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Honda VRX400 Roadster

 

   

 

Make Model

Honda VRX 400 Roadster

Year

1995-96

Engine

Air cooled, four stroke, V-twin OHC

Capacity

398
Bore x Stroke 64 x 62 mm
Compression Ratio 9,8:1

Induction

32mm VDD0

Ignition  /  Starting

Transistor  /  electric

Max Power

 

Max Torque

 

Transmission  /  Drive

5 Speed  /  chain

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Swinging arm

Front Brakes

Single disc

Rear Brakes

Single disc

Front Tyre

120/80 -17

Rear Tyre

140/80-17

Dry-Weight

190 kg

Fuel Capacity

11 Litres

The '95 Honda VRX400 is, spiritually at least, a cross between traditional Japanese roadster, such as the 400 Bandit, and the classic Harley-Davidson Sportster.

At its heart is a air-cooled V-twin from the in Asia popular Honda Steed 400 Custom. But, Honda being Honda, it has re-engineered the mill in a bid to create more character - in a similar way to when it redesigned its VT1100 Shadow Ace to emulate classic Hogs.

At low revs it's rough and tough, with both bar-ends visibly shaking, but is also respectable torque for a 400cc. Then, in the midrange, the V-twin pulses smooth out to develop regular and smooth power all the way to 8000rpm. According to Honda, irregular, or plain lack of vibration can induce tedium of fatigue, and the VRX's deliberately engineered pulses are, it claims at the time, more comfortable and relaxing, in the same way as birds singing, waves, winds and the human pulse.

At a steady 80km/h, the VRX is supposed to produce this same Utopian good vibe. I couldn't detect this but the Honda VRX is certainly a relaxing '95 bike.

The riding position also falls between an American custom and a retro. Despite squashed knees, I found it comfortable, especially the way my back was held straight and my arms were spread by the low, wide bars. It feels very natural.

Riding the Honda VRX400 in Bangkok is fun. Its slight dimensions made splitting the endless traffic jams easy, and out in the country it handles more like a Honda CBR400 than a semi-custom. The VRX400 may look dated but it is just the retro look, the cycle parts are what you can expect from a 13-year-old model bike, the steering is responsive and you feel in control.

The Honda VRX400 was officially only introduced in Japanese market, and like many Japanese-market bikes the fork and twin shocks are set soft but the chassis overall is sufficiently taut and vice-free.

Driving the bike for a weekend in downtown Bangkok made me truly happy, even the bikes exhaust cooked my right foot at a standstill.

Source motorcycle.in.th

 

 

 

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