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Ouch, bumps caused the suspension to bottom out every time and the back end kicks up, those definitely needs to be changed out for something better. Roads around me aren't perfectly paved, far from it actually and constantly bottoming out will definitely hurt the scr950 over time.

And the taillights are right where a rear luggage rack would sit, those will need to be moved elsewhere too.
 

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He took a fall when he tried to slide the scr950 around. It's apparently fun to do if you're good at it but for those of us who aren't used to flinging the tail around it's best to take it easy. Also, he mentions that there isn't traction control.

 

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NOt surprised, traction control is usually found in performance motorcycles with huge horsepower numbers. He just found out the hard way. :grin2:
 

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Yea... that never looks fun. Even if you don't get hurt falling, picking that bike back up is just too tedious lol
 

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Tedious if your lucky, impossible for some to the point they require assistance from other people on the road. Fortunately a lot of times strangers jump right into action, especially those with a riding background (we're all one big family after all :D)
 

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Probably it, some other companies charge extra for ABS but some has it already added to the model.

Once of the main complaints he had was with the 2.8 inches of travel, it's really not enough but I guess that's the best Yamaha can do with the same Bolt frame.
 

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It's not a requirement yet and a lot of riders are finding they don't need it as bad as they need other things.
However it can help depending on the riding conditions your in.

In future model years we might see it become an option or even standard.
 

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Aftermarket rear shocks are going to be one of the hottest mods for the scr950 but with new shocks comes a lot of other problems. Maybe new eyelets will need to be welded to the subframe to accommodate the longer shocks.
 

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Or, just don't jump around with the scr950 if a solid hit will bottom out the rear suspension. You just need to be careful when planing a route so it doesn't take you into rough terrain.
 
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