I figured it was either a consignment or a trade. The dour operator of the Yamaha shop is known for strictly limiting himself to the one brand. I liked Yamahas years ago and I owned a couple of them over the years.
It is a relatively simple single cylinder engine with twin exhausts. I like the simple traditional layout of the instruments, no digital liquid crystal display wonders here, just dials and lights.
I was surprised to see what appears to be a compressed air reservoir for the rear suspension. It seemed a rather sophisticated touch for this little bike.
Many years ago I owned and traveled with this motorbike's larger version, the SR500 and I miss that ride's simplicity and ease of use. On the other hand my Bonneville is not exactly a complicated ride...
For round town riding this little hot rod seems perfect. I hope someone is having fun with this ride.
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