Brat Style Makes The New Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler Dirtier
Yamaha launched the SCR950 recently at the Intermot motor show. Posed to be a part of the Japanese motorcycle maker’s Sport Heritage line, the Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler is for those who love the dirt as much as tarmac roads. As it goes traditionally with Yamaha’s Sport Heritage motorcycles, a Yard Built project soon follows. We have seen the same happen before with the Yamaha FZ-09, XV950, XSR700, XSR900 and many others. So it was natural to have the new SCR950 followup with a similar project, only we weren’t expecting it to come so early on.
This Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler is called “Chequered” and is created by California-based Go Takamine who is the man behind the workshop Brat Style. While Takamine is more known for his creativity with Yamaha’s SR400, his extensive work around creating custom scrambler made him the go-to guy when it came to create the first Yard Built Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler.
To create the “Chequered” SCR950 Scrambler, Go Takamine cleaned up the front end, added wider handlebars that would aid in better off-road handling and put a new headlight unit. At the rear, a new Works Performance suspension has been added that provides greater travel and better ground clearance. There is a handmade sub-frame that gets added along with a rear fender that cleans up the back end to match the minimal styling at the front. Brat Style’s own signature taillight unit has been added to the ‘Chequered Scrambler’ along with a custom exhaust that sports handmade heat shields runs on both sides of the motorcycle. For the seat, Takamine brought in Mauricio Aguilar who helped in designing a handmade seat unit while Denis Babin created the vintage Yamaha graphics and chequered flags on the tank.