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HondaFanatic 12-17-2012 01:22 PM

New Yamaha SR400 confirmed for USA
 
For all the standard fans who don't want something as big as the new Honda CB1100

http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/...ps78d86456.jpg

Here's the link from cycleworld

http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/12/17...ied-in-the-us/

What do you think? How many out there would be a player for a 400cc single?

schlitz 12-17-2012 01:42 PM

Looks good. I approve (as long as they keep the kick start :evil).

rider33 12-17-2012 02:46 PM

A simple, clean, classic with a useful amount of displacement. Priced right it just might do well. If it's not too tinny I'd certainly consider it for a runabout and I love the kick start.

GB 12-17-2012 02:54 PM

No magic button will greatly reduce its appeal especially to new riders.

Bueller 12-17-2012 02:56 PM

Any minute now someone will chime in with complaints about lack of ABS, traction control, too little horsepower, if only it came with luggage, yada yada yada.

hexnut 12-17-2012 02:56 PM

Looks good. I like it.:D

Durangoman 12-17-2012 02:57 PM

Knock it up to 500...



:1drink

pm9654 12-17-2012 03:09 PM

Keep the kick starter, but also have electric!

L.B.S. 12-17-2012 03:09 PM

I'm the age where most of these "retro" bikes are too retro...

I couldn't wait for the bikes of my youth to get rid of chromed fenders, long, low chromed mufflers, spoked wheels, rear drum brakes etc.

That SR400, no, I would not really want. Neither would I want the CB1100 in it's as sold form, the way it sits. Close, but not quite.

I *would* want one of these:

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6...edium24681.jpg


And I'd prefer one of these:

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/6507/cb1100f83f1.jpg


(Well technically, I'd want THIS one, but...:cry)

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6...r2020pro20.jpg

dman 12-17-2012 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by L.B.S. (Post 20271044)
I'm the age where most of these "retro" bikes are too retro...

I couldn't wait for the bikes of my youth to get rid of chromed fenders, long, low chromed mufflers, spoked wheels, rear drum brakes etc.

That SR400, no, I would not really want. Neither would I want the CB1100 in it's as sold form, the way it sits. Close, but not quite.

I think L.B.S and I are cut from the same cloth. In fact I never liked the SR in it's time here in the US ... I rode a few but found them slow and vibey, not that my FT500 Ascot was a rocket. Anyway, I'm not sure this SR is actually a retro. I think it's the same old bike they've been building since '78 or so.

-dman

Mooosman 12-17-2012 03:40 PM

I really hope that thing makes it here. I like the classic UJM look of this and the Suzuki TU250, but if given the choice between the two, I'd pick the Yamaha for the bigger displacement.

Looks good:evil

Navin 12-17-2012 03:50 PM

Classic looks are OK, I can live with a kickstarter but no, even my 1976 RD400 had a rear disc brake. This is a "new" 1974 moto in almost every regard.

Better would be a true, modern 450cc street thumper, 4 valve head, liquid cooled, 6 speeds and a easy platform to build a DS/Adv/supermoto off of, which has been the request since the WR250R. If they built a XT400 with at least proper brakes and decent legs with 7" of travel I can deal with the probable 30 HP.

motocopter 12-17-2012 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bueller (Post 20270940)
Any minute now someone will chime in with complaints about lack of ..., too little horsepower, ....

It better come with at least the original 500cc's! :D

oldhippie1 12-17-2012 03:53 PM

Sr400
 
I hope it comes soon or I will already have bought a new CB1100. I'd rather have the kick start Yamaha 400.

HondaFanatic 12-17-2012 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dman (Post 20271182)
I think it's the same old bike they've been building since '78 or so.

-dman

I think you're right. Only now updated with fuel injection.

Here's some info I dug up:

383 lb
27 horsepower
22 lb ft torque
3.17 fuel capacity

No word on mpg's but I'd imagine it's pretty high.

I love the clean look. Nice tank shape, gaiters, chrome fenders, wire spokes, and what looks to be a thick, comfortable seat. But the kick starter is a little too retro for me.


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