The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417

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The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F
Registration no. not registered Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417

Sold for £ 6,440 (US$ 8,686) inc. premium
The Hans Schifferle Collection
1978 Honda CB400F
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. CB400F-1082608
Engine no. CB400FE-1078417
Now rightly regarded as one of the outstanding classics of the 1970s, the Honda CB400 Four first appeared in 1974. Described as 'the poor boy's muscle bike', the CB400F boasted a combination of a four-cylinder overhead-camshaft engine in a 250-sized package that endowed it with a performance better than many 500s. With a stylish four-into-one exhaust, six gears and rear-set footrests, it was every boy-racer's dream and a huge commercial success. Comparing it to the opposition, Bike magazine reckoned the CB400F "represents a brilliantly engineered concept. It retains its appeal on several fronts: it's a four-stroke, and an awful lot of people are biased towards four-strokes; it's as quick as the two-strokes, yet on average road use will give considerably better fuel consumption; its handling is noticeably better than the two-strokes; and who can dispute that it's easily the best sounding 400?"

Currently displaying a total of 26,675 kilometres on the odometer, this beautifully presented CB400F was purchased by Hans circa 2002. Both the seat and carburettors were changed, to meet Hans' exacting standards, and a new-old-stock 4-into-1 exhaust obtained and fitted at great cost. The machine is offered with a German Fahrzeugschein; expired TüV (MoT) certificate and correspondence; 2011 servicing invoice; an owner's manual; and a workshop manual.

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The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417
The Hans Schifferle Collection, 1978 Honda CB400F Frame no. CB400F-1082608 Engine no. CB400FE-1078417
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