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Hi everyone, new member here. Ive ridden yamaha since my dad bought me a JT1 min-enduro in 1971 so yeah Im a Yamaha homer.:grin2:

I dont currently have a SCR950 but I have been looking at them and the XSR900's and its come down to these 2 bikes.

The XSR I can pick one up for about $9k but ive seen MANY of the SCR's going for about $5k for a 2017 Red tank model, my question is why is Yamaha now selling these SCR's so cheap and they are barely a year and a half old?

Are they slow sellers or other problems that Yamaha has had with the bike itself?

That is what is really holding me back on the SCR is because how much they have reduced the prices on this bike.

Any input would be good to have and thanks for having me here...
 

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Hi Florida,
I'l take a shot at it for ya. First off. It looks like a scrambler.. was advertised as a scrambler.... But its really not. Even says so in the owners manual. It got bad reviews
Prob not much interest because of advertising it as something its really not... Its a standard... But alot of people on here are modifying theirs...
They discontinued it for 2018... Even though its still on their website under the 2017 lineup. Its gone from the 2018.
So I guess??? They are trying to clear them out?? That being said..... Its one of the best deals I ever got on anything!
Its a heavy bike at 547... And I find it to be a bit hard to ride when its real windy..... Other than that I hav'nt had a single prob with it. Only a little over 600. Some guys on here have thousands of miles on theirs. Im over 50 and it took me awhile to get used to the eh............ergonomics ..lol......But...
Its a great!!! Bike!!!!! Im sure some of our other SCR Bretheren will log in on this one!
Its a whole lot for 5 grand!!! Its a dam steal.!!!

And welcome!
 

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Hi Florida,
I'l take a shot at it for ya. First off. It looks like a scrambler.. was advertised as a scrambler.... But its really not. Even says so in the owners manual. It got bad reviews
Prob not much interest because of advertising it as something its really not... Its a standard... But alot of people on here are modifying theirs...
They discontinued it for 2018... Even though its still on their website under the 2017 lineup. Its gone from the 2018.
So I guess??? They are trying to clear them out?? That being said..... Its one of the best deals I ever got on anything!
Its a heavy bike at 547... And I find it to be a bit hard to ride when its real windy..... Other than that I hav'nt had a single prob with it. Only a little over 600. Some guys on here have thousands of miles on theirs. Im over 50 and it took me awhile to get used to the eh............ergonomics ..lol......But...
Its a great!!! Bike!!!!! Im sure some of our other SCR Bretheren will log in on this one!
Its a whole lot for 5 grand!!! Its a dam steal.!!!

And welcome!

Thanks for the reply, and I did not realize Yamaha had already cut it from its lineup. I think its a great looking bike and for the money I dont think it can be beat personally.

I can save a **** of alot of money on this bike over the XSR...
 

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Hi Mate
I am from Florida also.
I am still struggling to get my hands on one, red one preferably.
For some reason and not aiming to offend anyone here, deals involving SCR950's are "peculiar".
There is a dealership in Nashville, Holzhauer, they have tons of them and bought them cheap.
They were liquidating them and matter of factly sold me one then reneged on the contract, at the point of suing them so pissed off I am, but the main game is getting the bike and going somewhere, not having a go in court.
They have the best prices but there are a buch of a's.
In any case there was a $500 dealer discount all across the US, but that is gone now.
I have tried essentially everyone else, and here in Florida no one is willing to give them away yet.
Now if you call my friends at Holzies, they are going to suspect you are my proxy and refuse to sell it to you, but you can try anyway. That is how much they like me, or better to say the kind of people they are.
I can lead you to a specialized transporter who quoted me $400 to bring it here.
If you happen to find a good deal around please let me know, we may even make an offer for two.
As per the bike, I have clocked 3 hours with it. It is interesting, the shin destroying footpegs are like a tatoo, will leave an indelible mark on you, the bike is heavy but the worst thing for me was the turning radius, the steering stops at an angle that if you are not aware of it can make you fall when parking the the bike or at very low speeds.
Apart from that, an interesting concoction, but I think it will fade to oblivion due to the concept itself, a modified bolt wannabee, and the fact that no one is buying them and then yamaha decided to sell them in lots for ridiculous prices.
Anyone trying to sell one of these secondhand will take it on the chin like a champ, and it will hurt.
Keep me posted about your findings.
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Hi Mate
I am from Florida also.
I am still struggling to get my hands on one, red one preferably.
For some reason and not aiming to offend anyone here, deals involving SCR950's are "peculiar".
There is a dealership in Nashville, Holzhauer, they have tons of them and bought them cheap.
They were liquidating them and matter of factly sold me one then reneged on the contract, at the point of suing them so pissed off I am, but the main game is getting the bike and going somewhere, not having a go in court.
They have the best prices but there are a buch of a's.
In any case there was a $500 dealer discount all across the US, but that is gone now.
I have tried essentially everyone else, and here in Florida no one is willing to give them away yet.
Now if you call my friends at Holzies, they are going to suspect you are my proxy and refuse to sell it to you, but you can try anyway. That is how much they like me, or better to say the kind of people they are.
I can lead you to a specialized transporter who quoted me $400 to bring it here.
If you happen to find a good deal around please let me know, we may even make an offer for two.
As per the bike, I have clocked 3 hours with it. It is interesting, the shin destroying footpegs are like a tatoo, will leave an indelible mark on you, the bike is heavy but the worst thing for me was the turning radius, the steering stops at an angle that if you are not aware of it can make you fall when parking the the bike or at very low speeds.
Apart from that, an interesting concoction, but I think it will fade to oblivion due to the concept itself, a modified bolt wannabee, and the fact that no one is buying them and then yamaha decided to sell them in lots for ridiculous prices.
Anyone trying to sell one of these secondhand will take it on the chin like a champ, and it will hurt.
Keep me posted about your findings.
Cheers
Yo Brother Man!!!

https://www.richsyamaha.com/default...&d=D&vt=motorcycle / scooter&fr=xAllInventory

They dont give a dam if you have a M on your license or not. Its not a requirement in Illinois to have a motorcycle license to purchase a motorcycle. Check em out....
 

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Im not selling mine. And even if I do.... I didnt pay much for it.. In a couple years... I bet I could get 5 grand for it. Thats another weird thing about this bike. Its a bolt...... But it isnt a bolt.... Totally different riding position.
 

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Im not selling mine. And even if I do.... I didnt pay much for it.. In a couple years... I bet I could get 5 grand for it. Thats another weird thing about this bike. Its a bolt...... But it isnt a bolt.... Totally different riding position.
I agree Mellow, I meant anyone who paid $11K for it. There are a few on Craigslist, the unsuspecting owners are asking $7.5K for their secondhands :surprise:

And thanks for the link also, emailed them but I suspect price will go $6K OTD or close
 

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Its funny because I was looking at the bike for well over a year... And last summer.... It went on sale for $7999.00 Then a month later it went to 6999.00... and I thought yea but... Still too much for me....
A month later... Right around my Bday... $4999.00 !!! Welll... What could I say but... Yes..
I too feel sorry for the folks that had to pay the full up price.... But who knew???
Anyways... 25 years from now... itll be a rare classic antique... Maybe?
 

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Hello and welcome! Fellow Floridian here..

I'm biased since the SCR is my first bike, but I'm at 6k miles and I love it more every time I ride it. Still not much of a fan of the stock exhaust's looks, but everything else (even the seat) have grown on me.
 

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Hello and welcome! Fellow Floridian here..

I'm biased since the SCR is my first bike, but I'm at 6k miles and I love it more every time I ride it. Still not much of a fan of the stock exhaust's looks, but everything else (even the seat) have grown on me.
I feel the same way about mine. Definitely a bike that grows on you.
You have to get to used to the strange feel of it that you have at first. And then its just a great bike!!!
 

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Said growth include shim bones? :grin2:
Hey Muttley. You have any luck with Rich's Yamaha? I bet you could skip the dealer prep fees. ask them to sell you one in the box. Have it shipped to you and put together down there. Youd pay tax and notjhin else. On a $4999.00 price
 

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Hey Muttley. You have any luck with Rich's Yamaha? I bet you could skip the dealer prep fees. ask them to sell you one in the box. Have it shipped to you and put together down there. Youd pay tax and notjhin else. On a $4999.00 price
Oh No they lose their dealership license if they ship one in the box...

I am purchasing one from another dealer but won't brag about it until it is between my legs...
 
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