Honda VFR400R (RVF400R): review, history, specs


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Class: sport

Production: 1986-1994 (1998 – RVF400)

Predecessor: Honda VF400F

Models
Honda VFR400R (NC21)

1986

(Japan, UK)

Honda VFR400R (NC24)

1987-1988

(Japan, UK)

Honda VFR400R (NC30)

1989-1993

(Japan, Europe)

Honda RVF400R (NC35)

1994-1998

(Japan, UK)

Honda VFR400R (NC21) 1986
Honda VFR400R (NC24) 1987-1988
Honda VFR400R (NC30) 1989-1993
Honda RVF400R (NC35) 1994-1998

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1986 Japan, UK Name: Honda VFR400R

Frame: NC21~

Code: VFR400RG

1987 Japan Name: Honda VFR400R

Frame: NC24~

Code: VFR400RH

1988 Japan, UK Name: Honda VFR400R

Frame: NC24~

Code: VFR400RJ

1989 Japan Name: Honda VFR400R

Frame: NC30~

Code: VFR400RK

1990 Japan, Europe Name: Honda VFR400R

Frame: NC30~

Code: VFR400RL

1991 Japan, Europe Name: Honda VFR400R

Frame: NC30~

Code: VFR400RM

1992-1993 Japan Name: Honda VFR400R

Frame: NC30~

Code: VFR400RN

1994 Japan Name: Honda RVF400R

Frame: NC35~

Code: RVF400RR

1996 Japan, UK Name: Honda RVF400R

Frame: NC35~

Code: RVF400RT

1998 Japan, UK Name: Honda RVF400R

Frame: NC35~

Code: RVF400RW

Specifications

Honda VFR / RVF 400: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2010 mm / 79,1 in – VFR400R (NC21, 24)

1985 mm / 78,1 in – VFR400R (NC30, 35)

Overall width 705 mm / 27,7 in – VFR400R (NC21, 30)

690 mm / 27,1 in – VFR400R (NC24)

685 mm / 26,9 in – RVF400R (NC35)

Overall height 1125 mm / 44,3 in – VFR400R (NC21, 24)

1075 mm / 42,3 in – VFR400R (NC30)

1065 mm / 41,9 in – RVF400R (NC35)

Wheelbase 1375 mm / 54,1 in – VFR400R (NC21, 24)

1345 mm / 52,9 in – VFR400R (NC30)

1335 mm / 52,5 in – RVF400R (NC35)

Ground clearance 130 mm / 5,1 in – VFR400R (NC21, 24)

125 mm / 4,9 in – VFR400R (NC30)

120 mm / 4,7 in – RVF400R (NC35)

Seat height 765 mm / 30,1 in – VFR400R (NC21, 35)

770 mm / 30,3 in – VFR400R (NC24)

755 mm / 29,7 in – VFR400R (NC30)

Dry weight 163 kg / 359 lbs – VFR400R (NC21)

164 kg / 361 lbs – VFR400R (NC24, 30)

167 kg / 368 lbs – VFR400R (NC30 after 1990)

165 kg / 364 lbs – RVF400R (NC35)

Curb (wet) weight 182 kg / 401 lbs – VFR400R (NC21, 30)

183 kg / 403 lbs – VFR400R (NC24, 35)

185 kg / 408 lbs – VFR400R (NC30 after 1990)

FRAME Type Diamond (aluminum)
Front suspension, travel 41 mm telescopic fork Showa (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping)– VFR400R

41 mm inverted telescopic fork Showa (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping)– RVF400R

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping)
Front tire size 100/90-16 54H – VFR400R (NC21, 24)

120/60 R17 55H – VFR400R (NC30)

Rear tire size 130/70-18 63H – VFR400R (NC21, 24)

150/60 R18 67H – VFR400R (NC30)

150/60 R17 66H – RVF400R (NC35)

Front brake Double disc, 269 mm, 4-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 220 mm, 2-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 16,0 l / 4,2 US gal – VFR400R (NC21, 24)

15,0 l / 3,9 US gal – VFR400R (NC30, 35)

Trail 96 mm / 4,2 in – VFR400R (NC21, 24, 30)

92 mm / 4,2 in – RVF400R (NC35)

Fuel economy 3,33 l / 100 km (60 km/h)
ENGINE Type Water cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 4 cylinders V 90°
Bore & Stroke 55,0 x 42,0 mm
Displacement 399 cm³ (24,3 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1 – VFR400R (NC21)

11.3:1 – VFR400R (NC24, 30, 35)

Valve train Gear driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 59,0 hp (43,4 kW) / 12500 rpm – VFR400R (NC21, 24, 30)

53,0 hp (39,0 kW) / 12500 rpm – RVF400R (NC35)

Max. torque 36,0 Nm (3,7 kg*m) / 11000 rpm – VFR400R (NC21)

39,0 Nm (4,0 kg*m) / 10000 rpm – VFR400R (NC24, 30)

36,0 Nm (3,7 kg*m) / 10000 rpm – RVF400R (NC35)

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) 3,7 sec
Top speed 219 km/h (136 mph)

180 km/h (112 mph) – RVF400R (Japan)

CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 4x Keihin 30 mm – VFR400R (NC21)

Carburetor, 4x Keihin 32 mm – VFR400R (NC24, 30)

Carburetor, 4x Keihin 30 mm (flat-slide) – RVF400R (NC35)

DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate

Hydraulic operated – VFR400R (NC21)

Cable operated – VFR400R (NC24, 30, 35)

Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.117
Final reduction 3.000 – VFR400R (NC21, 24)

2.666 – VFR400R (NC30)

2.533 – RVF400R (NC35)

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V

VI


3.307 – NC21,24, 35; 2.928 – NC30

2.352 – NC21,24, 35; 2.166 – NC30

1.850 – NC21,24; 1.800 – NC30; 1.875 – NC35

1.545 – NC21,24; 1.590 – NC30, 35

1.333 – NC21,24; 1.434 – NC30, 35

1.227 – NC21,24; 1.318 – NC30, 35

ELECTRICAL Ignition Full transistorized
Alternator Three-phase AC, 270W at 5000 rpm – VFR400R (NC21)

Three-phase AC, 350W at 5000 rpm – VFR400R (NC24, 30, 35)

Battery capacity 12V-9Ah

Images

Honda VFR / RVF 400: images, gallery.

Honda VFR400 (NC21)
Honda VFR400 (NC24)
Honda VFR400 (NC30)
Honda RVF400 (NC35)

Videos

Honda VFR / RVF 400: video.

Honda VFR400

Manuals

Honda VFR / RVF 400: manuals, parts, microfiches.