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|Engine||1,298 cc (79.2 cu in) water-cooled inline 4|
|Transmission||5 speed chain drive|
|Suspension||Front: telescopic fork
Rear: swingarm dual shock
|Brakes||Front: 310 mm 2 discs 2 piston calipers, Rear: 275 mm disc|
|Rake, trail||31°, 13.5 cm (5.3 in)|
|Wheelbase||165 cm (65 in)|
|Dimensions||L: 233 cm (92 in)
W: 74.5 cm (29.3 in)
|Seat height||73 cm (29 in)|
|Weight||249 kg (549 lb) (dry)
270 kg (600 lb) (wet)
|Fuel capacity||15 l (3.3 imp gal; 4.0 US gal)|
Its powerful transverse-mounted, inline four-cylinder, water-cooled engine was later used in the 1998 through 2002 model years of the Honda CB1300, although the X4 version had different carburetors and was geared to provide more low-end torque. The X4 is characterised by its low-slung profile, solid disc rear wheel, bulbous yet angular side panels, and stubby, large-diameter, chrome exhausts.
Created as an answer to the Yamaha V-Max, the X4 was sold primarily in Japan, but a number of bikes found their way to Europe, notably Germany, where the X4 enjoys a cult following.
In the 2000 model year, a new version, the X4 LD ("Low Down"), was introduced. It offered a slightly lower seat and overall frame, improved suspension (with "piggyback"-style Showa rear shock absorbers), and minor cosmetic differences including an unpainted engine block (versus the black of the original) and lightweight latticework inner rotors on the front brakes (the originals were solid discs).
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