New Yamaha scrambler 'under evaluation' for Europe

Published: 10 June 2016

Yamaha America are joining the Scrambler fun with a new 2017 model called the SCR950.

It’s based on the XV950, using the same 942 air-cooled V-twin motor in the same steel double-cradle chassis, with styling that gives a nod towards the off-road world.

Yamaha UK tell MCN the SCR is “under evaluation for the European” market, but with the XV950 already on sale on this side of the pond there appears to be no barrier to the SCR joining the Euro fold.

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The differences from the XV950, known in the States as the Bolt, are in chassis dimensions. The SCR has sharper steering geometry than the cruiser-like XV and sits much taller with an 830mm seat height against the XV’s low-rider 690mm perch.

The footpegs sit further back than on the XV, the rear wheel carries a 150-section tyre (the XV is 140) and overall weight is 2kg heavier at 248kg.

The SCR is listed for sale in silver or red colourschemes at $8699 (approx £6025 at current exchange rates), which is $700 more than the US price of the XV. With the XV costing £7199 in the UK in 2016, if the SCR makes it to the UK expect it to cost somewhere in the region of £7500.

 

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