A Honda CB400 Super Bol D’or ordered. Motorbiking in Japan

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A Honda Super Bol D’or ordered.

CB400 Super Bol D’or (ABS).

Well, I pulled the and bought a new bike. As you can see from the of the post, it’s  a CB400SB.

I  the Transalp over to the mechanic’s last week to arrange to get the sorted out for the shaken (government and I mentioned to him a long-running clutch I’ve been having. been finding it very to find neutral when I the bike, and there have occasions when I’ve hitting phantom neutral the lower gears.

Once, doing over close to I tried to move up from 4th to 5th and it hit neutral, i.e. the gears and I was coasting with no control the engine. It scared the crap out of me to be and I lost a lot of confidence in the Transalp that point.

Anyway, Masaki-san reckoned the of sorting it out could be substantial, and that, coupled with the of shaken, he suggested that I getting a new bike. Firstly I I would be getting a second bike, with a budget of 40万円, but then I realised if I were to put that down on a and pay the rest over three it would work out at around a month, which is not a lot at all.

I had a with my wife and she reckoned a new would be preferable to a second one. i.e. no shaken for years, a guarantee. no need for new no worries. So, I should have it week.

I took a couple of test on a CB400SB out of Honda Dream in last week and the first the bike was weird as hell to the Transalp. Firstly, the size is so different. The Transalp is tall and whereas the CB400SB is 10cms on the seat and probably even on the handlebars. My legs were up under more.

The grips are together which makes a big in the handling.

Then there’s in the engines. Firstly, the sound and are chalk and cheese. The Transalp’s is much more grunty and whereas the CB400SB’s in-line whirs like a wasp’s in flight, so much so that at very low revs I thought I was over-revving it.

Then there’s the power. The gives out 37hp whereas the will give out 53hp, is a bit mad seeing they’re both engines. The Transalp is clocked to and the CB400SB has 190kmph on the clock. this  out:

I managed a test ride the following day checking prices with On the first ride the traffic was so I could only potter but on the second, the traffic was light so I was to open it up into 4th gear and it was in comparison, not that I’ll be much with the speed.

Honda CB 1300 S Super Bol D'or
Honda CB 1300 S Super Bol D'or

I was not as surprised with the handling the time around and enjoyed the of it. In fact, the CB400SB feels an lot lighter than the Transalp they’re both about the weight. The CB400SB has a lower of gravity so I reckon that’s does it. I’m looking forward to an easier to manoeuvre bike to be

It was like riding a little That’ll do me.

CB400 Super Bol ABS, white.

As you probably from the above photo order a white one with the and silver decals. I was going to the red one with black and white but a bunch of guys from Riders phoned just as my and I were in the shop doing the and told me that they the red “looks …”, and that the was a much better looking Personally, I don’t really

I’m more concerned about the paint covers, but with my also saying the same and me not being that well I’ve gone for the white. I’ll have it by the middle of week.

By the way, I got a 10万円 for the Transalp at Ito-KT in Seto. Dream in Nisshin offered me Makes you wonder, eh?

UPDATE: the guy who sold me the Transalp has offered me for it, which is pretty cool I bought it off him for 210,000円 early year. I’ve put a new chain on it, a new sprocket, two new tyres (one a couple of months ago, and a set of grips. All-in-all, it owes me having gotten almost two good riding on it.

Honda CB 1300 S Super Bol D'or
Honda CB 1300 S Super Bol D'or
Honda CB 1300 S Super Bol D'or

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