Honda XR400R Review from Canada

1997 Honda XR400R

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2200 kilometres
Most recent distance14500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KDX200


I have had my XR400 for 8 years with only regular maintenance.

I put a new piston in at 8,000 km's, because it was burning oil. Other than this major repair, this bike has been very reliable.

General Comments:

I race vet Expert Enduro's and Hare Scrambles, and also ride Trail Rides. I'm in a Off Road Club and we put on an Enduro, Trail Ride and Hare Scramble each year, and that is the hardest riding any bike can get, with all the stopping and starting, to put up and take down arrows.

This summer, I will put in new clutch plates. They are much needed, but with over 14,000kms on the original, I know it's time.

This bike is very comfortable to ride and race. It is on the heavy side, but it handles best with good tires on.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review