Honda XR 400 R Highlights

When it first came out, the Honda XR400R was the only 400cc four-stroke on the market then, with a good bottom and mid-rpm power, giving it a huge following until today. Though the Honda XR400R has remained mostly unchanged,, it still remains a slim and nimble bike with excellent steering, proven reliability and affordable to boot. The Honda XR400R was made to stand abuse, it offers decent power and suspension action all day but with its simble handling, great brakes and comfy seat, it is a pleasure to ride anywhere at any time. Its reliability makes the Honda XR400R the choice of most adventure tour and off-road rental companies and you will do no wrong choosing this motor bike.

Honda XR 400 R Technical Details


Engine:air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore x Stroke:85.0mm x 70.0mm
Compression Ratio:9.3:1
Valve Train:SOHC; four-valve RFVC
Ignition/Starting:Solid-state CD with electronic advance
Max Power:34 hp 24.8 kW @ 6500 rpm
Final Drive:#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/45T


Front Suspension:43mm leading-axle Showa cartridge fork with 18-position compression and 12-position rebound-damping adjustability; 11.0-inch travel
Rear Suspension:Pro-Link Showa single-shock with spring-preload, 16-position compression and 16-position rebound-damping adjustability; 11.8-inch travel
Front Brakes:Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brakes:Single disc
Front Tyre:80/100-21
Rear Tyre:110/100-18
Rake:25.3 degrees
Trail:94.0 mm (3.7 inches)8
Wheelbase:56.1 inches
Seat Height:36.6 inches
Ground Clearance:12.2 inches
Dry Weight:257.0 pounds
Fuel Capacity:2.5 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve

Honda XR 400 R Review

Our First Ride.

Honda XR 400 R had shown us a great ride and impression being the only 400cc four-stroke of the time with excellent low to mid-range power. It features slim body, good ergonomics and tight steering, soft suspension and comfy seats which all aids for a comfortable whole day riding. XR 400 R is a state-legal bike performs very well on trails and it provides adequate power to get going for more action. The bike is not an e-start but kicks over easily. Its powerful engine and decent suspension help us to make the most out of the trail bike. We were shocked on how the bike approached corners easily and soaked up bumps. The Honda XR is really designed to withstand abuse from the trails. It will even save you from the tightest trail thanks to its 5-speed transmission. We find Honda among the most user-friendly trail bikes. Its power is easy to control with proven reliability and strength on the trail. It will definitely give anyone a good riding experience though its not much of a race bike. Seat is comfortable and firm that made us at ease on a long trail test. All controls are doable however we recommend minimal care to keep functional for many years.

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