Honda has recently unveiled the 2020 iteration of CBR400R fully-faired motorcycle. The company will launch the bike in its home country Japan while its India entry is unlikely at the moment. However, the body style and displacement of the bike keep it close to the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the Yamaha YZF R3 which were available in India. In that case, we take a look at the pictures of the 2020 CBR400R.
The design of the CBR400R looks closely similar to its elder sibling, the CBR650R. It boasts of sharp contours across the bodywork which comprises of a twin-pod headlamp, angular fairing, chiselled fuel tank and a svelte tail section.
There are certain attention-seeking elements such as the twin-barrel exhaust, edgy graphics and the ‘CBR’ logo inspired by its litre-class sportsbike sibling, the CBR1000RR-R.
It also packs a bunch of modern features such as full-LED lighting, fully-digital instrument cluster, auto hazard light, five-step adjustable brake lever and Honda Ignition Security System for deterring theft.
Powering the motorcycle is a 399cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine which produces 45.4bhp of power at 9,000rpm and 38Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. The six-speed gearbox is also accompanied by an assist and slipper clutch.
While the presence of a clip-on handlebar and split seat setup lend it a sporty appeal, the overall riding geometry is not very aggressive, making it suitable for long distance riding.
The CBR400R is underpinned by a light and rigid steel diamond-type frame which is suspended by telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear, both having preload adjustability option. Anchors are dropped by a 320mm disc up front and a 240mm petal rotor at the rear.
Although the CBR400R won’t be launched in India anytime soon, online reports suggest that Honda is planning to bring its 500cc line-up in the country.