Honda took the EICMA 2013 as an opportunity to showcase the 400cc beasts it has been brewing up for a while but the specifications of these bikes has been something that the company has been tight lipped about. But courtesy of the good folks back at Honda, today we have for you the specifications and pricing details about the 400cc family of the Honda that will hit the Indian roads soon to rival the Duke 390.
The 400cc range includes 3 bikes, namely Honda CBR400R, CB400F and the CB400X which have essentially the same heart but three different body styles. The first one is a full faired sports bike, the second one is a naked streetfighter while the last one is a sort of a dual purpose bike which has the characteristics of an adventurer and a tourer. The heart of all these will be the same 396cc parallel twin 4 valve water cooled motor.
They will develop a maximum power of 46PS @ 9,500 RPM, giving you that red line performance and the peak torque of 37Nm will kick in at a slightly lower 7,500 RPM. This engine will be mated to a 6 Speed transmission. There will be a 320mm single petal disc up front and a single 240mm petal disc will be present at the rear. The bikes are expected to deliver a fuel efficiency of 39.7 kilometres to a litre as per the company but the real world figure in India is expected to be around 30-35 kilometres to a litre.
The bikes will come in ABS and Non ABS guise. And now let us talk about the expected prices that you will have to shell out for the bikes.
Honda 400 CC Motorcycles Price in India
The expected prices of the Honda 400 CC motorcycles in India are as below:
Graphite Black and Victory Red colour will retail for around Rs.3-3.25 lakhs while the Ross White colour is expected to sell at a premium of around Rs.5,000 as compared to standard colours. Expect the ABS variant to priced Rs.25,000 more.
Graphite Black and Pearl Sunbeam White colours are expected to be priced around Rs. 2.75-3 lakhs with the ABS variant getting a Rs.25,000 dearer price tag.
Pearl Sunbeam White, Matt Black Powder Gun Metallic, Candy Prominence Red colours are expected to sell for around Rs.3.05-3.30 lakhs while the ABS variant will be costlier by around Rs.25,000-30,000.
The KTM Duke 390 is expected to get a price tag of around Rs.2.25 lakhs and the CB400F will be the true competition. Honda might just go with higher levels of localisation to keep a tab on the prices and the winner amidst all this competition is the average performance biking enthusiast.