Honda VFR 400R (1988)

The Honda VFR 400R NC24 was a four-stroke 399cc motorcycle produced in 1988. It had a V-four cylinder engine with a compression ratio of 11.3:1, producing a maximum power of 59 horsepower at 12800rpm and torque of 39 Nm at 10000rpm. The bike had a six-speed transmission and a chain final drive. It featured a twin-spar aluminum frame and 41mm inverted forks for the front suspension and a rising-rate monoshock for the rear. The front brakes were two 269mm 4-piston calipers and the rear brake was a single disc 2-piston caliper. The bike had a dry weight of 170 kg and its fuel tank had a capacity of 18 litres. The average fuel consumption was 42 miles per gallon and the bike was capable of reaching a top speed of 219km/h or 136mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Honda VFR 400R NC24

Year: 1988

Engine: Four stroke 90 degreesV-four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Capacity: 399 cc / 15.7 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 55 x 42 mm
Valve Clearance: Intake – 0.15 mm / Exhaust 0.24
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Engine Oil: SAE 10W-40
Oil Capacity: 2.4 Litres
Induction: 4x 34mm Keihin CV type
Ignition: Digitalized full transistor ignition
Spark Plug: NGK ER9EH
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 59.hp / 43.1 kW @ 12800 rpm
Max Torque: 39 Nm / 4.0 kgf-m / 28.8 lb-ft @ 10000 rpm

Rev Redline: 13000 rpm
Clutch: Wet, cable operated
Transmission: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Twin-spar aluminum
Front Suspension: 41mm inverted forks: preload and rebound damping
Fork Oil Per Rod: 390 ml / SAE 7,5W
Rear Suspension: Rising-rate monoshock: pre-load and rebound damping
Front Brakes: 2x 269mm 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 100/90 R16
Rear Tyre: 140/60 R18
Rake: 24 degrees
Trail: 96 mm / 3.7 in
Dimensions: Height 1075 mm / 42.3 in Length 1985 mm / 78.1 in
Wheelbase: 1345 mm / 53.0 in
Seat Height: 870 mm / 30.7 in
Dry Weight: 170 kg / 374.7 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 18 Litres / 4.0 gal
Consumption Average: 42 mpg

Standing 1/4 Mile: 12.6 sec / 175 km/h / 109 mph
Top Speed: 219 km/h / 136 mph

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