Honda Rebel 300 Complete Overview.
The cruiser bike segment in India might not be the highest-selling segment in the Indian two-wheeler market but it sure is among one of the most loved and admired ones. Started by the very popular & affordable Bajaj Avenger in the sub 1-lakh category, it was a huge success and still does decent numbers today. And as time has passed by, there have been lot of a entrants from various manufacturers be it Royal Enfield, Kawasaki, Jawa among others.
- The Iconic Bajaj Avenger
But one of the country’s most successful two-wheeler brands had been missing out on in this space, and now they are ready to capture the sales in this segment. Well, you guessed it right, it is none other than Honda which is set to launch their first cruiser bike in the Indian market, and it is the Rebel 300 and later they would be launching the Rebel 500 as well.
Hello, two-wheeler enthusiasts and readers at MotorBhai! We welcome you all to yet another article of our “Upcoming bikes 2021” section in which we would be discussing one of the hottest and most awaited upcoming bikes which would be launching in India soon. And today we would be discussing about the bike which is very important to its manufacturer, and it’s the Honda Rebel 300. So, without wasting any more time, let us discuss what all it has to offer, its specifications, rivals, prices and when is it going to be launched!
The Honda Rebel 300 is going to be powered by a 286cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which produces a maximum power of 30.4PS at 8000RPM and 27.4 NM of torque which comes in at 6500 RPM. This engine would be paired alongside a 6-speed manual gearbox along with an assist and a slipper clutch. The slipper clutch prevents the rear wheel from locking up when the rider does hard downshifts whereas the assist helps in reducing the clutch lever effort. Expect a mileage close to 33.63 km/l from this engine which is quite respectable for this motor. This is the same engine as we have seen on the CBR300R but how this engine fares in the Rebel 300, we can only tell it once we ride it. So, stay tuned for a detailed riding experience as well.
The Rebel 300 is going to have a 41mm telescopic front fork and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The rather small 16-inch alloys are wrapped with fat 130-section front and 150-section rear tires for this cruiser bike which are tubeless, and dual disc brakes are going to be standard. And keeping up with the competition, Honda is sure to offer ABS as standard in the Rebel 300.
|Kerb Weight||191 KGS|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.2 litres|
Features & Looks
The Rebel 300 is likely to get a fully digital instrumental cluster which will have the speedometer, odometer, trip meter, tachometer, clock, fuel gauge and both the headlights and taillights are going to be fully LED. From the safety point of view, it will get the dual disc brakes and ABS as standard. Engine kill switch, electric start are some common features which are standard too. The Rebel 300 has got a typical cruiser bike look and you can instantly make that out by looking at it. And going by the pictures, which we have come across, it indeed is a beautiful machine. Although it has only a single seat for the rider only, we should wait for the official launch as Honda might offer a different variant that has a seat for the pillion as well.
The Rebel 300 will rival the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, its sibling the Honda Hness CB350, or even the Apache RR 310 if we consider a sports bike and the upcoming Apache RTR 310. All these are great bikes, and you should stay tuned for comparison for all of them soon on our website.
Price & launch date
Expect the pricing to be close to ₹ 2.30 lakhs (Ex-showroom) and the bike is scheduled to launch in the first week of August this year. Looking at all the specifications, looks, and engine of the Honda Rebel 300, It does offer a complete package and surely is a tempting cruiser bike. If priced even more aggressively, this bike could surely set the cruiser bike segment on fire!
So! What do you think of the Honda Rebel 300? Do mention your honest opinions in the comments section below and tell us would you choose over its rivals or not. We will see you in yet another article at MotorBhai soon and do watch out for this space. as there are a lot of launches that are planned for this year and you all surely do not want to miss out on any of those!
We would like to end this article here, till then stay safe & ride safe!