The retro roadster will go up against the Honda CB350 before going off the market
- Powered by a 399cc 2-valve engine.
- Gets two new paint schemes.
- The SR400 limited edition restricted to just 1,000 units for exclusivity.
Yamaha has announced the launch of its iconic retro roadster, the SR400 Final Edition, in Japan. As the name suggests, this will be the last iteration of the bike. Along with the Final Edition, the brand will also be launching a limited edition model, restricted to 1,000 units, in March this year. Interestingly, the Honda H’Ness 350, rechristened the GB 350 for the Japanese market, will also be launched around the same time.
The Yamaha SR400 Final Edition is powered by an old-school single-cylinder 2-valve 399cc air-cooled engine producing 24PS at 6,000rpm and 28Nm at 3,000rpm, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. For reference, the CB350 churns out 21.07PS at 5,500rpm and 30Nm at 3,000rpm while the Classic 350 produces 19.3PS and 28Nm.
This engine is housed in a semi-double cradle frame. Suspension duties are handled by a telescopic fork and dual shocks at the rear. For braking, the SR400 is equipped with a disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear. Also Read - Jawa Perak: Road Test Review
The Final Edition Limited isn’t much different from the Final Edition. While the latter is available in metallic two-tone grey and blue colours, the limited model is painted in brown, with brass motifs and bronze painted rims. It also gets exclusive pinstriping on the fuel tank, adding to the retro touch.
The SR400 Final Edition shares a glorious history of 43 years with the land of the rising sun and prides itself in being a thoroughbred classic motorcycle. The bike continues to use only a kick-starter and gets halogen illumination as well as an analogue instrument console. Also Read - Checkout the latest electric monkey bike to go on sale in India.
In fact, until a few years ago, the bike wasn’t even equipped with fuel injection. On the contrary, Honda’s machine tries to retain the old-school charm without compromising on modern technology. While the GB 350 will offer ABS, traction control, smartphone connectivity and more, the SR400 has only its rich history to offer.
The Yamaha SR400 Final Edition carries a sticker of 605,000 Yen which roughly translates to Rs 4.26 lakh. While the price of the GB 350 is yet to be announced, we expect it to be more than the Yamaha.