"With it's plush seat, light weight and upright riding position, it's hard to imagine any other bike being as comfortable around town."
Motorcycle Trader - June 2014
Anyone who was old enough to ride a motorcycle in the 1970s will remember the fanfare that greeted the launch of the original Yamaha SR models. Inspired by the dual purpose XT500 which was launched a few years earlier, the single cylinder SR400 and SR500 were announced in 1978, and went on to become popular and enduring models.
With their relaxed torque output, slim and agile chassis design and classic styling, the Japanese-market SR400 and European-market SR500 became firm favourites with enthusiasts who were looking for a simple machine that captured the spirit of sports motorcycling.
Yamaha’s classic big single has a genuine heritage and pureness of design that sets it apart from some other ‘retro’ models. There can be no doubt that the SR400 is the real thing, and with an authentic engine and chassis specification and original kick start mechanism, this charismatic twin-shock thumper is aimed at the many riders who are looking to rediscover the soul of motorcycling.
In addition to its appealing character and easy performance, the SR400 also offers many possibilities for those riders who want to customise their machine, whether that involves adding a few bolt-on parts or going the whole way and creating a café racer, street scrambler or bobber.
Timeless retro style with proven technology
Create your own café racer, bobber or scrambler
Fuel injected 400cc air-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder engine
Light, slim and agile steel chassis
Decompressor for easy kick starting
Conventional front forks with twin rear shocks
Classic 12-litre teardrop fuel tank
The SR400 is now available in matt grey from your local Yamaha dealership.