Honda Developing 400CC Twin – New CBR400R?


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The new 400cc bike, to be called the CBR400R will be positioned between the CBR600RR and the CBR250R. The magazine has also published an artist’s impression of the bike on its cover page.

The new bike will be powered by a parallel twin, which will be developed from the same family as the CBR250R’s single. Peak power output from the engine is expected to be 50bhp, double that of the 250R. That figure spells ‘Bulls-eye’ when you talk about the requirements of the Indian bike enthusiast. A capability to reach a genuine 200km/h, a balanced riding posture, reasonable ground clearance, sporty styling and a price tag that doesn’t make fun of us Indians’ diminutive salaries – that’s the recipe for success in the segment that Honda eyes, especially in the Indian context.

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CBR400RR isnt new bike model buddy! but well its great this bike is coming in india. hope it will be more successful and reliable than CBR250R! any info in pricing??
 
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Honda developing CBR400R for India

That headline is sure to give Honda’s Japanese competitor Kawasaki some jitters. Honda Japan has officially unveiled a 400cc engine based on the new CBR500R’s architecture specially for the domestic and Southeast Asian markets. The 470cc parallel-twin liquid cooled motor retains its 67mm bore but downsizes the stroke to 56.6mm for the new 400. Though power figures haven’t been released yet, it is expected that the CBR400 will make around 40-42PS, similar to the Ninja 400.

The engine while being visually identical to the 500 will also share cases, clutch and generator covers with its bigger brother. Honda claims that they have focused on getting a linear power band for the 400 which means like the 250R, performance will be user friendly and easily accessible. Which also brings to fore the fact that the 400cc engine may also be plonked into different body styles just like the 500. How is this of any significance to the Indian market? You see, the trend is now shifting from 200-250cc machines to the 300-500cc capacity with KTM and Bajaj both in the fray to launch the Duke and Pulsar, not to forget the Ninja 300/400 here. With Honda entering into the battle, it will be a win-win situation for the customers – aggressive pricing and better quality.

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