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