Honda GL 400: history, specs, pictures

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Honda GL 400
Production 1980
Class Touring
Water cooled, V-twin, 4 stroke, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 71.1mm x 71.1mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Horsepower 39.96 HP (29.8 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 22.87 ft/lbs (31.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Brakes Front: Single disc
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 3.25-19
Rear Tire 3.75-18
Weight 200.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Honda GL 400 was a Water cooled, V-twin, 4 stroke, 2 valves per cylinder Touring motorcycle produced by Honda in 1980. Max torque was 22.87 ft/lbs (31.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 39.96 HP (29.8 KW) @ 9500 RPM.


A 71.1mm bore x 71.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 396.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 5 Speed transmission.


It came with a 3.25-19 front tire and a 3.75-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single disc in the front and a Drum in the rear.

1980 Honda GL 400[edit]

Honda's GL 400 is a touring motorcycle which was equipped with a water cooled, V twin, four stroke, 2 valves per cylinder engine with a displacement of 396cc.