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.

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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.



Specifications Honda VRX 400:

Model Honda VRX400 Roadster
Motorcycle type retro classic
Release year 1995-1996
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 398 cm³
Bore / stroke 64.0 x 62.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.8: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system carburetor, 2x Keihin 32 mm (VDD0)
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 33.0 h.p. (24.3 kW) at 7500 rpm
Maximum torque 34.0 Nm (3.5 kg * m) at 6000 rpm)
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 120 / 80-17 (61S)
Rear tire size 140 / 80-17 (69S)
Front brakes 1 disc, 310 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes 1 disc, 249mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension 41mm telescopic fork, 104mm travel
Rear suspension linkage with two shock absorbers, stroke - 106 mm
Motorcycle length 2235 mm
Motorcycle width 760 mm
Motorcycle height 1105 mm
Wheelbase 1510 mm
Saddle height 770 mm
Minimum ground clearance 165 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h
Maximum speed 140 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 11.0 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).