Posted: 06 Jul 2013
Yamaha Motor Europe has been investigating the possibility of a re-introduction of the SR400 in Europe and will most likely re-introduce the SR400 during EICMA show in Italy. If so the bike will be available again in Europe early 2014. More information regarding colour and pricing are yet to be announced.
This model has provided inspiration for many. A backyard customisation culture like no other has grown up around this single cylinder naked bike with owners from all over the world using it as a foundation for self-expression and two-wheeled individuality.
This year the SR400 celebrates its 35th anniversary in the Japanese market and to honor this achievement, and celebrate the SR400’s unique place in customisation history, Yamaha have once again cooperated with Danish specials builder Wrenchmonkees to produce a truly outstanding one-off motorcycle. As this cooperation will follow in Yamaha’s ‘Yard Built’ concept, the customisers are expected to support Yamaha customers by providing after market ‘kits’ which will allow them to replicate what inspired them in their own garage. For the SR400 project, Wrenchmonkees has teamed up with German company KEDO to create the one-off SR special. KEDO is a specialised parts company based on Hamburg who has been offering dedicated special parts for Yamaha bikes to enthusiastic owners for over 20 years. KEDO will be playing key role in this joint build, supplying many of their parts and together with Wrenchmonkees designing quite a few new ones, all of which will eventually be available to be ordered by any Yamaha customer. Having set the bar so high with their Yard Built XJR1300 last year, Wrenchmonkees, this time teamed up with KEDO, are aiming to eclipse even this outstanding machine with an SR400 like no other that will be unveiled at the EICMA Show on 5th November.