As a long-running bobber-style cruiser, the Honda Rebel 300 truly conquers customers for the first time playing a large displacement motorcycle because of its classic, rebellious design as well as its performance.
Born in 1985, experiencing many years with many upgrades and changes but until 2017 Honda Rebel 300 entered the Vietnamese market. This model is rated as a “hybrid child” dusty of a cruiser wearing a bobber design.
Reportedly, the current Honda Rebel 300 has a suggested price of 125 million VND, quite cheap. All thanks to the import from Southeast Asia has greatly reduced fee taxes. As a result, the price of the Honda Rebel 300 is nearly half the price of the SH 300i currently on the market. This is quite affordable for new motorbike riders. It is also a competitive advantage of the Rebel 300 compared to other competitors in the same segment.
In terms of design, the Honda Rebel 300 looks very slim and close. Overall, this model has a length x width x height of 2,190 x 820 x 1 093 mm, respectively. Wheelbase 1,490 mm, 149 mm ground clearance and light weight, only reaches 170 kg. Comes with a saddle with a height of only 690 mm, very suitable for the physique of most Vietnamese.
More importantly, the Honda Rebel 300 is now not just a cruiser, but also a rebellious and rebellious vehicle like a street bobber. This is very suitable for many young Vietnamese customers who like to be dusty and get rid of nasty constraints.
Bobber expression shown in the details that the handlebar is horizontal rather than pulling backwards, thereby bringing a more leaning forward position for the driver. Tires are large and thick in size 130 / 90-16, also known by the hobbyist as fat wheels. Finally, the design is a large pipe with black paint and silver tail.
In addition, the fuel tank is water-drop Honda is more angular than before, and soaring looks very arrogant. This part is also the biggest highlight that is noticeable with red, silver and glossy black paint, besides the rear fender using only silver and glossy black. However, this design is not appreciated by car fans.
In addition, Honda Rebel also brings the classic with round halogen headlamps with strong aluminum trim and rims. Separate front and rear turn signals are quite beautiful, creating a balance for the car. At the same time help others to be more aware when there is a signal for navigation or emergency notification.
The driving position is also familiarly designed with a circular LCD instrument cluster that displays negative digital information such as distance, speed, etc. Help the driver easily observe even when walking during the day. There is also a bar that shows the remaining fuel level, time clock and ABS yellow light.
However, the car’s locking system is too simple. Honda only equipped with electric lock like ordinary car and placed in the left position of the fuel tank. In addition, a traditional antique car lock is still used on the Rebel 300.
Significant to that is the thick main seat combined with the fuel tank designed to rise forward, with the steering wheel to help the driver control the car more accurately. However, the low seating position plus slightly folded legroom will make long-legged people feel tired if they sit for a long time. This can be explained when this is a car for Southeast Asian customers.
If the driver’s position is quite comfortable, on the contrary the back seat design is quite small, will only be suitable for short distances in the city. In addition, the design of the rear shock absorber under the driver’s seat, along with the seat of the passenger placed on the fender, caused the rear seat to vibrate when the vehicle ran.
Especially, the 286cc DOHC engine block is liquid-cooled, giving a capacity of 27.22 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, maximum torque of 25.1 Nm at 7,500 rpm. Combined with the gearbox of the car is rated as not equal to the 2 cylinder engine of the previous Rebel 250 model. This design also makes the bass deep and unattractive as the previous generation.
However, when operating on a mass of 170 kg, this engine still proved very energetic. The ability to control flexibly and moderately power makes this model very convenient when walking in the street. The liquid cooling system also allows the vehicle to operate continuously at high performance without affecting engine power.
Although it causes a slight vibration when operating, the car almost operates stably and firmly at all speeds. The high level of balance allows the car to throttle at low speeds without the need for a cushion. In addition, the steel pipe frame of the car clamps the engine in 3 positions and is designed neatly in the middle section between the fuel tank and the seat. From there, help the driver’s thighs not get caught in the engine during driving and stopping.
The highlight of the Rebel 300 is equipped with disc brakes with ABS anti-lock brakes both front and rear. In addition, this bike also uses a 41 mm diameter telescopic front fork suspension, shock absorbers after the double spring. In particular, the car only uses 16-inch wheels but the large tire size increases the ability to keep balance and grip the road.
In short, with a cruiser car with bobber style, Honda Rebel 300 is an easy to control, easy to operate for everyone. Especially those who first play large motorcycles, want a medium-sized car, reasonable price and can be used for the purpose of daily travel in the city.