Honda CL400

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Honda CL 400

The model of the retro-classic motorcycle Honda CL 400 was presented in 1997 at the Tokyo Motor Show, and went into series since September 23, 1998. The concept of the model was quite simple - to present to the market a motorcycle with classic shapes, perfect for both city and country trips. The model was based on a 1-cylinder 4-stroke air-cooled engine with a volume of 397 cc. see, issuing 29 hp. power and 34 Nm of torque. The engine was developed in 1985 and subsequently put on the enduro Honda XR 400.

Of the features of the Honda CL 400, it should be noted a steel half-duplex frame, a kick starter, a dry sump lubrication system, classic suspensions in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and double shock absorber, rear drum brakes, a 5-speed gearbox and large spoked wheels with 19 'and 18' ...

The Honda CL 400 was designed primarily for the Japanese market, which is why this motorcycle is widely represented at Japanese auctions. The model was produced until 2001, after which it was discontinued and replaced by the Honda CB400SS. Like most other retro models, the Honda CL 400 is actively used as the basis for building custom.

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Specifications Honda CL 400:

ModelHonda CL400
Motorcycle typeretro classic
Release year1998-2000
Framesteel semi-duplex
Engine type1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Working volume397 cm³
Bore / stroke85.0mm x 70.0mm
Compression ratio8.8: 1
Number of valves per cylinderOHC, 4 valves
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 1x Keihin (VEBA)
Ignition typeCDI
Maximum power29 hp (21.0 kW) at 7000 rpm
Maximum torque34 Nm (3.5 kg * m) at 5500 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size90 / 100-19 (55P)
Rear tire size110 / 90-18 (61P)
Front brakes1 disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakesdrum
Front suspensiontelescopic fork (no adjustment)
Rear suspensionpendulum, with double shock-absorber
Length2175 mm
Width825 mm
Height1135 mm
Wheelbase1410 mm
Saddle height795 mm
Minimum ground clearance185 mm
Maximum speed162 km / h
Fuel tank capacity12.0 l
Motorcycle weight140 kg - dry

155 kg - equipped

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption of the Honda CL 400 is 2.77 liters per 100 km (60 km / h, flat road). The actual value depends on the riding style.