This was actually the first "SR" model released. The D1 may have been sold only in Japan but this is unknown. It featured a lot of the equipment from the C model but with a different frame, the substitution of a 16-inch rear wheel, deletion of the tailpiece (which was such a trademark of the B/C models) and an entirely different seat with a "tuck and roll" appearance to give it the full-on "chopper" look. As well, the fuel tank shape was completely different from the B/C models and more in keeping with the "chopper" look. As well, the D model featured rubber mounted two bolt style footpegs. All other models used a single bolt rigid style peg setup until the 1979 models. All D models also included a "Low Fuel" warning light incorporated into the tachometer faceplate.
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