To give us a taste of the SCR950’s capabilities, Yamaha lead us on a leisurely ride through the twisty roads around Julian, California. The SCR, like its Bolt predecessor, offers a riding experience full of vibration. The hard-mounted engine transfers the V-twin’s shaking to all points of contact: grips, foot pegs, and seat. On pavement, this meant I found myself short shifting often to minimize vibration, otherwise, my hands and feet became fatigued. Aside from that, the engine has the Bolt’s familiar torque: just enough to keep me alert. Also familiar is the SCR’s exhaust, same as the Bolt C-Spec, just upswept by a few degrees. I was so hoping for high pipes.