Honda RVF400 (VFR)


Honda VFR400R (NC30) 1989-1993

The Honda VFR400R sports bike model appeared in 1986 as the successor to the Honda VFR400F model, with a new look, exhaust and engine configuration (270 ° crankshaft, timing gear). This generation, according to the frame number, is usually called "NC21" ".

In 1987, the Honda VFR 400 received a number of updates and a new generation NC24 . The new version received a cantilever rear swingarm, a cable clutch (instead of hydraulic), new larger carburettors and more precise tuning of the intake and exhaust system (which increased the torque to 39 Nm).

In 1989, the model undergoes another restyling and receives the frame number NC30 . The new version returns to the 360 ​​° crankshaft, has a new stainless exhaust, a 17 'front wheel, a shorter wheelbase, larger valves, slipping clutch (limits torque when downshifting at high rpm, preventing the rear wheel from locking) and a more efficient system cooling.

In 1994, the Honda VFR400R was replaced by the updated Honda RVF400R (frame number NC35). The new version received an updated look, an inverted fork, flat choke carburettors, a 17 'rear wheel and a slightly reconfigured gearbox.

Despite the fact that the 400 cc Japanese models in the vast majority of cases were available exclusively in the domestic Japanese market, the Honda VFR / RVF400 model was also available in Europe (most motorcycles were sold in the UK) and even enjoyed good demand as an inexpensive motorcycle. for the track.

1998 was the last year of production of the Honda RVF400R model, after which it finally left the market and did not receive further development.

The main competitors of the Honda VFR / RVF 400 in the class:

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Honda VFR400 (NC21)
Honda VFR400 (NC24)
Honda VFR400 (NC30)
Honda RVF400 (NC35)


Specifications

Specifications Honda VFR400R / RVF400R:

Model Honda VFR 400 R
Motorcycle type sport
Release year 1986-1998
Frame aluminum
Engine type 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (90 °)
Working volume 399 cm³
Bore / stroke 55.0 x 42.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.0: 1 - VFR400R (NC21)

11.3: 1 - VFR400R (NC24, 30, 35)

Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (timing - gears)
Fuel supply system Carburetor, 4x Keihin 30mm - VFR400R (NC21)

Carburetor, 4x Keihin 32mm - VFR400R (NC24, 30)

Carburetor, 4x Keihin 30mm (flat throttle) - RVF400R (NC35)

Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 59.0 h.p. (43.4 kW) @ 12,500 rpm - VFR400R (NC21, 24, 30)

53.0 h.p. (39.0 kW) @ 12,500 rpm - RVF400R (NC35)

Maximum torque 36.0 Nm (3.7 kg * m) at 11000 rpm - VFR400R (NC21)

39.0 Nm (4.0 kg * m) @ 10,000 rpm - VFR400R (NC24, 30)

36.0 Nm (3.7 kg * m) @ 10,000 rpm - RVF400R (NC35)

Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 100 / 90-16 54H - VFR400R (NC21, 24)

120/60 R17 55H - VFR400R (NC30)

Rear tire size 130 / 70-18 63H - VFR400R (NC21, 24)

150/60 R18 67H - VFR400R (NC30)

150/60 R17 66H - RVF400R (NC35)

Front brakes 2 discs, 269 mm, 4-piston calipers
Rear brakes 1 disc, 220 mm, 2-piston caliper
Front suspension 41mm Showa Telescopic Fork (preload and rebound damping adjustment) - VFR400R

41mm Inverted Showa Fork (Preload & Rebound Adjustable) - RVF400R

Rear suspension Pendulum with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping)
Motorcycle length 2010 mm - VFR400R (NC21, 24)

1985 mm - VFR400R (NC30, 35)

Motorcycle width 705 mm - VFR400R (NC21, 30)

690 mm - VFR400R (NC24)

685 mm - RVF400R (NC35)

Motorcycle height 1125 mm - VFR400R (NC21, 24)

1075 mm - VFR400R (NC30)

1065 mm - RVF400R (NC35)

Wheelbase 1375 mm - VFR400R (NC21, 24)

1345 mm - VFR400R (NC30)

1335 mm - RVF400R (NC35)

Saddle height 765 mm - VFR400R (NC21, 35)

770 mm - VFR400 R (NC24)

755 mm - VFR400R (NC30)

Minimum ground clearance 130 mm - VFR400R (NC21, 24)

125 mm - VFR400R (NC30)

120 mm - RVF400R (NC35)

Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.7 sec
Maximum speed 219 km / h

180 km / h - RVF400R (Japanese versions)

Fuel tank capacity 16.0 L - VFR400R (NC21, 24)

15.0 L - VFR400R (NC30, 35)

Motorcycle weight (dry) 163 kg - VFR400R (NC21)

164 kg - VFR400R (NC24, 30)

167 kg - VFR400R (NC30 after 1990)

165 kg - RVF400R (NC35)

Motorcycle weight (curb) 182 kg - VFR400R (NC21, 30)

183 kg - VFR400R (NC24, 35)

185 kg - VFR400R (NC30 after 1990)

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption for the Honda VFR / RVF 400 is 3.33 liters per 100 kilometers (Japanese calculation method: constant speed 60 km / h, driver + passenger). The exact value depends on the riding style.

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