Yamaha SCR950 Scrambler Custom Build

Last Updated on 25/08/2020Jeff Palhegyi Designs in Southern California have been building custom Yamaha motorcycles for 20 years so tackling a custom SCR950 was an obvious ‘next build.’

“After seeing the SCR950 for the first time, I knew that it would be a really cool bike to customize,” said Jeff Palhegyi. “But there have been a lot of scrambler builds lately, and we wanted to do something really different. It was during the press introduction ride that I saw the Big Bear Scrambler displayed next to the SCR950, and it ultimately became the inspiration for the build.”

Derek Brooks from Yamaha explained, “The SCR950 is a motorcycle that provides its owner with multi-function capability. It’s a bike that makes it easy to commute to work or school, but at the same time, it’s a lot of fun to ride on the weekends. You can head to the outskirts of town where the pavement ends, and have a blast sliding around on gravel or dirt roads.” read more at motorcyclecruiser.com



Yamaha are releasing the SCR950 early next year as part of the Faster Sons project. Faster Sons is the branding for Yamaha’s Sports Heritage models (or Retro motorcycles to you and me). The idea is to tap into the currently fashionable retro look but wrap it around thoroughly modern Yamaha motorcycles. Take the SCR950 for a test ride and you’ll get the picture.

As part of the Faster Sons project Yamaha offered support to custom bike builders.

In garages and back yards all over the world, Yamaha owners dream of creating their very own customized motorcycles. Yamaha’s “Yard Built Project” seeks to enable these dreams by asking talented customizers to provide inspirational ideas on how to transform modern Yamaha models into ‘Yard Built’ specials. read more at motorcyclecruiser.com

Custom bikes such as this Scrambler are the result of that initiative.

Images from motorcyclecruiser.com

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