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Legendary City Bike Yamaha SR400 Returns

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2014 Yamaha SR400

Yamaha had discontinued the production of its much famed sports heritage model, SR400 since the bike made its original debut 35 years ago. Yamaha is all set to bring back the iconic bike which is set to offer today’s riders the opportunity to experience the sheer joy and pleasure of riding associated with simpler and more traditional designs. Yamaha has decided not to play mix of styles because the hardware simply looks great in its old school form. EICMA saw the viable return of the pre-eminent classic, priced at €5990 (Rs. 5.03 lakhs).

The Yamaha SR400 bears a 400cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled SOHC, 2-valve engine which is technically identical to the original specifications barring a few minor inevitable changes. The SR400 produces a maximum power output of 23 BHP at 6500 RPM and peak torque of 27.4 Nm at 3000 RPM. The engine thump at low revs gives this timeless classic a feel of engaging character and enduring appeal. Yamaha has provided all the necessary subtleties including chrome fenders, 18-inch aluminium spoked wheels, frame for bed, lots of chrome, projecting lights, slim snazzy fuel tank with a capacity of 12 litres and a low exhaust. The bike weighs 174 kgs (wet).

Telescopic forks upfront ensure a 150 mm travel range while the twin suspension at the rear allows the wheel movement by a measure of 111 mm. The kick starter is the only means of getting the engine running. The usage of new electronic fuel injection technology on the Yamaha SR400 allows the bike to be in compliance with regulations on emissions which contributes for reduced consumption. The SR400 rides on Metzeler Perfects which has a lot of curvature to fit the narrow rims on older and classic bikes. The bike will be available at dealerships in early 2014 and it definitely is a treat for the SR series loyalists celebrating the 35th anniversary of this heritage machine.

2014 Yamaha SR400 Side

2014 Yamaha SR400 Black

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  • george

    Pls update the tech a bit and bring it Yamaha, Cool bike, a RD reloded in 4S… wov classic :)

  • Kishor Sonar

    I was hoping Yamaha might introduce Yamaha v star 250 upgraded Enticer…

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      No cruisers from Yamaha for India.

  • Pramod Ku. Nayak

    I am a real fan of Yamaha RX 100. But unfortunately not available in showroom. Can I get my dream bike from Yamaha.

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      RX100 is a 2-stroke bike which was discontinued long time back.

  • Aron

    Hi plz let me knw SR400 prize in india

  • Lavakumar

    Sir in india Yamaha SR400 available in authorized show rooms

  • lokesh prasad

    Sir tel me when sr 400 lunching in india and the indian price pls i am waiting

  • Mr.Kishore Kumar Gopoji

    This is the bike I want.And have been waiting for a decade for this very simple looking legendary bike.Most of today’s bikes have gone sick and are suffering from sporty trend and design which wouldn’t favor a comfortable ride for two persons.With the advent and unveiling of Yamaha SR400, my search for a COMPLETE BIKE ends.
    “Yes Yamaha!!!”

  • Santosh

    The SR400 is excellent but cost of purchase is very heavy.

  • Santosh

    sir please launch same model SR400 type SR150 & 200 in low cost price in India.

  • Hitesh

    SR 400 has bhp and torque similar to RE 500. AND Yam costs a bomb (in Europe for now). KTM have a 390 which is ,well, sensibly priced with upside down forks,EFI, mono shock, ultra light weight, more power etc.
    Agreed that this is Yamaha`s `heritage’ bike but RE is a much stronger brand..in India AND around the world. Bikes have come and gone but Bullet is still here ,now with much better quality, beat that . SR is pitched in RE territory. Will the SR catch up with RE?
    Retro bikes are welcome.I believe if Yamaha comes up with SR 500 with better power and sensible pricing it will definitely make its mark.

  • Dharma

    An excellent model with simple look (especially engine)makes it great.but from the business and marketing view ,launching this SR 400 for the price of around(₹ 3,25,000) does not make any sence,because of already existing Royal Enfield 350 cc and 500 cc a retrofit and cruiser type bikes for ₹1,30,000 to 2,00,000 approx.
    if really to be the king of road, Yamaha should launch SR in 150cc -175cc segment with same model with a price of less than ₹1,00,000.otherwise it may become a showcase piece in showroom,

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