1975 Honda CB400F

SOLD FOR: $10,486

Reserve price has been met.

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Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional photos of this Honda CB400F are available here for your perusal.

The CB400F wasn’t as fast as its competition, but it was smoother, quieter, and more efficient. It also had some of the most beautiful production exhaust headers ever built, which are known by some as the “waterfall pipes” and are so iconic that Honda brought them back for the new CB650F!

Featuring a relatively rare-for-the-time six-speed transmission, the CB400F was styled somewhat like a cafe racer and had an engine that produced 37 horsepower. Weighing just over 400 pounds, a rider could knock off the quarter mile in about 14.1 seconds. It’s a basic, classic bike that would be just fine serving as a lovely daily rider. For more information, check out this story on Motorcyclist where they call it “the first real sportbike“.

This example is VIN: CB400F1028238. The owner recently passed away and this is being sold by his estate. Unfortunately, the history of the bike is no longer known.

The odometer shows 7,736 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had Steve rebuild the carbs and detail the bike. Steve says that the bike rides well, however he noted two noises. His guesses are below but he is not able to confirm them without taking apart the transmission.
1. there is a whining noise from the clutch side of the motor, he believes it may be the clutch input shaft bearing.
2. there is an intermittent metal-on-metal sound from the left side of the motor when the bike is leaned over to the left. He believes there may be there may be something loose in the transmission.

Modifications:
This Honda appears to be stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes:









Inside of the tank:

It is riding on IRC Grand High Speed GS11 tires with date codes of 1212 and 1512.

The sale includes two keys and several spare parts.



Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a clean California title that expired in October 2020. The California DMV website says that back fees are $133 to get it registered through October 2022, and the seller will cover that cost if the next owner is in California.

Have any CB400F stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1975

Make

Honda

Model

CB400

Mileage

7,736

VIN

CB400F1028238

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 48

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: DB922

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:43 am $9,800 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:43 am $9,700
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:43 am $9,600 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:43 am $9,500
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:41 am $9,400 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:41 am $9,300
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:41 am $9,200 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:41 am $9,100
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:41 am $9,000 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:41 am $8,900
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:40 am $8,800 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:40 am $8,700
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:40 am $8,600 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:40 am $8,500
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:40 am $8,400 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:40 am $8,300
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:40 am $8,200 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:40 am $8,100
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:40 am $8,000 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:40 am $7,900
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:39 am $7,800 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:39 am $7,700
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:39 am $7,600 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:39 am $7,500
DB922 December 6, 2021 7:39 am $7,400 Auto
IngmarB December 6, 2021 7:39 am $7,300
DB922 December 6, 2021 5:45 am $7,200
IngmarB December 5, 2021 7:13 pm $7,100
DB922 December 5, 2021 7:13 pm $7,000 Auto
DB922 December 5, 2021 7:13 pm $6,900 Auto
IngmarB December 5, 2021 7:13 pm $6,800
DB922 December 5, 2021 7:13 pm $6,700 Auto
IngmarB December 5, 2021 7:13 pm $6,600
DB922 December 5, 2021 7:12 pm $6,500 Auto
IngmarB December 5, 2021 7:12 pm $6,400
DB922 December 5, 2021 7:12 pm $6,300 Auto
IngmarB December 5, 2021 7:12 pm $6,200
DB922 December 3, 2021 8:20 pm $6,100 Auto
dubfan December 3, 2021 8:20 pm $6,000
DB922 December 3, 2021 8:20 pm $5,100 Auto
dubfan December 3, 2021 8:20 pm $5,000
DB922 December 1, 2021 3:55 pm $4,400 Auto
AaronR38 December 1, 2021 3:55 pm $4,300
DB922 November 30, 2021 4:31 pm $4,100 Auto
outofbalance November 30, 2021 4:31 pm $4,000
DB922 November 30, 2021 4:31 pm $3,850 Auto
outofbalance November 30, 2021 4:31 pm $3,750
DB922 November 30, 2021 1:38 pm $3,500 Reserve
Auction started November 30, 2021 8:55 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

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