Faster Sons was launched as a category of the Sport Heritage models by Yamaha, earlier this year. And we know that today Faster Sons represent all the riders who respect designs of Yamaha and thus taking the performance forward. There was also an initiative that was established by Yamaha to encourage custom bike building globally. All over the world everyone had a dream to create and build their own customized motorcycles and Yamaha named it as the “Yard Built Project”. It was the project that seek the dreams of talented riders to provide some innovative ideas and transform the models of Yamaha into Yard Built Specials.
There are many builders who will inspire the owners of Yamaha with their amazing ideas to turn their dreams into reality. This initiative helped many talented builders all over the world for better interpretations of Yamaha’s Heritage models. The latest custom creation was revealed by Yamaha and the inspiration for it was SCR950 scrambler.
Jeff Palhegyi who is fond of Yamaha racing bikes has developed this custom. He has immense love and has a great collection of Yamaha vintage motorcycles which includes XS dirt track racers and TZ750’s. With this heritage and passion in mind the latest project from Jeff Palhegyi took inspiration from a 1966 YDS3C Bear Scrambler. The handlebars are packed in Duane Ballard Leather that matches with the front tool pouch and also the seat. The custom headlight bracket, skid plate, vintage off-road style fenders, Trail tires mounted on 40-spoke aluminum soft wheels, side panels, custom subframes and the shot glass taillight lens compliments the seat of the bike amazingly.
Towards the middle of the bike a sub frame has been added that resulted in higher sitting position and thus making it more comfortable for the rider. This bike has many features of classic racing scramblers such as round number plates and oval side covers. The footpegs of the bike is positioned to provide standing riding position for the riders and also provides with flexibility and comfort. It is a lightweight bike and hence the airbox of the bike is removed. There are 2-into-1 exhaust pipes that has a coating of aluminum heat shields. The bike looks amazing in the paint schemes which are two-tone.
SCR950 has a five speed manual transmission and has an engine that is directly from the bolt. It produces 47 hp and 51 lb-ft of torque. The engine has a very easy and flexible clutch pull and a throttle operation which is predictable. There is no traction control or ABS on this bike and the brakes operate very smoothly with a good feel. There is 41mm telescopic forks for the front suspension and dual rear shocks for the rear suspension.
Palhegyi commented that, he is pleased with the build and also want to thank the team to come together for such an artistic concept!
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