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Yamaha goes retro with its new SCR950 motorcycle

Yamaha goes retro with its new SCR950 motorcycle

Scrambling for a piece of the motorcycle sales pie that Ducati and Triumph have created with their retro Scramblers, Yamaha has unveiled its SCR950.

The company’s new old-looking bike, an attempt to create relevance among young urban consumers, is only new on the outside.

Underneath the classic styling -- which includes a vintage-looking gas tank, number plates, fenders and fork boots -- lurks a Bolt. Yamaha’s popular city cruiser supplies a well-tested engine, power train, frame and suspension elements for this new machine.

That means the SCR950 uses the Bolt’s 942cc air-cooled V-Twin engine, five-speed transmission and belt...

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