It seems like Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI), the second-largest selling motorcycle company in India, has patented the Rebel 300 in India. Earlier this month, we reported that there are good chances of the Rebel being India-bound to rival Royal Enfield 350s. Upon its launch in India, the Rebel 300 will fill the huge void between the Hornet 160R and the CBR650F. It may be noted here that the CBR250R has long been discontinued in India. There are good chances that this model it will become one of the many new Honda motorcycles headed our way in the next financial year. Read on for Honda Rebel 300 India Launch Date, Price, Specs, Features, Images.
The Honda Rebel series of motorcycles comprises of two motorcycles – the Rebel 300 and the Rebel 500. Of these two, the 300 will launch to compete with the 350cc models from Royal Enfield. Even the Rebel 500 will come to India but at a later stage to rival the 500s from RE. The Rebel 300 motorcycle shares in plenty with the CBR300, while the Rebel 500 shares a lot with the CBR500.
Honda Rebel 300 India Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)
The new motorcycle from Honda is likely to make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. However, the Honda Rebel 300 India launch might happen only in early 2018. The boffins at HMSI are yet to let out an official word HMSI. It is said that the motorcycle is currently in initial stages of development. The company could be aiming at a high level of localization to keep prices under check.
Honda Rebel 300 Price in India
|Rs 2 Lakh
|Rs 2.2 Lakh
The Rebel 300 will be completely manufactured in India. Hence, the high level of localizations should lead to a competitive price tag. We expect the prices to start at Rs 2 lakh and go all the way to Rs 2.2 lakh for the fully-loaded model.
Honda Rebel 300 Features
- 16-inch wheels
- Disc brakes
- Alloy Wheels
- Exposed Trellis Frame
- Glass-lens headlight
- Digital LCD instrument console
- Black-painted engine
- Optional Pillion Seat
Honda Rebel 300 India – Images
Honda Rebel 300 Specifications
|No. of Cylinders
|No. of Gears
|Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
|Full transistorized ignition
|DOHC; 4 valves per cylinder
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
|41mm Telescopic Forks
|Dual Shock Absorbers
|Front Wheel Travel
|Rear Wheel Travel
Powering the new Honda Rebel 300 is the same engine that powers the CBR300R. However, it has been tweaked for its application in the cruiser-style motorcycle. The 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke PGM-FI engine outputs a maximum power of 27 bhp along with a peak torque of 24 Nm. It. comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The 300cc engine is capable of producing around 27bhp of power and 24Nm of torque. The Rebel 500, on the other hand, will offer a maximum power of 45 bhp along with a peak torque of 44 Nm. The suspension duties are taken care of by a set of 41 mm forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is courtesy of hydraulic disc brakes at the front and rear. The motorcycle also gets ABS.
Honda Rebel 300 Mileage
As the new motorcycle shares its engine with the CBR300, we have an idea of the fuel mileage we can expect out of it. We think the new bike will easily offer an overall mileage of around 30 kmpl.
Honda Rebel 300 India – Design
The Rebel 300 is a retro-style motorcycle that is a spiritual successor to the Rebel 250 from 1985. It is built on a lightweight trellis frame, which comes painted in black. Even the engine and the alloy wheels come painted in black. The designers have taken a rather minimalist approach to design this motorcycle. However, there will be many custom options made available with this motorcycle. The single round headlamp gets LED fixtures. The saddle is low, to offer a relaxed riding posture to even those who are on the shorter side. It features a set of long travel telescopic shock absorbers at the front along with twin shock absorbers at the rear. The motorcycle rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.
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