Honda XRE 300 Rally. The bikes phase on / off-street have received the desire of the Brazilian rider in recent times. Extra versatile as they might face filth roads and even our evil paved streets, avenues and highways, the paths have accrued good gross sales outcomes and overcome the nakeds fashions in some instances, such because the Honda XRE 300. In 2014, for the primary time because it was launched 5 years in the past, the path 300cc Japanese manufacturing facility overcame his sister CB 300R within the variety of gross sales: 37,156 items had been XRE emplacadas final 12 months in opposition to 34,189 of bare additionally 300cc.
Runner-up in gross sales within the path phase, XRE 300 additionally held the eighth finest-promoting motorbike place of the nation in 2014, behind smaller bikes (as much as 150cc). Indication that bikers rise of “displacement” are looking for the flexibility and robustness of blended-use fashions. No main “information” for 2015, XRE 300 is accessible within the “Rally” model, which adopted paintings in honor of the Honda group within the off-highway races. Moreover, Rally model additionally comprises the entrance fender injected into the purple coloration, in addition to the financial institution. Essentially the most colourful garb provides a younger air to the mannequin and attracts the eye of different bikers.
Autonomy and luxury
Outfitted with lengthy-haul suspension, massive wheels (21-inch entrance and 18 again) and blended-use tires, the XRE 300 was launched in 2009 and underwent a redesign in 2013, when he acquired a face-elevate, gained the Flex engine and a bigger tank. With thirteen.6 liters capability, elevated autonomy. On a visit of practically 1,000 miles spherical journey between Sao Paulo (SP) and Paranaguá (PR), consumption of path Honda, stuffed with gasoline ranged from 23 km / l and 28 km / l. With these numbers the mannequin may run on common about 340 km with out refueling.
Apart from higher autonomy, XRE one other sturdy level of the mannequin for individuals who wish to journey is the driving place. Though it’s a path, your financial institution on two ranges is extra dense foam and is wider than different blended-use bikes. Honda additionally put in a large handlebars, however in a decrease place, which causes the arms are extra relaxed – and therefore the motive force will get drained much less in lengthy paths.
There are welcome particulars for the adventurous, as the bags sequence, built-in with handles to the croup, which facilitates safe baggage. Already the small fairing on the panel presents little aerodynamic safety, in order that many homeowners set up bigger bubbles to face lengthy journeys. One other annoyance is the loud noise of the unique tires of the mannequin. The pair of tires Metzeler Enduro three (ninety / ninety-21 on the entrance, and a hundred and twenty / eighty-18 on the rear) are nice on filth roads, however noisy when operating on asphalt.
The only cylinder 291.6 cc, double camshaft (DOHC) and air cooled has not modified. Powered by digital injection, nonetheless producing 26.1 hp of most energy at 7,500 rpm and a couple of.eighty one kgf.m of torque at 6,500 rpm when fueled with gasoline – ethanol the numbers are barely larger: 26.three hp and a pair of.eighty five kgf.m.
The engine efficiency is passable for its cubic capability. In highways, like BR-116 towards the Paraná, one can keep one hundred twenty km / h there may be nonetheless some “slack” for overtaking. Already in a steeper rise, we have to scale back a march in alternate 5-velocity. In different phrases, a good engine to the dimensions of the bike. However above this velocity, the propeller seems to be “esgoelado” and vibrates too. The utmost pace on the panel is at one hundred forty five km / h.
A chassis mounted on the cradle semiduplo kind of metal, the joint unit of the examined suspensions have been proven to be nicely balanced. On the entrance, telescopic fork with 245 mm of journey, and again, aluminum scale with monoshock set by hyperlinks. Within the mountains of paved freeway Regis Bittencourt had the required rigidity to bypass safely to sharper turns and effectively absorbed the imperfection of cobbled Serra da Graciosa, which descends in direction of Morretes, already in Paraná.
The brakes of the XRE 300 Rally with the C-ABS system impress. The one disc 256 mm with three-piston caliper in entrance; and the disc clamp 220 mm of a piston, again, cease the mannequin with efficacy and security of the antilock system. Adjusted even to work on earth, ensures secure braking even in off-highway.
Versatile, however costly
After greater than a thousand km with the brand new model Rally, extra lovely and engaging, for my part, it is simple to grasp the success of the mannequin. Slim and light-weight (151 kg within the model with C-ABS), Honda XRE 300 does nicely within the metropolis, ensures consolation and is free to hit the highway, and going through filth roads with out issues. Versatility is the important thing phrase of the success of the XRE 300, available on the market since 2009 and with gradual enhance in gross sales yr on yr.
Its success isn’t solely bigger, because of the worth, excessive to outgoing bikes as much as 150cc. Honda XRE 300 within the Rally model (solely accessible with C-ABS brakes) has urged worth of US $ sixteen,576. Its fundamental competitor, Yamaha XTZ 250 Ténéré has smaller engine and doesn’t supply the ABS brakes.
A motor cylinder, DOHC, air cooling
Cubic Capability 291.6 cm³
Most energy (declared) 26.1 hp at 7,500 rpm (petrol) / 26.three hp at 7,500 rpm (ethanol)
Most torque (declared) 2.eighty one kgf.ma 6,500 rpm (petrol) 2.eighty five kgf.ma 6,500 rpm (ethanol)
Closing drive chain
Energy Digital injection
Desk semiduplo Cot metal
Entrance suspension Telescopic forks with 245 mm stroke
Rear suspension damper Professional-Hyperlink with 225 mm stroke
Entrance brake Single disc 256 mm in diameter (C-ABS)
Rear brake Single disc 220 mm in diameter (C-ABS)
Tires Metzeler Enduro three-ninety / ninety-21 (D) / one hundred twenty / eighty-18 (T)
Size 2,171 mm
Width 830 mm
Top 1,181 mm
Wheelbase 1,417 mm
Floor clearance 259 mm
Seat peak 860 mm
Weight in working order not accessible
Dry weight 151 kg
Gasoline tank thirteen.6 liters
value of US $ sixteen,576