Honda CB400A

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1978

1978 Honda CB400A
1978 Honda CB400A Hondamatic in Candy Sapphire Blue
1978 Honda CB400A Hondamatic in Candy Sapphire Blue
1978 Honda CB400A Hondamatic in Candy Sapphire Blue


The Honda Hawk Hondamatic designated CB400A'78 was sold in 1978. Two colors were available: Tahitian Red and Candy Sapphire Blue. The fuel tank and side cover stripes were black and orange. The "HONDAMATIC" decal was on the side cover. The left lever was not the clutch lever (because it was an automatic transmission) but a parking brake lever. There was no tachometer -- instead there were gear indicator lamps. The engine was a 395cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with two CV carburetors. The transmission was a 2-speed automatic with torque convertor. The serial number began CB400A-2000025.

1979

1978 Honda CM400A


The Honda CM400A'79 Hondamatic 400 was sold in 1979. Two colors were available: Candy Presto Red and Candy Holly Green. The pinstripes were orange and red. The speedometer had a 100 mph (160 kph) limit. The "CM400A" side cover decal was white and red. The engine was a 395cc 4-stroke OHC 3-valve parallel twin with two carburetors. The transmission was an automatic 2-speed with torque converter. The serial number began NC02-2000009.

1980

1980 Honda CM400A


The Honda CM400A'80 Hondamatic 400 was sold in 1980. Two colors were available: Candy Presto Red and Candy Holly Green. The pinstripes on the red bike were bright red while on the green bike they were both dark green and light green. The speedometer had a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The "CM400A" side cover decal was white and red. The engine was a 395cc 4-stroke OHC 3-valve parallel twin with two carburetors. The transmission was an automatic 2-speed with torque converter. The serial number began NC02-2100016.

1981

1981 Honda CM400A


The Honda CM400A'81 Hondamatic 400 was sold in 1981. Two colors were available: Candy Bourgogne Red with Red Brown Metallic and Candy Sword Blue with Blue Gray Metallic. The pinstripes were gold. The speedometer had a 85 mph (135 kph) limit. The "CM400A" and "HONDA" emblems were gold. The engine was a 395cc 4-stroke OHC 3-valve parallel twin with two carburetors. The transmission was an automatic 2-speed with torque converter. The serial number began JH2NC02*7BM2000001.