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post #1 of 26 Old 09-04-2017, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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2017 Rebel 300 on the freeway

Hi I am new here and thank you for letting me join. I just got a Rebel 300 I am in California. How dose the Rebel handle the freeway and what kind of speed will I get out of it? I am about 190 to 200lbs
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You could get better info on ride comfort and performance of the Rebel 300 on this forum - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum but certainly welcome to stick around for general motorcycle discussions.

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http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f37/2...ay-114057.html

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
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This forum is more focused on the 1st and 2nd generation Rebels from before 2017. We will still talk to you, but the expertise is geared more towards the carburetted bikes.

Motorcyclist online dot com claims about 70 mph for the 300 on a flat, and their rider was about 240.

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Motorcyclist online dot com claims about 70 mph for the 300 on a flat, and their rider was about 240.
Back when I weighed 250 I could get more than that out of my air cooled less powerful 250, there must have been something wrong with their liquid cooled more powerful bike. Being a new bike I can't imagine what would be wrong though...

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Tru dat, especially for a press release bike. Manufacturers usually tweak those for a bit more power to get better copy for more sales.

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My old '68 305 Superhawk would show 95 MPH so I'd be very surprised if a 2017 300 couldn't do considerably better than 70, particularly since my old 250 will top 80 after a good run.
I'd think 85-90 would be a reasonable guess.

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My old '68 305 Superhawk would show 95 MPH so I'd be very surprised if a 2017 300 couldn't do considerably better than 70
Either that or the older stuff really is better.










(sorry, I couldn't resist)

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How much did the 2016 Rebel retail for? And the 2017? We know which is better... for Honda!

PS I hate to admit it, but you are starting to convince me on the whole "blacked out bike" phenomenon. Variety=spice, life needs spice, not just black pepper!

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Sadly that's not even a decent analogy...considering how in addition to black pepper there is also red, green, yellow, and orange pepper.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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