Yamaha’s SR400 won’t be coming to Canada this year, though it’ll be for sale in the US.
According to multiple US news sources, the single-cylinder classic (a direct descendant of the ’70s-era SR500) will hit US showrooms in June, as a 2015 model. However, Yamaha’s Canadian head office informs us the bike won’t be coming here this year, citing pricing issues.
At $5,999 (in the US), they may be right, considering very little has changed since it was introduced; they added fuel injection, but no electric start, and downsized the engine displacement for the Japanese market, where it’s remained in production for decades. Then there’s the unfavourable US:CA exchange rate to work into that too.
So the question is, how much would you pay for one?