Post Sale Update: This CB400F sold for $6,000 after 31 bids on eBay.
An evolution rather than a revolution, the Honda CB400F is blessed with one of the most beautiful production exhaust systems ever created – known by some as the “waterfall pipes”. It’s so iconic that Honda has brought the style back for the new CB650F! Though it wasn’t as fast as its competition, this little four cylinder was smoother, quieter, and gave better gas mileage.
Featuring a relatively rare-for-the-time six-speed transmission, the CB400F was styled somewhat like a cafe racer and had an engine that produced 37 horsepower. Weighing just over 400 pounds, a rider could knock off the quarter mile in about 14.1 seconds. It’s a basic, classic bike that would be just fine serving as a lovely daily rider. For more information, check out this story on Motorcyclist where they call it “the first real sportbike”.
This example (VIN: CB400F1007692) has 12,659 miles and it’s spent the last 3 years in a personal collection that doubled as a museum. The seller (Throttlestop) believes that the bike is all original in Varnish Blue, and that the tank and sidecovers are free from “dings, dents, or cracks”. The Avon tires are almost new, and it seems that everything works.
Find this CB400F for sale in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin with bidding up to $4,300 and the reserve not yet met