Post Sale Update: This CB400F sold for $7,500 after 58 bids on eBay.
More of an evolution rather than a revolution, the Honda CB400F has one of the most distinctive exhaust systems ever produced – known by some as the “waterfall pipes”. 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 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, even at the age of 40.
This example (VIN: CB400F2006690) has 4,193 miles and was acquired by the seller at the 2013 Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival – he’s put just 192 miles on it during his ownership. During that time he replace the tires, handgrips, and fluids, and ‘cleaned up some of the hardware.’ The seller says the paint is 100% original and that the bike is remarkably well preserved. Finding an example of the CB400F with the original pipes isn’t always easy, so I give this bike some bonus points. You’ll get the complete original tool kit though the lid of the tool tray is missing a small piece of plastic. Find this Super Sport for sale in Asheville, North Carolina with bidding up to $4,050 and the reserve not yet met