Honda BROS 400 Overview
We’ve got mixed feelings about this bike. At first thought, you’d think that the Honda BROS 400 is heavy and outdated. It also lacks power and drive. But then it does feel quite nice to ride, which is surprising, and it does steer well too. An added bonus is that the 33bhp output makes it legal for new riders to get on this bike with a restricted licence.
The suspension can get a little tired on this bike. However you can take advantage of the neutral handling and strong brakes. You can ride through town with ease on this bike, but it’s also great on 80mph long road or track stretches. The sound of this bike when you’re on it is also quite pleasing.
The quality of this bike makes you trust in its reliability and longevity. The fittings seems high quality and the finish is good. Some riders have complained about its chain adjuster/rear wheel hub seizing, but other than that it seems like a reliable bike overall.
Another positive for this bike is the cost. It is cheap to buy and cheap to run. If you want something a little more hardcore, then this isn’t the bike for you, but for a cheap runaround, you won’t be displeased with this model.
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Honda BROS 400 Spec
- Top speed108mph
- Average fuel consumption47mpg
- Seat height772mm
- EngineLiquid-cooled, V-Twin
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A gear driven, in line four built by Honda; of course it's smooth. The suspension is firm as you would expect but I've never felt at odds with it. Beautifully lightweight bike, flows effortlessly into corners and is easy to manoeuvre around town.
An engine famous for its high red line and acceleration. Running on iridium plugs and premium unleaded, the pickup is effortless and overtakes are easy (and pleasingly noisy). Despite this it's still civilised and won't rattle you to bits.
For its intended purpose, I do not think there is anything. It is powerful for a 400, beautifully styled and put together to Hondas exacting standards. Small tank? That's probably all.
Superior Honda build quality throughout. Very little rust. No breakdowns or faults and starts first time.
Front brakes and powerful and imbue confidence when set up correctly. Rear brake has always been useful for control in low speed areas. Easy to clean and replace pads.