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2019 Honda CBR400R – the bike we want here

Honda has taken the wraps off the 2019 Honda CBR400R and we cant help but hope with fingers crossed that they launch it here. Cannot help but think that this machine would have been a better bet for us instead of the recently launched CB300R. Coming back to this machine, there’s a parallel twin 399 cc engine that makes 46 Ps @ 9000 RPM and 38 Nm at 7500 RPM while being mated to a six speed gearbox. Slipper clutch is standard and there’s also a sportier looking exhaust. Valve timing has been tweaked (compared to earlier model) for better bottom end performance and the kerb weight of the bike is at 192 kgs. Honda claims a fuel efficiency number in excess of 40 kmpl (Yes, 40!)

2019 Honda CBR400R
2019 Honda CBR400R

Other key features include a digital instrument console, LED lighting and ABS as standard. The seat height is just 785 mm making it approachable to a larger range of riders. There are front telescopic forks along with a rear monoshock in tandem with single disc brakes for both ends. Colour options are Pearl Glare White, Grand Prix Red and Matte Axis Grey colour. The bike comes for INR 5.16 lakhs roughly or 7,93, 800 yen in Japan.