2017 Yamaha Scrambler Buyer’s Guide

The 2017 Yamaha SCR950 shares the same powerplant and basic chassis as the Yamaha Star Bolt, but by using different wheels, handlebars, seat, exhaust and rear subframe, the Bolt is turned into what Yamaha claims is a legitimate dirt-worthy scrambler.

Disappointingly, the Yamaha SCR950’s suspension is unchanged from the Yamaha Star Bolt C-Spec, and we would like to see more than 2.8 inches of travel from the piggyback reservoir shocks if we’re going to go off-road, but we’ll reserve final judgment until we ride the bike.

2017 Yamaha SCR950 dirt

The ergonomics are sound, with high bars and the mid-placed foot controls. The seat has plenty of room to move around, and is helpfully flat. Even if it is limited in the dirt, the 2017 Yamaha SCR950 should be a capable machine on the deteriorated pavement you’ll see on back roads and in the urban jungle.

2017 Yamaha SCR950 street cred

2017 Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler Specs:


  • Motor: SOHC 4 vpc V-twin
  • Bore x stroke: 85 x 83mm
  • Displacement: 942cc (58 ci)
  • Compression ratio: 9.0:1
  • Cooling: Air
  • Fuel delivery: Fuel injection
  • Ignition: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Transmission: 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
  • Final drive: Belt


  • Front suspension: Telescopic forks; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Dual piggyback shocks; 2.8 inches of travel
  • Front and rear brakes: 298mm wave-type disc
  • Front tire: 100/90-19
  • Rear tire: 150/80-16


  • L x W x H: 88.6 x 35.2 x 45.9 inches
  • Seat height: 32.7 inches
  • Rake: 28.4 degrees
  • Wheelbase: 62.0 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.1 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.2 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 51 mpg
  • Wet weight: 547 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2017 Yamaha SCR950 Colors:

  • Charcoal Silver
  • Rapid Red

2017 Yamaha SCR950 Price:

  • $8690 MSRP

Help Us Celebrate Ducati’s 70th Anniversary with this Quick Look at Every Bike They’ve Built Since 1946

The Ducati family, in 1946, had the bright idea that they should move into motorized motorcycles as they had been selling radio components in Bologna at the time.

70 years later, the Ducati name is synonymous with speed, style, and sofistication.  Now owned by Lamborghini, Ducati is the producer of the fastest and hottest motorcycles in the world.

1995 748SP / Motorbooks

The Complete Book of Ducati Motorcycles, features all of the motorcycles from Ducati’s storied history, including the groundbreaking Desmodromic 750 Super Sport, the the Superbike-dominating 916, and the epic Panigale.

1960 200 Super Sport / Motorbooks

The first Ducatis were more practical machines but by 1965 they’d already earned their place in motorcycling history by producing the fastest 250 cc road bike then available, the famed Mach 1.

And since the beginning its “svelte, hyper-accelerating motorcycles are two-wheeled wonders that are fluent in the language of speed,” notes author Ian Falloon.

Whether you’re a Ducati owner or just a dreamer, you’re going to want a copy of this beauty.

But just beware that whatever you’re riding now might suddenly seem very tame….

750GT powered by a 90-degree L-Twin Motorbooks

Ducati 2017 Lineup

Ducati just released an all new line of motorcycles.  The all new 2017 line up is one you don’t want to miss.

Ducati Multistrada 2017 S Granturismo

Ducati Multistrada 2017 S Touring

Ducati Multistrada 2017 S Pikes Peak

2017 Ducati Multistrada

Ducati Superbike 2017 Panigale 2017

Ducati Superbike 2017 Panigale S 2017

Ducati Superbike 2017 Panigale S Tricolore 2017

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO 2017

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Dark 2017

Ducati Monster

In celebration of the twentieth year of the MONSTER line, Ducati introduced the model 696, 769, and the 2017 EVO.

Ducati Monster 696 2017

Ducati Monster 696 20th Anniversary 2017

Ducati Monster 796 2017

Ducati Monster 796 20th Anniversary 2017

Ducati Monster 2017 EVO 2017

Ducati Monster 2017 EVO 20th Anniversary 2017

Ducati Monster 2017 EVO Diesel 2017

Ducati Diavel

2017 Ducati Diavel became one of the most popular Ducati models. Carbon version in 2017 will be available in one color with a matte carbon marked on red glossy elements.

Ducati Diavel Carbon 2017

Ducati Diavel Dark 2017

Ducati Diavel 2017

Ducati Streetfighter 2017

Ducati Streetfighter 848 2017download


Can-Am developed an all-new Can-Am Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition that features an industry-exclusive, hunting-ready package with exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo.  Can-Am further cements itself as an industry leader in the side-by-side mud segment with an all-new, four-person Can-Am Maverick MAX X mr 1000R side-by-side vehicle.

Outlander and Outlander L ATV models are now unified under the Outlander name, creating one family that offers the most horsepower in the industry in every engine class.  Also new are the Outlander XT 570 and Outlander MAX XT 570 models, which are the most equipped mid-size ATVs on the market for the price.  Other changes in the Can-Am ATV lineup include the addition of a Can-Am Renegade X mr 570 vehicle, and an Outlander Mossy Oak Hunting Edition 1000R ATV.