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For many riders, the character, soul and image of a machine is far more important than its acceleration figures or potential lean angle. Fundamental qualities such as simplicity, ease of use and timeless design are more important to the SR400 owner. With its relaxed torque, light and agile chassis and sheer mechanical beauty, the SR400 is designed to appeal to riders looking for a motorcycle with a real heritage and character, and one which fully engages its owner.
In addition to its appealing character and easy performance, the SR400 also offers many possibilities for those riders who want to customise their machine, whether that involves adding a few bolt-on parts or going the whole way and creating a café racer, street scrambler or bobber.
At the soul of the SR400 is an air-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder SOHC 2-valve engine which is technically almost identical to the original design, with the major difference is the use of a new fuel injection system, which allows the bike to conform with current emissions regulations, and also makes the SR400 easier to start than the original model.
Our engineers wanted to ensure that the current model is true to its original character, and so the only way to start the new SR400 is to kick it. The SR400 runs an indicator on the right side of the cylinder head that shows when the piston is in the best position for starting, and a decompressor lever on the left side of the handlebar assists in starting the engine smoothly.
The SR400 is equipped with traditional upright front forks that give 150mm of wheel travel for a smooth ride and easy steering. At the rear end this classic big single is fitted with a proven twin shock system that offers 100mm of suspension movement.
Throughout its long history, the SR400’s fuel tank design has remained largely unchanged, with the only real ‘update’ over the years being different paint and graphics. The SR400 is equipped with the same familiar teardrop style fuel tank which is virtually identical to the original design, with the exception that the tank now offers a capacity of 12 litres.
|Engine Type||4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valves|
|Bore x Stroke||87.0 x 67.2 mm|
|Compression Ratio||8.5 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Dry Sump|
|Fuel Management||Fuel Injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 L|
|Oil Capacity||2.4 L|
|Transmission||Constant mesh, 5-speed|
|Seat Height||785 mm|
|Ground Clearance||130 mm|
|Dry Weight||164 kg|
|Wet Weight||174 kg with 12 litres of fuel|
|Frame Type||Steel double cradle|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, 150mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Dual shocks, 105mm travel|
|Brakes Front||298mm hydraulic disc|
|Tyres Front||90/100-18M/C 54S (tube type)|
|Tyres Rear||110/90-18M/C 61S (tube type)|