- Honda CB400F debuts in China
- Gets styling updates for 2021
- No word about its India launch
Honda had showcased the CB400F at the Shanghai Motor Show in April this year. And now, the streetfighter motorcycle has been launched in China in its 2021 avatar at 37,000 Yuan (approx. Rs 4.25 lakh).
As part of the model year update, Honda has adorned the CB400F with some styling changes. So the motorcycle now comes with an aggressive-looking, full-LED headlamp with sleek LED DRLs. It also gets muscular tank shrouds with faux air vents on either side as well as a sharp tail section that adds to its streetfighter appeal. However, it does look similar to its bigger capacity sibling- the CB500F.
Powering the CB400F is a 399cc, parallel-twin engine that churns out 46bhp and 37Nm, numbers that are on par with the KTM 390 Duke. But when it comes to features, the 390 Duke has the upper hand as Honda has focused on essentials rather than fancy equipment on the CB400F. So it comes with a telescopic fork, box-type swingarm, dual-channel ABS as well as a negative LCD instrument cluster like the CB500X sold in India.
Speaking of which, the CB400F would make for a better option considering that it would be more affordable compared to the CB500F that is expected to be launched in India. For reference, the touring-focused CB500X costs Rs 6.87 lakh in the country.