It’s always said to hear about the arrival of a Final Edition. This usually marks the end of particular model. Mitsubishi had done something in the past when announcing the very last Lancer Evolution X Final Edition. Ducati has also released a final edition in the past. Now, it’s Yamaha’s turn with the SR400 Final Edition.
The SR400 is a Universal Japanese Motorcycle (UJM), with an upright riding position and relatively simple styling. It‘s meant to be a throwback to classic motorcycles that are a rarity in Japan.
It’s powered by a single-cylinder 2-valve 399cc air-cooled engine. It produces 24 PS at 6,000rpm and 28 Nm at 3,000rpm. It’s paired to a 5-speed transmission and roles on wire spoke wheels. It doesn’t even have an electric starter. It’s brought to life with a conventional kick-starter and sports halogen headlights in front.
It’s built on a semi-double cradle frame, typical for standard backbone motorcycle designs. It features a telescopic fork and dual shocks at the rear. Unlike your typical pantras, this much more premium model comes with a disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear.
Oddly enough, there will be two kinds of Final Editions: Final Edition, and Final Edition Limited. While the former is quite attractive with a choice of metallic two-tone grey or blue, the Finale Edition Limited is only available in brown. Exclusive touches include brass accessories and bronze rims. For a truly timeless look, it sports pinstriping on the fuel tank.
The Final Edition Limited is only available in Japan, Limited to 1,000 units.
The SR400 Final Edition Limited concludes 43 years of production.