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Yamaha reveals new SCR950 ‘street scrambler’

Yamaha XV950 meets scrambler in new SCR950

YAMAHA has revealed this new entry in its ‘Sport Heritage’ range, a 942cc air-cooled V-twin based on the XV950 but reimagined as a ‘street scrambler’.

Called the SCR950, it’s got wide handlebars, a wire-spoked 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear and a ‘high, flat seat to achieve an involved riding position’ according to Yamaha.

In line with other models in the XV and Sports Heritage range, it’s designed to be customised, the firm says.

It’s got a wrap-around two-into-one exhaust with an upswept silencer and ‘scrambler design features' including a flangeless teardrop 13.2-litre tank.

‘Heavy duty’ Bridgestone tyres are ‘built to handle the street and the dirt,’ Yamaha says, and the 830mm-high seat (140mm higher than the XV’s) means more ground clearance, at 145mm. 

The 41mm conventional forks give 135mm of travel and feature gaiters, while the shocks at the back have piggyback reservoirs and offer 110mm of wheel movement.  

The SCR950 has a 298mm wavey single front disc and an LCD speedometer with a smoked lens.

The ‘high-torque’ engine makes 52.1hp and 58.6lbft.

The SCR950 was unveiled today at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany, in red or black colour options. 

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