Yamaha continues to be one of the most popular makes for street tracker builds. Popular donors include the XS650, the Virago series, the single-cylinder SR250/400/500, the SX225 Scorpio so popular in Asian markets, and the long-running XT series of dual-sports. Builders have turned all of these and more into street trackers, many incorporating the company’s “speed block” racing livery.
Below, a selection of the best Yamaha street trackers we’ve featured here on BikeBound.
Back to Dirt: Yamaha XSR700 TT Scrambler — For Sale! - Elemental Rides x Capelos Garage build an IT-inspired XSR… Yamaha Yard Built program commissions talented builders from all over the world to transform modern Yamaha street bikes into “Yard Built” specials — a way to […] “Tyrant” Yamaha XSR700 by Hoo-Bue - Back to the Dark Side… The Yamaha XSR700 is a retro-inspired naked bike that incorporates styling cues from the classic Yamaha XS650 with the modern technology of the FZ-07/MT-07 — a perennial favorite among new […] Yamaha XS650 “MUTO” Tracker - “May the FUN be with you!” Rémy Pagart of France’s MUTO Motorbikes has quickly become one of our favorite builders, a self-described “all-terrain artist” who brings a fresh boldness and joy to his work, operating […] 650 Twin-Shocker: Marmisto’s TT-NX Street Tracker - The Honda NX650 Dominator has become one of the world’s most custom platforms. The 45-hp four-valve single has plenty of punch, coupled with electric start and a reputation for rugged reliability. But for stonemason, author, […] Swiss Street Tracker: Yamaha XS650 by Heritage and Sons - The Yamaha XS650 managed to combine the character and charisma of the British twins with something those bikes had rarely offered: oil-tight reliability. What’s more, the XS was technically advanced for its day, boasting unit […] Yamaha XV1000 TR1 “Django” by Remastered Cycle - Awoken from oblivion… The Yamaha XV1000 TR1 was introduced in 1981, a more powerful Euro-spec version of the XV920 Virago we received here in the States. The 980cc TR1 boasted a stout 69 horsepower from […] She-Wolf: Yamaha XT550 “La Lupa” by Francis Von Tuto - A modernized classic, elegant and streamlined… The Yamaha XT550 debuted in 1982, a successor of the beloved XT500 — itself one of the most successful “thumpers” of all time, highly regarded by pro racers and […] Welsh Hot Rod: Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker by LC Cycleworks - A mechanical engineer builds one of the cleanest XS650 trackers we’ve seen… The Yamaha XS650 arrived in 1969, a Japanese equivalent to the British twins featuring advancements like unit construction and a horizontally split crankcase. […] “Silverhawk” Yamaha Scorpio Z Street Tracker - Introducing “Shirubahoku” (Silverhawk) by Joyride… The Yamaha SX225 — sometimes known as the Scorpio Z — is a four-stroke, air-cooled single popular in Indonesia and Bali. While it’s mainly marketed as a commuter, the bike […] “Blue T” Barigo YB 500 Street Tracker - An XT500-powered street tracker, finished in honor of a lost friend… Barigo was a small frame builder founded by French motocross rider Patrick Barigualt. The story is, a friend asked him to build a frame […] Virago 920 “YamaDuci” by Augment Motorworks - A Japanese-Italian love story… The Virago series was Yamaha’s first entrée into world of V-twin cruisers, and one of the first motorcycle mass-produced with a monoshock rear suspension. It was a bold move for Yamaha […] Yamaha XS650 Brat Tracker from Kuna Customs - The Yamaha XS650 (1970-1983) is one of our favorite vintage Japanese motorcycles, styled after the British twins of the 1960s. The engine/gearbox had unit construction and a horizontally-split crankcase, making it one of the most […] Yamaha XS650 “Minabear” by Licari.co - A red-tanked vagabonding machine, built for fire roads and the 405… The Yamaha XS650 is one of our favorite vintage bikes — a British-style 650 twin available from 1970-1983. The engine’s unit construction and horizontally-split […] Yamaha XT250 “Dragonfly” by Francis Von Tuto - A dragonfly built from a $150 box of parts… Introduced in 1980, the Yamaha XT250 quickly became a popular workhorse on farms and ranches, earning a bit of notoriety in 1982 as Rambo’s getaway bike […] Stay Gold: Yamaha SR500 Street Tracker - The Yamaha SR500 is a street version of the beloved XT500 dual-sport, featuring a slightly modified version of the 499cc twin-valve engine, electronic ignition, and dual 18-inch wheels. Built to bear a strong family resemblance […] 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 […] Yamaha YZ400F Flat Tracker - The Yamaha YZ400F was a true game-changer, the first 4-stroke production motocrosser that could compete directly against the 2-stroke competition — and win. The YZF weighed 250 pounds — about 20 more than the 2-strokes […] Supermoto Agricole: Yamaha XT500 by Y.C. Design - A “rural supermoto” from an elite French firefighter… The Yamaha XT500 is one of our favorite vintage Japanese motorcycles, and one of the greatest multipurpose bikes ever created. We’ve seen a varied assortment of customized […] Dirt Quake(r): Yamaha Virago 250 Flat Tracker - An XV250 flat tracker from Moore’s Competition Cycles… The Yamaha XV250 — aka the Virago 250 — is a lightweight cruiser that’s been in production for nearly three decades, offering a 60-degree V-twin engine capable […] 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 […] Project X-Tracker: Yamaha XT500 Street Tracker - A BMX-inspired street tracker…with bicycle rack! The Yamaha XT500 is one of motorcycling history’s great success stories, and one of our favorite bikes of all time. The twin-valve four-stroke enduro won the Paris-Dakar Rally in […] 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 […] Name This! Yamaha TT600S Scrambler - The Yamaha TT600, introduced in 1983, was one of the very first 600cc single-cylinder enduros — a lighter, more aggressive off-road variant of the XT600. Said Yamaha at the time: “Yamaha TT600 – For people […] Red Ripper: Yamaha XS650 by Paul Hartman - “This thing just wants to have fun…” The Yamaha XS650 is one of our favorite motorcycles, a British-style parallel twin whose engine was highly advanced for the time, featuring unit construction, horizontally split crankcases, and […] Retro Motard: Yamaha XT600 by M.A.M. - A retro-inspired, short wheelbase, 264-lb motard… The Yamaha XT600 was the successor to one of our favorite enduros of all-time, the legendary XT500. Introduced for the 1983 model year, the XT600E offered a 44-hp four-valve […] “Dusty Classic” Yamaha SR500 by Le Motographe - The Yamaha 500 singles are some of our favorite air-cooled thumpers ever built. The street-oriented SR500, introduced in 1978, was available in the US until 1981 and Europe until 1983, though it remained available in […] “Fat Boy” Yamaha TW125 Scrambler by Candy MC - The Yamaha TW (Trailway) series, with their fat tires and four-stroke engines, have been called “two-wheel quads” or “beach bikes.” In 1987, famed Japanese motorcyclist Shinji Kazama rode a TW200 to the North Pole, and […] Yamaha XSR700 “Cafe Tracker” by Espiat - The Yamaha XSR700 was designed with the help of none other than Shinya Kimura of Chabott Engineering, one of the world’s most esteemed custom builders. Yamaha wished to build from the classic aesthetics of the […] Twin Yamaha XT500 Customs by Red Clouds Collective - The Yamaha XT500 is one of the most beloved enduros of all time. Introduced in 1976, it was the first big four-stroke “thumper” from Japan — a 27-horsepower big single brute that was stone-ax reliable, […] 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 […] Shell Racing XS650 Street Tracker by Josh Keel - A stunning tribute to the Shell Racing trackers of the 1970s… Shell Thuet was one of the greatest motorcycle tuners of all time. Born in California in 1912, he had to begin supporting his family […] “Martens Motard XSM750” Yamaha XS650 Supermoto - A truly “Handmade Motard” built for the 2018 Dirtbag Challenge… The Dirtbag Challenge, born in San Francisco, is a self-proclaimed “low rent chopper build off,” where participants have one month and a $1000 budget to […] “La Canaglia” Yamaha XS by Brigand Moto - In Italian, “La Canaglia” means “The Scoundrel” or “The Rogue” — an apt name for this multipurpose Yamaha XS650 hybrid, built to tackle the “bastard configuration” of the Canadian roads, where well-paved highways are interspersed […] Yamaha SR250 Custom by Officina Serrao D’Aquino - While the Yamaha SR250 may not seem like the most likely candidate for customization, the little air-cooled mono-cylinder commuter machine has become a favorite among custom bike builders. While the first-generation bike was only available […] Yamaha XTZ125 Tracker by Ape Customs - The Yamaha XTZ125 is a small dual-sport built for markets where on/off-road capability is a necessity. The air-cooled, SOHC engine is build for low maintenance in harsh conditions, and the 260-lb machine offers around 10 […] Yamaha XS650 Tracker / Scrambler by Simple Sycles - “A tracker scrambler cruiser that’s only missing a surfboard rack for the ultimate summer’s day.” It’s tough not to love the Yamaha XS650. The air-cooled parallel twin motor is simple and beautiful, with solid punch, […] Yamaha SR250 Brat Scrambler by David Isachsen - “I think in the first hour of riding my face hurt from smiling so much…” Those are the words of Canada’s David Isachsen, describing his first ride on a brand-new Honda 50 Mini Trail in […] Yamaha SR250 City Tracker by Trintaeum Motorcycles - The Yamaha SR250 is simply one of the most beloved small-bore motorcycles of all time — particularly among custom builders. While the first-gen version could only reach around 72-75 mph, the air-cooled reliability, incredible fuel […] Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré Scrambler by RHCC - The Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré, which debuted in the early 80s, was designed as a production version of the motorcycles racing in events like the Paris Dakar. The bike offered a long-range fuel tank (30 liters […] 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 […] Yamaha SR250 Brat Tracker by MUTO Motorbikes - “May the FUN be with you…” Rémy Pagart of France’s MUTO Motorbikes has quickly become one of our favorite builders, for both his bikes and personality. Rémy, who is an artist and designer with a […] Yamaha XT600 Scrambler by TOMA Customs - The Yamaha XT600 was one of the world’s most successful dual sport motorcycles, both in sales and performance. It was built in countless variations, but the air-cooled 39-44 horsepower single-cylinder engine and heavy-duty design remained […] Yamaha WR250 Street Tracker by Ace Custom Shop - A race-prepped street tracker from the Colombian hills… Ace Custom Shop of Santander, Colombia, is a small shop with a big heart. Founded in 2013 by brothers Diego and Juan Sotomonte, along with friend and […] Yamaha XS650 “Fat Tracker” by MUTO Motorbikes - “TRACTO” — a Yamaha “Fat Tracker” from France! Rémy Pagart of France’s MUTO Motorbikes is quickly making a name for himself with bikes that bridge the gap between bobber, tracker, and scrambler styles. Rémy, working […] Yamaha XT600 Scrambler by Bold Motorcycles - Bold Motorcycles is the creation of two long-time friends, Pedro and João, who live in Sertã, Portugal — located in the middle of the nation’s longest, most mythical road: the Nacional 2. We were fortunate […] Yamaha SR400 Scrambler by Purpose Built Moto - Tom Gilroy of Purpose Built Moto has quickly made a name for himself in the Australian custom motorcycle world and beyond. His scrambler builds have been hugely popular and both amateur and professional builders around […] Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Trident Cycles - The Yamaha SR250, while only available in the States from 1980-1982, has garnered as a global following in the custom world. The air-cooled, 21-hp thumper may not seem like a likely candidate for customization, given […] Yamaha XV750 Virago Tracker by Thornton Hundred - Jody Millhouse of the UK’s Thornton Hundred Motorcycles has quickly become one of our favorite builders, jumping onto the scene with his staggering CR500 tracker and classy Ducati 900SS cafe. Now the young man from […] Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker - From unloved barn-find to stunning street tracker! The Yamaha XS650 is one of our favorite platforms, with a punchy parallel twin that recalls the British twins of old. Though the XS lends itself to a […] Yamaha Scorpio 225 Tracker by Jowo Kustom - The Yamaha Scorpio Z — aka the SX225 — has become one of the company’s most popular models across the globe. The 225cc, air-cooled four-stroke offers 18 horsepower, and the bike’s handling dynamics have been […] Yamaha SR500 Scrambler by Daniel Peter - For so many of us, the love of two wheels begins with the childhood bicycle. That first taste of freedom — the wind on your cheeks, the road humming beneath your tires. At some point, […] Yamaha FZ16 Tracker by Lino Motos Custom - “I can’t stop seeing metal where there is plastic!” For so many builders, the love of two wheels begins with bicycles — whether they be BMX, MTB, DH, fixed-gear, or road bikes. At some point, […] 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 XS650 Tracker by Colt Wrangler - A two-up tracker for a Texas young gun and his lady… Colt Wrangler has quite possibly the best name of any custom builder in the world — and the skills, style, and heart to back […] Yamaha FZ16 Scrambler by Iron Macchina Customs - The Yamaha FZ16 — known as the “Byson” in Indonesia — is a 150cc naked bike that has become popular in Colombia, Argentina, and the Philippines. While the single-cylinder FZ16 has proved itself a […] Yamaha FZ-09 Street Tracker by Droog Moto - Arizona’s Droog Moto has quickly established their own rough-and-ready style, building post-apocalyptic desert sleds that put the “wild” back in the Wild West. Now the husband/wife team of Max and Erica Droog is back with […] Yamaha WR450F 2-Trac (2WD) by Deus Italy - In the mid-2000s, Yamaha produced a limited series of Yamaha WR450F 2-Trac rally bikes. These competition-only machines offered a 2WD system developed by Ohlins, which featured a patented hydraulic drive that could deliver up to […] Yamaha XT600 Desert Sled by Pancake Customs - “All purpose stealth scrambler…even James Bond would be stoked to ride.” Boy Janssen of Pancake Customs is a full-time, self-taught builder who builds original, high-quality customs out of his small shop in Rheden, in the […] 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 […] Yamaha XS400 Brat Tracker by Forge Cycleworks - Garage-built, “Baby Blue” brat tracker from the Sunshine State… Andy Jansky may work as a realtor in his professional life, but he’s also the founder of Forge Cycleworks in Vero Beach, Florida. He found this […] Yamaha TT500 Retromotard by Man Cave Motorcycles - Soulful SuMo: Yamaha TT500 “Retromotard” built for bumpy fen roads… Adam Beeston of Man Cave Motorcycles is our favorite type of builder. The description on his social profile says it all: “Lifelong bike-mad Fenman modernising […] Yamaha TT500 Street Tracker by VZMC Customs - A nostalgic trip back to the 70s with an iconic, competition-only TT500… It’s always a thrill to feature the first bike from an upstart builder, particularly when it’s as staggering and well-executed as this Yamaha […] 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 […] Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker by Joe Wagner - Simply the best Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker we have ever seen… Joe Wagner is a fabricator and painter who has a background in aviation fabrication, car restoration, and race car building. Lucky for us, he’s […] Yamaha XT600Z Flat Tracker by Egerie Moto - Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré Tracker from the French Alps! The first-generation Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré, aka the 34L, was named after the toughest segment of the legendary Paris-Dakar Rally — a brutal desert crossing through the southern […] Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Mokka Cycles - A Yamaha SR250 built for city scrambling… The Yamaha SR250 is a legendary model, an 21-hp air-cooled single whose heart and performance has always outshone mere datasheets and specifications. The bike shared much with the […] Yamaha XT600 Scrambler: “Crooked Rooster” - About four years ago, Zach Cohen crashed his bike and broke his arm. He used the insurance cash from the totaled bike to kick-start Cohen & Sons, the brand his grandfather had drawn up on […] Yamaha XT600 Tracker by Revolt Cycles - Based in the Middle Islands of the Philippines, Revolt Cycles has been turning out some of our very favorite builds in recent years. Much of the time, they work with the small-displacement platforms popular in […] Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Retro Bikes Croatia - According to headman Zeljko of Retro Bikes Croatia, his nation doesn’t have much in the way of a small bike culture. Instead, he says, people tend to buy the biggest bike they can get. Zeljko […] Yamaha XJR1200 Tracker by Espiat - Daniel Schuh — “artist, designer, dreamer, doer” — left the hustle and bustle of Hamburg for a quieter existence in his hometown of Mecklenburg, Germany. There he started Espiat, where he does product/web/corporate design and […] Yamaha XS650 Tracker by Tyson Carver - For twin brothers Tyson and Eli Carver, riding and building motorcycles began as a form of therapy, community, and passion in the wake of loss. We were fortunate to enough to see their custom builds […] Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker - If you have followed BikeBound for long, you know we have big love for the Yamaha XS650. This punchy parallel twin lends itself to tracker and scrambler builds. In fact, our senior correspondent Rick Brown […] 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 WR400 Tracker by Meccanica Serrao d’Aquino - The Yamaha WR400, introduced in 1998, was the enduro sibling of the groundbreaking YZ400F motocrosser, which helped usher in the era of four-stroke domination in the sport. Compared to the YZ, the WR had a […] Yamaha XT600 Scrambler by TNT Custom - The Yamaha XT600 is one of the most popular enduros of all time, produced in various models from the mid-1980s to the early 2000s. The air-cooled thumper had up to 44-horsepower, with a dry weight […] Yamaha XV920 Tracker by Chavazs Machmoedov - While we love a lot of high-profile builds from established shops, there is something so pure and beautiful about the single man or woman working alone on their bike — just their hands, tools, vision, […] Yamaha XT250 Scrambler - The first generation Yamaha XT250, built throughout the 1980s, was the bike that Rambo rode in the movie in the series, First Blood, which came out in 1982. The bike has long remained a stalwart […] Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker: “Oval 79” - The Yamaha XS650 is one of our favorite platforms for a custom build. I personally own an ’81 model, and the air-cooled parallel twin makes an especially solid street tracker. Enter Felix and Patrick of […] 5 Next-Level Yamaha SR250 Customs - (Written by Jake Snowdon of Jadus Motorcycle Parts. Our highlights.) There are many SR250 custom bikes. I could have made a top 50 list of my favourite SR250 customs actually, but these ones I present […] 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 […] Yamaha XT600 Street Tracker by Redonda Motors - The Yamaha XT600 was one of the most popular all-purpose enduros of its era, produced from 1984 to 2003 in a range of variants. The air-cooled single offered 34-39 horsepower, and this particular specimen is […] Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Trintaeum Motorcycles - Trinta&Um Motorcycles was founded by a group of friends in Porto, Portugal, in 2013. The crew consists of welders, mechanics, videographers, designers–every role needed to make a successful custom shop. Antonio Camilo–Toni–and the team have […] Yamaha XS650 Scrambler by Therapy Garage - The Yamaha XS650 is one of our favorite platforms for custom builds. That parallel twin is a beauty, reminiscent of the British twins of yore, and the bike makes a killer tracker or scrambler. So […] Yamaha SR250 Tracker by XTR Pepo - Pepo Rosell was the man behind one of the biggest names in the custom bike scene, Radical Ducati. Nearly two years ago, Pepo closed down Radical Ducati and took a 12-month sabbatical. When the master […] Yamaha TW200 Scrambler by Sean SpeedShop - The Yamaha TW200 has always seemed like a blast to ride. The giant, almost balloonlike tires give the bike the look of a two-wheeled quad–capable of churning through sand pits or jumping urban curbs–and […] 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 […] Yamaha Virago 250 Cafe Racer - Some of our favorite builders started as racers, and Matt Fuller of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, is such a one. A supermoto and flat-track veteran, he brings a purpose-driven focus to this ’97 Yamaha XV250 […] Yamaha XT500 Supermoto by Random Cycles - The Yamaha XT500 was introduced in 1975, and it quickly rose to supremacy among enduro/adventure bikes, winning African rallies like the Paris-Dakar and Paris-Abidjan-Nice, as well as motos in the 500cc Motocross World Championship. The […] Yamaha Virago Tracker by Chavazs Machmoedov - Chavazs Machmoedov of The Netherlands is like a lot of us. He has a full-time job, and building custom bikes is a way to escape the stresses of daily life and give shape to his […] Yamaha Virago Scrambler by Moto Adonis - Moto Adonis of the Netherlands is one of our favorite builders. Their R65 scrambler was one of our very favorite bikes of 2015, and their R80/7 cafe racer is pure class. Now Daan and crew […]