Honda CB400SS

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Honda CB400SS

The Honda CB400SS retro-classic motorcycle model appeared in October 2001 (model series 2002) and replaced Honda CL 400. In fact, these are almost identical motorcycles, differing from each other only in the dashboard (the Honda CB400SS has a tachometer), the presence of versions with an electric starter (Honda CB400SS-E, in Honda CL 400 - only kick) and some cosmetic elements ... For this reason, the Honda CL 400 is often referred to as the Honda CB400SS, although these are different generations of motorcycles and different models in terms of Honda's lineup. Despite the similarity of the names Honda CB400SS and Honda CB400 Super Four, the two bikes have nothing to do with each other.


Main competitors:

The Honda CB400SS was based on a 1-cylinder air-cooled 397 cc engine producing 29 hp. power and 31 Nm of torque. This engine was also installed on Honda XR400, but had several key differences on the CB400SS:

  • Compression ratio. Was reduced from 9.3 to 8.8: 1.
  • Carburetor. Unlike the XR, which had a gate-type carburetor (PD36), the CB400SS was equipped with a vacuum (VE).
  • Valves. The CB400SS had a smaller exhaust valve diameter.
  • Decompressor. The CB400SS did not have a decompressor.
  • Ecology. The CB400SS was equipped with a secondary air supply and exhaust afterburning system.

The main modifications of the Honda CB400SS:

  • Honda CB400SS - kick starter version. It was produced in the period 2002-2003.
  • Honda CB400SS-E - version with electric starter (kick starter also remained). Replaced the last modification in the 2004 model year.

Key features of the Honda CB400SS include a steel semi-duplex frame, conventional suspension in the form of a telescopic fork and double shock absorber, 5-speed gearbox, chain drive, large spoked wheels 19 'and 18', as well as a rear drum brake (front disc) ... Unlike CL 400, the Honda CB400SS has an 11L fuel tank (instead of 12L).



Specifications Honda CB400SS:

Model Honda CB400SS
Motorcycle type retro classic
Release year 2002-2008
Frame steel semi-duplex
Engine type 1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Working volume 397 cm³
Bore / stroke 85.0mm x 70.0mm
Compression ratio 8.8: 1
Cooling air
Number of valves per cylinder OHC, 4 valves
Fuel supply system carburetor, 1x Keihin VE
Ignition type CDI
Maximum power 29 hp (21 kW) at 7000 rpm
Maximum torque 31 Nm (3.2 kg * m) at 5500 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 100 / 90-19 M / C (57S)
Rear tire size 110 / 90-18 M / C (61S)
Front brakes 1 disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes drum
Front suspension telescopic fork (no adjustment)
Rear suspension linkage, with double shock-absorber
Length 2145 mm
Width 780 mm
Height 1125 mm
Wheelbase 1405 mm
Saddle height 790 mm
Minimum ground clearance 160 mm
Maximum speed 162 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 11.0 l
Motorcycle weight (curb) 153 kg - Honda CB400SS

159 kg - Honda CB400SS-E

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption for the Honda CB400SS is 2.77 liters per 100 km (at a constant speed of 60 km / h, with a passenger). The actual value depends on the riding style.