Chequered Brat Style


The recently released Yamaha SCR950, the new big block scrambler on the scene, is much more fascinating and stylish after the Go Takamine's brat style treatment... Check out the details in this post.


I really like the SCR950,” Go Takamine says “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 a wider handlebar to improve control, and a new smaller headlight unit. Brat Style signature engravings can be found on the fuel cap, on the custom air filter cover the and on the front frame, closed to the triple tree. Custom rear shocks by Works Performance were added to improve the ground clearance and comfort, while the handmade sub-frame and the new rear fender cleans up the back end of the bike. Knobby off road tyres were mounted on the prototype spoke wheels. As usual for Brat Style, there is a peculiar rear light unit. Custom exhausts run both sides of the Chequered Scrambler with a handmade heat shield to keep the legs safe from the heat! Mauricio Aguilar made the bespoke seat while Denis Babin performed the old school paint graphics, featuring the vintage chequered flags on the fuel tank which gives the name of the bike.





















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