Honda CM400T (NC01) 1979

American-style Medium-displacement Touring Motorcycle "Honda CM400T" Overview, Standard Specs & Pictures

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. released the Honda CM400T, a two-wheeled vehicle that is easy to ride and easy to handle, nationwide on August 4th 1979. (Compliant with 1954 noise regulations)

Honda CM400T (NC01) 1979
1979 Honda CM400T photo.
Release date: 1979-08-03.

The Honda CM400 was a street bike manufactured by the Honda Motor Company from 1979 to 1982, part of a series of motorcycles prefixed with the "CM" that used various engine capacities. This was the predecessor of the Honda Rebel series of motorcycles. It was equipped with electric start and electronic ignition.

This CM400T is based on the Honda Hawk II CB400T, which has been well received for its light maneuverability. It is an American-style two-wheeled vehicle that allows you to enjoy a smooth ride right up to the run.
As a result, Honda's American-style motorcycles have become even more complete with four models: CM125T, GL400/500 Custom, and CM400T.

1979 Honda CM400T Main Features

  • Equipped with a 395cc, 40 horsepower, OHC 2-cylinder, high-performance engine with a balancer that has a good reputation in the CB400T. The ignition device adopts the CDI method.
  • The raised handlebars, low and comfortable stepped seat, and footrests that move further forward allow for a relaxed riding position.
  • Comstar wheels with black spoke plates, a teardrop-shaped tank with flowing lines, a sporty muffler, and chrome plating on various parts create an innovative and luxurious body design.
  • The rear wheels are equipped with powerful 16-inch wide tires with high road contact. In addition, the newly designed rear damper provides a softer ride.

1979 Honda CM400T Main Specifications

Announced on August 3, 1979, released on the 4th of the same month. Model name NC01. A model based on the CB400T (Hawk II) with a seat, a 16-inch rear wheel, and a pull-back handle.
Export specifications for overseas were also manufactured and sold, and later the model was changed to CM450, which increased the engine displacement to 447cc. CM400A and CM450A equipped with Hondamatic (automatic transmission) were also manufactured and sold.

model nameHonda NC01
Total length (m)2.125
Width (m)0.870
Total height (m)1.150
Length (m)1.425
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.140
Vehicle weight (kg)184(maintenance),174(dry)
Fuel tank capacity (L)10
Fuel consumption rate (km/L)
(60km/h level running test value)
Pitching ability (tanθ)0.46
Minimum turning radius (m)2.4
Engine typeAir-cooled 4-stroke OHC 3-valve 2-cylinder
Total Displacement (cm3 )395
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)70.5×50.6
Compression Ratio9.3
Max Power (PS/rpm)40/9,500
Max torque (kg-m/rpm)3.2/8,000
Starting methodCombination of self-type and kick type
Primary reduction ratio3.125
1st gear2.733
2 speed1.850
3 speed1.416
4 speed1.148
5 speed0.965
Final gear ratio2.187
Frame formatDiamond format
Caster (degrees)29°30′
Trail (mm)108
Tire size(Front)3.50S18-4PR
Brake type(Front)Hydraulic disc
RearMechanical leading trailing

Honda CM400T (NC01) 1979 Price

Annual production plan of 29,000 units (including exports) was planned.
Standard cash price was 349,000 yen. (Excluding Hokkaido and some remote islands)

Honda CM400 Parts and Accessories

You might also interested to check the price of spare parts or accessories for Honda CM400 motorbike.

  • Gas Fuel Tank Petcock For Honda CM400 1978 1979 1980 1981 - .
    16mm Thread.
    1.5mm Thread Pitch.
    operates on "ON", "RES" & "OFF" manually. Aitook. .
  • K&N KN-111 Honda Powersports High Performance Oil Filter - $8.09.
    High performance design for outstanding filtration.
    High-efficiency media with uniform pleats.
    Allows high oil flow rates. K&N ENGINEERING. Black. KN-111
  • 1981 Honda CM400 CM400C Custom Kevlar Carbon Front Brake Pads - $19.99.
    . Volar Motorsport, Inc. .
  • Honda CM 400 A CM400T CB400A CB 400 T Complete Engine Gasket Kit 1978-1981 - .
    g. Baibon. .
  • EFF-cientt®Top End Gasket Kit set for Honda CM 400 CB400A CB 400 T Complete Engine Gasket Kit - .
    Top End Gaskets are made from the highest quality materials available..
    Comes with all necessary gaskets, seals, and o-rings for a top end rebuild..
    You will receive the kit as exactly what shown on the photos.. EFF-cientt®. .
  • 1981 HONDA CM400T/E OIL CHANGE KIT - .
    3 Quarts of Honda GN4 10W-40 4-Stroke Motorcylce Oil..
    **Kit includes One Genuine Honda OEM Oil Filter and One Crush Washer..
    Oil Capacity 2.6 qts. . .
  • 1980 HONDA CM400E/T OIL CHANGE KIT - .
    3 Quarts of Honda GN4 10W-40 4-Stroke Motorcylce Oil..
    **Kit includes One Genuine Honda OEM Oil Filter and One Crush Washer..
    Oil Capacity 2.6 qts. . .
  • BikeMaster 171605-6E8-3 Oil Filter Honda CM400 A Hondamatic 1979-1981 - .
    . BikeMaster. .
  • 1979-1981 Honda CM400 CM400T Clutch Cable - $23.78.
    . Volar Motorsport, Inc. .
  • NEW 2 Pin 12V Flasher Relay Honda CM400 CM400A CM400E CM400T Custom Touring - .
    Brand New!!. High Quality!!. Fast shipping!!. A-Z Moto. .

The Honda CM400 was a street bike produced by the Honda Motor Company from 1979 to 1982, part of a series of motorcycles with the prefix CM using various engine capacities.


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