Yamaha Adds The SCR950 to Their Sport Heritage Range
Intermot 2016 is on and with it come a slew of new motorcycles from various manufacturers. This year, Yamaha has added yet another motorcycle to their Sport Heritage range with the new Yamaha SCR950. In the way the motorcycle is designed, it is ripe to take on the Scrambler motorcycles from Ducati and Triumph. The appeal of modern classic motorcycles are on a rise, specially in Europe, and Yamaha’s Sport Heritage range is right in the middle of it all. The range has already addressed a street motorcycle with the XSR700 and the XSR900, and also the Sport Cruisers with the XVR900R and Racer. The new SCR950 would address the scrambler and street tracker market that has recently seen much demand specially with the Ducati Scrambler.
The Sport Heritage range, draws its inspiration from the old-school motorcycles of the 60s and the 70s while abiding to Yamaha’s “Faster Sons” philosophy that sees new motorcycles that have been inspired from previous Yamaha machines. This is a formula that has been well-tested by Ducati with their Scrambler and something that Triumph has been doing for ages with the entire Bonneville range. But in the last few years, we have seen Yamaha bank heavily on the whole retro-styled-modern-motorcycle concept and its clearly got us some good-looking motorcycles in the past too. The whole idea is that while motorcycles like the SCR950 can be used as they come from the showroom, they could also be easily modified with readily available body kits and parts that come from the Yard Built Projects that Yamaha creates in collaboration with motorcycle builders.
The Yamaha SCR950 features a 942cc, air-cooled V-twin that produces 79.5Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm, which is the highest in its class according to Yamaha. Yamaha’s new Sport Heritage motorcycle features a 5-speed transmission that sends power to the rear wheel via a low-maintenance belt drive. The seat sits at a comfortable ride height of 830mm while is a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel. The ground clearance is quite good for a scrambler too at 145mm.
Yamaha Europe has been doing great things with their Sport Heritage motorcycles by presenting them in various customised forms by partnering with motorcycle builders. Their machines like the one build by Wrenchmonkees, Bunker Customs and Mathys Moto’s XSR700 have certainly been able to capture the imagination of riders from around the world.
The Yamaha SCR950 would be available at Yamaha Europe dealerships by February 2017 and would be available in two colour – Vivid Red and Yamaha Black. For full specifications along with more photos scroll past the video below.
Yamaha SCR950 Specifications:
- Air-cooled, 942c,c 60-degree, V-twin engine
- Class-leading torque output: 79.5Nm (8.1 kg-m) @ 3,000rpm
- 5-speed transmission with quiet, low-maintenance belt drive
- Slim and flat low-profile dual seat with increased 830mm seat height
- Spoked 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel
- 145mm ground clearance
- Wide scrambler-style steel handlebars with cross brace
- Aluminium rims
- Bridgestone heavy-duty TW101 100/90-19 front tyre and TW152 140/80-17 rear tyre
- 298mm floating front wave disc, 298mm rear wave disc
- Steel front and rear fenders
- Black coloured engine and components
- Flangeless 13.2-litre fuel tank with classic colour scheme
- Vintage number plate style side panels
- Circular LED tail lamp
- Circular LCD speedometer with smoked lens
- Aluminium footrests
- Twin rear reservoir-type shocks with specific SCR settings
- Smooth-action, 41mm front forks with rubber gaiters
- 135mm front suspension travel, 110mm rear suspension travel
- 2-1 exhaust with upslanted muffler