Honda's 2009 LAMS-approved CB400 with an inline four-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid cooled 400cc engine, is now available in an all-white colour scheme (there, that's set the hearts racing).
Adding more than a touch of technical sophistication and safety, it also comes with ABS, electronic fuel-injection system (PGM-FI), Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC).
This is one for learners who are looking for something bigger than a 250, but still want a light, manoeuvrable and rider-friendly motorcycle while learning the ropes out on the road.
Although a smaller capacity machine, the CB400 is designed to offer good on-road performance in a nicely balanced machine.
Honda expects that even experienced riders will be drawn to its sensible combination of accessible power, style, low emissions and fuel economy.
With stainless steel exhaust and new paint, the CB400 should find more than a few friends.
Prices? The standard 2009 CB400 can be had $10,990 RRP (including GST); ABS version is $11,990 (including GST).