Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its 2017 line of ATVs and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, adding all-new models, features, options and special editions to its expanding line of industry leading motorsports products. Leading the 2017 announcement are Yamaha’s new YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift) and an all-new YFZ50 youth model.
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Here’s what the dealers have to say after their first ride on the NEW YXZ1000R SS and the rest of the 2017 ATV/SxS Lineup.
Based on a stock XV950, this latest bike in Yamaha’s Yard Built series comes from Amsterdam custom bike shop Numbnut Motorcycles but has also been done in collaboration with Dutch watchmakers TW Steel, and is called “Son of Time”.
Dutch custom builders Nozem built the exhaust to add the right snarling soundtrack whilst Dymag carbon wheels save weight in the pursuit of speed. Brakes to match the performance sees Brembo monoblock calipers, Brembo 320mm floating discs and a Brembo RCS19 master brake cylinder added to the build.
“Son of Time” also gets a huge suspension upgrade from K-Tech using their fully adjustable front fork and rear shock for total control. Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres are a rare custom bike addition as are a Dynojet Power Commander and Dynojet Quickshifter – both present to make the most of delivering the XV950’s power.
Yamaha has realigned its streetbike categories and created what it calls its Sport Heritage line, consisting of the new-for-2016 XSR900, SR400, VMAX, and now this new 2017 SCR950. Take one part DT250 and the Bolt’s 942cc twin, then jam it all into a scrambler chassis, and you get this cool-looking retro-styled machine.
The air-cooled, 60-degree twin features fuel injection and four valves per cylinder, then exhales through a 2-into-1 exhaust. Designed for low-end torque, the engine has been tuned to offer broad power whether you are cruising around town or exploring gravel roads off the beaten path. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a belt final drive.
The riding position is all scrambler with an upright steel off-road style handlebar, long flat seat that sits over a vintage-enduro-style fender, while the side number plates conceal a hidden storage area. Mid-mount foot controls are in the same position as on the Bolt C-Spec.
The SCR950 will be available in two colors: Charcoal Silver and Rapid Red. The 2017 SCR950 will have a suggested retail price of $8,699 and will be available in Yamaha dealerships beginning in July.