Yamaha has launched the 2021 SR400 Final Edition, which is the final iteration of this iconic retro machine. This midsize old-school motorbike used to be available in the Philippines, but it failed to make big waves in the market, unlike the XSR700 and XSR900 which both sport neo-classic styling.
The SR400 was first introduced to the Japanese domestic market in 1978 as a bare-bones yet easy-to-ride motorbike. Today, it is powered by a 399cc SOHC, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, which gives it a nostalgic ‘thumper’ character. This rudimentary powerplant is mated to a five-speed gearbox and generates 22.9hp at 6,500rpm and 27.4Nm of torque at 3,000rpm.
The SR400 is fitted with a halogen headlamp, with nary a trace of any digital readouts. Instead, it has a classic round analog instrument cluster that displays a cable-operated speedometer, a tachometer, and all the usual warning signs. Naturally, it comes to life via an old-school kick-starter.
If you’re into retro motorbikes that carry a rich heritage, the Yamaha SR400 Final Edition should be part of your garage. In Japan, this bike is priced at 605,000 Japanese yen, or roughly P280,000.