While four-strokes have long been dominant in traditional flat track racing, many builders are opting to build two-stroke street trackers. After all, it’s hard to beat the 2-stroke / 2T motor for light weight, cheap maintenance, and grins-per-mile. The manic powerband of these engines begs for a throttle-flogging rider, and there’s something deeply nostalgic about the rasp and “braap” of a two-stroke motorcycle.
Below, we have a list of our favorite 2-stroke trackers we’ve featured here on the blog.
Track Weapon: Two-Stroke KTM 300 Framer - 196-lb, 50+ hp flat tracker from George Pickering x Survivor Customs! The KTM 250SX is the Austrian constructor’s largest-displacement two-stroke motocross bike, built for riders and racers who want the latest features of the flagship […] Suzuki T500 Flat Tracker By A.K. Cycles - Two-stroke twin tracker from Colorado! Introduced in 1968, the Suzuki T500 was a 46-hp two-stroke parallel twin that would be marketed as the Cobra and Titan over the years. Though it was known to be […] 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 […] 2-Smoker: Yamaha RD350 by Marc Martin - “Don’t feel bad. You’re not the first 750 rider to get blown off by a Yamaha 350.” That was the headline of a 1975 magazine advertisement for the Yamaha RD350, and it was true. Introduced […] Modern Board Tracker: Yamaha RD350 by No Joke 2 Stroke - The heyday of board track racing was the 1910s and 1920s, when riders on brakeless Indians and Excelsiors and Harley-Davidson slammed and thundered around rickety, steep-walled speedways in excess of 90 mph, just inches from […] “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 […] 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 RD400 Street Tracker by Eber Temperan - Two-stroke tracker from a professional BMX rider… The Yamaha RD400, built from 1976 to 1979, was a lightweight giant-killer, a 44-horsepower two-stroke twin capable of embarrassing many of the era’s larger four-strokes. The bike simply […] Akin Moto KTM 300 Street Tracker - “A 2-stroke street tracker…that actually gets used on the street AND the track.” The KTM 300 EXC is a weapon — a street-legal, two-stroke enduro with a 51-hp liquid-cooled engine and dry weight of just […] 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 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 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 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 […] Yamaha RD350 Custom by Jake Drummond Designs - Two-stroke, low-level screamer built in an aircraft hangar… Today, we’re thrilled to feature this stunning Yamaha RD350 by 24 year old Jake Drummond of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Oshkosh is the home of one of the largest […] Yamaha YZ/RD350 Supermoto by Spoken Moto - Zed’s Not Dead…a two-stroke, nitrous-injected supermotard! About five years ago, Brian Gingerich and his partner started a small shop to work on their “collection” of 75+ vintage barn finds. When they discovered how much people […] Yamaha RD350 Street Tracker by Scott Zupner - Two-Stroke Street Weapon from the Aloha State… One of our favorite things is stumbling across a photograph of an amazing build, then playing detective in an attempt to track down the builder. That is exactly […] 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 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 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 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 RD400 Street Tracker by Mark Miller - Nearly two decades ago, Mark Miller (@nojoke2stroke) converted a Yamaha YZ400F into a street-legal dual sport and rode it 15,000 miles through Mexico, Central America, and across the United States from Florida to Oregon. The […] Yamaha DT180 Street Tracker - It’s no secret that we love 2-strokes here at BikeBound. Well, this Brazilian 2-smoker, which began life as a Yamaha DT180, has to be one of the most interesting we have featured. The Yamaha DT180 […] Honda CR500 Tracker - The Honda CR500 was perhaps the most wicked dirt bike ever produced — a 53-horsepower, liquid-cooled 2-stroke beast, with a hair-trigger throttle and the power band of a Saturn V rocket. As this Craiglist seller […] 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 […]