Based on the CBR 500R that was unveiled at the EICMA Motor Show last year, Honda
launched its 400cc segment motorcycle in the international market. Honda CBR 400R carries close resemblance to the updated CBR 500R in terms of style, colour, design and components. A fully faired motorcycle, this new motorcycle has all the sporty elements to match a race bike, sadly won’t make it anytime sooner to the Indian market.
Everything on the CBR 400R reminds of the 500cc version, but the engine though similar will be a less capacity one as expected and will produce lesser output. A 399cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, twin cylinder engine mated to a six speed gearbox on this new sports bike delivers power output worth 46bhp at 9000rpm and 38Nm of peak torque at 7500rpm. Other features include slipper clutch, new exhaust and an all-digital instrument cluster.
Fuel tank capacity of Honda CBR 400R is 17 litres and its mileage is claimed to be 41kmph. Suspension is handled by telescopic front fork and rear monoshock while braking power is rendered by single discs at both ends.
In Japan, this new sports bike is being offered in three colours namely Grand Prix Red, Matte Axis Grey Metallic and Pearl Glare White. Honda CBR 400R openly challenges the Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the international market that is being retailed at 6,63,000 Yen, approximately Rs.4.31 lakh in India. Honda CBR 400R on the other end will be sold in Japan at 7,93,800 Yen, approximately Rs.5.15 lakh in our country.