2015 Yamaha SR400

Yamaha is going Retro, and the new SR400 is proof of that. If you are a fan of kickstarters, then this is the motorcycle for you. The SR400 has been popular in Japan, and now it’s coming over to the streets of America. 2015 Yamaha SR400 Retro Cruiser

There are not many beginner bikes left for sale. Most of the OEM’s go from the 250cc mark right up to the 950 zone, and that doesn’t leave many options for those riders in the middle. The 31′” seat height, sub 400 lb curb weight,  and the manageable power curve produced by the single cylinder engine should make the SR400 a great bike for both beginners and seasoned riders.

The SR400 has a 3.2 gallon fuel tank and the bike should be capable of traveling over 150 miles between fill-ups. Unlike other beginner bikes, the SR400 has a disc brake up front, and that will offer superior stopping compared to the drum brakes found on some of the other bikes in this class.

The new SR400 should be available starting in May of 2014, with a starting MSRP of $5990*.

This is a Japanese market SR400 video, so some of the text might be a little tough to read.


Yamaha first rolled out an SR model in 1978. Here is a link detailing the evolution of the series. http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/2015_sr400_history.aspx


Type 399cc, air-cooled SOHC, 2-valve
Bore x Stroke 87.0 x 62.7mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5 speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front Telescopic; 5.9-in travel
Suspension / Rear Swingarm; 4.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc brake, 268mm
Brakes / Rear 150mm drum
Tires / Front 90/100-18M/C 54S
Tires / Rear 110/90-18M/C 61S
Length 82.1 in
Width 29.5 in
Height 43.1 in
Seat Height 30.9 in
Wheelbase 55.5 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 27.7º
Trail 4.4 in
Fuel Capacity 3.2 gal
Fuel Economy** 66.2 mpg
Wet Weight*** 384 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)