TOKYO, Japan, March 16, 2005 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced the introduction of the XR400 Motard, a Super Motard-style* sport bike equipped with an air-cooled, single-cylinder, 400 cc, OHC, 4-stroke engine and 17" on-road front and rear tires. The XR400 Motard goes on sale in Japan on Tuesday, March 29.
The air-cooled, single-cylinder, 400 cc, OHC, 4-stroke engine of the XR400 Motard delivers ample power. The special-specification carburetor diameter and transmission gear ratios provide increased intake and exhaust efficiency, excellent acceleration, and highly responsive output at low and mid-range speeds.
The 17" on-road tires and light aluminum wheels make the XR400 very easy to ride in the city. The semi-double cradle frame is specially designed to complement the 17" tires. In addition, every part of the frame, including the head pipe area, has been strengthened for exceptional rigidity and highly stable turning.
The front suspension employs an inverted front fork for superior shock-absorption and high-performance steering, while the suspension stroke has been optimized for stable on-road cruising. The 276 mm diameter front and 220 mm diameter rear hydraulic disc brakes offer superior braking control performance.
The tank shroud and off-road front visor reflect the XR400's Super Motard stylistic origins. Two color schemes are available: a brilliant Los White and the Extreme Red used on the CRF series motocross racing bikes.