Honda CBR400R STD

Expected Price

₹ 4,25,000
* Delhi. May vary.
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QUICK FACTS & SUMMARY
Bike Variant Honda CBR400R STD
Current Status Upcoming
Body Type Sports
Fuel Type Petrol
Price in India Honda CBR400R STD is expected to be priced around INR 4,25,000 in India (ex-showroom).
Vehicle Overview Honda CBR400R is a race spec model based on the bigger 500cc motorcycle. It carries a 399cc, twin cylinder engine that produces 45.4 BHP and 37 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle misses out on ABS while its list of rivals include KTM RC390, Benelli 302R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3 in its segment. CBR400R comes with LED front headlights and carries forward the design from the bigger CBR500R. It may never launch in India as Honda will first try bringing the CBR300R for better single cylinder competition.
ENGINE & GEARBOX
Engine Description DOHC 4 valve water-cooled, Parallel Twin 4 stroke
Fuel System Honda PGM-FI
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Displacement 399 cc
Maximum Power 45.4 HP @ 9500 rpm
Maximum Torque 37 Nm @ 7500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 2
Ignition Yes (Full transistor battery ignition with Honda Ignition Security System (H.I.S.S.) chip encoded keys)
Compression Ratio 11.0: 1
Bore 67 mm
Stroke 56.6 mm
Number of Gears 6
Clutch Wet multi-plate with coil springs
Final Drive O-Ring sealed chain
BRAKES & TYRES
Front Brake Single 320mm Single Petal Disc with twin piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 240mm Single Petal Disc with single piston caliper
ABS
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR 17M/C
Rear Tyre 160/60 ZR 17M/C
Wheel Size R17
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
SUSPENSION & CHASSIS
Front Suspension 41mm Conventional telescopic
Rear Suspension Pro-Link monoshock with nine-position spring preload adjustability
Frame Diamond
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Seat Height 785 mm
Wheelbase 1410 mm
Dry Weight 182 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres
Turning Circle 5.4
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital
Fuel Consumption Gauge Yes (39.7 kpl (under standard test conditions with speed constant at 60 kph))
Fuel Gauge Digital
BATTERY & ELECTRICALS
Battery Type Maintenance Free
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage 20-25 kmpl (approx.)
Top Speed (approx.) 180 kmph
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

Honda CBR400R STD Review

15 Dec, 2015 11:13 AM

Overview

Looking at the warm reception of CBR250R in India, it’s speculated that Honda will soon launch the CBR400R in India later this year. Let’s check out this new bike in detail.

Design and Style

CBR400R borrows styling cues from its elder sibling, CBR500R. It’s a full fairing bike with twin headlights at front. The front cowl features two angular headlights which look dynamic with a transparent visor and sporty decals. The black colored rear view mirrors are also mounted on the top of this cowl. The pointed front fender gets extend along its forks and gives it an appealing look. The multi-spoke design of alloy wheels gels well with its disc plates at both ends. The clear lens side indicators are integrated in its side fairing which also features dual tone graphics. These running graphics can also be seen on its curvy fuel tank. The side fairing of CBR400R looks aerodynamic and comes with an integrated under cowl. The black colored exposed engine complements the color scheme on this bike. CBR400R features up-swept rear cowl and chrome plated fatty silencer which looks extremely sporty with its split seats and grab rails. The side appearance of this bike is very similar to its elder sibling. CBR400R uses a long black colored rear fender which features clear lens indicators and number plate on it. The LED tail light also looks sporty at the back.

Instrument Console

Similar to CBR500R, this bike will also have a combined analogue digital instrument console. A blue colored LCD will display its digital odometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, 2-trip meter and clock. A round dial will house the analogue tachometer of CBR400R. All essential LED indicators will also be placed in this instrument console.

Engine and Gearbox

CBR400R is likely to be powered by the downsized version of the 470cc engine used in CBR500R. It will be a liquid cooled, 4-stroke 399cc engine which produces a maximum power output of around 46 PS. The torque output of this engine is likely to be around 37 Nm. The bike will share its six-speed manual gearbox with elder sibling. The bike will have one gear down and five gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

The bike is expected be a speed enthusiast as its light weight will help it to achieve an impressive power to weight ratio. The bike may reach 0-100km/hr in less than 8 seconds which will surely make it one of the fastest bikes in its segment. It’s certainly going to be a refined engine which will show no signs of vibration and harshness. Looking at Indian conditions, Honda may launch this bike with short gear ratios to keep this bike on momentum in every gear at any speed. The bike may reach the top speed of 160km/hr. The smooth gear transitions will further make your rides enjoyable. It will be interesting to see if this bike can beat its competitors like KTM390 Duke in India.

Mileage

Actual fuel figures are not out yet but as speculated, the bike may return a fuel efficiency of around 20-22km/ltr.

Comfort while Driving

The bike features a full size rider seat which is quite comfortable and well padded. The slightly rear set foot pegs help you to get sporty riding posture while it also makes easy for you to reach its handlebar. The rider will also enjoy clear view of roads and instrument console. The weight on handlebar will make it vibration less and will offer you firm palm grip. There are deep cuts on both sides of its fuel tank which give optimum space to your knees.

Storage Space and Safety Features

It’s not sure if the bike will have any storage space but yes, it will have vital safety features like brake callipers on its wheels which will give you safer braking, pass button and powerful headlight to give you bright vision of roads at night.

Suspension and Brakes

The bike is likely to share its suspension and braking system with elder sibling, CBR500R. It may feature 41mm telescopic forks at its front and gas charged mono shock at the back. The bike will have disc brakes on its both wheels. It will sport a front disc brake of 320mm and rear disc brake of 240mm. The ABS variant of this bike may also enter our Indian market.

Ride and Handling

This bike is based on the same platform of CBR500R and will have an extended wheelbase of 1409mm which will add stability to this bike at high speeds. The longer wheelbase along with its strong suspension system will also be beneficial around corners. The broad tyres will hold this bike properly on road. The light weight of this bike will make it easy for you to handle this bike on our crowded Indian roads. The bike will steer properly and it will be easy for you to park it at tight spaces. The ABS will effectively stop this bike wherever needed and will give you complete control over this bike.

Tyre Size, Shades and Variants

CBR400R will have R17 sizes of tyres. Honda may launch two variants of this bike in India. CBR400R will be available in three different colors out of which one will be a dual tone color.

Verdict

Honda is already an established brand in India and their baby CBR250R has already became quite popular here. If they can manage to price this bike below other competitors like KTM 390 Duke and yet to be launched Kawasaki Ninja 400 then there are full chances that this bike will succeed in India. With a price tag of around INR 2.8lakhs, we feel it will be a complete value for money bike as it will have a high performance engine and chassis which will give it an impressive ride and handling. Moreover, the high resemblance of this bike with its expensive elder sibling, CBR500R proves to be a big advantage for this bike.

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