New Yamaha SR400 confirmed for USA

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by HondaFanatic, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. PAULIBIKER

    PAULIBIKER Been here awhile

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    My SR500 felt like the handlebars were 3 inches 'round at 70+.............a interstate/slab bike it wasn't.
  2. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I know that feeling!

    I will be sure to test ride one before buying...


  3. rider33

    rider33 Long timer

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  4. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I think its odd they would sell it in Japan without electric start.
    Its an around town and commuter bike I suppose, which calls for an electric starter to be popular I would think.
  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Retro is a huge draw in Japan.

    You'll see more shovels, pans and even knuckleheads on the streets of Tokyo than you ever will in NYC.

    :nod
  6. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    I've owned my share of thumpers over the last almost 50 years of riding. They were all dual sports. Never had a four stroke Yamaha thumper (but had 2 two stroke DT series 250s). Had (not including the little Honda 90s) XT225, KLR250, KLR650, 1982 Suzuki SP500, 1975 Honda XL350, 2007 Royal Enfield 500 Bullet. May have left out one or two. A favorite was that '75 XL350. I toured on it loaded with tent, sleeping bag, etc back around 1975-1976 and had loads of fun. Interestingly that bike was solo only. No passenger pegs and a solo seat. I fabbed up some passenger pegs.
    Dam. If Honda sole that 1975 XL350 with the black and red paint job I'd buy one and be slobbering with joy all the way home. Traded it in on a 1976 Honda CB750K brand new.
    I'd consider buying this SR400. I wish they still made the old MZ/MUZ Skorpians and Travvelors.
  7. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    I'm noticing that many of the posters interested in this bike are also current scooter owners who are currently living with sub 500cc singles. The fear of getting by with only 400cc's is just not there for this group.
  8. Bongolia

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    Well I've got one
    (in Hong Kong)

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  9. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Very nice!
  10. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Very nice, indeed. Chrome fenders and clip-ons are a great combo. :clap
  11. Bongolia

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    I have plans for that bike. Loads of café stuff for SR400s from Japan.
  12. faded_Glory

    faded_Glory Adventurer

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    I see your SR 400 and I raise you my SRX-6:

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  13. JerryH

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    Sure would be nice if it were like that here. Of course, for a price, you can get a brand new Harley from any era you want. That is not the case with vintage Japanese and even most British bikes. You can find like new ones for sale, but they are collectors items. The parts are not available to keep them going.
  14. Bongolia

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    The SR400 has been in production for 30+ years.

    https://sites.google.com/site/yamahasr500sr400/history

    You can find any part you want for them. 90 mpg is a bonus too.
  15. Bongolia

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    Nice, like the style of the SRX. That's the XT engine?
  16. ZZ-R Rider

    ZZ-R Rider Captain Fantastic

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    Drooooooooool!!! That SRX-6 is Sweet, sweet, sweet!!!!!
  17. JerryH

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    Unfortunately neither the bikes or parts have been available in the U.S for all that time. If they had been I would almost certainly have or have had one. With the exception of a tiny little Kawasaki Eliminator 125, I have never owned a single cylinder street bike. I have seriously considered the Suzuki TU250, and S40, but neither have centerstands like the SR400.
  18. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I looked it up, and it seems you can get any part you want in the US for the sr500/400.

    Still, I hope Yamaha brings it to the US, if only for a year (or a month) as I would snap one up as soon as they came off the boat.

    Dual sports have tube tires and no center stands, how do they do it?



  19. JerryH

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