According to Yamaha “When you ride it, it will take you back a few years”.
If reports are true, Yamaha’s iconic bike the SR400 is expected to be launched in India around 2015. Yamaha re-launched SR400 in 2013 after it went out of production 35 years ago.
The bike is actually a legendary classic motor cycle with a retro 1970s styling. According to Yamaha “When you ride it, it will take you back a few years”.
Yamaha has decided not to play mix of styles because the design simply looks great in its old school form. Although the chrome-intensive new SR400 does indeed look very much like a classic steed from the 1970s, but with old-style switchgear, metal fenders and simple analogue gauges makes the bike stand out.
The bike has got all the subtleties including 18-inch aluminium spoked wheels, frame for bed, projecting lights, slim snazzy fuel tank with a capacity of 12 litres and a low exhaust. 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 bike has a weight of 174 kgs.
Yamaha SR400 is powered by a 399cc, air-cooled SOHC, 2-valve engine which offers 23 BHP @ 6500 rpm power and 27.4 NM @ 3000 rpm torque on ride. Engine is mated with 5 Speed manual gears transmission. Hydraulic front disc brakes and rear drum brakes assists the braking system of the bike.
This commuter bike is made to be customized based on your needs. It is already launched in US and UK with good responses. Exact launch date and price of the bike is yet to be revealed. The expected price of Yamaha SR400 will be around Rs3.5 lakh.