Honda CBX400 Custom (NC11) 1983

1983 Honda CBX400 Custom - Touring Sports Bike Specs, Features, Pictures

Honda CBX400 Custom is a American-style touring sports bike equipped with an air-cooled, 4-cycle, DOHC, 16-valve, in-line 4-cylinder engine (398cc). It was released on March 24th 1983.
Honda CBX400 Custom (NC11) 1983
Photo of Honda CBX400 Custom model year 1983 in new original good condition.
「ホンダ・CBX400カスタム」 Color: Red.
Release date: 1983-03-24.

The Honda CBX400 Custom is an American sports cruiser released in March 1983. The engine is an air-cooled 4-stroke in-line 4-cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine with a maximum output of 48ps. Therefore, it is easy to think that it is the same engine as the European sports CBX400F / Integra, but in fact it was a different type of unit with different bore and stroke. In addition to that, it could be said that although it was called the CBX400, it was in a different system from the CBX400F/Integra because it was a shaft drive and the brake was not an "inboard type". The clutch was hydraulic, the ignition device was full transistor, and the generator was brushless.

The engine installed in this CBX400 Custom has achieved a compact combustion chamber by adopting a narrow-angle valve arrangement. Furthermore, by installing a bi-starter type carburetor with high intake efficiency and adopting Honda's original hydraulic valve clearance auto adjuster mechanism, etc., 48 PS / 10, 500 rpm, high output of 120 horsepower per liter is demonstrated.
In addition, the overall size and width of the engine has been reduced through the placement of a compact but highly efficient forced air-cooled AC generator behind the engine, the adoption of a compact hydraulic clutch, and a power transmission mechanism that does not use a primary shaft. In addition to narrowing the body, the engine is positioned closer to the front of the vehicle to ensure optimum front-to-rear weight balance and excellent steering stability.
Furthermore, the quietness of the shaft drive combined with the low vibration of the full rubber mounted engine realizes a quiet and comfortable ride.
As a result, Honda's 400cc class sports bikes now have 14 models and 15 types, meeting the needs of a wider range of customers.

Honda CBX400 Custom (NC11) price in 1983

Sales plan (Japan domestic/annual): 8,000 units (planned).
National Standard Cash Price was 525,000 yen.
(Hokkaido and Okinawa prices are 6,000 yen higher. Excludes some remote islands.)

Honda CBX400 Custom
1983 Honda CBX400 Custom. Body color: blue.

Other Key Features of Honda CBX400 Custom model year 1983

● Numerous mechanisms and equipment that are maintenance-free.

  • Hydraulic valve clearance auto-adjuster mechanism eliminates the need for clearance adjustment and reduces tappet noise.
  • Automatic cam chain tensioner mechanism that does not require cam chain adjustment.
  • Hydraulic clutch that does not require play adjustment.
  • Pointless electronic advance type full transistor ignition.
  • Brushless AC generators, etc.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes equipped with dual piston calipers for powerful braking power on the front wheels.
  • FVQ rear damper that changes the damping force in two stages according to the impact force.
  • Square halogen headlights (60W/55W) that are more effective for night driving.
  • The muffler is an oval cut with a novel design that emphasizes individuality.

1983 Honda CBX400 Custom Main Specifications

Here the main specs of Honda CBX400 Custom model year 1983:

Total length (m)2.150
Width (m)0.830
Total height (m)1.160
Length (m)1.440
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.150
Seat height (m)0.780
Vehicle weight (kg)200
Dry weight (kg)188
Capacity (person)2
Fuel consumption (km/L)40.0(60km/h)
Slope climbing ability (tanθ)0.46 (about 25 degrees)
Minimum turning radius (m)2.6
Engine modelNC11E (air-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve 4-cylinder)
Total Displacement (cm3 )398
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)56.0×40.4
Compression Ratio9.8
Max output (PS/rpm)48/10,500
Max torque (kg-m/rpm)3.4/8,500
Carburetor modelVE60
Starting methodSelf-operated
Ignition methodFull transistor type
Lubrication methodCombined pumping and splashing method
Lubricant capacity (L)3.2
Fuel tank capacity (L)12
Clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring
Transmission typeConstant mesh 6-speed return
Transmission ratio1st2.769
2 speed1.850
3 speed1.476
4 speed1.280
5 speed1.125
6 speed1.000
Reduction ratio1.266
Tire sizeFront100/90-19 57S
Rear130/90-16 67S
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc
RearMechanical leading trailing
Suspension methodFrontTelescopic (with cylindrical air spring)
RearSwing arm
Frame FormatDouble Cradle

Honda CBX400 Parts and Accessories

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A compact but highly efficient forced air-cooled AC generator was placed at the rear of the engine, a compact hydraulic clutch was adopted, and a power transmission mechanism that did not use a primary shaft allowed for a more compact and narrower engine overall.


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