Yamaha unveils a new bike in the classic UJM style, a 400cc single-piston thumper.
That looks like their old bike, and $6K is kinda a lot when $2K can get you a 650cc used. It IS pretty practical though, and will get good MPG assuming it isn't ruined somehow. Most 400cc bikes are 650cc cylinders with sleeves in them, or longer connecting rods to cut the stroke, hurting torque. I'm a little surprised they don't have a counter balance in this engine, because its going to rattle itself apart as a highway cruiser. I do like it is a proper standard, and would carry your girl on the back without discomfort.
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