The cruiser motorcycle from Honda that was being considered a tough competitor against the segment leader Royal Enfield, Rebel 300 is not sure to launch in India anytime. The first and most important reason is no official words from the bikemaker of launching the Rebel anytime soon in the country. Secondly, a keen observation of Honda’s roadmap for this financial year is also not revealing the same.
Actually, the aspect that make us or many other biking enthusiasts believing in the Rebel 300 launch in India in near future were the waving speculated reports on internet. That the 300 is India-bound model and recently been patented by HMSI. However, there is nothing like it. A Royal Enfield is obviously under construction but it’s like in early stages of development that completely eliminates the fact of the Rebel 300’s early arrival.
Other than this, there is another bike that pulls our attention towards itself is the CBR 250RR, which is also patented a few months back by the Honda. But similar to the Rebel 300, this only reason cannot make us believing the RR launch anytime soon in Indian motoring market.
Hence there is no concrete evidence that HMSI is exactly thinking of Honda Rebel 300 launch in India. We could only hope to get some good news and satisfying information about this bike in question at the imminent 2018 Auto Expo.
Globally, Honda Rebel 300 and its elder sibling Rebel 500 has been launched. The markets like Indonesia and other are being availed with the availability of the Rebel 500. Whereas the United States have both the models on retail in its lineup.
Apparently, both bikes look similar. The powertrain and the dual exhaust pipe are the only difference between the two. In terms of power, the Rebel 300 is packed with 286cc single cylinder engine borrowed from the Honda CBR300R. The engine is rated to generate the maximum power of 30.86ps and 27Nm of peak torque. Whereas, the Rebel 500 gets propelling power from a 471cc parallel twin engine. The engine churns out 45.9hp along with 32.9 lb/ft.