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'TRAKKER' Build XS650 Big Bore

The crew at Darius are back at it again. David Fischer and  David McKinney from Thirteen-Thirtysix were there to capture the action. The Darius ‘TRAKKER’ project is built from a 1980 Yamaha XS650. With a big bore 750 motor, and nothing left unchanged, this bike is sure to please.

Aesthetic is the name of the game with the Darius ‘Trakker’.

Dan Riley, Creative Director & Founder at Darius, about the ‘Trakker’: I built the bike from all aspects of motorcycles that I find to be the most beautiful. Its really a culmination of Motocross, Flattrack, Cafe, and Roadrace – all of which I find to the quintessential elements of the heart of motorcycling.

The build started with a bone stock 1980 XS650 Special, and includes::

  • Fuel tank from a 1980 Yamaha MX175
  • 19” Rear Wheel, which is actually an XS650 Front Wheel, with the Omar’s conversion kit
  • Tires are race takeoffs from Darius team rider Jake Mataya’s Pro GNC bike
  • Front fork from a 1994 Yamaha YZ250, built to dirttrack spec. Internals by Race Tech
  • Seat Pan / Rear Fender is a Bultaco Astro replica from Gopher Glass, chopped & modified for aesthetic
  • Roadrace 1” seat foam
  • MSR clutch lever, and Motion Pro throttle assembly
  • Front and Rear brakes are from an early 2000’s GSXR600 junkyard find
  • Front brake rotor is Brembo, salvaged from an old Aprillia
  • TJ Design did the paint, and added an ‘invisible’ LED tail light built into the fender
  • Front number plate from a 2010 YZ450, Black from Acerbis
  • Headlight is actually an aftermarket car driving light
  • Rear suspension is 2” lower than stock, giving the bike a much lower stance
  • Custom Exhaust System from Omar’s