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Water Cooled, Electric Start Honda XR400 Replacement On Its Way

There is evidence that Honda is moving quickly to make good on its “industry dominance” pledge. The latest rumor (accompanied by pictures of a prototype in Europe) involves an XR400 replacement.

As everyone knows, Honda introduced the aluminum-framed, XR650 earlier this year. The XR400 replacement is reportedly aluminum-framed, liquid cooled and electric start. The photos (appearing in a French publication) are of a 400cc machine with electric start and conventional forks — indicating that it is a replacement for the XR400, rather than a photo of the motocross specific model (which should feature upside down forks and a displacement of 500cc).