Ready to get your motorcycle news fix? You came to the right place. We’re rounding up the top motorcycle stories from the month of January and we’ve got some good ones. Check out the top headlines below to meet some pandemic heroes, review new 2021 models, and more.
Yamaha Says Goodbye to the SR400
Sad news for all the Yamaha SR400 lovers out there. The manufacturer recently announced that the model would be phased out after the launch of the new 2021 SR400. The 2021 model will come in two standard options as well as a limited edition version. Yamaha will only produce 1,000 units of the limited edition SR400s that includes a head-turning sunburst paint job, bronze wheels, and Yamaha badges. Most manufacturers don’t give us much of a heads up when it comes to discontinued models, so it’s nice to have enough time to grab our tissues and say, “it was nice knowin’ ya” to the SR400. Read More.
Triumph Reveals Speed Triple 1200 RS
Triumph has recently unveiled a lighter and more powerful version of their Speed Triple – the 1200 RS. The manufacturer is calling the unit a revolution in Speed Triple power and performance, and is the most powerful and fastest-accelerating Speed Triple ever. It includes an all-new higher capacity 1160cc triple engine and free-breathing intake and exhaust, with incredible sound. The agility of this bike is unparalleled considering it’s 22lb lighter, is more narrow overall, and includes a dominant and purposeful riding position. You’ll want to see this bike for yourself (and maybe figure out how to bring one home soon). Read More.
Harley-Davidson Announces 2021 Lineup
In January, Harley-Davidson released a 40-minute video during their virtual launch highlighting the Harley lifestyle. The video also featured a few of their newest bikes including motorcycles from their CVO, Special, Street Bob, and Fat Boy lines. Three additional models have received significant updates including the Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special, and Road King Special models. Harley has plans for another virtual launch on Feb. 22nd to reveal the all-new Pan America 1250 adventure touring motorcycle in greater detail. Want to see the event live on a screen near you? Register now at www.H-D.com/PanAmerica. We’ll be tuning in. Read More.
Honda Dealership Turned Vaccine Distribution Center
The Crewe Honda Centre in Cheshire, England has been a family-owned Honda dealership since the 1920s. One day in January, a local pharmacist across the street from the Crewe Honda Centre noticed the dealership had a lot of unused floor space, which gave him an idea. Almost immediately, the NHS appeared and asked Crewe Morris if they could rent his dealership to use as a vaccination site. Crewe didn’t think twice and immediately offered it up free of charge. The vaccination site launched on Jan. 23rd and aims to vaccinate 1,200 residents per week. “I hope this small gesture will help the local community in the fight against the current pandemic,” said Crewe. We love seeing motorcycle dealers step up to the plate to help their local communities. Read More.
You’re officially caught up on the latest motorcycle headlines you need to know this month. Have a favorite story from this month’s roundup? Let us know in the comments below.