May 16, 2013

Yamaha SR500 - Italian Vintage Tests

In Italy I got a few old Italian magazines with tests and reviews of the Yamaha SR500. Despite its very favourable reviews, the SR never really caught on in Italy, unlike Germany, where it was (and still is) hugely successful.
My guess is that the Italian riders got caught in the more-power-more-cylinder fever of the late 70's/ early 80's, and the humble big single SR was already a bit anachronistic in 1978.

If you speak Italian and love the SR, these pages are definitely worth reading.
If you don't speak Italian, this is what they say in a nutshell: 

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