2017 Yamaha SCR950 is going to be the next best heritage motorcycles from the brand and a fitting reply to the newly growing heritage motorcycles worldwide
Yamaha is on a worldwide offensive when it comes to launching motorcycles one after the other. It has filled every segment with their motorcycles launches over the past three years, the motorcycles that have been launched now are a collaboration between Star Motorcycles and are based on the bolt Platform. The Street series has been realigned and now they are called as Sports Heritage Line. The cool looking scramblers seen here is the SCR950. After launching motorcycles such as the SR400, Refreshed VMAX and modern XSR900, this SCR950 is purely an old school take. Let’s look at the details.
2017 Yamaha SCR950 Design and colors
Available in two Colors such as Charcoal Silver and Rapid Red it doesn’t need more colors to look extremely soothing to the eyes. Yamaha has nailed the design and livery used which directly takes back in time. The huge exhaust, the detailing on exhaust pipes, the round side panels, gators on the forks, round headlight, spoke wheels, long and large seat and every other detail shouts loud that this is something from the past and yet has modern engineering beneath it.
2017 Yamaha SCR950 Chassis, suspension and brakes
This segment of motorcycles gets the usual dual cradle chassis, with the suspension being, front telescopic forks and dual sided shocks that are gas charged at the rear. There is belt drive seen here, which makes it trouble-free transmission for very long rides. Brakes wise, we see petal disc on both ends. Sadly single disc is seen at the front, but since its petal it should give more powerful stopping.
2017 Yamaha SCR950 Engine and Specification
The most exciting part of the motorcycle is the new V-Twin engine that has been borrowed from the Star Motorcycles Bolt. The 942cc engine makes 60 BHP of power. The rest of the figures are unknown. An old-school 5-speed gearbox and a lot of torque expected means highway riding will be super bliss. It’s no technologically advance motor as it is air-cooled and only 4-valves per cylinder so it breathes properly. Everything else is available in the specifications below.
Engine: 942cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke V-twin, 4 valves
Bore X Stroke 85.0 x 83.0m m
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection
Ignition: TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission: 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive: Belt
Seat Height: 830 mm
Wheelbase: 1574 mm
Trail: 129 mm
Ground: Clearance 140 mm
Fuel Capacity: 12 litres
Kerb Weight: 248 kgs.
Suspension: Front Telescopic fork, 120 mm travel
Suspension: Rear Dual piggyback shocks, 71 mm travel
Brakes: Front Petal disc, 298 mm
Brakes: Rear Petal disc, 298 mm
Tires: Front 100/90-19
Tires: Rear 140/80-R17
2017 Yamaha SCR950 India Launch and Price
The motorcycle is available in the US for now as Rs. 5.9 lakhs aka 8700 Dollars. We can expect it to see here at double the price, but the wait will be long.
2017 Yamaha SCR950 Top Rivals
BMW R Ninety, Triumph Thruxton
2017 Yamaha SCR950 Safety and Features
ABS is available as standard and features list includes, digital speedometer which should have all the needed information, LED tail-lights.