1978 HONDA CB 400 A

Serial number 2057449
Sold with a copy of the French car registration document.

The 400 A is closely derived from the 400 T, born in 1977. Mais like that of the 750, its engine is "deflated" by about ten horsepower to better bend to a quiet use. The transmission follows the same principle as that of the 750: a hydraulic converter allows you to select without a manual clutch a short gear, capable of around 90 km/h and correct acceleration, or a long gear less nervous. Naturally, a parking brake is provided and the engine cannot be started with the gear engaged or the stand extended.
Its technical data sheet is as follows:
Twin cylinder 4 t, air-cooled, 360 ° - 395 cm3 (70.5 x 50.6 mm) - 30 hp/8,000 rpm - Single ACT, 3 valves per cylinder - 2 speed gearbox and hydraulic torque converter - Single tubular cradle frame - Suspensions front telescopic, rear oscillating - Front disc brake, rear drum brake - Tyres front 3.60 x 19", rear 4.10 x 18" - 174 kg dry - 140 km/h

This Honda CB400 A is in average condition. It needs a restart and a general overhaul, but its engine is not blocked. Sold without key.

Thanks to François-Marie Dumas and his website for the help on the description of this bike.
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1978 HONDA CB 400 A

Estimate 300 - 500 EUR
Current bid  150 EUR *

* Not including buyer’s premium.
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