Honda Rebel Specs
March 8, 2013 - San Diego, CA
If you've been searching for a bike with great fuel efficiency, super reliability, and low-riding style, then look no further than the Honda Rebel. Also known as the Honda CMX250 or the Rebel 250, the Honda Rebel is a cruiser-style motorcycle that has been produced on and off since 1985.
Introduced in 1985 by Honda, the Rebel is part of the CM series of cruisers; it has long been one of Honda's best-selling bikes. The Hona Rebel Specs feature a four-stroke engine (the same straight-twin engine as the Honda CB250 Nighthawk) which is easy enough to handle for new motorcyclists, yet powerful enough for more skilled riders. The 2012 Honda Rebel was equipped with a 234cc twin-cylinder SOHC four-stroke engine that's smooth, quiet, and relatively easy to maintain.
When Honda first debuted the Rebel, the September 1985 issue of Motorcyclist magazine declared that Honda was "targeting the [Rebel] to a young audience, such as those who watch MTV... [hoping] to attract newcomers and expand the motorcycle market ... Honda is not marketing this motorcycle as a woman's bike."
True enough, but the Rebel is not all about power (although it offers an abundance). The Rebel 250 also features a "Harley"-type design that a lot of riders can take pride in (that means you can wear your retro motorcycle gloves and motorcycle jackets), including a low sub-27" seat height that is both comfortable and confidence inspiring. The low-lying style greatly augments the classic chrome styling of the Rebel, conveying a no-frills, all-business look that's just right for the taste of a large variety of consumers.
Due to its easy maneuverability, as well as its low weight of 320 pounds, the Honda Rebel is frequently used in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's certified rider-training courses. Many riders consider the Honda Rebel specs to make it a great starter bike due to the stellar combination of its small size, good value, and cruiser styling.
Additionally, the reliable five-speed transmission on the Rebel increases its universal likability along with a foolproof electric starter. The Rebel 250's fuel consumption averages around 52-60 mpg, with refills generally required around 190 miles. The 1996 Honda Rebel had the best fuel consumption at 62.6 miles per gallon. The Rebel's maximum speed tops out at around 70 miles per hour.
The Rebel has a single disc brake in the front and a drum in the rear. There is also a semi-double-cradle frame on the Rebel with a hydraulic front fork with dual Syntallic bushings and dual rear shocks that feature five-position spring preload adjustment. The only gauge on the Rebel 250 is a speedometer that includes gear recommendations based on speed (there is no tachometer).
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