“I really like the SCR950,” said Go Takamine. “It is powerful, comfortable, and very easy to handle. I had great fun riding it on the street, but also on an unpaved dirt road. I also like the colouring, it takes some design cues from the old Yamaha dirt bikes. It was an enjoyable challenge to customize it! As usual I fabricated most of the key body components to make this into a “Brat Style” machine; fuel tank, seat, fenders, side covers, exhaust pipes and handle bars. The fuel tank was especially challenging, I scrapped the finished fuel tank a couple of times to make it perfect! Also the fuel pump integration was tricky. I took out quite some weight compared to the stock SCR950, and now it’s even more fun to ride! Having worked on the SCR950 I think it has got good potential for customizing. It’s a simple, clean pipe frame with a good looking rear sub frame. That means it’s easy to swap around the exhaust pipe, seat & fenders. It wasn’t hard at all to clean up handle bar area as well. I believe that without changing many parts, SCR950 will allow you to add your personal touch to it!”
To create the ‘Chequered Scrambler’ Go Takamine cleaned up the front end, adding wider handlebars for better off-road control and a new smaller headlight unit. Brat Style signature engraving can be found on the beautiful fuel cap, paying tribute to Yamaha’s Faster Sons platform as well as a beautiful engraved custom air filter cover.
Custom rear suspension by Works Performance is added for greater travel and ground clearance and a handmade sub-frame and rear fender cleans up the back end to match the front. Chunky off road tyres are added to prototype wire rims and no Brat Style bike would be complete without his signature rear light unit. Custom exhausts run both sides of the Chequered Scrambler and a handmade heat shield keeps the legs from cooking! A handmade seat unit by Mauricio Aguilar and old school paint graphics featuring vintage Yamaha graphics and chequered flags by Denis Babin on the tank complete the bike and leave it ready for any scrambling challenge.
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