While the BMX craze of the late 1990s and early 2000s has all but died out, there are some of us who are still nostalgic for those scrappy little bikes. As it turns out, we’re not the only ones, as the folks at Down and Out have started building grown-up versions of those very bikes they’ve called the Fat Tracker BMX.
The story started when British builder Shaun Walker was a kid who was too poor to afford a BMX of his own. Thankfully, some decades later and after 20 years of building custom motorcycles, he has retained his love for the aggressive, pared-down bikes and decided it would be fun to build one with a gas motor attached. Now, he’s building them for sale — offered with a displacement of up to 140cc, which allows the bikes to his speeds of up to 60mph. What’s even better is that you can buy these bikes fully-built — in either road-going or trail-ready versions — or you can buy a number of the parts for yourself and make one in the comfort of your own garage. Prices on the ready-to-ride versions start at just $2,442.