seventh Feb 2019 6:49 pm
The CBR400R is predicated on the CBR500R; will immediately rival the Kawasaki Ninja 400.
Honda has simply stepped into the 400cc area with the brand new CBR400R. The faired sportsbike is designed to rival the Kawasaki Ninja 400, which till now was the one motorbike within the area. The brand new bike is predicated on the CBR500R, with the largest change being the lowered engine capability.
The CBR400R is styled identical to the up to date CBR500R that was unveiled at EICMA late final 12 months. It isn’t simply the bodywork that is just like the 500R, but additionally the color schemes. The brand new CBR400R options the identical smooth and sporty styling parts the CBR500R obtained in 2018. By the appears of it, the 400R additionally gives the newer driving place of the 500R that’s racier. Based on Honda, the CBR400R has “styling that is filled with velocity”. The sportsbike additionally options all-LED lighting.
Powering the brand new mannequin is a 399cc, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine that makes 46hp at 9,000rpm and 38Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Honda has additionally mentioned that it has reviewed the consumption system and optimised the valve timing. The corporate additionally added that the slipper clutch which the 6-speed gearbox makes use of is newly adopted and ‘enjoyable to control’. The bike can also be outfitted with a completely digital instrument cluster.
Suspension duties are taken care of by a standard, telescopic fork and a monoshock. The bike additionally makes use of a single disc brake on the entrance and the rear. As for the tyres, the 400R makes use of 120/70-17 on the entrance and a 160/60-17 on the rear. Whereas the Japanese Honda web site has given a 192kg weight determine, it hasn’t talked about if it’s the dry or kerb weight, however we consider it to be the latter. Curiously, the web site additionally has a claimed gas effectivity determine of 41kpl, achieved whereas the bike was working always at 60kph, with a rider and pillion. The gas tank capability of the CBR400R is 17 litres, identical to on the 500R.
The CBR400R is accessible in three colors in Japan – Grand Prix Purple, Matte Axis Grey Metallic and Pearl Glare White. It’s priced at 7,93,800 Yen (Rs 5.16 lakh) in Japan. For reference, its direct rival, the Kawasaki Ninja 400 is priced at 6,63,00zero Yen (Rs four.31 lakh).
Whereas there isn’t any information whether or not Honda will carry this motorbike to India, we consider it might sit properly above the CB300R within the firm’s line-up.
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