Yamaha SR400

Yamaha SR400 2015 : The Classic Yamaha Two Wheels

Yamaha SR400 was first introduced by the Japanese motor company way back 1970’s.  This original version of the motorcycle is re-introduced by the 2015 model making the 1978 SR400 enthusiasts reminiscing and raving.  Yes, this is a classic model comes back in modern landscape.  So what does this old-school has to offer in modern settings?

Yamaha SR400
Yamaha SR400



Certified Minimalist

SR400 chose the classic approach in its comeback to the US markets.  At the price of $5,990, the motorcycle starts its approach with its 399cc engine with air-cooled single cylinder and single overhead cam mill.  It achieves 66.2 MPG with its 5-speed transmission and with its 3.2 gallon fuel tanked fully loaded, SR400 can eat 211 miles in distance.  Included in the old-school features is the manual kick-start factor to fire up the engine.  Sorry current generation riders, if you’re an avid fan of electric starter bikesSR400 here isn’t for you.


Our bike here lacks the extravaganza of bells and whistles.  It mainly consists of two big analog gauges for speed and engine rpm information, metal fenders and chrome grab rails (the hints of modern upgrade for emission system).



Specifications and Competition

2015 Yamaha SR400 is set to compete in the likes of Honda CB500F and Suzuki Boulevard S40 which are priced $5,799 and $5,699 respectively.  Had it not been for the kick-starter function of this classic, its reappearance may not be as noteworthy as it is.


  • Engine : 399cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, single overhead cam
  • Transmission : 5-speed
  • Final Drive : Chain
  • Suspension : Telescopic, non-adjustable forks, 5.9 inches travel;

dual rear coilovers, 4.1 inches travel

  • Wet Weight : 384 pounds
  • Seat Height : 30.9 inches
  • Price: : $5,990