Lately it seems like Yamaha can do no wrong. Everything they have come out with has been stellar, but honestly, we want more. As it stands, the SCR950 is a perfectly “sport-heritage,” motorcycle that doesn’t really push the envelope of performance or style. It’s classic, it’s easy, it’s safe, and it’s fun. But if they were to use the engine from the XSR700, we would have a completely different beast with heritage styling, an eye to the future and a higher level of performance. The Bolt platform has a lot of customization potential, and we love it for that, but the engine is still a little heavy and docile for this type of riding. If you want a bike that is good looking, affordable, reliable, and customizable, the SCR950 is a great choice. If you want a fast scrambler, go for the Ducati.