The Honda CB400 Four established itself as a favourite motorcycle all around the world after introduction in 1975. Despite just two years of production it managed to find a place somewhere in the heart of every motorcyclist of a relevant age.
6,585 miles from new
2 owners from new
History including MOT's
In Classic Bike March 2014
The 400 Super Sport was a major evolution of the preceeding CB350 model and dramatic changes included a complete re-style, including squarer tank and panels, and a distinctive asymmetric four-into-one swept exhaust system.
The in-line four cylinder over head cam engines are super smooth and create a distinctive and appealing sound and they have a six speed gearbox which was unusual for the time. The combination created a sporty experience but maintained refinement and efficiency.
The UK CB400F's underwent a single model evolution during production and the primary improvements for the F2 involved the rear footrests being mounted to the frame, rather than the swinging arm, and revised decals to the newer colours of Candy Antares or Parkeet Yellow.
This late F2 is in such good original condition it is almost unbelievable.
It has had just two owners from new who have covered only 6,585 miles in their combined 35 years of ownership. It remains exactly as it left the factory and the condition would be considered exceptionally good for a three year old example let alone one over three decades old despite that it has never had or needed any restoration work whatsover. It has quite clearly led the most pampered life possible for a motorcycle and it now must rank itself amongst the very best few in the world.
The engine runs as smoothly and quitely as a sewing machine and the sound from the original exhaust is highly evocative.
It is featured in the March copy of Classic Bike magazine under the heading seen on the left.