The 2019 CB400R is the newest offering from Honda in the sub 500 cc supersport segment that will lock its horns with the Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the global market
Honda has upped its game in the sub 500cc supersport segment by introducing the CBR400R recently. The fully faired motorcycle is based on the CBR500R which was unveiled at the at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show and it will rival directly with the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the global market.
Although the Honda officials haven’t revealed any plans of launching the motorcycle in India yet. However, if they do launch it here the CBR400R will rival directly against the likes of the KTM RC390 and the Yamaha YZF-R3. The 2019 Honda CBR400R is available in three new shades including Grand Prix Red, Pearl Glare White and Matt Axis Gray Metallic.
The fully faired motorcycle takes its styling cues from the bigger and more powerful CBR1000RR Fireblade. It features a dual LED headlamp towards the front and a sharp fairing while the rear profile gets a winglet kind of design for better aerodynamics. Additionally, the motorcycle also gets a new exhaust designed by Honda racing.
If you take a closer look you will notice that Honda has retained the alloy wheel design, front and rear fenders, and even the brakes from the 2018 model but it does feature a new full digital instrument cluster which provides plenty of information to the rider.
The 2019 CBR400R is powered by a 399cc, liquid cooled twin cylinder unit which produces about 46 Hp of peak power at 9,000 rpm and 38 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox and it also gets a slipper clutch as standard. The CBR400R uses a 120/70ZR17 front and 160/60ZR17 rear tire. It has a seat height of 785 mm and has a dry weight of 192 Kilograms.
Honda has recently introduced the CB300R in India already via the CKD route and we won’t be too surprised if the Japanese two-wheeler maker introduces the 2019 CBR400R in India as well after seeing the response that the recently launched CB300R gets here.