Honda CB400 Super Four

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Honda CB 400 Super Four

Trevor Hedge

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To say I was eager to ride Honda’s new would be quite an understatement. Due to shortages and the vagaries of distance the was longer than I had hoped but the proved worth the wait.

the Honda CB400 Super is an absolute standout amongst its capacity opposition. In my opinion, no motorcycle that qualifies as approved under the LAMS adopted in some Australian can hold a candle to the CB400 in the stakes.

The gorgeous classic prove timeless and compared to of the cheaper plastic-shod competition the CB400 looks more than the Fisher-Price plastic toy of some competitors.

Ergonomically, the Honda CB400 Four is one of the few machines in the smaller range to actually accommodate average full grown

On the highway or scratching in the hills the makes its rider feel

The CB400’s suspension is certainly one of the in class.

Preload adjustable Showa forks team a pair of beautifully styled shocks of the same brand to a good ride.

Performance was not up to the promise that Showa generally delivers but is still years ahead of the majority of approved motorcycles.

Two-up the CB400 struggles to retain its over bumps, even plenty of preload dialled in.

Again, I am measuring this against its larger peers in the and some may see this criticism as

However, I see no reason why learner machinery should be judged to a standard.

Thus while the is better suspended that its competitors, I still feel it be improved, especially when the far-from-bargain $10,000-plus price Honda has put on the model.

When it to braking hardware the performance was well above par.

A of 285mm floating discs up are gripped by a pair of four-piston on the standard model, while our machine was equipped with the ABS system that utilises calipers linked to the 235mm at the rear.

The ABS system is an extra $1000 ask the $10,990 sticker price of the model; given the premium it really should be standard.

The sticker price of the ABS bike price it beyond the reach of new riders, which is a crying as the system is simply brilliant and a life saver.

Honda CB 400 Super Four

Braking is absolutely outstanding and not only the standard for the learner category but sets a new standard for real braking performance across any of motorcycle. A big call but one I have no in making.

Powering the Honda CB400 Four smartly off the mark is a proven 399cc engine into the 21st century by excellent PGM fuel injection and VTEC variable valve systems.

The engine pulls from the traffic lights as little as 2500rpm onboard and freely through to 12,000rpm no perceptible steps or glitches in the delivery.

Thanks to its small and modest 53 horsepower the CB400 is going to get a learner into but remains just enough for an rider to still find thrills in the hills. I spent of time in tight terrain the tachometer rarely getting 10,000rpm and enjoyed the experience

An aftermarket muffler would add to the aural pleasure and really let the mill clear its lungs and what no doubt would be a tune.

And there would be absolutely no in working the Honda CB400 as the engine is now in its fifth generation and a proven unit due to its top seller in Japan.

A generous 3.2 litre oil and liquid cooling ensures it gets hot under the collar.

luggage hooks make the more than up to long touring while a generous 18 fuel tank can stretch as far as between fills on the daily

The Honda CB400 Super is a fantastic little machine would have been a candidate if the suspension was just a tad and the price more competitive.

Those two small blights on an perfect report card the CB400 back to a four-star

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