Yamaha have released a Japan-only 35th Anniversary Edition of the SR400.
The SR kicked off in 1978 in 500 cc form, and sold internationally until Yamaha eventually ceased production in 1999. However, it lived on in Japan, albeit cut down to 400 cc with a reduction in stroke to satisfy Japanese stepped licencing requirements.
Production eventually ceased in 2008 due to emission regs but it reappeared in 2010 fitted with fuel injection. Despite this nod to modern technology, the SR400 is still a simple kick-start only machine with few changes in its 35 year history.
The 35th Anniversary Edition comes with gold Yamaha graphics, white striping with leaf green metallic paint and a two tone tan seat. Production will be limited to 1000 machines and yes, sadly they will only be available to the Japanese market as of February 14th. Yes, that is Valentines day.
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