TMCblog, the Indonesian popular motorcycle blog, reported that the upcoming CBR400R has been scoop by Young Machine magazine in Japan. It has been a while since we have seen any 400 cc bikes being produced. Most of the manufacturer likes to make 250cc, 600cc and 1000cc bikes as their lineup. Previously 400cc bike are being made since there is restriction in license for those who wants to ride 500cc bikes and above in Europe, so, this 400cc bike are made as the loophole in the restriction.
I’m seeing 400cc bikes as a great and unique category of superbikes since it can features milder power, lighter weight and lower price range. This will make it is more accessible to low income bikers that needs to upgrade their moped to higher capacity bike or even the 250cc bikers upgrading to more powerful bikes. What is even more great news is that this one is said to be produced in Thailand which mean that we just might get this to Malaysia soon. This is due to the fact that Thailand factory is for Asia and global market production bikes from Honda.