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It's not on the 2018 dealer lineup. Looks like sales were abysmal, and Yamaha is already discontinuing it! There are stellar deals to be had as well... I'm thinking about picking one up before they're all gone.

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Yes indeed, only the 2017 SCR950 shows on Yamaha’s updated US website where new 2018 Bolts are featured. What’s more surprising is the SR400 single, a niche sleeper in the market, continues for the 2018 model year. I would have predicted the SR would have been discontinued before the SCR. No worries - our SCR’s are destined to become collectors’ items and most parts in common with the Bolt will be available for a long time.
 

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I must be a jinx or something.
Good bikes I bought new that didn't stick around the US very long:
Honda XL600V Transalp
Honda PC800
now the SCR950
youve had a interesting array of motorcycles so far...from "both wheels off the ground" goldwings to sportsters and klr's. What will be next?!?

Btw, how did you like the klr? Did you do much offroading on it? Cheers.
 

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Wow, the SCR950 had a very short run. But when things get discontinued, they tend to suddenly get popular and then people want one. That happened to me with a specific car model, didn't know I wanted it until it was too late...
 

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Ive already had a guy walk up to me and ask what it is? And little kids in the local walmart parking lot (Little kids seem to love motorcycles) Saying "Nice motorcycle".
The bike has a great look. Very similar to my 1977 KZ 750. I got a lot of comments from strangers on the Old KZ. Everyone loved it.
The SCR weighs 4 pounds more than the 1977 KZ 750 twin I own.
And the 2017 SCR is so much nicer to me!!! Its awesome! Thats what happens when you get a bike thats 40 years newer than the one you've been riding.
Its awesome!!! I bought it because its so much like the old KZ. Only much much better! And I bought it because it was so cheap!
 

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Seen this hoping its not one and done.
 

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Yes indeed, only the 2017 SCR950 shows on Yamaha’s updated US website where new 2018 Bolts are featured. What’s more surprising is the SR400 single, a niche sleeper in the market, continues for the 2018 model year. I would have predicted the SR would have been discontinued before the SCR. No worries - our SCR’s are destined to become collectors’ items and most parts in common with the Bolt will be available for a long time.
The sr400 is a living legend. That bike is practically the same as it was when it first launched in 1978. It is an excellent bike proven to be bulletproof. Not only is it suitable for new riders, but veterans appreciate the simplistic nature of the bike. In addition, it is an excellent platform for customizations; probably the most used. The sr400 alone has one of, if not the largest aftermarket industry! They’re still creating new parts for this bike 40 years later. The popularity this bike carries has manifested it into a cult classic in the asian and eruopean countries.
 

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I really like the SR400, but the OTD price was only $600 less than the OTD price I paid for my SCR950. It's too pricey for what it is, IMO.

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