2015 Yamaha SR400 Makes It to the US in May

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Ready your old-school leathers, ¾ helmets, scarves and goggles, the new Yamaha SR400 is said to arrive in US dealerships in May, as an early 2015 model. Can things be any cooler? Of course they can, as the price is said to be under the $6,000 mark… $5,990 (€4,290) to be more specific.
One of the machines most favored among custom bike builders and modders, the SR400 returns after around 2 decades of absence, with the same killer retro looks and some modern features increasing its reliability and mileage. The new 4-stroke mill received electronic fuel injection, and this should deliver around 66 mpg (3.55 l/100km).

Believe it or not, the 2015 SR400 will only be available with a kick start, one feature which will most likely become a strong selling point for the hipster customer segment. Still the starting is much easier than it used to be back in the day, as the engine is equipped with a decompression valve.

Speaking of the lump, we’re getting an air-cooled 399cc single-cylinder power unit mated to a 5-speed multiplate wet clutch and chain final drive. No word on power and torque yet, but we could expect figures around some 35-40 horsepower. Keeping things on the retro side, the 2015 Yamaha SR400 sports 150mm drum brakes in the rear and a single 268mm front rotor, and 18” wire-spoked wheels.

Styling was kept as clean as it ever was, with a one-piece two-up seat and small chromed grab rail, megaphone silencer and two small analog gauges, chrome mirrors, front fender and headlight. Add in the 384 lbs (174 kg) wet weight for a better picture of how cool this new-retro blast from the past is.
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