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Yamaha SR400 Launched; Nepal Launch Possible

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Yamaha has officially announced the launch of its most iconic retro roadster, the SR400 Final Edition. As the name suggests, this will be the latest version of the bike. This old school motorcycle will be sold only across the certain Asian markets and Yamaha confirmed that it will be available at dealerships from March 15 2021. The old school category motorbikes are not available from Yamaha two-wheeler brand in Nepal yet. As per the recent reports, the much-awaited Yamaha SR400 will be launched in Nepal by the end of this year. 

The Yamaha SR400 is powered by an old-school single-cylinder 2-valve 399cc air-cooled engine, classic themed motorcycle producing 22.9 BHP and 27.4 Nm of torque and mated to a 5-speed transmission gearbox. The max torque is available at just 3000 rpm, making it ideal for those who love cruising at moderate speeds. 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. There’s no ABS, not even as an option.

Staying true to its classic nature, the SR400 comes only with a kick-starter. It does away with LED headlights in favor of halogen units, and comes with no digital instrumentation and always sticking with analogue instrument cluster. The bike also gets exclusive pinstriping on the fuel tank, adding to the retro touch. 2021 SR400 looks more attractive with two color options dual-tone grey and blue color.  It also features brass-finished spoke rims, premium dual-tone seat, and blacked out analogue dials.

Interestingly, the Yamaha SR400 caries a sticker price of 605,000 JPY—the equivalent of around NRs. 7 lakhs. While the price of the SR400 is yet to be announced for the Nepalese market, we expect it to be more than the Yamaha. Once launched in Nepal, the retro roadster will go up against the Honda CB350. Honda CB350 is also yet to be launched in the Nepalese market. However, the SR400 strongest selling point is actually its rich history.

Yamaha SR400 Specifications:

399 cc
Maximum Power
22.9 BHP @ 6500 rpm
Maximum Torque
27.4 NM @ 3000 rpm
Number of Cylinders
Number of Gears
Seat Height
785 mm
Ground Clearance
130 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight
174 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.10 litres
20-30 kmpl (approx.)
Front Wheel Travel
150 mm
Rear Wheel Travel
125 mm
1410 mm
Overall Length
2085 mm
Overall Width
750 mm
Overall Height
1095 mm
Engine Oil Capacity
2.4 litres

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