The Honda CBR400R has been its contender for the growing entry-level sportbike segment. This week, Honda has just announced an update for its little crotch rocket, the CBR400R.
The new Honda CBR400R boasts aggressive and sporty ergonomics yet still light enough for both beginners and more experienced riders who are looking to further develop their riding skills. It has more than enough midrange power output to allow you to push the limits of both your skills and the bike’s capabilities. It is set exclusively for the Japanese market just like the CB400X.
The CBR400R is powered by a liquid-cooled 399 cc parallel-twin PGM-Fi fuel injection that’s capable of churning out 45.4 hp at 9,000 RPM and 38 Nm of torque at 7,500 RPM. It is mated to a six-speed transmission with a slipper-assist clutch. It also now comes with full-LED lighting, a fully-digital instrument cluster to feed the rider with all the information he needs, twin-barrel exhaust, aluminum cast wheels, ABS, and an auto hazard light feature which activates when sudden braking is applied.
Its overly aggressive design bears a striking resemblance to Honda’s CBR1000RR Fireblade with its bodywork and silhouette. Its color options now come in Champion Red, Matte Gray, and Pearl Glare White. The CBR400R is Honda’s take on the growing 400 cc class sportbike where it could pit against the KTM RC390, the Kawasaki Ninja 400, and perhaps even the Yamaha R3, which have all been seeing quite some success in this growing segment. However, since the CBR400R is made exclusively for the Japanese market, we can also expect the same updates for the CBR500R in the near future which is made for the rest of the markets including ours.