2001 HONDA XR400R


Nov. 01, 2000 By ORC STAFF

America's most popular 400cc off-road motorcycle delivers outstanding performance with Honda's legendary durability.




2001 HONDA XR400R

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Features & Benefits

New for 2001

  • Team Honda-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 solid-state 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.
  • Top-quality Dunlop motocross tires.

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. Available Accessories
  • Optional Power-Up Kit, for closed-course use only, increases peak power by 15 percent and provides broad additional power throughout the rpm range.
  • Competition manual available.


2001 XR400R
Engine Type: 397cc air-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 85.0mm x 70.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.3:1
Valve Train: SOHC; four-valve RFVC
Carburetion: 36mm piston-valve
Ignition: Solid-state CD with electronic advance
Transmission: Five-speed
Final Drive: #520 O-ring sealed chain; 15T/45T
Front Suspension: 43mm leading-axle Showa cartridge fork with adjustable compression and rebound damping; 11.0-inch travel
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link® Showa single shock with adjustable compression and rebound damping; 11.8-inch travel
Front Brake: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear Brake: Single disc
Front Tire: 80/100-21
Rear Tire: 110/100-18
Wheelbase: 56.1 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 25.3 degrees
Trail: 94mm (3.7 inches)
36.6 inches
Ground Clearance: 12.2 inches
Dry Weight: 256.8 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 2.5 gallons, including 0.4-gallon reserve
Color: Red
Specifications and availability subject to change without notice. Dealers set actual prices

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