2004 Honda XR400R Features

For years, the XR400R has remained the most popular choice among off-road enthusiasts looking for a sublime combination of power, handling and durability.

Features & Benefits

New for 2004

• New Honda Racing-inspired colors and graphics.


• Lightweight and compact 397cc dry-sump four- stroke engine develops excellent power and torque, especially at low and mid- range rpm.

• Radial Four-Valve Combustion Chamber (RFVC™) for maximum combustion efficiency and horsepower.

• Superb engine response in changing elevations.

• High-efficiency oil cooler supplements the cooling effect of the oil-carrying frame and the large cylinder-head fins.

• Gear-driven counterbalancer for engine smoothness.

• 36mm carburetor for crisp throttle response at all rpm.

• Dual intake and exhaust ports for maximum engine efficiency.

• Free-flowing three-chamber USDA-qualified muffler/ spark arrester provides high power output.

• Stainless steel dual exhaust header resists corrosion.

• Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner.

• Five-speed transmission with specially designed shift mechanism for light and accurate shifting.

• Primary kickstarting with automatic camshaft- integrated decompression system for easy starts. Supplemental manual decompressor is fitted.

• Maintenance-free CD ignition with electronic advance.

• High-output, 45-watt ACG.

• Easily removable CR®-type clutch cover gives quick and easy access for clutch maintenance.

• Heavy-duty O-ring-sealed chain for reduced maintenance.


• Computer-designed semi-double-cradle frame stores and circulates engine oil.

• Easily detachable rear subframe eases maintenance.

• Swingarm pivot is combined with rear engine mount for compactness, light weight and a reduction in the number of components.

• Large box-section aluminum swingarm has snail- type axle adjusters.

• Semi-double-cradle high-tensile steel frame with square-section downtube is lightweight and rigid.

• Large-section 43mm Showa cartridge fork has thin- wall extruded aluminum lower slider-tubes with bonded end-caps carrying double pinch-bolts for rigid axle-mounting. Minimal fork- protrusion below axle increases clearance in ruts.

• Pro-Link® rear suspension with fully adjustable high-quality Showa rear shock.

• Lightweight hubs and rims incorporate straight-pull spokes.

• Rear disc brake utilizes a quick-detach rear wheel system.

• Brake levers, master cylinders, calipers and rotors are the same as those used on Honda's CR models.

• 18-inch rear wheel for greater tire selection.

Additional Features

• CR-bend handlebar provides excellent rider position.

• Enduro-style headlight and taillight.

• Combination two-piece headlight/number plate directs cool air to the engine and oil cooler.

• Lightweight, tubular aluminum engine guard.

• Durable, wide front and rear fenders.

• Lightweight forged aluminum kickstarter.

• Folding shift lever and brake pedal tips.

• Large, 4.5-liter airbox features hinged cover for quick access to filter.

• Low, slim seat has high-density urethane padding and an extra-thick seat cover for good comfort and durability.

• High-quality handlebar, comfortable grips and dogleg levers with new-style brush guards.

• Wide-section, comfortable footpegs are cleated, folding and self-cleaning.

• Resettable, easy-to-read three-digit competition tripmeter.

• Transferable six-month limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

• Ownership includes one-year complimentary Membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America™. Benefits include discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance and much more. For HRCA® details, call 1-800-847-HRCA.

Available Accessories

• Optional HRC® Power-Up Kit, for closed-course use only, increases peak power by 15 percent and provides broad additional power throughout the rpm range.