Another CBR bike from Honda has hit showrooms in the company’s home country. The Honda CBR400 range was unveiled earlier this year but specifications have been revealed only now, with the bikes going on sale in Japan just recently. The new 400cc range from Honda consists of the CBR400R, CB400F and 400X, all powered by a 399cc, parallel-twin, water-cooled engine which produces 46 PS of power at 9500 RPM and 37 Nm of torque at 7500 RPM. This engine is based on the CBR500’s unit, with a shorter stroke to reduce capacity below 400cc, resulting in the bike qualifting for reduced taxes in some countries.
All these three Honda 400cc bikes are claimed to return a mileage of 39.7 km/l when driven at 60 km/hr speed. All models are offered in two variants, Standard and ABS. According to some earlier reports, the CBR400R is headed to India and we can expect Honda to price it aggressively, around the Rs. 3.25 lakh price point. A fully LCD type combination meter is used in the instrument cluster which displays instant and average fuel efficiency. The console too comes from the CBR500, as these bikes share most parts.
All these three Honda 400cc bikes use a diamond frame, with telescopic forks at the front and pro-link monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are taken care by single petal discs at the front and rear. While the weight of these bikes are on the higher side (192 kgs), they should offer good performance. These bikes are priced between Rs. 3.45 – 3.65 lakhs in Japan but should be cheaper in India, if manufactured locally. So which 400cc Honda would you like to ride? CBR400R, CB400F or 400X?