Honda VRX400 Roadster

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Honda VRX400 Roadster ‘Special Black’

The classic motorcycle model Honda VRX 400 Roadster was first introduced on July 21, 1995, and official series production began on August 5 of the same year. The bike was positioned as a retro classic and was intended for those who liked the classic shapes of models from the 70s and 80s. Honda VRX400 was a domestic Japanese model and was not officially exported anywhere.

It was based on a V-shaped 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 398 cm³, producing 33 hp. power and 34 Nm of torque. The motor was not an independent development, but migrated from the cruiser Honda Steed 400. The same engine has been installed on many other models such as Bros 400, Transalp 400 and Shadow 400.

The main features of the model include a steel tubular frame, liquid cooling, disc brakes front and rear, simple suspensions in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and a classic double shock absorber, an 11-liter fuel tank, a 5-speed gearbox and 205 kg of curb weight.

In June 1996, the Honda VRX400 Roadster receives minor updates - the emblem on the tank turns gold, and most of the chrome parts are repainted black (except for the fork feathers and the air filter housing). This version was called "Special Black" and was available in limited quantities.

1996 was the last year of production of the model, after which it finally rolled off the assembly line. New motorcycle sales continued through 1999. Currently, the model is widely represented at Japanese auctions and enjoys a certain demand in the Russian market.

The main competitors of the Honda VRX400 Roadster:


Honda VRX400 Roadster
Honda VRX400 Roadster
Honda VRX400 Roadster
Honda VRX400 Roadster ‘Special Black’
Honda VRX400 Roadster ‘Special Black’
Honda VRX400 Roadster ‘Special Black’


Specifications Honda VRX 400:

ModelHonda VRX400 Roadster
Motorcycle typeretro classic
Release year1995-1996
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume398 cm³
Bore / stroke64.0 x 62.0 mm
Compression ratio9.8: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Keihin 32 mm (VDD0)
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power33.0 h.p. (24.3 kW) at 7500 rpm
Maximum torque34.0 Nm (3.5 kg * m) at 6000 rpm)
Drive typechain
Front tire size120 / 80-17 (61S)
Rear tire size140 / 80-17 (69S)
Front brakes1 disc, 310 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes1 disc, 249mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 104mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers, stroke - 106 mm
Motorcycle length2235 mm
Motorcycle width760 mm
Motorcycle height1105 mm
Wheelbase1510 mm
Saddle height770 mm
Minimum ground clearance165 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h
Maximum speed140 km / h
Fuel tank capacity11.0 l
Motorcycle weight (dry)190 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb)205 kg

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption of the Honda VRX400 Roadster is 2.7 liters per 100 kilometers (Japanese calculation method: constant speed 60 km / h, driver + passenger).