As the tachometer’s needle approaches the 8,500-rpm mark, the four-banger will go about producing 37 ponies at the crankshaft. In the zone of 7,500 spins per minute, you’ll be seeing its torque output digits top out at 24 pound-feet (33 Nm). A six-speed transmission channels this force to the rear wheel via a drive chain, and the whole shebang can result in speeds of up to 104 mph (167 kph).
You’ll find a semi-double cradle frame holding everything together, with its front end resting on telescopic forks. The CB400F uses twin shock absorbers for suspension-related activities at the rear, while braking duties are managed by a single disc up north and a drum module down south.
When its 3.7-gallon (14-liter) fuel chamber is brimming with gasoline, Honda’s antique beauty tips the scales at a very modest 406 pounds (184 kg). The bike rides on laced hoops measuring 18 inches at both poles, and its wheelbase measures 53.3 inches (1,355 mm). We’ve now looked at just about everything you need to know about this creature, so let’s get to the point without further ado.
The specimen described in these paragraphs is going under the hammer on Bring a Trailer, featuring rebuilt carburetors and a modern battery. Before you start getting too excited, keep in mind that you’ll be needing almost $11k in order to dethrone the top bidder, who’s offering 10,400 bones. If this sounds doable, we’ll have you know the bidding deadline is set for tomorrow (June 23), so make sure you act quickly!