2017 Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Eddy Alvarez, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Motorcycle ADD Supporter

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  2. NJ-Brett

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    It looks like more fun then a sportster....
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    humpty Been here awhile

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    Sweet
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  4. Eddy Alvarez

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    :lol3 I guess...with a whopping 49 horsepower.
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  5. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @oneworldcycles

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    What a mess. Kind of neat looking but with what looks like 4" of ground clearance, it will be far less capable than bikes like the new BMW.
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  6. Tim_Tom

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    Hey that is still 4 more HP than an 883. :D

    In all seriousness this bike looks nice enough for what it is, a warmed over Bolt. Looks better to me than the C-Spec or R-Spec did at least.

    Thank god they have a decent seat height on this one, no more super low subframe. Also they get bonus points for having spoke wheels in 19/17 size stock, and without a $1200 premium.

    I'm all for more motorcycles that don't look like transformers, are affordable, and don't require a bazillion horsepower to be fun. I'm sure Yamaha will sell plenty of them, and I'm sure they will be all to happy to sell you the metal flake helmet and flannel shirt after you buy it. :deal
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  7. straightrod

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    The tank looks big enough to get a local lunch and dinner without refueling!
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  8. Chief Ten Bears

    Chief Ten Bears Been here awhile

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    Nice. Basically made Bonneville out of a Bolt. They'll sell a ton of these.

    Between new the Bonnevilles and Street Twins, Ducati Scramblers, Sportster Roadster, the Bolt and now this, what a great time for basic, simple, pure motorcycles.
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  9. Eddy Alvarez

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  12. Super Sneaky Steve

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    I basically made this bike already. I put C spec pegs under me. Added longer suspension and turned my bar risers around.

    I like how they added a slightly bigger tank. Other Bolters have been looking for more options. Having a larger factory tank is nice.
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  13. Mobiker

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    Where did you see that it had a bigger tank? CW's listed specs still show 3.2 gal.
    I like the idea. I like the looks, but.......tubes :puke1, dinky tank :puke1, 2.8 inches of rear wheel travel :puke1 :puke1
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  14. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    am I crazy or is that a Bolt masquerading as a Scrambler....

    :scratch
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  15. rider33

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    5.5" of ground clearance, 3.2 gallons, 2.8" of rear travel, the specs are up on the Yamaha site (note to Triumph: the same day the bike was announced, it can be done). 'Not sure what's up with that travel but at least they know how to make shocks. I sort of like it, I even have a beard but no gold half helmet or flannel shirt, do you think they might let me ride one anyway?
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    Reminds me a lot of honda VT500 Ascot
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  17. MariusD

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    Are you kidding me! This is great =]

    Finally something from japan that should be comfortable and a blast to ride 0-60!

    Awesome...
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  18. mrchristian

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    I liked the C-spec bolt but this is even closer to a nice simple V-twin standard since it doesn't have the cafe racer stuff. 3.2 gallons means around 150 miles of range which seems decent. It's not cheap though - I always forget that the Shadow RS exists and that is a grand cheaper although it's more cruiser-ish.
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    Looks like great fun to me and belt drive, I like it!
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  20. DudeClone

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    i like. but except for price would not the xsr900 be the way to go for a retro yammy?

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