Honda’s just added a new adventure bike to its line-up; the CB400X. But it’s only available in Japan. For now.
Buoyed by the success of its hugely popular CB500X, Honda’s revealed its been working on a new, slightly smaller version of the middleweight adventurer. Powered by a 399cc parallel twin motor which kicks out 45hp and 38Nm of torque, the CB400X gets spoked wheels, an adjustable screen, LED lights, ABS, adjustable levers and digital instruments.
With a claimed weight of 196kg, it’s no lightweight machine – but with an 800mm seat height, less experienced riders should find it fairly easy to get on with.
At this stage, Honda’s only confirmed its release into the Japanese market. We’ll have to sit tight to see if Honda introduces the machine to Europe – but to be honest, it’s fairly unlikely – considering the bikes similarity to the existing CB500X. Interestingly, in Japan it’s priced from 826,100 yen – which works out around £6,250 – so it’s actually more expensive than the current CB500X, which is available in the UK for just shy of £6,200.It would fit more neatly into the current crop of mini-adventure bikes though – including KTM’s 390 Adventure, BMW G310GS and Kawasaki’s Versys 300.
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