Honda Bros 400 (NT400)

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The naked model Honda Bros 400 (NT400) was introduced in 1988 simultaneously with the release of the older version Honda Bros 650. The main differences between the Bros 400 and Bros 650 were the engine, carburetors and gearbox ratios. In all other respects, they are practically identical motorcycle. The Honda NT400 Bros model was sold only in the domestic Japanese market, was not officially exported anywhere and did not have export modifications (unlike Bros 650).

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The Honda Bros 400 was designed for novice pilots with an entry-level driver's license. The low stance, light weight and smooth engine make this bike ideal for beginners and girls alike.

The basis of the Honda Bros 400 was a 2-cylinder V-shaped 6-valve liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 398 cc. see, delivering 37 hp. power and 35 Nm of torque. The maximum engine performance is at 6500-8500 rpm. This motor was installed on models Honda XL400V Transalp, Honda VRX 400, Honda Steed 400 and Honda Shadow 400

An important feature of the motorcycle is the aluminum frame and the cantilever (one-sided) rear swingarm (Pro-Arm), which is also used on the Honda VFR750. Suspensions are presented in the form of a classic fork and a rear monoshock with preload adjustment. The brakes are disc brakes, the front is a 316 mm disc with a 4-piston caliper, and the rear is a single 236 mm disc with a 1-piston caliper.

Despite the advanced technologies used in the Honda Bros 400, the model enjoyed very low market demand, which forced the company to discontinue production in 1990. The main reason, in my opinion, was a significant advance of its time - at that time there was no class of naked bikes and consumers simply did not understand the essence of such motorcycles. The weaker Bros 400 engine also didn't play into his hands, although the more powerful version Bros 650 "lived" on the market just a couple of years longer. The only exception to this was the European version NTV650, which lasted until 1998. Probably the more classic NTV650 Revere was easier to find buyers because it had familiar features, was practical and understandable for consumers.



Specifications Honda Bros 400:

Model Honda Bros 400
Motorcycle type Road (street, naked)
Release year 1988-1990
Frame aluminum diagonal
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 389 cc cm.
Bore / stroke 64 mm x 62 mm
Compression ratio 10.0: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system carburetor, 2x Keihin CV 34 mm
Ignition type digital transistor
Maximum power 37 hp at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque 35 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 110 / 80-17 57H - NT400J, NT400K

120 / 70-17 58H - NT400L

Rear tire size 150 / 70-17 69H - NT400J, NT400K

150 / 60-18 67H - NT400L

Front brakes 1 disc 316mm, 4-piston Nissin caliper
Rear brakes 1 236mm disc, 1-piston Nissin caliper
Front suspension 41mm telescopic fork (non-adjustable), 130mm travel
Rear suspension cantilever linkage Pro-Arm with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 120 mm
Length 2060 mm - NT400J

2080 mm - NT400K, NT400L

Width 695 mm - NT400J, NT400L

725 mm - NT400K

Height 1050 mm - NT400J

1060 mm - NT400K, NT400L

Wheelbase 1425 mm
Saddle height 778 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 6.1 sec
Maximum speed 165 km / h
Gas tank capacity 12 l (including reserve - 2 l)
Motorcycle weight 165 kg - dry

181 kg - equipped

Fuel consumption

Average declared fuel consumption for the Honda Bros 400 is 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style and the condition of the motorcycle.