Honda CBR400R (2BL-NC56) 2019-2020

2019-2021 Honda CBR400R (2BL-NC56) - Specs, Price, Review, Photos.

The appearance of the road sports model Honda CBR400R has been renewed and each part has been matured and released. With the development keyword of "more exciting and more free", the CBR400R has been redesigned with a sporty riding position and a speedy styling.

Honda Dream has renewed the appearance of the road sports model 2019 Honda CBR400R, which is equipped with a water-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, in-line 2-cylinder, and 399cc engine, and is popular for its ease of use in a lightweight and compact body package. It will be released on March 22nd (Friday) 2019.

2019 Honda CBR400R (2BL-NC56) Grand Prix Red
Photo of 2019 Honda CBR400R (2BL-NC56).
Color: Grand Prix Red.
Release date: 2019-03-22.

In addition to reviewing the intake system, the power unit has improved torque in the low and middle rpm range by optimizing valve timing and lift amount, and by partially changing the structure of the exhaust pipe and muffler, it has become powerful acceleration. Achieves a comfortable blow-up. In addition, an assist slipper clutch has been newly adopted to further improve "fun to operate".

The suspension has a separate and pressurized rear suspension, which enhances the operability of the suspension and realizes easy-to-use exercise performance in a wide range of driving situations.

In addition to the sharply shaped LED headlights and tail lamps that make the sporty image stand out more, the electrical equipment has newly adopted LEDs for the front and rear turn signals, contributing to weight reduction and compactness. The newly designed LCD meter has new functions such as a gear position indicator.

Three body colors are available: "Grand Prix Red" with a racing image, "Matte Axis Gray Metallic" with a fearless impression, and "Pearl Glare White" with a sharp impression.

2020 Honda CBR400R Red
Image of Honda CBR400R 2020 (2BL-NC56) Grand Prix Red

2019 Honda CBR400R Price

Planned sales volume (domestic/annual) : 1,000 units.
Manufacturer's suggested retail price (including 8% consumption tax) : 793,800 yen (main unit price excluding consumption tax 735,000 yen)

Main features of Honda CBR400R

Honda CBR400R 2020 Gray 2BL-NC56
Picture of 2020 Honda CBR400R (2BL-NC56).
Release date: 2020-07-31.
Colour: Matt Axis Gray Metallic.


  • Equipped with a full cowl with a speedy design based on straight lines. The appearance has been redesigned for a sportier styling.
  • In the conventional model, the separate handle that was placed on the upper side of the top bridge is placed on the lower side of the top bridge, making it a sportier riding position.
  • Adopts a fuel tank with a capacity increased by about 1L from the conventional model.

Power unit

  • By optimizing the valve timing, lift amount, and injector, the torque in the low and middle rpm range has been improved to achieve powerful acceleration and comfortable blow-up.
  • By optimizing the components of the intake system, the intake efficiency is improved, and by increasing the volume before and after the catalyzer of the exhaust pipe, it contributes to the sharpness of the blow-up and the powerful torque characteristics.
  • The structure of the muffler has been changed, such as increasing the number of tail pipes to two, to express a more pulsed exhaust sound.
  • The dog shape of the transmission has been changed and the number of transmissions has been increased to achieve a smooth and high-quality shift change feeling.
  • Adopts an assist slipper clutch. By changing the shape of the clutch lever, reducing the operating load of the clutch lever, making the clutch operation feeling easier to handle, and suppressing rear wheel hopping caused by continuous downshifts, etc.


  • For the rear suspension, a separate pressure type is adopted, which has a structure that completely separates the gas and oil in the suspension. By further improving the road surface followability, we have realized kinetic performance that contributes to sportier driving.
  • Adopts an ABS modulator with more precise control. The feeling of security during braking is further enhanced by reducing kickback to the brake lever and brake pedal when ABS is operating.
*ABS is a system that assists the rider's braking operation. As with vehicles that are not equipped with ABS, sufficient deceleration is required in front of corners, etc., and it is not possible to handle unreasonable driving. When ABS is activated, the system is activated by kickback (swing back).

Electrical equipment

  • Adopts a newly designed LCD meter that conveys a wealth of information to the rider, such as newly setting functions such as gear position indicator, shift up indicator, and water temperature gauge.
  • Uses an emergency stop signal that blinks the hazard lamp at high speed during sudden braking.
2020 Honda New CBR400R Pearl White NC56
Photo of Honda CBR400R NC56 2020.
Color: Pearl glare white

2019 Honda CBR400R (2BL-NC56) Specs

Common nameCBR400R
Car name/modelHonda 2BL-NC56
Predessor2016 Honda CBR400R 2BL-NC47
Overall length x width x height (mm)2,080 x 755 x 1,145
Wheelbase (mm)1,410
Minimum ground clearance (mm) ★130
Seat height (mm) ★785
Vehicle weight (kg)192
Riding capacity (person)2
Fuel consumption rate* 2(km/L)Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism notification value
Constant fuel consumption value* 3(km/h)
41.0 (60km/h constant ground driving test value)
When 2 people are on board
WMTC mode value ★
(Class)* 4
28.3 (Class 3-2)
When one person is on board
Minimum radius of gyration (m)2.9
Engine model/typeNC56E/water-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve in-line 2-cylinder
Total displacement (cm3)399
Inner diameter x stroke (mm)67.0 x 56.6
Compression ratio ★11.0
Maximum output (kW [PS]/rpm)34 [46]/9,000
Maximum torque (N ・ m [kgf ・ m]/rpm)38 [3.9]/7,500
Fuel supply device typeElectronic electronically controlled fuel injection device (PGM-FI)
Starting method ★Self-type
Ignition system type ★Full transistor battery ignition
Lubrication method ★Pumping splash combination type
Fuel tank capacity (L)17
Clutch type ★Wet multi-plate coil spring type
Transmission typeAlways meshing 6-speed return
Gear ratio1 speed3.285
2 Speed ​​2.105
3 speed1.600
4 speed1.300
5 speed1.150
6 speed1.043
Reduction ratio (1st order ★/2nd order)2.029/3.000
Caster angle (degrees) ★/Trail amount (mm) ★25 ° 30´/102
TiresFront120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspension methodFrontTelescopic method
RearSwing arm type (Prolink)
Frame formatDiamond


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