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Honda XRE 300: 5 issues to know | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Honda XRE 300 is able to working on ethanol in addition to petrol.

Following the latest sighting of the Honda XRE 300 being examined in opposition to its rivals, it will be an excellent time to dive deeper into what kind of a bike the flex-fuel-capable XRE 300 really is and who it will rival in our market.

Listed below are 5 issues you want to know in regards to the dualsport motorbike. 

Honda XRE 300: engine

Powering the XRE 300 is a 291.6cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine making 25.4hp at 7,500rpm and 27.6Nm of torque at 6,000rpm, when run on petrol. Working this engine on ethanol (which is extensively utilized in Brazil) bumps up output figures barely to 25.6hp at 7,500rpm and 28Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. Opposite to most rivals on this class, the XRE 300 includes a 5-speed gearbox versus a 6-speed unit. The XRE 300 options an air-cooled engine in comparison with the liquid-cooled models, suggesting that the engine is geared extra towards sturdiness and peak output figures aren’t the final word goal right here.

Honda XRE 300: underpinnings

Persevering with the pattern of easy and old-school on this bike are its underpinnings. Its semi double cradle chassis is a far cry from the extra fashionable trellis frames. The suspension and braking {hardware} echo this theme as nicely. You’ll discover a easy telescopic fork and monoshock on responsibility right here with 245mm and 225mm of journey, respectively. This long-travel suspension endows the XRE 300 with a large 259mm of floor clearance.

All this does come at a price although, with a vertigo-inducing 860mm seat peak. Braking {hardware} is straightforward as nicely, with a 256mm disc on the entrance and a 220mm disc on the rear, paired to dual-channel ABS. The XRE 300 runs on wire-spoke rims with sizes 21/18-inches, making it greater than able to dealing with regardless of the highway presents or somewhat doesn’t. 

Honda XRE 300: options

The XRE 300 is a quite simple motorbike that retains tools to a minimal. Nonetheless, it is not as fundamental as an precise off-road motorbike. The XRE 300 will get LED lighting throughout and a easy damaging LCD show (the show misses out on a gear place indicator although). Gasoline capability at 13.eight litres is par for the course and the XRE 300 additionally includes a small baggage rack on the rear.  

Honda XRE 300: pricing and India launch

In Brazil, the Honda XRE 300 retails for the equal of roughly Rs 3.7 lakh. To offer us an thought of what it would command on our shores, we’ve got in contrast the costs for the Yamaha FZ25, which is offered in Brazil as nicely. The FZ25 prices Rs 1.48 lakh in India and Rs 3.2 lakh in Brazil. Nonetheless, the Yamaha FZ25 is totally made in India and it’s unlikely that the Honda XRE 300 will probably be. We count on the XRE 300 to be positioned barely over the Rs 2 lakh mark if it does make its approach right here. 

Contemplating the truth that Honda has patented the XRE 300 moniker in India and that it has been noticed testing, it might presumably be launched quickly, particularly with the festive season developing. 

Honda XRE 300: rivals

With the variety of rivals current on this closely contested section, the XRE 300 could have its work lower out. The Royal Enfield Himalayan, Yezdi Journey, BMW G 310 GS and the KTM 390 Journey all pose a menace to the XRE 300, together with upcoming bikes such because the Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 and Hero’s 300cc journey bike

Would you choose the Honda XRE 300 over its rivals? Tell us within the feedback part beneath. 

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