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
About the photos:
Thirteen-Thirtysix is a cutting edge Brand Agency specializing in reaching the motorsports consumer. They offer services to OEMs, Aftermarket, and Apparel Brands. Photography, Cinematography, Social Media, and Experiential marketing are their key initiatives to bring Brands face-to-face with their consumers. More details about the company at http://thirteen-thirtysix.com/
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