CB400 Super Four

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After a couple of years on my old faithful 50cc Zoomer, last Friday I took delivery of a new Honda CB400 Super Four bike, and very nice it is too. It had always been a bit of a goal to have a ‘real’ bike, and this one really doesn’t disappoint at all. Then again, I wont be able to afford a new one any time soon, so I’m hoping it’s as reliable as people say.

In the few days I’ve had it I’ve only notched up 60Km, but it feels like a nice smooth ride, but with enough grunt to be able to get around Tokyo very nicely. I suppose more importantly I feel a bit safer on it in traffic than I did the Zoomer, but that’s certainly no slight against that bike, that’s just the nature of city riding. Then again, being a rather heavy person the 400cc engine seems a bit more sprightly.

Anyway, here’s a quick picture:
the bike

5 Replies to “CB400 Super Four

  1. I’m thinking of buying a Honda 400 Super Four. It is a “grey” import and seems to be in very good condition – almost new.
    Would you recommend the bike for commuting and the occasional blast into the country? What about spare parts (I live in South Africa)?

  2. I’d definitely recommend the bike if it’s in decent condition. I do my short commute (about 10km round trip) as well as a lot of short runs around Tokyo and find it a nice balance between a bit of speed and power, but maneuverable in traffic. I;ve also done a couple of tours (about 250Km in a day, cruising small roads, and expressways at up to 120Km/h, and had no issues. In Japan parts for these are very cheap, so whilst you may pay shipment, there’;s probably lots of places you can get them because the bikes are so popular.

  3. Hi there
    About 3 years ago I bought a CB400 super four 1992 model in Malta which is a Japanese Export machine. Recently I wanted to change some parts which I could not find easily in Malta or in Europe. Could you tell me from where in the world I can get spares either original or imitation for my bike. I trust you would help me in this and thank you in advance.


  4. I think the easiest place is Japan 😉 . However, I think there are some biker site on the web which sell parts. If a Google search fails to turn some up, you can try Honda directly, or post the part numbers. I can’t promise too much assistance myself right now as I’m a bit pushed for time of late, but if I can help out, I’ll try.

  5. Hi there,

    I am interested in buying a CB400 SF or a CB500. I’m not able to find anything here in the area. I live in the Caribean and am not able to find anything. not even in the US. I hope you guys can help me out. Do you guys know a website where i can buy a bike online and ship it over. I know a lot o people buying cars from Japan here on the island they might have some space in the container to ship it. Thanx in advance for your help.


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