The 2016 Honda CBR400R medium displacement fully faired sportbike is in attendance at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show which is opened for public starting from today. The latest iteration of the sportsbike which would be launched in international markets soon derives its design from the new CBR500R that debuted at AIMExpo 2015 in Orlando, Florida earlier this month.
The new CBR400R is sharper and more aggressive than before but retains the balanced and comfortable riding stance which makes the rider feel equally at home while commuting, touring and sport riding. Design highlights include an edgy front fairing which houses angry looking twin headlamps, a larger fuel tank with chiseled surfaces, and new tailpiece which has air intake pods and built-in grab recesses (old bike had grab rails).
The crankcase gets golden finish and the new stylish silencer is much shorter than the one it replaces. Honda says that the new unit helps achieve better mass centralization (please note that the show bike uses an accessory instead of stock silencer). The motorcycle measures 2,080 mm in length, 750 mm in width and 1,145 mm in height.
The CBR400R houses a 399 cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine whose power figures are not out yet. Mated to the 6-speed gearbox, we expect it to continue with 46 PS and 37 Nm of torque. The refined motor should make for an effortless cross country touring.