Honda X4

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Honda X4
Honda X-4 mod.jpg
Manufacturer Honda
Parent company Honda
Production 1997-2003
Predecessor Honda X3
Class Cruiser
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
Tires Front: 120/70R18
Rear: 190/60R17
Rake, trail 31°, 13.50 mm (0.531 in)
Wheelbase 1,650 mm (65 in)
Dimensions L: 2,330 mm (92 in)
W: 74.50 mm (2.933 in)
Seat height 730 mm (29 in)
Fuel capacity 15 l (3.3 imp gal; 4.0 US gal)
Related Honda CB1300

The Honda X4 is a 1,298 cc (79.2 cu in) cruiser motorcycle produced by Honda for model years 1997 through 2003.

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 characterized 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.[opinion]

X4 LD[edit]

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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