Next year, the Yamaha SR400 will be celebrating its 40th birthday. It’s been in production since 1978, aside from a brief hiatus ten years ago for a fuel injection transplant and emissions upgrade.
There are a few other two-wheeled dinosaurs still around, but the Yammie is reliable, can still keep up with urban traffic, and is built to modern quality control standards.
In showroom form the SR400 has a retro (if slightly dowdy) appeal. But the Australian company Ellaspede is about to give owners a second option, with two very slick kits that add a tracker vibe to the plucky little single.
Queensland-based Ellaspede has built up a good rep for one-off customs, but producing kits is a big—and logical—step up.…