
Vintage Motocross Endless Summer: Vintage Motocross Race - I love the smell of Bel-Ray in the morning… Here at BikeBound, if there’s one type of vintage racing we love most to watch and participate in, it’s probably vintage motocross. It’s hard to beat […]
Yamaha DT1 Godfather Enduro: 1968 Yamaha DT-1 Resto - “This is (as far as I know) the only 1968 DT1 which was imported officially to Europe.” In 1968, Yamaha introduced a machine that would change the motorcycle world forever, the DT-1. It was an […]
Honda MT250 Elsinore Supermoto 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 […]
Custom Kawasaki KX500 Kawasaki KX500 “Carbolution” by JZ Handmade - Carbon KX from the Czech Republic! The Kawasaki KX500 is one of the most infamous dirt weapons ever created.  The 500cc 2-stroke motocross bike made 63 horsepower in stock trim and weighed just 220 pounds […]
Bultaco Street Tracker “Renovatio”: Bultaco Frontera 370 by Nitro Cycles - Bringing a two-stroke Spanish Bul back to life… In 1975, Bultaco introduced the Frontera, a two-stroke enduro built to meet the demands of “American Enduro experts.” Advertisements appeared in Cycle World and other publications: “Imagine […]
Yamaha IT425 Supermoto 2-Stroke Special: Yamaha IT425 Supermoto from 5Special - Only available in 1980, the Yamaha IT425 put professional performance within reach of regular consumers and enduro enthusiasts. The engine, based on the one from the YZ400 motocrosser, offered 46 bhp at 6500 rpm. That’s […]
Yamaha DT360 Scrambler Modernized Vinduro: Yamaha DT360 by Joseph Rumble - “The rider…needs it all to work so he doesn’t become coyote dinner in the middle of the night.” The Yamaha DT series is our favorite line of two-stroke enduro motorcycles ever made, launched in 1968 […]
Yamaha RD350 Scrambler Dirt Bike The Wasp: Yamaha RD350 Scrambler by Danners Automotive - An RD350 dirt bike built for the Malle Mile… The Yamaha RD350, built from 1973 to 1975, is one of our favorite machines from the heyday of the two-stroke street bike — a 39-hp parallel […]
KTM 200 EXC Scrambler GNAS Life: “SK8TM” KTM 200 EXC Scrambler - Written by Mark Turner of Blacktop Media. Images by Steve Watts (@stevtec). Ben and Dave live in the same small town in North Cornwall. Dave is an engineer for a local company and a keen […]
Honda CR250 Scrambler Elsinore Tribute: Honda CR250 Scrambler by Andrew Greenland - In the early 1970s, Honda unveiled the CR250M Elsinore — a two-stroke machine destined to become one of the classics of the dirt world. Strangely enough, a team of Honda engineers had developed the CR250 […]
Yamaha YZ125 Custom Dirt Bike “The Blue Duck”: Custom Yamaha YZ125 by Max Miille - On the pipe: Custom two-stroke dirt bike from Oregon… The Yamaha YZ125, introduced in 1974, boasts the longest production run of any motocross bike in the world. The liquid-cooled, 125cc two-stroke has evolved over the […]
Yamaha DT100 Scrambler Yamaha DT100 Scrambler by Revolt Cycles - Revolt Cycles of the Philippines continues to turn out customs full of moxie and nostalgia. Today, we’re proud to feature the shop’s 35th build, RVLT35, a 1980 Yamaha DT100X Enduro dubbed “Noli” — built for […]
Pagani Mini Scrambler Pagani Minicross Scrambler by El Pasillo Custom Classics - Nothing brings fathers and sons together like motorcycles. This is abundantly clear in the case of El Pasillo Custom Classics, an Argentine workshop created by four friends who share a passion in modifying bikes. Recently, […]
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 […]
Hodaka Ace 100 Scrambler Hodaka Ace 100 Scrambler by Utopeia Moto Company - “America’s Favorite Trailbike” is Reborn… Ever heard of a Hodaka? Neither had we — not until we came across Utopeia Moto Company‘s staggering 1967 Hodaka Ace 100 on the floor of The Congregation Show in […]
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 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 […]
Yamaha RXZ Scrambler Yamaha RX-Z Scrambler by Thomas Edwards - The Yamaha RX-Z 135 was a 2-stroke, 21-horsepower naked bike built from 1985 to 2011. A successor to the RD125, the little 2-stroke-that-could quickly gained popularity among young riders in Indonesia and Malaysia, where it […]
Honda CR500 Supermoto 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, […]
Yamaha DT250 Scrambler Yamaha DT3 250 Scrambler by David King - Today, we are thrilled to present the first bike project from David King, a senior Mechanical Engineering student from Midland, Virginia, who says he was inspired by the bikes he saw on our site. The […]
Yamaha RD350 Scrambler Yamaha RD350 Scrambler by Moto Exotica - This might be the wickedest scrambler we’ve ever seen. Nicknamed “Eight,” she’s a 2-stroke, 210-pound RD350 scrambler built by Arjun Raina of India’s Moto Exotica. As you may know, the now-legendary Yamaha RD350 was produced […]