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I have never considered this type of bikes as something that can potentially interest me, but after seeing it on the road yesterday I came home and did my research on it... Ladies and gentlemen, I like this motorcycle, want to know more about it and probably buy it eventually!
 

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Hey. Its a big heavy bike. Its got the footpegs in a weird position. At least in my opinion. It blows around in the wind. Its not made to go off road. Says so
on page 2-2 in the manual. On the plus side.... They are on sale.... real cheap. and its a yamaha. Well built reliable. I like mine. Ive got a grey one. Only have about 450 miles on it.
I really like mine. Somethings I'd like to change eventually. But overall Im really happy with it. Check around because they are really cheap from the standard list price.
Good MPG on the bike too.
 

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Hey. Its a big heavy bike. Its got the footpegs in a weird position. At least in my opinion. It blows around in the wind. Its not made to go off road. Says so
on page 2-2 in the manual. On the plus side.... They are on sale.... real cheap. and its a yamaha. Well built reliable. I like mine. Ive got a grey one. Only have about 450 miles on it.
I really like mine. Somethings I'd like to change eventually. But overall Im really happy with it. Check around because they are really cheap from the standard list price.
Good MPG on the bike too.
agree on all the above,
adding to the negative side
-no luggage rack (may come up with one in near future)
-seat is not comfortable
-very small capacity tank (3.2 Gal)

positive side
-it got a lot of torque that you can definitely feel..
-very low maintenance needed, no radiator air cooled super reliable
-great looking, you get compliments in gas stations / stop lights..
-great ground clearance 5.5 inch, you can easily go over a curb and not worry about hitting the bottom of the bike
-no chain - so no maintenance or lube needed (only adjust tension)... just a simple belt that you will eventually change so no headache...
 

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"Its a big heavy bike."
Heavy, anyway.
It's tiny next to my XTZ12 and several hundred pounds lighter than my old GL1800. =)
Yes, the seat sucks. Hence a few home-grown mods have appeared with adding gel to a reshaped stock foam core being the cheapest.
We're still waiting on Seat Concepts to come to the rescue.
The smallish fuel tank can be coaxed to provide near 150 miles of fun.
By refueling time, one would probably want to take a stretch of the legs, anyway.

Is it a fun bike? Heck yea!
 

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I think the seat is everyone's main gripe, but even still there's something about it's placement and design that I really enjoy. To me it falls somewhere in between a cruiser and cafe racer depending on my mood. I'm also a newbie and this is my first bike, so it's tough for me to accurately describe it. At 1300 miles though, I don't have any regrets.
 

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So I've parked the SCR for winter. Yesterday was probably the last ride until next spring unless we get an abnormally warm spell which could happen with the changing climate...Yesterday was +5 degrees Celsius so it was a chilly ride but still kinda fun. Yeah I love this bike and am glad I bought it. It feels like Ive really gotten comfortable with it and am able to ride it quite confidently, not like when I was younger but still pretty good. I bought the SCR in April and have put on 4500 kms which is roughly 2800 miles. Im envious of those who get to ride all year long...

Im ok with the stock seat but might be interested in Seat Concept's offering, I would have to see it first. If I like it I will likely buy one too, the only thing is I like the full length of it because it allows me to move around a bit and change positions. Hopefully this winter we can figure out something for a rear rack. Im thinking remove the entire rear fender and the seat subframe, then build a new subframe that incorporates the rack. Mount brakelight, indicators, and licence plate onto it...underneath the rack could be a piece that acts as a rear fender. Probably not explaining this very well but hopefully you get the picture. I think if done right it could look really good.. gotta have a rack!
 

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Moto4Life, don't wait too long to make your purchase. The dealer where I bought mine only has one left. But on the bright side, there are some deals to be had. I got mine for $5,500 and my son was quoted $5,200 on the remaining SCR. I agree with everyone's comments on the bikes oddities and quirkiness. But if it has drawn your attention then rest assured that you will love this bike.

Flatrack your thermostat is set the same as mine, albeit yours in Celsius where mine is Fahrenheit. I will ride into the low 40s but that's my limit. I don't actually put my bike away for the offseason. Winters in lower Michigan aren't what I recall as a kid. I always seem to find one sunny day a month where I can take my old car and my bikes for a long enough ride to get them up to operating temperature and circulate the fluids. Hopefully that trend continues this winter.
 
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