This type of motorcycle bases is less expensive than the models presented above.
The SR400 and SR500 have a less noble engine than their predecessors but they are still very popular and full of quality.
This is demonstrated by this superb street scrambler preparation from Daniel Peter's seen on BIKEEXIF :
The Kawasaki W650 is very popular in Japan and gives beautiful scramblers.
But the French are not left behind, as Felix Motocyclettes proves it with this superb realization:
We like this exhaust system which is part of the perfect scrambler's panoply.
The trail / enduro bikes
De plus, le budget pour acquérir cette base est moindre comparé aux bases classiques.
Starting from this type of motorcycle to realize your scrambler motorcycle project allows you to have a really all-terrain motorcycle. Here the goal is to make the bike more civilized, to make it pleasant on the road as well as on the trails.
This type of trail bike has the advantage of having a simple and efficient mechanics. The engines are often big and torquey single-cylinder engines.
Moreover, the budget to acquire this bike is lower compared to the classic motorcycles.
Suzuki DR 650, 800
Bike: DR650 2009. Source: autoevolution.com
The Suzuki DR is the Suzuki trail model. It is a robust bike like its Japanese cousins.
Here is a nice realization of 85 Motorcycle Art seen on the Bikebound website:
Honda NX Dominator :
The Dominator is one of the mythical trails of the 90's, puncture-proof and ready for a new life as a scrambler.
Here is a new and beautiful proposal made by the French Felix Motocyclette (click on the picture to know more about this preparation).
A nice model costs in the $2000-$2500 range currently on the classified ads. This can be suitable for the small budget.
The Yamaha XT is one of the flagship models of Yamaha since the 80's and is available from 125cc to 1200cc for the latest versions.
We are interested in the 600 XT version for a scrambler project.
This model is more affordable than the 500 XT model which is appreciated by collectors.
This model is rarer than its competitors.
The XT600 prepared by Nick Van Woert is a very successful preparation.
This artist has completely redesigned the bike to give us this rather bleffy result.
The details and photos of this preparation are to be discovered on Pipeburn website.
The enduro bases create higher scramblers, which is ideal for those who want to do more off-roading.
Roadster motorcycles :
This type of motorcycle is becoming increasingly popular when it comes to creating a scrambler. It's easy to see why. Their engines are more powerful, the design is more recent and the prices are very affordable.
This type of motorcycle may require more work to be transformed into a "real" scrambler compared to a trail bike or a classic.
HONDA 600 HORNET
The CB600F Hornet is one of the most famous roadsters. Its reputation speaks for itself.
With the development of customization, amateur or professional tuners are turning more and more to more original models to transform them.
This is the case for this roadster which is also entitled to these preps. Andrea Silverio is a big fan of this type of roadster and has made famous preparations on this base. Here is a very striking before and after.