Quick Stats

1986-89, 599cc OHC single, 40hp 105mph 50mpg 375lb

What to Expect

Unusual thumper, nice handling but motor lacks electric start and doesn’t do anything better than the XBR500, which is more economical and durable. Occasional cam, piston, and starting problems, the latter usually down to the electrics and switches rotting, but bikes have pounded along for 40/50k. High mileage bikes turn out very expensive. Both the SRX600 and the 31hp, 345lb SRX400 are still sold, now with electric start, in Japan; the odd grey import at £1500.