|11-24-2012, 09:31 AM||#1|
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Looks like I'll be in Hong Kong for a while. Anybody know much about the SR400? Local bike shop has a few imports in from Japan and they look like a decent bike for this town.
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|11-24-2012, 04:20 PM||#2|
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Western MD
Basically the same bike that Yamaha was selling as the SR500 in the US from '78 to '81(?). Most obvious changes are the spoke wheels instead of cast and the smaller displacement. Here's an interesting page on Yamaha's website that might answer some questions:
The engine is as solid as a rock in my experience - same basic unit was used in the XT500 and TT500 models.
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|11-26-2012, 10:49 PM||#3|
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Los Gatos, CA
I've never heard of an SR400 but the SR500 was one of the really cool bikes back when I was in highschool. I've had several XT500s and TT500s and have nothing but good things to say about them. All the ones I've owned were solid as a rock and never left me stranded. If the 400s are anything like the 500s I think you'll be well served.
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