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2014 Honda Rebel

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Meet the 2014 Honda Rebel, a classic and practical cruiser powered by modern technology. The bike sports a 234 cc, four stroke, air cooled parallel twin cylinder engine which sends its power to the rear wheel through a five speed transmission. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the engine delivers an average fuel consumption of 84 mpg and is fed by a constant-velocity (CV) carburetor (!).

The 2014 Honda Rebel’s ride quality is assured by a front 33 mm fork that offers 4.6 inches of wheel travel and rear dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability that ensure 2.9 Inches of wheel travel.

The 2014 Honda Rebel’s backbone is represented by a stiff semi-double-cradle frame that allows for a long wheelbase and extremely low 26.6 inches seat height.

The 2014 Honda Rebel is offered with a base price of $4,190 and one year, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Honda Rebel.

Overview

Honda Rebel

Own The Road For Less Than You Think
Whether you’re looking for classic cruiser styling, a fuel-efficient commuter or flat-out fun, all roads lead to the Rebel. It boasts a 234cc four-stroke engine that’s approachable enough for new riders, yet powerful enough for more experienced motorcyclists. It also features a low seat height that is both comfortable and confidence inspiring, a five-speed transmission that’s pretty much foolproof and an electric starter that gets you going with the push of a button. Plus, you get the kind of reliability and low maintenance Honda is known for—all at a shockingly low price. No wonder the Rebel has long been one of our best-selling bikes.

2014 Honda Rebel Key Features:

Honda Rebel

Low Rider
Everything about the Rebel is superbly crafted with the rider in mind, including the sub-27-inch seat height, allowing you to put both feet flat on the ground at stops.

Style Meets Savings
Sure, the Rebel has classic cruiser looks, but moreover it gets phenomenal gas mileage, so you can cruise by the pumps and look good in the process.

Power When You Need It
The proven four-stroke powerplant is perfectly suited for the 250-class Rebel, giving you smooth riding in the city and a powerful punch on the highway.

2014 Honda Rebel Features and Benefits:

Honda Rebel
  • Electric Starter: Our simple, reliable push-button electric starter makes getting underway a snap, even on cold mornings or if your bike’s been sitting for a week.
  • Classic Styling Accents: Custom-styled, chrome-plated headlight, taillight and turn signal casings add gleaming touches to our classic Rebel package. Pullback handlebar, teardrop fuel tank, two-piece custom seat and bobbed fenders evoke the classic look of yesteryear.
  • Front Disc Brake: A front disc brake with twin-piston caliper provides great, predictable stopping power and is self-adjusting.
  • Spoke Wheels: The Rebel’s spoke-type wheels with chrome rims add a real custom look to this sharp machine.
  • Screw-Type Valve Adjusters: Screw-type valve adjusters are simple, proven, reliable and help to simplify maintenance.
  • Solid-State CD Ignition: The Rebel’s maintenance-free, solid-state CD ignition never needs adjustment and is super reliable.
  • Constant-Velocity Carburetor: The constant-velocity (CV) carburetor gives excellent throttle response and helps contribute to the Rebel’s awesome fuel economy.
  • Automatic Cam-Chain Tensioner: The automatic cam-chain tensioner requires no maintenance and helps make an already low-maintenance motorcycle even better.
  • 234cc SOHC Engine: The proven four-stroke powerplant is smooth, quiet, fuel-efficient and easy to maintain. Screw-type valve adjusters simplify engine work, while the automatic cam-chain tensioner and solid-state CD ignition are both maintenance-free.
  • Chassis/Suspension: A semi-double-cradle frame allows for a long wheelbase and extremely low seat height (26.6 inches). A hydraulic front fork with dual Syntallic bushings and dual rear shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability deliver a smooth ride and light, agile handling.
  • Spoke Wheels: The Rebel’s spoke-type wheels with chrome rims add a real custom look to this sharp machine.

Specifications

Honda Rebel
Engine TypeAir-cooled parallel twin-cylinder
Displacement234cc
Bore And Stroke53mm x 53mm
InductionSingle 26mm diaphragm-type constant-velocity (CV) carburetor
IgnitionCD
Compression Ratio9.2:1
Valve TrainSOHC; two valves per cylinder
TransmissionFive-Speed
Final DriveO-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension33mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Rear SuspensionDual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 2.9 inches travel
Front BrakeSingle-disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear BrakeDrum
Front Tire3.00-18
Rear Tire130/90-15
Rake30°40’ (Caster Angle)
Trail113mm (4.4 inches)
Wheelbase57.1 inches
Seat Height26.6 inches
Curb Weight331 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity2.6 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve
Miles Per Gallon84 mpg—Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
EmissionsMeets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available ColorsBlack, Candy Red
WarrantyOne Year, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Price$4,190

Verdict

Honda Rebel

The Honda Rebel is a basic motorcycle designed mostly for beginner riders or for those who want an efficient and practical two wheel vehicle and don’t want to be seen riding a scooter.

But, we’ll be considered cruel if we say that the Rebel is not more than a beginner’s bike. In some circles, the Rebel is considered a cult symbol as its history started back in 1985. On the other hand, during its long life span the Rebel didn’t changed much, but luckily, it managed to keep its classic flair.

As you’ve probably guessed the Rebel, isn’t a speed freak, but the modest engine is able to offer decent performances especially at low speeds. Though, we’ll have to admit that is anything but smooth.



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