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Scramblers are taking the world by storm and Yamaha has recently revealed their competitor in this segment, the 2017 SCR950, and it will be going up against the likes of BMW’s R NineT scrambler, the Ducati Scrambler and the Triumph Scrambler.

Based off Yamaha’s Bolt C-Spec platform, the SCR950 is packed with a fuel injected, 942 cc SOHC 60-degree air-cooled V-twin engine. Its chassis also remains largely unchanged with the same suspension but in different settings and a new subframe which gives it added rear fender clearance. The telescopic fork and dual piggyback shocks has been revalved and the new settings are unique to the SCR950. Even with the new settings, its suspension travel is still limited to 4.7 inches in the front and 2.8 inches so no extreme off road riding for future owners.

Other changes to make the Bolt more scrambler-like includes a set of 19” front and 17” rear wire spoke wheels with Bridgestone knobby tires, 2-into-1 exhaust pipe tucked between the engine cases and the right footpeg capped with an upswept muffler, a taller and longer flat dual seat, number plate side covers, and taller handlebars.

The SCR950 has a MSRP of $8,699 and that doesn’t include the bevy of accessories that Yamaha will be offering including a number-plate flyscreen, a small windscreen, steel skidplate, beefier footpegs, side bags, etc. If that’s not enough, once the Yamaha Scrambler is out the aftermarket is sure to jump on it and come out with a whole range of parts and accessories.


 

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With accessories the out the door price some will be paying will add up to a bit but then again we are reminded its an investment in a way.

Has anyone here decided on what accessories they want to get?
 

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It still costs less than an Icon and the money saved can be put towards other things like mods and accessories. I'm not too sure about the factory accessories because aftermarket products will always be cheaper once they come out. If I can't find them in the aftermarket, then I will go for Yamaha parts.

Of course there's the sliders and skid plats for protection.
 

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The price will definitely add up but I think once we can maintain under $12k say, it still remains a decent amount. But investment how exactly ? Not instigating, just curious..
 

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I'm going to wait for the aftermarket to catch up an only go to Yamaha if the part if cheaper or I just can't find it in the aftermarket. Most likely going to get a luggage rack for road trips.
 

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Since the scr950 uses a direct injection engine, wouldn't there be carbon build up like it does in cars? How can we prevent that from happening? Would a egr delete work?
 

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I'm not entirely sure about an investment lol but it seems like it'll definitely be worth it.

Accessory wise, I'm looking at all of the brass trim and the exposed drive pulley kit. I think it'll make this look super cool.
 
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