New Yamaha SR400 showcased at the 2017 Bangkok Motor Show
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New Yamaha SR400 showcased at the 2017 Bangkok Motor Show

2017 Yamaha SR400 could be considered as the modern version of the RX135, which has now been discontinued from India.

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New Yamaha SR400 is powered by a 399cc, air cooled four stroke single, SOHC, 2 valves engine mated to a 5 speed transmission. It weighs 174 kgs and receives a slim chassis, low riding position and seat height of 30.9”.

Priced from $5,999 (approx INR 3.9 lakh), this street bike gets a host of safety features that makes it ideal for a novice or a seasoned rider. It receives kick start as against push button start. It receives a slim and narrow steel frame allowing for its light weight and the body itself is compact allowing for better maneuverability.

New Yamaha SR400 Specs

Engine399cc, air-cooled four-stroke single, SOHC; 2 valves
Fuel DeliveryFuel Injection
Transmission5-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Power23.2 hp at 6.500rpm
Torque27 Nm at 3,000 rpm
Suspension / FrontTelescopic fork; 5.9-in travel
Suspension / RearDual shock swingarm; 4.1-in travel
Brakes / FrontHydraulic single disc brake, 298mm
Brakes / Rear150mm drum
Tires / Front90/100-18
Tires / Rear110/90-18

Sitting on a 55.5” wheelbase also ensures quick response and light steering while seat is in a one piece design offering added seating space for rider and pillion rider. Where the brake system on board 2017 Yamaha SR400 is concerned, it gets front disc brakes allowing for optimum stopping power and drum brakes at the rear.

On display at the Bangkok Motor Show, dimensions stand at 82.1” in length, 29.5” in width and 43.1” in height. It has seat height of 30.9” and ground clearance of 5.1”.

Not on sale in India for now, there is a possibility that Yamaha India could launch this bike here. With the market for larger cc bikes opening up in India, this bike could open up a new segment, something that sits comfortable between the Royal Enfield and the Triumph Bonneville range.