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Anachronist

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Spoiler Alarm: the Ducati looks like a fat ant from the front IMO.

Not sure I like the more and more aggressive styling of the motorbikes these days, too many edges and no real flowing lines.
 

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I found this video slightly emotional. Welcome back Wayne Rainey

 

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@gnatty8 it's a 2017 Yamaha SCR950. The bike was produced with the same engine as the Bolt with a sportier, "scrambler" subframe.

I can't give it many accolades other than it's a HOG. Quite heavy (550 lbs), underpowered for a V-twin (51hp), and turning can be improved. But it's my first bike and I'm really coming around to it, I get comments all the time whenever I park it and most people are shocked when I say it's a 2017 bike. If you're looking for one they're heavily discounted everywhere.
FWIW, Cycle World liked your bike way more than you do...
“But Yamaha has been making a habit lately of building incredibly fun, amazingly affordable machines that make you just want to get out and ride. After spending a solid day in the saddle of the SCR950 riding around the mountains near San Diego, I can report that Yamaha has once again nailed the less-is-more formula.”
 

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@Duly Noted it was actually that review that made me want to purchase the bike! Once I get the ECU reflashed and do some performance mods I'm sure the performance will get to a level that I'm really happy with. Looking to upgrade to a CB1100 or a Triumph Speed Twin in 2021.
 

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I like the looks of that Yamaha. Wish it was liquid cooled and had anti-lock brakes. If BMW would make a classic bike like that (basically a R9T but with a smaller engine), I'd replace my 18 yr old F650 in a sec. It's suffered in CA's sun and salty air, but it's tough to get rid of it when it gets 55-95 mpg.

Btw, sorry to see that your bike was stolen and otherwise vandalized, UC. I've parked mine on the street for about 4 of my 12 yrs in SF and haven't had any trouble. It's never even been knocked over.

Edit: a well-cared for old G650 xcountry might be an option.
 
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