2018 Honda CB400 SF & Honda CB1300 SB rendered with LED lights - Report
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Young machine has rendered the frontal portion of the 2018 Honda CB400 SF (Super Four) and the 2018 Honda CB1300 SB (Super Bol D’or), with LED lights.
As per the rendering of the Japanese site, the 2018 Honda CB400 SF features a circular LED headlamp. The design of the headlamp is similar to the one that is currently used in the Honda CB1100 EX. The headlamp gets four LEDs on top for low beam, and four at the bottom. High beam uses all the LEDs for maximum illumination. However, the indicators continue to be traditional units. The Honda CB1300 SB on the other hand gets LED indicators in addition to the stock LED headlamp. The current generation CB1300SB uses bulb-type indicators.
The media site also reports that Honda may launch the 25th anniversary model of the 2018 Honda CB1300 SB in late October. The Japanese brand will showcase the 2018 Honda CB400 SF and the Honda CB1300 SB at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show held from October 25 to November 5. Expect more details about the two motorcycles at the show.
The 2017 model year of the two motorcycles are on sale in Japan; with prices starting from 1,391,040 Yen for the CB1300 SB and 761,400 Yen for the CB400 SF. The former employs a 1,284cc in-line four motor that puts out 101 PS of power and 115 Nm of torque. The latter draws power from a 399cc in-line four mill. It makes 53 PS of power and 38 Nm of torque. The two bikes use 6-speed transmission, telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock.
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[Source: Young Machine]