Written on: 22/05/2016
recently bought a 250 superdream as i had one in my youth, still like the shape and the twin exhausts ,well got it home with a struggle as it had been stood a while ,new spark plugs , carbs cleaned , new air filter and oil and filter changed , it rides well is very forgiving on bends ,good on fuel ,and has the advantage of being able to do most jobs with a 10m spanner and a couple of screwdrivers , the only bad point is no kick start but saying that it starts first press of the button over… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/05/2015 by Laverdabru1116 (46 reviews written)
I bought one of the later models (CB400NB?) for despatching. Black, gold wheels & twin discs on the front. I'd had a CB 400-4 before, & apart from the exhaust sound the twin beat it hollow. Faster, more torquey & less fussy, handled as well & braked better. I remember a mate with a Kawa Z-650 being amazed at how the 400N kept up with him on A roads. Unfortunately, the courier business is harsh on bikes, & it was written off after two major crashes. The first was just cosmetic damage… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/02/2015 by NancyCooney (1 review written)
Bought my superdream in 1980, used for commuting and scratching, awesome machine. light, reliable, predictable handling, solid performance for a 400 cc. never failed to bring a smile to my face. wish I'd kept it… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/10/2014 by Patterson1979 (1 review written)
In my view the Honda Superdream was the best two motorcycle ever build. Reliable, solidly built, nicely proportioned, nice sound. The only modern Honda bikes that comes any way near it in terms of good looks is the CB400 Superfour (early models 1992 ish) which they have stopped making, even the newer CB400 Superfour ( not available in Europe) has regressed to the horible wasps rear end tail cowl which looks horrible at the back. These days 95 % of new motorcycles look cheap, horrible and… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/04/2012 by WILT (1 review written)
I was told the CB twins were boring and when I got a 250N, I agreed it could be considered just a ride to work tug.None the worst for that in terms of reliability handling etc its up there with the best. But I consider the 400 to be underated.It gets its boring reputation I believe from the fact that it delivers its 43 BHP through a remarkably flat torque curve leading to the impression that it has no kick in the pants!. but look at the facts it develops 43 bhp from 400cc(Its faster than the… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/11/2010 by speculation (1 review written)
I have owned many Hondas and others 28 in all, For handling, avaible power for troublesome spots, and comfort the CB400N was the sweetest ride, Good on you Honda. Wish I could afford one now. I am an impeccable fan of Honda, Tried the rest, now try the best. Allez OOP. John email@example.com… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/02/2010
The 400N was too clumsy in the way it drove, the twin discs would glaze and give the impression of inferior braking.
The C of G was high, making it unforgiving in corners, the front wheel felt as if it would slip and unseat the rider, not much chance of recovering, so it felt.
Took mine to Brands Hatch & found it to be Chalk vs Cheese.
The brakes were fantastic once deglazed, the ponderous low-speed cornering became quite agile, TT100 tyres meant you could drift the bike under… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/07/2009
Excellent machine! And becoming areal collector's item… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/05/2009 by john mo (1 review written)
I bought my honda cb400, a "W" reg in 1982 and I'm still riding it! Just passed the 50,000 mile mark, it's got a slight oil leak and the cam chain rattles a bit but it still gets me from A to B.
Third party insurance is about £55 a year.
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Written on: 11/02/2009 by Graham Gottard (1 review written)
I got a Honda CB400n new back in 1979. a red one. I was astonished by its performance back then. after my 750 commando this was a breeze. Handling was good, predictable and safe. I used to commute on it every day. fuel consumption was pleasing. overall a light, manoeverable and easy to live with machine that did its job well. no racehorse, but a solid, and reliable commuter that woulf tour when asked to… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/07/2008
I got honda CB 400 N and its enjoyable moto. Still the best thing is cheap driving… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/04/2008
The Honda CB400 is a very good motorcycle for daily transportation. Low power is good cause it is easy to drive in all weather, and a good mc to learn how to drive. A mc you quickly think is to small and want something bigger… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/01/2008 by superdreamer (1 review written)
I still own two of these machines, one I have restored to showroom condition, the other I use every day which is still tidy and reliable, cheap to insure - less than 80 quid a year fully comp for me… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/01/2007 by Erebus1197 (13 reviews written)
I bought this Honda CB400n last November (3 months ago at time of writing) from my sister in law, who had bought it for when she passed her test. She passed, and then decided the bike was just too heavy for her, so I bought it after I passed my test.
And I am sooo glad I did. This bike is a perfect machine for the A2 license holder (restricted for two years to less than 33BHP, or under 25Kw/H) as it is reliable (it's a Honda, of course it's reliable), economical (full tank will give me about… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/12/2006 by sirbones (1 review written)
Could someone please tell me what grade oil I should get for this bike,
It's due a change and reading other people's comments I do not want to do any damage.
All help greatly appreciated.
Thanks… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/03/2006 by Alan dimmer (1 review written)
Over all the old Honda CB400 Superdream are a smashing bike cheap to run and reliable. Performance for them isn't too bad at all quite torque and fast off the lights. I think so anyway, I would recommend the bike for anyone who needs a cheap reliable run around good handling and brakes too over all a smashing bike that must be tried… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/05/2005 by pmiller056 (1 review written)
I used to own one of these Honda CB400n (Superdream) 400 Motorcycles until it expired of old age. Nothing great in terms of performance compared to todays bikes, but it works and works well. Starts first press of the button every morning without fail, even in the middle of winter.
Change the oil regularly (1200-1500 miles), oil filter every second oil change. I made the mistake of using a well known shop's own brand of motorcycle oil the engine was never the same since and probably helped the… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/08/2004 by rwszc (1 review written)
The Honda CB400n (Superdream) 400 is no speed freek but performance is fine for everyday on road stuff will cruise at 80mph no probs, good to overtake, and will keep up with other bike on your average day trip, but forget it if you are into flashy speed, because this motorcycle ain't no R1 Yam. Its reliable transport & for the odd trip across europe etc, only thing is the oil changes at 1800 miles… Read Full Review
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