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Yamaha Introduces 2016 FZ6R And SR400 Sport Models


Cypress, CA – October 6, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today announced the return of the FZ6R and SR400 sport motorcycles for the 2016 model year.

The FZ6R features a confidence-inspiring low seat height and adjustable handlebars, a torquey 600cc engine, and YZF-R6-inspired styling at a value price. For 2016, the FZ6R remains a perfect choice for riders who are looking for an entry-level or commuter 600cc motorcycle without compromising performance or style to get great value.

The 2016 FZ6R will be available in Raven for a suggested retail price of $7,790, and it will be available in dealerships beginning in November.

Heralding back to simpler times, the SR400 is a modern-day classic with retro styling and one of the best-performing, 399cc, fuel-injected, air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engines available. With plenty of opportunity for personalization, the SR400 has quickly become the preferred motorcycle of custom, café-style motorcycle builders.

The 2016 SR400 will be available in Onyx with a retail price of $5,990, and Yamaha dealerships will receive it beginning in October.

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  1. todd says:

    I still haven’t seen this SR400 “Sport” version, they only have the standard one on their website.

  2. Seca 1 says:

    The CF Moto NK is just as good with Ducati fuel injection inline twin and isn’t as top heavy!4999.00 no set up fees like the Jap dealers charge..Ridden both the Fz6 and CF either one will get the job done but CF is a better buy..

  3. Stephen says:

    They have to price their bikes high to start. Especially a new model. People who have means don’t care how much something costs if they want the product. That’s who Yamaha is selling to firrst.

  4. mg3 says:

    Boy did Yamaha blow it with the SR400. $6K for a 1970’s tech, 400 cc single cylinder general purpose motorcycle?? I was in the showroom last spring when I came upon the new (old) single. It felt great, looked nice (in a retro way), and made a lot of sense to me. Then I asked the salesman what they were going for, and my jaw dropped. He looked almost embarrassed dropping that number on me, and it put me off to the whole idea. This could have been a ‘gateway’ bike for thousands of young people interested in the world of motorcycling. But now it will just disappear. $4500 and they would have been jumping out of the showrooms. No way to explain this, unless they thought there were thousands of people out there just craving a simple seventies single cylinder bike, for $6K.

    • mg3 says:

      Meanwhile, the FZ6 seems to just roll along as one of the best buys in all of motorcycling. Well done on that one Yamaha.

      • Jeremy in TX says:

        Yamaha still makes the FZ6?

        • todd says:

          I think he meant FZ6R – though I prefer the more powerful FZ6 too.

        • mg3 says:

          Yes I am talking about the FZ6R, which is basically the same bike they have been building since ’09 I think. It grew out of the old FZ6, which was one great motorcycle too. The whole line of Yamaha 600cc bikes has been great.

    • Tyler says:

      Absolutely agree the price was absurd when they were over $6 grand and even at this new lower price they still don’t make good sense. I took one a test ride last year and was a little underwhelmed power-wise but the bike definitely looked great and was fun to ride. Then once I saw the sticker on the showroom bike I just shrugged and walked away. FWIW I feel the same way about the TW200, great looking fun to ride city bike, but when I bought my 390 Duke the dealer had a new TW sitting next to it for over $600 more and I thought “How can Yamaha compete”? I know the two bikes serve a different defined purpose but for a simple, street legal all around burger bike (which to me is the category these bikes all fit in to) KTM right now is hitting it out of the park.

  5. Jeremy in TX says:

    “one of the best-performing, 399cc, fuel-injected, air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder engines available.”

    Quick! See how many 399cc, fuel-injected, air-cooled, four-srtoke, single cylinder engines you can name in under a minute!

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