2007 Honda CB400SS Special Edition

Limited release of the Honda CB400SS Special Edition Model Year 2007, a road sports bike with special coloring and specifications

Honda CB400SS Special Edition 2007
Photo of Honda CB400SS Special Color Limited Edition.
Release date: 2007-11-08.
A special edition that uses the special color candy rubidium red x graphite black will be released for a limited time only. A two-tone seat with a black seat and brown sides and a chrome-plated grip end create a luxurious feel. The side cover has a CB400SS special edition mark, and the fuel tank has a three-dimensional soft wing mark.

Road sports bike CB400SS equipped with a single-cylinder engine with classical styling and powerful torque characteristics. The coloring of the standard type and two-tone type has been changed, and a two-tone seat has been adopted. In addition, the CB400SS Special Edition, which is equipped with exclusive equipment such as a special color and two-tone seats, was only available for order for a limited period of time *1 on November 8, 2007 (Thursday).

Honda CB400SS two tone color 2007
2007 Honda CB400SS two tone type.
Original clean & neat Japstyle motorcycle picture.

This time, the CB400SS adopts a two-tone seat with a black seating part and gray side parts. The standard type uses a simple yet accented silver stripe on the fuel tank. The two-tone type has a new pattern with a flowing design motif on the fuel tank, and a soft three-dimensional Honda logo emblem is applied to the fuel tank. Coloring has set a total of 3 colors, 1 standard type and 2 two-tone types.
The Honda CB400SS Special Edition uses candy rubidium red and graphite black, exclusive colors that give it a classical and luxurious feel. In addition, as a special specification, a two-tone seat with a black seating part and brown side parts and a chrome-plated grip end are used to create a sense of luxury. In addition, the CB400SS special edition mark on the side cover and the three-dimensional soft wing mark on the fuel tank make it full of special feeling.

Since its release in October 2001, the CB400SS has been popular among people in their twenties as a model that offers a light driving experience with its classical styling, the unique pulse and powerful torque characteristics of a single-cylinder engine. It is a road sports bike that is also popular with women.

Main Features of CB400SS and CB400SS Special Edition

An air-cooled single-cylinder engine with a pleasant beating feeling and a brisk boost

Equipped with a 400cc air-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder engine that employs RFVC *2, which creates the charm of a single-cylinder engine that revs strongly from low revs. It has a built-in balancer that reduces vibration, and uses a dry sump system for lubrication with excellent cooling effect. The exhaust system adopts a 2-into-1 down-type muffler, and is set to emphasize torque characteristics in the low and medium speed range. In addition, the engine starter is a self-starting type that makes starting easier, and by using a kick type together, it is possible to start with a kick even in the unlikely event of an emergency.

  • *2 RFVC: Radial Valve Combustion Chamber

A system that achieves excellent intake/exhaust efficiency and high combustion efficiency

Semi-double cradle frame with simple body structure

The frame adopts a simple semi-double cradle format made up of round pipes. Forged members and white core malleable cast iron *3 are used for the joints of each part, and the beauty of the joints is maintained, while at the same time achieving both the flexibility and rigidity of steel pipes. The front suspension is an upright telescopic type with fork boots, and the rear adopts a two-stage pitch spring that provides both excellent ride comfort and shock absorption. In addition, by optimizing the rigidity of the engine hanger, it achieves the best balance with the frame.

  • *3 White core malleable cast iron: Cast iron made weldable by removing carbon through heat treatment over time after casting

Advanced Security

In addition to being equipped with Honda's unique theft deterrent mechanism H.I.S.S (Honda Ignition Security System), a reinforced handle lock and reinforced key cylinder are used. It is also compatible with the immobilizer alarm *4 (sold separately), which detects the shaking or movement of the vehicle during parking or storage, warns with an alarm sound, and shuts off the ignition system.

  • *4 Manufactured by Honda Access Co., Ltd.

Changes in CB400SS

  • Two-tone seat with black seating and gray sides
  • The two-tone type adopts a soft three-dimensional emblem (Honda logo) on the fuel tank (the standard type has traditionally adopted a three-dimensional emblem)

CB400SS special edition specs

Based on the CB400SS, the following special specifications are applied to create a special feeling.

  • Two-tone seat with black seating and brown sides
  • Chrome plated grip end
  • Fuel tank adopts soft three-dimensional emblem (wing mark)
  • Special edition mark on side cover

Body color

  • CB400SS (standard type) is available in one color, Pearl Sunbeam White
  • CB400SS (two-tone type) comes in two colors: Candy Rubidium Red and Tasmanian Green Metallic
  • The CB400SS Special Edition comes in one color, Candy Rubidium Red, and the upper part of the fuel tank is graphite black.

Honda CB400SS Special Edition Price List

Manufacturer's suggested retail price

  • CB400SS Standard type : 513,450 yen (489,000 yen without consumption tax)
  • CB400SS Two tone type : 523,950 yen (499,000 yen without consumption tax)
  • CB400SS Special Edition : 534,450 yen (509,000 yen without consumption tax)

Planned sales volume (Japan domestic/annual 2007), Series Total 1,800 units.
* Prices (including recycling costs) do not include insurance premiums, taxes (excluding consumption tax), registration fees, etc.
* Limited order period: Order period is from October 19, 2007 to November 11, 2007.

2007 Honda CB400SS Special Edition Main Specifications

Common NameCB400SS / CB400SS Special Edition
Car name/modelHonda BC-NC41
Length×Width×Height (m)2.165×0.780×1.125
Length (m)1.405
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.160
Seat height (m)0.790
Vehicle weight (kg)159
Fuel consumption rate (km/L)39.0 (60km/h level running test value)
Capacity (persons)2
Minimum turning radius (m)2.5
Engine model/typeNC38E air-cooled 4-stroke OHC single cylinder
Total Displacement (cm3 )397
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)85.0×70.0
Compression Ratio8.8
Max output (kW [PS]/rpm)21 [29]/7,000
Maximum torque (N・m [kg・m]/rpm)31 [3.2]/5,500
Carburetor modelVEBAC
Starting methodSelf-operated (with kick)
Ignition device typeCDI battery ignition
Lubrication methodPumping type (dry sump type)
Fuel tank capacity (L)11.0
Clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring
Transmission typeConstant mesh 5-speed return
Transmission ratio1 speed2.615
2 speed1.789
3 speed1.350
4 speed1.076
5 speed0.925
Reduction ratio (primary/secondary)2.826/2.333
Caster angle (degrees)/Trail amount (mm)28°00´/128
Tire sizeFront100/90-19M/C 57S
Rear110/90-18M/C 61S
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc
RearMechanical leading trailing
Suspension systemFrontTelescopic
RearSwing arm type
Frame formatSemi-double cradle


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