Honda CB400F Supersport

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Honda CB 400 Super Four

In 1969 Honda released the although it was neither the first cylinder motorcycle or have the capacity, it certainly left mark as the number one super I read somewhere that, the Honda’s sent the message out we’re coming, the CB750 the message it’s too late here.

Fitted with a disc brake, electric indicators as standard it paved the way for to come. In 1971 Honda a scaled down version,the followed by the CB350F in 1972. The was introduced in the US but it never really on, and was dropped from production in

The CB350F was not marketed in the UK.

The CB400F the 400/4 or 400 four super was introduced for 1975. It was an instant a compact bike developed and improved on the previous CB350F, uprated performance via an increased from 47mm to 51mm, capacity up to 408cc, larger and a six speed gearbox, it had updated with a neat offset 4 into 1 exhaust system, a angular fuel tank side panels with instead of badges, low handle slightly rear set footrests and a seat,

Thie bike had a sporty racer look and feel, and handling were said to be at the time. All this brought a universal bike which was exiting and smooth to ride in situations, giving you a feeling of riding in harmony with a The press loved it.

For the European/UK first there was the F available 1975 in Light ruby red or blue. early F models u p to number 1056883 had the pillion rests mounted on the rear arm, (pillion assisted ) later F models which ran to number 1073399 had them to the frame.

In 1977 the F2 was available in Parakeet or Candy antares red (metallic). also had striping to the tank. and lettering with an outline to the panels. F2 models ran frame 1073400.

Just in case you wondering Antares is a red super star, a parakeet is a large of budgie, maybe Honda the red one for the touring the yellow one for flying to the

There was also a F1 in 1976 which was not marketed in the UK or Europe, were finished in Light red or Parakeet yellow had black panels.

Not long after t he 400/4 hit the it was regularly appearing on the rac e track. were many aftermarket available such as the Yoshimura big kit modified camshafts. Other offered performance exahusts, ignition, uprated shocks as well as cafe style drop bars.

The 400 four is with a side stand and a stand which is handy for It also has an electric start a start, you have to flip up the foot rest to use the kick This is handy if the battery is as the starter robs the voltage to the coils.

Honda CB 400 Super Four

It’s a easy to this way, as easy up any 125, it bursts into without any effort, no messing tickling carbs, cranking 3.5 times, finding compression, etc.

After starting the bike cold, it needs to warm up on choke for a few minutes before off, or you could find fumbling with the choke riding.

Although it does well from the start, the is high revving, giving power of 37bhp at 8,500rpm, a redline at 10,000rpm with 6 to choose from you’ll your left foot is busy if you want to make the of it. It accelerates well from steadily from 70-90mph and from 90 onwards. The Seating is slightly bent forward, a dominant street fighter which is well balanced at speeds, but at high speeds 80mph, you get the urge to crouch the tank and reduce the wind

The 400 four was dropped from at the end of 1977 due to the high cost of competition from it’s costly Japanese rivals, the RD400, the Suzuki GT380, the KH400 the Kawasaki Z400. The that it cost more to was probably due to the complexity of the engine, had 4 cylinders, 4 carbs it was a four so needed 8 valves a camshaft and cam as opposed to the competition’s 2 3 cylinder two the Z400’s 2 cylinder 4 ….

In Honda introduced the CB250N Superdream twins, leaving to fill the void left by the

Many years have since, and although it was only for just over 3 years, were around 105,000 Plenty of these have The light middleweight 4 … has quite desirable fashionable again, gaining respect in the market, with it’s looks, reliability, practicality, fuel consumption, good back up, plus it’s right for a ride to the cafe meeting. But above all, a Honda.

Honda CB 400 Super Four
Honda CB 400 Super Four

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