Honda RVF400: history, specs, pictures
|Honda RVF 400R (NC35)|
Liquid cooled four stroke 90 degree V-four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
|Bore / Stroke||53.3mm x 53.3mm|
|Horsepower||59.94 HP (44.7 KW) @ 12500RPM|
|Torque||27.29 ft/lbs (37.0 Nm) @ 10000RPM|
|Fuel System||4x34mm Keihin Carburetors|
|Transmission||Gear box: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
|Suspension||Front: 41mm inverted forks: preload and rebound damping
Rear: Rising-rate monoshock: pre-load and rebound damping
|Brakes||Front: 2x269mm 4 piston calipers
Rear: Single disc 2 piston caliper
|Weight||165.0 kg (wet)|
|Recommended Oil||Honda GN4 10W-40|
The Honda RVF 400R (NC35) was a Liquid cooled four stroke 90 degree V-four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Honda in 1994. Max torque was 27.29 ft/lbs (37.0 Nm) @ 10000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 59.94 HP (44.7 KW) @ 12500 RPM.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The Honda RVF400 ( NC35 ) is a motorcycle introduced by Honda Motor Company in 1994. It finished production in 1998. The RVF400 is the smaller sibling of RVF750 ( RC45 ), as the VFR400 was to the VFR750R ( RC30 )
The Honda RVF400 is the successor to the Honda VFR400. The obvious differences between the VFR400 and the RVF400 are that the front forks are of the upside down type, the rear wheel takes a 17" tire, a ram air system of dubious value and styling changes. However, there are many more subtle differences like geometry, engine internals, carburetors, etc. Unlike the VFR400 the RVF400 was only officially sold new in Japan. The RVF400 outputs slightly less peak power than the VFR400, but with a stronger midrange. The RVF400 is known for its supreme handling capabilities. There is a Haynes Manual for the RVF400.
Like other Hondas with gear driven cam shafts, the RVF engine makes a loud 'whine' sound when operating. The exhaust note of V4 engine is also different to that of a more conventional inline four.
The RVF400 has a reputation for excellent reliability and good build quality.
Engine[edit | edit source]
Drive[edit | edit source]
The bike has a 6 Speed transmission.
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 120/60-R17 front tire and a 150/60-R17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2x269mm 4 piston calipers in the front and a Single disc 2 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm inverted forks: preload and rebound damping while the rear was equipped with a Rising-rate monoshock: pre-load and rebound damping.
1994 - 1998 Honda RVF 400R (NC35)[edit | edit source]
The RVF 400R (NC35) produced by Honda in 1994 is a sport bike which is able to reach a top speed of 136 mp/h with a fuel consumption average of 42 mp/h.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
Dimensions[edit | edit source]
- Ground Clearance
Engine[edit | edit source]
- 399cc liquid-cooled 90-degree V-four
- Bore and Stroke
- 55.0mm x 42.0mm
- Compression Ratio
- Valve Train
- DOHC; four valves per cylinder
- Redline Begins
- 4 x CV 30mm bore
- Exhaust system
- 4 into 2 into 1
Drive Train[edit | edit source]
- Close-ratio six-speed
- Final Drive
- Primary Reduction
- Final Reduction
Suspension[edit | edit source]
The suspension carries Showa labels.
- Upside Down Focks
- Single Sided Swingarm - Honda / ELF Pro Arm
1996[edit | edit source]
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