Honda Steed 400 (NV400): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1988-2001

Also called: Honda NV400

Related: Honda Steed 600

Successor: Honda Shadow 400

Models
Honda Steed 400 VLX

(Japan)

1988-1989

Honda Steed 400 VLX

(Japan)

1990-1997

Honda Steed 400 VCL

(Japan)

1995-1996

Honda Steed 400 (1988-1989)
Honda Steed 400 VLX (1990-1997)
Honda Steed 400 VCL (1995-1996)
Models
Honda Steed 400 VSE

(Japan)

1995-1996

Honda Steed 400 VLS

(Japan)

1998

Honda Steed 400 VLX

(Japan)

1998-2001

Honda Steed 400 VSE
Honda Steed 400 VLS
Honda Steed 400 VLX (1998-2001)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1988 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX

Frame/Engine: NC26-100XXXX~

Code: NV400Cj

1989 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX

Frame/Engine: NC26-105XXXX~

Code: NV400Ck

1990 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX

Frame/Engine: NC26-110XXXX~

Code: NV400Cl

1992 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX

Frame/Engine: NC26-115XXXX~

Code: NV400Cn

1993 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX

Frame/Engine: NC26-120XXXX~

Code: NV400Cp

1994 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX

Frame/Engine: NC26-130XXXX~

Code: NV400Cr

1995 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX, Honda Steed 400 VCL, Honda Steed 400 VSE, Honda Steed 400 VSE

Frame/Engine: NC26-140XXXX~ (VLX); NC26-139XXXX~ (VCL); NC26-147XXXX~ (VSE)

Code: NV400Ct; NV400CVs; NV400CMt

1996 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX, Honda Steed 400 VCL, Honda Steed 400 VSE, Honda Steed 400 VSE

Frame/Engine: NC26-150XXXX~ (VLX); NC26-144XXXX~ (VCL); NC26-157XXXX~ (VSE)

Code: NV400Cv; NV400CVt; NV400CMv

1998 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX; Honda Steed 400 VLS

Frame/Engine: NC26-164XXXX~ (VLX); NC37-100-109XXXX~ (VLS)

Code: NV400CBw; NV400CSw

2001 Japan Name: Honda Steed 400 VLX

Frame/Engine: NC26-210XXXX~, NC26-211XXXX~, NC26-212XXXX~

Code: NV400CB1

Specifications

Honda Steed 400: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2310 mm / 90,9 in

2335 mm / 91,9 in - VLS

Overall width 760 mm / 29,9 in

705 mm / 27,7 in – VLX with drag-bar, VCL

865 mm / 34,0 in – VSE

765 mm / 30,1 in – VLS

890 mm / 35,0 in – VLX (2001)

Overall height 1130 mm / 44,5 in

1105 mm / 43,5 in – VLX with drag-bar, VCL

1120 mm / 44,1 in – VSE, VLX (2001)

1115 mm / 43,9 in – VLX (1998-2000), VLS

Seat height 680 mm / 26,7 in

670 mm / 26,4 in - VLX (1998-2001)

650 mm / 25,6 in - VLS

Wheelbase 1600 mm / 63,0 in

1620 mm / 63,8 in - VLS

Ground clearance 140 mm / 5,51 in

130 mm / 5,1 in - VLX (1998-2001), VLS

Dry weight 196 kg / 432 lbs – Steed 400 (1988-1989)

199 kg / 439 lbs – Steed 400 VLX (1990-1992)

201 kg / 443 lbs – Steed 400 VLX (1993)

204 kg / 450 lbs – Steed 400 VLX (1994-1997), VCL

203 kg / 447 lbs – VSE, VLX (1998-2001)

211 kg / 465 lbs – VLS

Curb (wet) weight 208 kg / 458 lbs – Steed 400 (1988-1989)

211 kg / 465 lbs – Steed 400 VLX (1990-1992)

214 kg / 472 lbs – Steed 400 VLX (1993)

217 kg / 478 lbs – Steed 400 VLX (1994-1997), VCL

216 kg / 476 lbs – VSE

215 kg / 474 lbs – VLX (1998-2001)

223 kg / 491 lbs – VLS

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork

Springer - VLS

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock
Front tire size 100/90-19 57S

90/90-21 54S - VLS

Rear tire size 170/80-15 77S
Front brake Single disc, 296 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum
Fuel capacity 9,0 l / 2,37 US gal – Steed 400 (1988-1992)

11,0 l / 2,90 US gal – Steed 400 (1993-2001)

9,7 l / 2,56 US gal - VLS

Trail 164 mm (6,45 in)
Fuel economy 2,78 l / 100 km – (60 km/h)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2 cylinders V-twin
Bore & Stroke 64,0 x 62,0 mm
Displacement 398 cm³ (24,28 cu in)
Compression ratio 10.0:1 - Steed 400, 1988-1995

9.8:1 - Steed 400, December 1995 to 2001

Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Max. power 30,0 hp (22,0 kW) / 7500 rpm – Steed 400 (1988-1994)

31,0 hp (22,8 kW) / 7500 rpm – Steed 400 (1995-2001)

Max. torque 32,0 Nm (3,3 kg*m/min) / 5500 rpm – Steed 400 (1988-1994)

33,0 Nm (3,4 kg*m/min) / 5500 rpm – Steed 400 (1995-2000)

33,0 Nm (3,4 kg*m/min) / 6000 rpm – Steed 400 (2001)

0 to 100 km/h 11,1 sec
Top speed 130 km/h (81 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Keihin 34 mm
ID VDD 0
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.058
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


3.000; 3.166 (Steed 400, 1998-2001)

2.055; 2.000 (Steed 400, 1998-2001)

1.590; 1.545 (Steed 400, 1995-1997); 1.500 (Steed 400, 1998-2001)

1.272; 1.200 (Steed 400, 1995-1997); 1.173 (Steed 400, 1998-2001)

1.035; 1.041 (Steed 400, 1998-2001)

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistor
Alternator 310W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-8Ah

Images

Honda Steed 400: images, gallery.

Honda Steed 400 VCL
Honda Steed 400 VLS
Honda Steed 400 VSE
Honda Steed 400 VLX
Honda Steed 400 VLX
Honda Steed 400 VLX

Videos

Honda Steed 400: video.

HONDA STEED 400

Manuals

Honda Steed 400: manuals, parts, microfiches.