Honda CB 400 (Super Four): review, history, specs


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Class: standard

Production: 1992+

Also called: Honda CB400SF

Predecessor: Honda CB-1

Models
Honda CB 400 SF

1992-1998

(Japan)

NC31~

Honda CB 400 SF Hyper Vtec (Spec II, Spec III)

1999-2007

(Japan)

NC39~

Honda CB 400 SF Vtec (REVO)

2008+

(Japan, Oceania)

NC42~

Honda CB400 Super Four
Honda CB400 Super Four VTEC
Honda CB400 Super Four VTEC
Honda CB400 Super Four VTEC
Honda CB400 Super Four VTEC

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1992 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC31-100001 to NC31-1034643

Code: CB400F IIn

1993 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC31-120001 to NC31-1212250

Code: CB400F IIr

1994 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC31-130001 to NC31-1307373

Code: CB400F IIs

1995 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four) Version R

Frame: NC31-135001 to NC31-1354811

Code: CB400F IIIs

1996 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC31-140001 to NC31-1401880

Code: CB400F IIt

1996-1997 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four) Version S

Frame: NC31-145001 to NC31-1456784

Code: CB400F IIIt

1997 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC31-150000~

Code: CB400F IIv

1997-1998 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four) Version S

Frame: NC31-155000~

Code: CB400F IIIv

1999 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC39-100001 to NC39-1007220

Code: CB400SFx

2000 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC39-101001 to NC39-1019999

Code: CB400SFy

2001 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC39-102001 to NC39-1029999

Code: CB400SF1

2002 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC39-103001 to NC39-1039999

Code: CB400SF2

2003 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC39-104001 to NC39-1049999

Code: CB400SF3

2004 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC39-105001 to NC39-1099999

Code: CB400SF4

2005 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor

Frame: NC39-110001~

Code: CB4005, CB400S5

2006 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor

Frame: NC39-120001 to NC39-1299999

Code: CB4006, CB400S6

2007 Japan Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four)

Frame: NC39-130001 to NC39-1399999

Code: CB4007

2008 Japan, Oceania Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor, Honda CB400 Super Boldor (ABS), Honda CB400 Super Four (ABS)

Frame: NC42-100001~

Code: CB4008, CB400S8, CB400A8, CB400SA8

2009 Japan, Oceania Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor, Honda CB400 Super Boldor (ABS), Honda CB400 Super Four (ABS)

Frame: NC42-110001 to NC42-119999

Code: CB4009, CB400S9, CB400A9, CB400SA9

2010 Japan, Oceania Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor, Honda CB400 Super Boldor (ABS), Honda CB400 Super Four (ABS)

Frame: NC42-120001~

Code: CB400A, CB400SA, CB400Aa, CB400SAa

2011 Japan, Oceania Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor, Honda CB400 Super Boldor (ABS), Honda CB400 Super Four (ABS)

Frame: NC42-130001 to NC42-139999

Code: CB400B, CB400Sb, CB400Ab, CB400SAb

2012 Japan, Oceania Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor, Honda CB400 Super Boldor (ABS), Honda CB400 Super Four (ABS)

Frame: NC42-140001~

Code: CB400C, CB400Sc, CB400Ac, CB400SAc

2013 Japan, Oceania Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor, Honda CB400 Super Boldor (ABS), Honda CB400 Super Four (ABS)

Frame: NC42-150001~

Code: CB400D, CB400Sd, CB400Ad, CB400SAd

2014 Japan, Oceania Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor, Honda CB400 Super Boldor (ABS), Honda CB400 Super Four (ABS)

Frame: NC42-160001~

2015 Japan, Oceania Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor, Honda CB400 Super Boldor (ABS), Honda CB400 Super Four (ABS)

Frame: NC42-170001~

2016 Japan, Oceania Name: Honda CB400SF (Super Four), Honda CB400 Super Boldor, Honda CB400 Super Boldor (ABS), Honda CB400 Super Four (ABS)

Frame: NC42-180001~

Specifications

Honda CB400SF (Super Four): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2085 mm / 82,1 in – CB400 NC31

2080 mm / 81,9 in - CB400 NC31 Version R, CB400 NC42

2040 mm / 80,3 in - CB400 NC39

Overall width 720 mm / 28,3 in – CB400 NC31

735 mm / 28,9 in - CB400 NC31 Version R

725 mm / 28,5 in - CB400 NC42, CB400 NC39

Overall height 1080 mm / 42,5 in – CB400 NC31, NC42

1125 mm / 44,3 in – CB400 NC31 Version R

1070 mm / 42,1 in - CB400 NC39

1160 mm / 45,7 in – CB400 NC42 Boldor

Seat height 770 mm / 30,3 in – CB400 NC31

775 mm / 30,5 in – CB400 NC31 Version R

760 mm / 29,9 in - CB400 NC39

755 mm / 29,7 in – CB400 NC42

Wheelbase 1455 mm / 57,3 in – CB400 NC31

1450 mm / 57,1 in – CB400 NC31 Version R

1415 mm / 55,7 in - CB400 NC39

1410 mm / 55,5 in – CB400 NC42

Ground clearance 125 mm / 4,9 in – CB400 NC31

130 mm / 5,1 in – CB400 NC31 Version R, CB400 NC39, CB400 NC42

Dry weight 173 kg / 381 lbs – CB400 NC31, CB400 NC42 Boldor

175 kg / 386 lbs – CB400 NC31 Version R

168 kg / 370 lbs - CB400 NC39

170 kg / 375 lbs – CB400 NC42

Curb (wet) weight 193 kg / 425 lbs – CB400 NC31

195 kg / 430 lbs – CB400 NC31 Version R

189 kg / 417 lbs - CB400 NC39

197 kg / 434 lbs – CB400 NC42

200 kg / 441 lbs - CB400 NC42 Boldor

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork 43 mm, 120 mm / 4,7 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with twin-shock, 110 mm / 4,3 in

Adjustment: spring pre-load

Front tire size 110/70-17 54H – CB400 NC31

120/60ZR17M/C 55W – CB400 NC39-42

Rear tire size 140/70-17 66H – CB400 NC31

160/60ZR17M/C 69W – CB400 NC39-42

Front brake Double disc, 296 mm, 2-piston calipers Nissin – CB400 (1992-1995)

Double disc, 296 mm, 4-piston calipers– CB400 (1996+), ABS (2008+)

Rear brake Single disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper, ABS (2008+)
Fuel capacity 18,0 l / 4,8 US gal
Trail 104-109 mm / 4,1-4,3 in – CB400 NC31

89-90 mm / 3,50-3,54 in – CB400 NC39-42

Fuel economy 2,88 l / 100 km (60 km/h) – CB400 NC31-39

3,22 l / 100 km (60 km/h) – CB400 NC42

ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4-cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke 55,0 x 42,0 mm
Displacement 399 cm³
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 53 hp (39 kW) / 11000 rpm – CB400 NC31-39

53 hp (39 kW) / 12000 rpm – CB400 NC31 Version R

53 hp (39 kW) / 10500 rpm – CB400 NC42

Max. torque 36 Nm (3,7 kgm) / 10000 rpm – CB400 NC31

38 Nm (3,9 kgm) / 9500 rpm – CB400 NC39-42

0 to 100 km/h 4,5 sec
Top speed 180 km/h (112 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetors, 4x Keihin CV 32 mm – CB400 NC31-39

Fuel injector, PGM-FI – CB400 NC42

ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.171
Final reduction 2.800 – NC31

3.000 – NC31 Version R

2.933 – NC39-42

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


3.307

2.294

1.750

1.421

1.240

1.130

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistor
Alternator
Battery capacity 12V-8,6Ah

Images

Honda CB400SF (Super Four): images, gallery.

Honda CB400 Super Four (NC31)
Honda CB400 Super Four VTEC, Spec II (NC39)
Honda CB400 Super Four VTEC, Spec III (NC39)
Honda CB400 Super Four VTEC Revo (NC42)
Honda CB400 Super Four (NC31) Version R
Honda CB400 Super Four VTEC Revo, Boldor (NC42)

Videos

Honda CB400SF (Super Four): video.

2016 Honda CB400 Super Bol D'Or Customized Concept - Walkaround - 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
2010 Honda CB400 Hyper V-Tec Revo - Walkaround

Manuals

Honda CB400SF (Super Four): manuals, parts, microfiches.