Yamaha is on a new model push and the release of the SR400 is just perfect for a growing number of riders, in particular the younger ones! The newest ‘ Yamaha SR400’ has been -rereleased in Australia for the retro fan and the cafe racer set who what something to customise. The SR400 is also LAMS compliant hence can be ridden by learner riders.
The SR400 was a Japanese only model for more a number of years and directly related to the model released back in 1978. All its features are genuinely made from the 1978 design but updated where necessary to meet the latest standards. Retro details are everywhere form the instruments and controls to the wheels, engine block and even a kick starter . Of course there are modern touches like electronic fuel injection and carefully replicated exhaust noise!
The retail price for the SR400 is just under $9000 which is quite expensive. (Clearly a low production run motorcycle) However it represents a genuine piece of Japanese motorcycle history from the 1970’s no less. The key selling point is that the SR400 is just asking to be customised into a genuine cafe racer for those who are not really mechanically inclined. One more thing, it’s claimed fuel consumption is under 2.5 litres per 100km!
|Yamaha SR400 Key Specifications|
|Engine:||Single cylinder SOHC 4-stroke EFI|
|Approx Power/Torque:||17.1Kw @ 6,500 RPM
29Nm @ 5,500 RPM
|Performance:||0-100kph N/A seconds Approx
Max Speed 145 Kph Approx
|Fuel Economy:||12 litre fuel tank
Under 2.5 litres per 100km
|Seat height:||790 mm|
|Dimensions:||L2085 X W750 X H1110mm WB1410mm|
|Recommended Retail Price:||$8,900 AUD (2014)|