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Old 12-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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New Yamaha SR400 confirmed for USA

For all the standard fans who don't want something as big as the new Honda CB1100



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?
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Looks good. I approve (as long as they keep the kick start ).
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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No magic button will greatly reduce its appeal especially to new riders.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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Looks good. I like it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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Knock it up to 500...



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Old 12-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #8
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Keep the kick starter, but also have electric!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #9
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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:




And I'd prefer one of these:




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

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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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.

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:40 PM   #11
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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
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:50 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #13
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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!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #14
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Sr400

I hope it comes soon or I will already have bought a new CB1100. I'd rather have the kick start Yamaha 400.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:54 PM   #15
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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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