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2015 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250 Review
2015 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Start Off on the Right Bike…
What attracts you to motorcycling? The freedom? The excitement? Getting out in the wind? The economy? The practicality? The style? It’s probably all of the above—at least it is for most riders. And that’s why thousands of riders have picked the Honda Rebel as their first choice. The Rebel offers all the freedom and excitement of a motorcycle, but in a package that’s big on style and small on intimidation. Its reliable 234cc four-stroke twin delivers smooth power, and its five-speed transmission is a no-brainer to shift. Then there’s the Rebel’s price—never has so much style and capability cost so little. No wonder the Rebel has long been one of our best-selling bikes! Why deal with a used machine or one you’ll outgrow in a year or two when you can be on a Rebel and living large?
If You’re Going to Ride, Ride Smart.
Performance, style, value: The 2015 Rebel may be modest in terms of size and price, but it’s a giant in those three areas. And its technology is user-friendly, too. Handling, comfort, fit and finish—the Rebel is a proud member of the Honda family in all regards. When it comes to a first bike with cruiser style, the Rebel isn’t just a good choice—it’s the best out there.
Style Meets Savings
Sure, the Rebel has classic cruiser looks. But even more, it’s rated at a phenomenal 84 MPG*, so you can cruise by the pumps and look good in the process.
How Low Can You Go?
The Rebel’s low seat height means you can put both feet flat on the ground at stops, and that helps build confidence. With a seat height lower than 27 inches, the Rebel is super user friendly in the inseam department.
The Rebel’s twin-cylinder four-stroke powerplant is perfectly suited for a wide range of riders, from first-timers to commuters to anyone who appreciates economy and efficiency. But it’s also a lot of fun.
*Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
2015 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
The Rebel’s spoke-type wheels with chrome rims add a real custom look to this sharp machine.
Front Disc Brake
Front-disc brake with twin-piston caliper provides great, predictable stopping power and is self-adjusting.
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, tail light and turn signal casings add gleaming touches to the classic Rebel package. Pullback handlebar, teardrop fuel tank, two-piece custom seat and bobbed fenders evoke classic look of yesteryear.
Screw-Type Valve Adjusters
Screw-type valve adjusters are simple, proven, reliable and help to simplify maintenance.
Solid-State CD Ignition
Maintenance-free, solid-state CD ignition never needs adjustment and is super-reliable.
Automatic Cam-Chain Tensioner
Automatic cam-chain tensioner requires no maintenance and helps make an already low-maintenance motorcycle even better.
234cc SOHC Engine
Proven four-stroke powerplant is smooth, quiet, fuel-efficient and easy to maintain. Screw-type valve adjusters simplify engine work, while automatic cam-chain tensioner and solid-state CD ignition are both maintenance-free.
Constant-velocity (CV) carburetor gives excellent throttle response and helps contribute to the Rebel’s estimated 84 MPG fuel efficiency*.
Semi-double-cradle frame allows a long wheelbase and extremely low seat height (26.6″). Hydraulic front fork with dual bushings and dual rear shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability deliver a smooth ride and light, agile handling.
2015 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Spoked black wheels and hubs feature a 120/90-17 front tire and 160/80-15 rear tire to complete the overall custom look.
Shorty Front Fender
Minimalist front fender gives the Shadow Phantom a lighter, cleaner, more progressive look.
If there’s one place you DON’T want retro performance, it’s your brakes. That’s why we gave the Shadow Phantom a 296mm front disc for distinctly modern stopping power.
Bobber-inspired styling with extensive blacked-out and matte finishes.
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Forget about fiddling with a choke—the Shadow’s fuel injection system means no-hassle startups on cold mornings or at high altitudes, and optimal performance in any condition.
Nothing pumps out the torque like a big V-twin. The Phantom’s power makes it perfect for both around-town cruising, commutes and casual weekend-long rides.
Wide-ratio five-speed transmission lets you cruise the boulevard at a low, unhurried pace, yet allows you hop on the highway without revving the engine through the roof.
Low Seat Height
Skimming the pavement at just 25.7 inches, the Phantom’s low seat height makes flat-footing it at stoplights or in parking lots a breeze. And the Phantom’s narrow seat/tank junction makes it feel even lower.
Sleek, one-piece gunfighter-type seat is comfortable and looks great too.
2-into-2 Exhaust System
Sleek pipes feature bullet-style mufflers for that classic cruiser style of yesteryear. Large-diameter head pipes and 2-into-2 system design combine to put out true, V-twin cruiser sound.
Shaft Final Drive
Three-Valve Dual-Plug Combustion Chamber
2015 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4190 USD
234cc air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder
Bore And Stroke
53mm x 53mm
Single 26mm diaphragm-type constant-velocity (CV) carburetor
SOHC; two valves per cylinder
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
33mm fork; 4.6 inches travel
Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 2.9 inches travel
Single-disc with twin-piston caliper
30°40′ (Caster Angle)
113mm (4.4 inches)
331 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
2.6 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve
Miles Per Gallon
84 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.
Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Black, Candy Red
FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
2015 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2015 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road).
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.
# Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.