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Honda CB 400, 1980 1st series - great trips 

In my opinion this is the best motorcycle I had so far - apart my Honda C-100 Dream with which I fell in love completely - regarding comfort when driving it, as well as considering performance and reliability.  My Honda CB 400 was ridden for nine and a half years, and I sold it in a pristine state despite having clocked 65.000 km at the odometer.  This bike was by then one of the better equipped motorcycles for long distance trips (a complete Krauser set specially devised for this model, an Elefant fuel tank bag, a custom built front fender for trips during the raining season, and other details that made it one of a kind.  I pioneered in Brazil this sort of equipment for CB 400.

Returning from a trip to the south of Brazil in January of 1984. Floresta fuel station, BR 153 entrance for Piracanjuba - GO. My Honda CB 400 - 1980 - fully loaded.

Returning from a trip to the south of Brazil in January of 1984. Floresta fuel station, BR 153 entrance for Piracanjuba - GO. My Honda CB 400 - 1980 - fully loaded.

The Honda CB 400 was present in many special occasions during the decade of 1980, below are some photos of those memorable moments in which my bike was the "star":

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Returning from Brasília - D.F. to Goiânia - GO, during September, 1980. Main entrance of Jerivá Restaurant. From left: Tiãozinho, Mauro, Orlando, me and Mauro Vieira. Completing the scene: my Honda CB 400 and the Honda Turuna of Mauro Vieira. Me and my CB 400 at the right, Mauro Vieira at the center with his Honda Turuna 125 cc, and Adailton with his Honda CB 400. Back of the boxes area of the Ayrton Senna International Autodrome - Goiânia - GO - BRAZIL during September, 1980. My Honda CB 400 and that belonging to my friend Ronaldo Santos (from Brasília - D.F.) sideways to Mauro's Honda Turuna, in Natal - RN - BRAZIL during January, 1981. At the background we can see the white sand dunes called Ponta Negra. Photo shoot session at BR 101, in the State of Espírito Santo, quando de nosso roteiro Coração do Brasil (pelo Nordeste brasileiro) no final de 1980. Mauro and me (wearing the yellow rainsuit). Photo taken by Ronaldo (the owner of the silver Honda CB 400). Theresa and my Honda CB 400 in front of a road restaurant at the State of Minas Gerais, when we were returning from our trip to the south of Brazil during January, 1984. Casual encounter with my cousing Irom Saddi and his family. Floresta Petrol Station, BR-153, entrance to Piracanjuba-GO, by the end of January, 1984. We were returning from the south of Brazil.

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  1. Returning from Brasília - D.F. to Goiânia - GO, during September, 1980.  Main entrance of Jerivá Restaurant.  From left:  Tiãozinho, Mauro, Orlando, me and Mauro Vieira.  Completing the scene: my Honda CB 400 and the Honda Turuna of Mauro Vieira.
  2. Me and my CB 400 at the right, Mauro Vieira at the center with his Honda Turuna 125 cc, and Adailton with his Honda CB 400.  Back of the boxes area of the Ayrton Senna International Autodrome - Goiânia - GO - BRAZIL during September, 1980.
  3. My Honda CB 400  and that belonging to my friend Ronaldo Santos (from Brasília - D.F.) sideways to Mauro's Honda Turuna, in Natal - RN - BRAZIL during January, 1981.  At the background we can see the white sand dunes called Ponta Negra.
  4. Photo shoot session at BR 101, in the State of Espírito Santo, quando de nosso roteiro Coração do Brasil (pelo Nordeste brasileiro) no final de 1980.  Mauro and me (wearing the yellow rainsuit).  Photo taken by Ronaldo (the owner of the silver Honda CB 400).
  5. Theresa and my Honda CB 400 in front of a road restaurant at the State of Minas Gerais, when we were returning from our trip to the south of Brazil during January, 1984.
  6. Casual encounter with my cousing Irom Saddi and his family. Floresta Petrol Station, BR-153, entrance to Piracanjuba-GO, by the end of January, 1984.  We were returning from the south of Brazil.

Three big trips on the Honda CB 400 deserve a special highlight:

Stop for resting after lunch at the reservoir of Tres Marias - MG (hydroelectric plant). First leg of our "Brazil's heart" big trip.
Arriving at the state border of Espirito Santo. Leaving behind us the State of Minas Gerais.

Stop for resting after lunch at the reservoir of Tres Marias - MG (hydroelectric plant). First leg of our "Brazil's heart" big trip.

Arriving at the state border of Espirito Santo. Leaving behind us the State of Minas Gerais.

State border: Espirito Santo and Bahia.
Resting stop at the interior of Bahia after driving in the rain, look our rain equipment and luggage protection.
State border: Espirito Santo and Bahia.                  Resting stop at the interior of Bahia after driving in the rain, look our rain equipment and luggage protection.
At left Jose Raimundo (Dedé) - the owner of Honda dealer Moto Pop, our host in Aracaju - SE. He offered us a lunch at the Iate Clube de Aracaju (Aracaju Yatch Club).
Arriving at the State of Sergipe.

At left Jose Raimundo (Dedé) - the owner of Honda dealer Moto Pop, our host in Aracaju - SE.  He offered us a lunch at the Iate Clube de Aracaju (Aracaju Yatch Club).

Arriving at the State of Sergipe.

Dede's business card.

Entering Alagoas. Maceio at 295 km ahead of us.

Entering Alagoas. Maceio at 295 km ahead of us.

Enjoying the shadow of the coconut palm trees in Maceio - AL.
Entering the State of Paraiba. Joao Pessoa at a short distance...

Enjoying the shadow of the coconut palm trees in Maceio - AL.              Entering the State of Paraiba. Joao Pessoa at a short distance...

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