Honda CB400

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1981 CB400, assembled in Brazil
Honda CB400 Super Four
CB400 Super Bol d'Or
Hyper VTEC Revo (NC42)
2009 model

The designation CB400 has applied to nine[verification needed] Honda motorcycle families:

  • CB400F (1975 through 1977)
    • 408 cc (24.9 cu in) SOHC inline four. 6-speed manual gearbox
  • CB400A Hawk Hondamatic (1978)
    • 395 cc (24.1 cu in) 3-valve per cylinder, parallel twin. 2-speed automatic gearbox.
  • CB400TI Hawk I (1978 through 1979)
    • 395 cc (24.1 cu in) OHC, 3-valve parallel twin. 5-speed manual gearbox
  • CB400TII Hawk II (1978 through 1979)
    • 395 cc (24.1 cu in) OHC, 3-valve per cylinder parallel twin. 5-speed manual gearbox
  • CB400N (1978 through 1983)
    • 395 cc (24.1 cu in) OHC, 3-valve per cylinder parallel twin (not sold in US)
  • CB400T Hawk (1980 through 1981)
    • 395 cc (24.1 cu in) OHC, 3-valve parallel twin. 6-speed manual gearbox
  • Honda CB-1 (CB400F) (1989 through 1990)
    • 399 cc (24.3 cu in) DOHC inline four 4-valve liquid cooled. 6-speed manual gearbox
    • NC27 (1989)
    • Type 2 (1991)
  • CB400SF (Super Four) (1992 through 2013)

CB400 Super Four (1992 through 2013)[edit]

The Honda CB400 Super Four is a continuation of the Honda CB400 four. It is an all-rounder bike, sporty and suitable for learner riders where the low weight and ease of handling can help build riding confidence and ability. ABS brakes are an option on later models.[1] The 400 cc (24 cu in) engine is improved by Honda's VTEC technology in later models.

The Honda CB400 Super Four was released in 1992 as a Japanese market only bike. It was later introduced to the Australian market in 2008 as either a standard or ABS equipped model. The decision by Honda to supply the CB400 in Australia was due to the change in registration laws for learner riders where Learner Approved Motorcycles (LAMs) are now based on power-to-weight ratios, rather than an engine capacity limit, generally 250 cc (15 cu in).[citation needed]

There were only 500 units of Anniversary Edition manufactured. Famous white body color with red stripes.[2] The bike was offered as unfaired model or with a small headlight fairing.

  • Super Four (1992)
  • Vtec Spec I (1999)
  • Vtec Spec II (2002)
  • Vtec Spec III (2003)

Super Bol D'or faired model also available

  • Revo (2008)

Super Bol D'or faired model also available

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bikes.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleId=60847
  2. ^ [vague]Translation of 50th anniversary Honda's press page.

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