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Old 03-06-2014, 11:00 AM   #331
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I test sat the sr400 at a Swedish motorcycle show. Nice bike but I need a electric starter to be able to start since I have some problem with my right hip. I think yamaha really shot them self in the foot by not adding a electric stater to it?

Do you think they will add a electric starter to next year? After 2016 they have to do some modds to the rear brake if it is going to be sold in EU since it requires ABS brake system.


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Sounds like the SR is coming. But, I don't know if I can wait that long. I'm not gettin' any younger!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:07 AM   #332
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Yamaha SR400 for real!

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2014/...th-2015-sr400/
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:23 AM   #333
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I'm betting that this will become an instant cult bike. In other words, they won't sell many and then they'll become highly desirable 10 years from now. This is honesty a perfect bike for most riders, especially my purposes. 65 mpg should be easy to get, heck our xt500 gets 65 almost all the time. The only thing I don't understand is why it weighs 384 pounds!
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:25 AM   #334
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Oppps - thats a bit big !!!!! Shame about the thermos flask stuck on the lower frame
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:27 AM   #335
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Sweet. A townie bike with a kicker and FI that'll get out of its own way.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:40 AM   #336
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Are you serious... people actually do that?


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Old 03-06-2014, 11:48 AM   #337
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I think yamaha really shot them self in the foot by not adding a electric stater to it?

Agree............most new/smaller riders will look elsewhere.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:02 PM   #338
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http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...91/0/home.aspx

Check it out. It is coming!! Looks like May of this year. I can wait that long.

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...7/0/video.aspx
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:05 PM   #339
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So. This isn't going to be another scenario like this is it? A Japanese motorcycle maker comes up with a retro bike. US buyers beg them to make it available in the USA. Maker jumps through all the hoops to get it legal and available in the US. Maker ships bikes to US soil. Bike sits in dealers for years gathering dust. Maker says, "Oh crap! Not again!!!"

Who is going to put their money where their mouth is here??
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:21 PM   #340
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Sigh, I'm at the perfect age where this bike falls through the cracks.

I'm young enough that to me, I despised these kind of bikes because they represented "way old fashioned" and I couldn't wait for the dinosaur kickstarters, chrome mufflers, drum brakes, air cooling, wire spoke tube type rims and chincy looking spindly chrome mirrors and front/rear fenders, to die an overdue death.

I'm old enough, that the new Transformer bikes are hideous things, with bizarro melted droopy headlight pods, computer controlled and electric gizmo everything, ungodly abortion mufflers, and cartoon stylized rear ends pointing at the moon.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:30 PM   #341
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I'd love to, especially since i have been eyeing the TU250x and this is barely a grand more, but sadly just last year i purchased a 2012 Strom and now had a kid the day after Christmas...
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:33 PM   #342
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If they are correct that they are arriving June of this year, I have found my next bike. I had sent them a letter telling them if they imported the SR400 I would buy one, so I am sort of committed :)
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:43 PM   #343
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OMG this news made my day! I'm totally getting one!

I'm aslo happy it doesn't have the e button. This bike is for purests looking for a true old school bike.

If you can't kick it, buy a bonnie.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:00 PM   #344
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Is that an evap canister? I hope it can be easily removed.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:01 PM   #345
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It's a bit different here on the Big Island of Hawaii. There is one dealer that sells Yamaha's, and they are 100-125 miles away (depending on the route). Motorcycles usually are quite a bit more here than on the mainland. Sometimes, I found that I could buy a bike from some dealer in San Diego and have it shipped to Hilo by PASHA, cheaper than buying here. But I contacted Kiser in Kona to ask them about what they know about this bike. If I could get on a list for first crack at one of these or what. I had been considering another dual sport. Also a Suzuki TU250 or S40, a used Sportster, or even the new HD Street 500.....till I found out about the SR coming to the US soon. The website I refer to above says available May this year. Another one further up this thread said it would be 2015. I'm not waiting that long for the SR, but May is doable.
I've owned a mess of singles ( I won't bore you with a list of them), and many were kick only. AQ couple were dam quirky about starting. Some were hard to star cold, and some when warm, and some were never a problem. 3 years ago I wouldn't have bought a larger kick only bike due to a right knee problem, but my knee is fine now. I have found that every thumper has it's own preference as far as the starting procedure. If you discover the super secret procedure for that bike, you are golden. If not, you could be in for it.


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OMG this news made my day! I'm totally getting one!

I'm aslo happy it doesn't have the e button. This bike is for purests looking for a true old school bike.

If you can't kick it, buy a bonnie.
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