Honda RVF400: history, specs, pictures

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Honda RVF 400R (NC35)
Manufacturer
Also called NC35
Production 1994
Class Racing
Predecessor Honda VFR400
Engine
Liquid cooled four stroke 90 degree V-four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 53.3mm x 53.3mm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
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
Front Tire 120/60-R17
Rear Tire 150/60-R17
Weight 165.0 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Competition Yamaha FZR400
Kawasaki ZXR400
Manuals Service Manual


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]

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]

A 53.3mm bore x 53.3mm stroke result in a displacement of just 399.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6 Speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

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]

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]

Dimensions[edit]

Wheelbase 
1335mm
Length 
1985mm
Width 
685mm
Height 
1065mm
Ground Clearance 
125mm

Engine[edit]

Configuration 
399cc liquid-cooled 90-degree V-four
Bore and Stroke 
55.0mm x 42.0mm
Compression Ratio 
11.3:1
Valve Train 
DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Redline Begins
14,500rpm
Carburetion 
4 x CV 30mm bore
Exhaust system 
4 into 2 into 1

Drive Train[edit]

Transmission 
Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive 
Chain
Primary Reduction 
2.117:1
Final Reduction 
2.533:1
1st 
3.307:1
2nd 
2.352:1
3rd 
1.875:1
4rd 
1.591:1
5th 
1.435:1
6th 
1.318:1

Suspension[edit]

The suspension carries Showa labels.

Front 
Upside Down Focks
Rear 
Single Sided Swingarm - Honda / ELF Pro Arm


1996[edit]

1996 Honda RVF400




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