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A lot of people seem to like it on Facebook, I can't see it myself, the lines are all wrong.

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A lot of people seem to like it on Facebook, I can't see it myself, the lines are all wrong.

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Too tall. Water-cooled? No thanks...

You can;t just slap some "retro-styled" plastics and a round headlight on an existing model and call is a "Scrambler".

If you're gonna do this, then do it like Ducati did, make it a whole new bike.
 

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I probably would have jumped all over this had the real Scrambler not been so beautiful. It's a Yamaha - so it's going to be more reliable than the Duc.

But... Even though they got the weight right, it's down 10 ponies to the Italian - and a radiator? Umm.. No!

What Yamaha needed to do was come out with a REAL modern version of the classic XS. I would have bought that.
 

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Looks like this to me: It's a little heavier than the Scrambler, down on power, taller in the seat. Parallel twins lack the character and music of V-twins, and it's got an ugly radiator. On the other hand, there's this cool accessory side bag, looks like brown canvas and leather, that locks onto its bracket, Ducati take a look please.
 

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Parallel twins lack the character and music of V-twins
Not those that have a 270 degree firing order. You would have a very hard time telling a 270 degree parallel twin from a V.
 

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Kind of a scambler/retro-bike...kind of a Fizzer (FZ-07/09). Feels half-pregnant.
 

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I'm kinda into it. I love my bike, but at certain angles the Duc does sort of look like a cartoon motorcycle. I like the raised tank on the Yamaha, makes it a bit meaner. Been wondering if anyone was gonna try that on the Scrambler, could look cool to raise and angle the tank to pick up the line of the swingarm.
 

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I think it looks too bulky and not very thought out. Seems more to me like a bike that someone just stripped the plastics off of and put on a round headlight.

Not interested in the slightest...
 

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But... Even though they got the weight right, it's down 10 ponies to the Italian
You mean 1.2 hp? The Scrambler has 75 hp. From the article: "Yamaha Motor Europe claims a maximum output of 73.8 hp at 9000 rpm and 50.2 lb-ft. at 6500 rpm."

The power is being delivered higher up though. I'm guessing it doesn't have the low end grunt of the Scrambler.
 

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You mean 1.2 hp? The Scrambler has 75 hp. From the article: "Yamaha Motor Europe claims a maximum output of 73.8 hp at 9000 rpm and 50.2 lb-ft. at 6500 rpm."

I'd assume the power is being delivered higher up though. I'm guessing it doesn't have the low end grunt of the Scrambler.
I went by the fz07 specs which are 65hp


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That is the ugliest looking bike I have seen in a long time and just goes to show that Japan still cannot get copies right. They do their own stuff better like big UJM naked fours and utility bikes for the masses.
That said, when Nissan started the crossover craze here in the UK & the manufacturers saw the sales figures they all had to build one.
I love my Scrambler, the looks are what I hoped they would be ( like a modern 60s/70's style IMHO), ok it ain't no super tourer or a rocketship but its light and exciting to ride for me and thats what I wanted out of it.
 

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I'll reserve judgement until I see it in person, but I kind of like it, especially in green. BTW, it wouldn't take much to exceed the performance of the XS650, a friend of mine had one back in the day. Great looking bike, but it shook like a paint mixer, the brakes were wooden, it was slow and the handling was vague (and I'm being generous).
The Yamaha will be less expensive to buy, cheaper to maintain and will have better dealer support. I don't think it will have the character of the Scrambler, but it will have some advantages and if it had been available when I was looking at the Scrambler I would have definitely given it a shot...
 

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I have to agree with what many have already said and I was initially on the fence with the Scrambler and while yes the Yamaha may have a notch up on the reliability ratings it definitely just doesn't do it for me like the Scrambler does. Extra grease or not in the belt cover :)
 

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I have two Yamaha SR500's. They're awesome little bikes.

This "X-SR700" makes no sense to me. I'd have loved to see a modern SR500 just like Ducati did. Visually it looks like one of those shanty towns where people collect scrap metal to build their walls and roofs. By the time my eyes reached the tank I was wondering what else they could have slapped on top or sides.



Yamaha has a nice looking scrambler/cafe style bike in the XJR1300. The engine looks like an engine. It's just too hefty and not sold in the US. If they built a customizable 800cc parallel twin around this concept I think Ducati would have a lot more to be worried about.

XJR1300 Racer 2015 - Motorcycles - Yamaha Motor Scandinavia



Still happy waiting for the Scrambler. One competitor down. More interested in what Triumph / Moto Guzzi answer back with.
 

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I don't like to talk down upon things that are generally related to personal opinion but man, that's quite the ugly duckling. It's like it takes up too much space from bottom to top. It looks like a real porker and none of the layout looks thought out. Looks like someone took a full fairing bike and ripped the fairings off but didn't bother to clean up under them to make it presentable.

That radiator is atrocious from a front 3/4 view, too.

No thanks.
 
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