What is this class?
The Moto 400 class, also known as Lightweight Supersport, is for four-stroke engined production machines up to 450cc and two-stroke engined production machines up to 250cc. The class is populated by 400cc Kawasaki, Yamaha and Honda four-cylinder four-stroke machines, the Aprilia RV450 two-cylinder machines with occasional appearances made by Aprilia 250cc two-stroke bikes. Much of the machinery in the class is more than fifteen years old and the class is becoming less popular because new machines that fit the class are no longer being produced.
Who can race these bikes?
Riders can progress from the Junior classes once they turn 13 and newcomers from 13 upwards can compete in this class with no upper age limit.
What bike should I go for?
While new bikes are not available for this class there are still many second-hand bikes out there and the class is a cheap way to get started in the sport. Bikes can be bought from €2,000 to €3,000 and upwards with quicker, more highly developed machines costing a lot more. The most commonly used front running bikes are Kawasaki and Yamaha 400s but the right rider on an Aprilia RV400 can be very competitive, though it must be said that these bikes are more modern and therefore more expensive to buy and maintain and are harder to come across.
Age – 13 years old or older.
Licence Type – Short Circuit or Short Circuit Novice.