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A youtuber had to chance to test ride the scr950 and he`s not a fan. The looks, handling and rider ergonomics are great in his opinion but not so much the power. It could score a 10 out of 10 if his listed mods came standard but that would raise the price and it`s not really meant for hard off-roading like he wants to do.

What do you think of his review?

 

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As it is, he starts off saying that he's a street and track kind of guy which is not what the SCR is for. Nonetheless, you can see that he's experienced and up to date with where we are technologically. It is a good review as you can hear all of the comparisons and explanations to his complaints.
 

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Well yes, some valid criticism there but perhaps based on an unrealistic performance expectation created by the "scrambler" image. First and foremost the SCR950 is a retro styling exercise appealing to nostalgia, not a competition machine. In my opinion it's a balanced package good enough in most all respects, without compromising its user friendly nature.
 

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That's the other thing too... a lot of people are comparing it to a lot of other bikes and expecting it to ride like and/or better than the other bikes. Really not the case of what to look for though. Instead of going in there with a clear mind and to actually see how it performs, they may like it but because it doesn't perform as well as another bike, it's dismissed.
 

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In 1991, Honda brought back the "Nighthawk" name in the form of an aircooled, 747cc inline four powered parts bin special.
3/4 of the bike existed on another bike somewhere. That said, they got it in @ $3999 and sold a tons of them. Journalists went bonkers over the thing!
It even made a few Motorcycle Of The Year awards.
A couple of years later, it was pretty much universally laughed at by the press.
Funny thing, though. While it didn't do anything really well, it did do a lot of stuff decently and was a fine ride.
I can vouch for the bike. I had two of them and logged nearly 60,000 miles on 'em with zero issues except for a dead tachometer.
The SCR950 is one of those motorcycles. It doesn't do a lot on paper. It is what it is.
Just ride the darn thing and don't be surprised if you find yourself having a TON of fun.
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I'm all for parts bin bikes, proven parts put together to create something great for a low price. What was the saying? Jack of all trades, master of none. Unless you do one type of riding all the time, i.e. track and hardcore off road, parts bin bikes are fine. Even BMW has one of these.

Journalists may not be a fan of the scr950 now, but maybe in a few year's they'll be praising it.
 

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It looks like the scr950 had a hard time keeping up with the group during the ride, there are huge gaps between the riders in front and him.
 

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That's dependent on what model those other bikes are and what engines they have. I've had large gaps between my friends and I before because of the wide range of bikes we were riding. Some had 300cc, some were riding supsersport, and the differences are noticeable. Can't blame the scr950 for that.
 
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