Honda has revealed the CBR400R supersport in Japan recently. Based on internationally out-going model Honda CBR500R, this is the company’s answer to the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and the Yamaha R3. We don’t know if the company plans to stop the production of 500R as 400R is the exact same copy of its bigger sibling 500R, considering even the colour schemes, but with a smaller capacity engine.
According to Honda, CBR400R has “Styling full of Speed”. It is powered by a 399cc liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine that makes 46hp @ 9,000rpm and 38Nm of torque @ 7,500rpm. It offers a new riding posture, a much relaxed one as compared to CBR500R, a fully digital instrument cluster, slipper clutch with 6-speed gearbox and a 17-litre fuel tank. This 192 Kg bike is capable of returning a mileage of 41km/l when ridden constantly at speeds of 60 km/h with a pillion rider. As far as suspension is concerned, it uses telescopic fork at front and a monoshock at rear.
For now, CBR400R is available in Japan and going for three colours: Grand Prix Red, Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Pearl Glare White. We expect it to come to Indian Market, but the company has not confirmed anything about it.