Honda CBR400R, CB400F & 400X (EBL-NC47) 2013

2013 Honda CBR400R vs CB400F vs 400X (EBL-NC47) Specs, Price, Review, Features and Photos Gallery

The sports models Honda CBR400R, CB400F and 400X equipped with the newly developed water-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, in-line 2-cylinder 400cc engine. The CBR400R was released on April 23 (Tuesday), the CB400F was released on May 23 (Thursday), and the 400X was released on June 7 (Friday).

In developing these three models, we pursued ease of handling in a wide range of situations from city driving to touring, and adopted the latest design trends. All three models share a newly developed engine and frame, but each has a distinctive styling.

The engine has smooth and easy-to-use output characteristics from low/medium revs to high revs, and supports light and sporty driving. In addition, by pursuing low friction technology and combustion efficiency, we have achieved excellent fuel efficiency of 39.7km/L (60km/h constant-land driving test value).

The body uses a newly designed diamond frame that is supple and has excellent rigidity. In addition to centralizing the mass, you can enjoy sporty driving by adopting front and rear suspensions that demonstrate high road surface followability.

The styling is based on a different design concept for each of the three models. By adopting a unique design full of high quality and dynamic feeling, the sense of ownership is enhanced.

Main features of the newly developed engine [common to all three models]

The water-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, in-line 2-cylinder 400cc engine was developed with the goal of being easy to handle for a wide range of people, from entry users to veteran riders, and enjoying light and sporty driving. In addition, in order to realize powerful output characteristics, we aim to improve the efficiency of intake and exhaust, increase the diameter of the intake and exhaust valves, and straighten the air cleaner to the intake port. In order to achieve excellent fuel efficiency, we have adopted a wide range of low friction technologies, such as the adoption of roller rocker arms. Furthermore, aiming for a high-quality engine, the primary and balancer gears are equipped with ceramic gears to reduce gear noise. Moreover, the vibration is reduced by adopting a 180 degree crank and a couple balancer, and smooth rotation and excellent quietness are realized. For the appearance, the mounting position and mounting angle of the engine are thoroughly verified from the perspective of the entire finished vehicle. While having a powerful design, by adopting socket bolts in various places, the beauty of modeling is also brought out.

Newly developed body and suspension [common to all three models]

The frame has been newly developed with the aim of achieving the optimum body size that can be enjoyed from daily use to touring and sporty driving. While aiming to centralize the mass, we have adopted a diamond type that combines suppleness and rigidity at a high level. The suspension uses a telescopic type with an inner tube diameter of 41 mm on the front and a Prolink suspension on the rear, making it excellent for road surface follow-up. In addition, ABS is set to avoid locking the tires during sudden braking.

Main features of CBR400R

2013 Honda CBR400R ABS NC47
Photo of 2013 Honda CBR400R ABS (EBL-NC47).
Color: Graphite Black.
Release Date : 2013-04-23

Based on the "sports concept", the sharp styling is full of the sports mindset that the CBR series has built. The design keyword is "Super Sports DNA", and it is equipped with a full cowl with excellent aerodynamic characteristics that inherits the DNA of the flagship model "CBR1000RR" of the CBR series. In addition, the dual headlights with a sharp design are used to create a fearless front face. In addition, while equipped with a full cowl, we are launching a new design, such as processing to show the powerful modeling beauty of the engine. The riding position is set for a wide range of users, and the steering wheel position is set to cover everything from touring to sporty driving. The coloring is a variation of three colors: Ross White, which is the image of Honda's traditional tricolor, fearless graphite black, and vivid Victory Red.

Main features of CB400F

2013 Honda CB400F ABS (EBL-NC47)
Picture of 2013 Honda CB400F ABS (EBL-NC47).
Colour: Pearl Sunbeam White.
Release Date : 2013-05-23

Based on the "naked concept", the model is convenient and easy to handle in daily life.
The design keyword is "Modern & European Naked", and the dynamic styling inherits the DNA of the CB series flagship model "CB1000R (overseas model)".
The front face uses headlights with a V-shaped design to emphasize individuality. In addition, a new naked model is designed by adopting a tank shroud that has a sense of unity with the headlights. In addition, the stainless steel catalyzer cover at the bottom of the engine is also a design accent by designing it as an under cowl (catalyzer cover is common to all three models).
The characteristic bar handle dedicated to the CB400F enhances the rider's sports mind and also creates the fun of maneuvering.
The coloring is set in two colors, a fearless graphite black and a sharp image of pearl sunbeam white.

Main features of 400X

2013 Honda 400X ABS
Image of 2013 Honda 400X ABS (EBL-NC47).
Color: Candy Prominence Red.
Release Date : 2013-06-07

Based on the "Crossover Concept", the dynamic styling that enhances the rider's adventurous spirit is adopted. The design keyword is "Modern & Stylish", and it inherits the DNA of "Crosstourer (overseas model)". By adopting a 17L fuel tank exclusively for 400X, functionality and design such as adopting a dedicated double seat that extends the cruising range and increases the freedom of the rider and a windscreen that reduces the running wind to the rider. It is said that both are compatible. The shroud is boldly decorated with the 400X "X" logo to emphasize its individuality. The riding position is a relaxed upright position, making it suitable for long-distance touring.
Coloring is available in 3 colors: Pearl Sunbeam White, Matte Gun Powder Black Metallic, and Candy Prominence Red.

Price of 2013 Honda CB400F, CBR400R, 400X

Planned sales volume (domestic/annual)
  • Honda CBR400R : 2,000 units
  • Honda CB400F : 1,500 units
  • Honda 400X : 2,000 units
Manufacturer's suggested retail price
Model name and body colorManufacturer's suggested retail price(main unit price excluding consumption tax)
Graphite Black, Victory Red669,900 yen(638,000 yen)
Ross White701,400 yen(668,000 yen)
Graphite Black, Victory Red719,250 yen(685,000 yen)
Ross White750,750 yen(715,000 yen)
Graphite Black, Pearl Sunbeam White648,900 yen(618,000 yen)
Graphite Black, Pearl Sunbeam White698,250 yen(665,000 yen)
Pearl Sunbeam White, Matte Gun Powder Black Metallic, Candy Prominence Red679,350 Yen( 647,000 yen)
400X ABS
Pearl Sunbeam White, Matte Gun Powder Black Metallic, Candy Prominence Red728,700 yen( 694,000 yen)

2013 Honda CBR400R , CB400F, 400X Specs

Common nameCBR400RCB400F400X
Predessor1986 CBR400R (NC23)CB400F400X
Car name/modelHonda EBL-NC47
Overall length x Width x Height (mm)2,075 x 740 x 1,1452,075 x 780 x 1,0602,085 × 830 × 1,235
Wheelbase (mm)1,410
Minimum ground clearance (mm)140155145
Seat height (mm)785795
Vehicle weight (kg)192 [194]190 [192]192 [194]
Riding capacity (person)2
Fuel consumption rate (km/L)39.7 (60km/h constant-land driving test value)
Minimum turning radius (m)2.7
Engine model/typeNC47E/water-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve in-line 2-cylinder
Total displacement (cm3)399
Inner diameter x stroke (mm)67.0 × 56.6
compression ratio11.0
Maximum output (kW [PS]/rpm)34 [46]/9,500
Maximum torque (N ・ m [kgf ・ m]/rpm)37 [3.8]/7,500
Fuel supply device typeElectronic control fuel injection device (PGM-FI)
Starting methodSelf-style
Ignition system typeFull transistor battery ignition
Lubrication methodPumped splash combination type
Fuel tank capacity (L)1517
clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring type
Transmission typeAlways meshing 6-stage return
Gear ratio1st speed3.285
2nd speed2.105
3rd speed1.600
4th speed1.300
5 speed1.150
6 speed1.043
Reduction ratio (1st/2nd)2.029/3.000
Caster angle (degrees)/trail amount (mm)25 ° 30´/10225 ° 55´/105
tiresfront120/70ZR 17M/C (58W)
Rear160/60ZR 17M/C (69W)
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspension methodFrontTelescopic
RearSwing arm type (Prolink)
frame formatdiamond


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