Apart from Kawasaki, Honda is now a new member in the 400cc space after introducing its new motorcycle CBR400R. The new CBR400R is based on the updated CBR500R where many features are identical to it.
The bodywork and the colour schemes are similar to those of CBR500R. Similarly, the new bike gets the all LED lighting, sleek and sporty styling elements the same as its 500cc elder sibling. Because of these features, the bike offers a racier riding position just like the 500R.
The CBR400R is powered by a 399cc, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine that makes 46hp of power and 38Nm of torque. Likewise, the slipper clutch and the 6-speed gearbox make the bike sportier. The bike is also equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster.
The suspension in the bike is handled by a conventional, telescopic fork and a monoshock. Similarly, the braking is taken care of by disc brakes at both the ends. The tires measure 120/70-17 at the front and 160/60-17 at the rear. The bike has a kerb weight of 192kg and sports a fuel tank of 17 litres capacity same as the 500R.
One gets a three colour option for 400R in Japan – Grand Prix Red, Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Pearl Glare White. The bike is priced at 7,93,800 Yen (Rs 8,24,429) in Japan. The bike takes on the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 400.