2019 Honda CBR400R is now official for the Japanese market. The motorcycle features standard ABS and costs 7,93,800 Yen (INR 5,17,605 approx). The 2019 variant comes with Grand Prix Red, Pearl Glare White and Matt Axis Gray Metallic as the three new shades. The design is now more in-line with the litre-class CBR1000RR Fireblade, flaunting dual headlights, sharp fairing and wider front fairing with a bubble visor. The rear half has gained prominent winglets while exhaust stays exactly similar to the one seen on 2018 variant. The alloy wheel design, front and rear fender, braking setup and most functional parts between the 2019 CBR400R and 2018 variant are similar.
Honda first used the litre-class design language on CBR650R and with every passing month, hopes of getting the same in CBR300R/CBR250R are getting higher for the sportbike fans. The 400cc, twin cylinder motorcycle may be on the cards for India as Honda has entered the 300cc segment with the new CB300R. Once they get a good response from the buyers for this segment, thinking about twin cylinder products will be a reality. The Honda CBR650F has been discontinued from the Indian market and next product to enter will be the CBR650R for sure.
Honda CB400R is powered by a water-cooled 399cc 2-cylinder engine, producing 46 HP at 9000 rpm and 38 Nm at 7500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The claimed WMTC mode mileage for the motorcycle is 28.3 kmpl while Japanese test value claims 41 kmpl at 60 kph of constant riding. The motorcycle comes with 120/70ZR17 front and 160/60ZR17 rear tyre. 2019 CBR400R comes with 1410mm of wheelbase, 130mm of ground clearance, 192kg of wet weight, and 785mm of practical seat height. Honda has one faired product at every 100cc difference in the international market and many out of them have immense potential for India. The motorcycle even features a hazard lamp.