A Japan-only Final Edition of the Yamaha SR400 is announced

The death knell rings for another much-loved motorcycle as the Yamaha SR400 Final Edition is announced


YAMAHA has officially announced that the SR400 is to cease production, and the Iwata factory is sending it off in style with a limited-ren Final Edition of the motorcycle.

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Small in stature but big in heart, the SR400 won a legion of fans both at home and abroad in its 43 years of manufacture. Launched at a time when Japanese motorcycles were ruling the global motorcycle sales charts, Yamaha took the brilliant idea of using classic British machines as the bike’s inspiration.

It may seem strange to start building a bike with the look, feel, and performance of the exact same bike they are trying to kill off, but there was something about the old-school charm of the SR400 that just seemed to tick so many boxes.

The bike's success is proven by its design, remaining virtually unchanged since its launch. With only regulatory updates made to the model, it makes it one of the most distinctive and easily recognisable classic Japanese motorcycles on the road.

The Final Edition is being joined by a Final Edition Limited and both will be going on sale in Japan this year, with each bike featuring special edition paint and badging. The Limited version will be strictly restricted to just 1,000 units and features an extra special sunburst paint finish, electroformed emblem complete with a serial number, a brass tuning fork emblem, and a real leather-like seat. Both bikes will be landing in Japanese dealerships from March this year and the Limited is priced at ¥748,000 or £5,240.