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.
- Ground Clearance
- 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
- Close-ratio six-speed
- Final Drive
- Primary Reduction
- Final Reduction
The suspension carries Showa labels.
- Upside Down Focks
- Single Sided Swingarm - Honda / ELF Pro Arm
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