HONDA NSR 400 - 1984

After the failure of the MVX, Honda reacted well by launching this NS 400. Using the image of Freddie Spencer, Honda markets his GP Replica, one year after Yamaha have been started with its 500 RDLC. Beautiful esthetics, handy, good engine, it suffered vis-a-vis a much more succeeded Suzuki Gamma and from a higher cubic capacity. Why have left it only into 400 and so expensive ? Moreover, the sound of this bike was far from being elegant. The first time I heard one, I thought it was a scooter with a special exhaust !


 Engine type : Liquid-cooled 2-stroke, 90 V 3, with Dual ATAC system
 Capacity :  387 cm3
 Bore x Stroke :  57 x 50.6 mm
 Max power/rpm :  72 HP at 10000 rpm
 Max torque :  54 Nm at 9000 rpm
 Compression ratio :  7 : 1
 Fuel system :  3 Keihin carburettors - 26
 Ignition :  CDI - 12 V
 Gear box :  6 speed
 Tyres :  Front : 100/90V16 Rear : 110/90V17
 Weight (empty) :  164 kg
 Max speed :  218 km/h