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Yamaha SCR950

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    Yamaha SCR950


    Some crazy leftover deals out there, and Iím battling the newfound cheapskate in me...

    Most importantly, at 6í4Ē, 270lbs, am I going to look like a gorilla?

    Am I naive to think a Yamaha 950cc air cooled twin canít be THAT far off a Ducati monster eco of 1k-1100cc, or whatever the engine size was back around 2012?

    My friends just bought brand new road glides and M109R, I just canít take the leap on a bike like that coming off mostly street bikes...

    Cheap as hell, 950cc, relaxed riding position.... whatís there to regret??

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Ok, I’m embarrassed I mentioned the Ducati... looks like it makes half the horsepower of an evo.

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    I just can’t take the leap on a bike like that coming off mostly street bikes...



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    So Road Glides and M109Rs aren't ridden on the street?

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    I have a street glide and I am not a slow bike kind of guy. But, I would take it over the other options you listed..

    M109 did nothing for me at all. Low and slow....... Honda Ruin 1500 either.. It lifted like a MF and went nowhere.

    At least my street glide is comfy, has tunes and bags.... goes good enough for a couch

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Quote Originally Posted by GixerJockey View Post
    So Road Glides and M109Rs aren't ridden on the street?
    Ever the clever fella

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    Ever the clever fella

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    That'a boy...

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Curious what you're seeing for crazy deals??

    Edit..I see $6599 advertised from some place in Rehoboth, any better than that?

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    I think the SCR is a bit of an odd bike. Not a cruiser and not a Scrambler. It's small too. I think better for smaller riders.

    Riding with Harley / Cruiser riders is a lesson in patience. Sort of like going for a group ride with a bunch of Cadillac Eldorado convertibles. Sort of the opposite of a sporting ride. More about smelling the roses with occasional bursts of straight line speed that a Ninja 400 would laugh at. The best bike for this type of riding is a porky, ill handling, slow accelerating motorcycle. This bike should feel fast at 90mph and struggle to get over 115mph. If I were you I would find an older H-D that has a great stereo system on it and a dongle to plug into a phone for streaming. (Bluetooth is going to be on an expensive end of this category)

    Plenty of 2000 on up H-D Heritage for the same money as that SCR. They are slow and ill handling and porky. Most are ridden less than a 1000 miles a year. This was back when everyone was buying one to be part of the club and thought they would hold their value forever. Now they are finally selling them on Craigslist for a song.

    $6800 2001 12K miles...



    $7000 2006 "low miles"

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    I think the SCR is a bit of an odd bike. Not a cruiser and not a Scrambler. It's small too. I think better for smaller riders.

    Riding with Harley / Cruiser riders is a lesson in patience. Sort of like going for a group ride with a bunch of Cadillac Eldorado convertibles. Sort of the opposite of a sporting ride. More about smelling the roses with occasional bursts of straight line speed that a Ninja 400 would laugh at. The best bike for this type of riding is a porky, ill handling, slow accelerating motorcycle. This bike should feel fast at 90mph and struggle to get over 115mph. If I were you I would find an older H-D that has a great stereo system on it and a dongle to plug into a phone for streaming. (Bluetooth is going to be on an expensive end of this category)

    Plenty of 2000 on up H-D Heritage for the same money as that SCR. They are slow and ill handling and porky. Most are ridden less than a 1000 miles a year. This was back when everyone was buying one to be part of the club and thought they would hold their value forever. Now they are finally selling them on Craigslist for a song.

    $6800 2001 12K miles...



    $7000 2006 "low miles"
    Those studded bags and seat tho ��

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    At those weights and velocities I'd want a Springer with a big-ass sissy bar. Also a half-circle driveway so it would only ever need to move under its own power.

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    I get the attraction to just cruising around on a Harley, slow like. More so as I get older. But I'll never get past the looks of those bikes. Studded bags? Tassels? Chrome everything? Really?

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    That's the great thing about Harley's. You don't like the bags or seat... Change them to any one of the million vendors solutions you can pick from.

    BTW the "conchos" on the bag and seat along with tassels come from the love of all things Western in the 50's when that style hit the streets. That 50's look hit a demographic in the 1990's. It was as a number of riders that were kids during the 50's when everything Western was huge. Make my modern Harley look like a 50's Hydro-glide and remind me of things I wanted as a kid.

    Today's craze? Relive the look of the 70's with a modern twist. Yup the same formula Harley tapped into in the 90's is now happening in the industry. How do you like that Kawi Z900RS or RnineT or Duc Scrambler. They all play on the demographic to be young again and relive the sex, drugs and rock and roll of the 70's. Yes I was rocking and rolling and riding back then. I was a Honda man and that modern take on the old inline 4 Honda is releasing hits me dead in the heart.

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    I had to google the SCR950. Kinda neat. From the specs, I bet it goes awful nice. Under $7k? Yeah, do it.

    WAAAAAIT A MINUTE! That thing is a restyled Bolt! Yeah, fuck that bike. Well played Yamaha, you almost confused me there!

    I test rode a Bolt and it was quite possibly one of the shittiest bikes I've ever ridden. Zero ground or cornering clearance. Awful fit and finish. And anemic power past say 60. Realize as I'm saying this that I rode a Suzuki DL650 to this demo event. The only things worser in my worserometer were the Honda Shadow 750 "phantom" and everything Enfield has ever made. The Bolt is better than those. So. You know. Go team blue.


    I can't speak to the soft-tails. But I can speak to the Harley touring platform as I am now an owner. Bike is faster and handles better than you think. More than enough to beat any posted limit I've seen 'round here.
    Really, how fast do you need to go on the street?!
    I hear the Sportsters are pretty bad. But I wonder if the fit and finish on the soft-tails are as bad as the Bolt? Something tells me it isn't.
    Finish on metric tourers is a sore-spot. Most of them suck, a lot.

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    That Honda tho. Pretty nice, and a real bike to boot.

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    If I we're going to buy it would be either a xsr900 in yellow or a husky vitpilen 701.

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    The horsepower of the SCR950 is what I'm hung up on...48.5. My EX500 that was made 27 years ago made only a couple less than that.

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Someone mentioned the XSR900 which I think would fit you better. Power wise, no comparison. Also, I think it is slightly bigger/taller. They are also selling for big discounts - less than $8k for a pretty good package. But, it is less relaxed and more sporty

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    Yeah I'm looking for relaxed and comfy right now. The only riding I do is to get to work or run errands. I could probably get by with another Zuma.

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    That's the great thing about Harley's. You don't like the bags or seat... Change them to any one of the million vendors solutions you can pick from.

    BTW the "conchos" on the bag and seat along with tassels come from the love of all things Western in the 50's when that style hit the streets. That 50's look hit a demographic in the 1990's. It was as a number of riders that were kids during the 50's when everything Western was huge. Make my modern Harley look like a 50's Hydro-glide and remind me of things I wanted as a kid.

    Today's craze? Relive the look of the 70's with a modern twist. Yup the same formula Harley tapped into in the 90's is now happening in the industry. How do you like that Kawi Z900RS or RnineT or Duc Scrambler. They all play on the demographic to be young again and relive the sex, drugs and rock and roll of the 70's. Yes I was rocking and rolling and riding back then. I was a Honda man and that modern take on the old inline 4 Honda is releasing hits me dead in the heart.

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    Is that due out? Or concept

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Quote Originally Posted by dankatz View Post
    Someone mentioned the XSR900 which I think would fit you better. Power wise, no comparison. Also, I think it is slightly bigger/taller. They are also selling for big discounts - less than $8k for a pretty good package. But, it is less relaxed and more sporty
    The proportions just don’t look right on the xsr, although it does look rad in yellow!

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    I’ll say it: that scr is gross.

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I’ll say it: that scr is gross.
    That's coming from a Strom owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    That's coming from a Strom owner.
    Indeed. It’s got the same weird lines as an 80’s virago almost.
    Yuck

    Now, the dad-bike on the other hand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Indeed. It’s got the same weird lines as an 80’s virago almost.
    Yuck

    Now, the dad-bike on the other hand...
    Virago. Ew.

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    Re: Yamaha SCR950

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    Is that due out? Or concept
    It's not released YET. The 300 version is coming in July but the 1000 is probably going to be a 19 release. I don't know why as the Euro's are testing them already.

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