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Hello, everyone new here and I had a question. I currently am in Japan and own a Honda rebel 250cc (2018) when I move back to the states I wouldn’t mine bringing the bike with me but the engine is much to small for the roads in the states. So my question is could I theoretically but a bigger rebel engine say a 500 on to the chassis of my 250?
 

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Here they stopped selling the Rebel 250 in 2016. Mine is a 1985 & takes the roads & highways well.
 

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I ride on highways with the 250..
I'd say the frame is far too light for larger engines which typically forms a part of newer frames..
 

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The CMX500 engine won't fit in the CMX250 frame.
 

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I'm sorry that I forgot to say welcome to the Forum when you posted. Sometimes I get caught up in the conversation and not so much the niceties. Glad to have you here.
 

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I've seen somebody splice a CB 350 back end onto a Rebel front end. That's the only time I've seen a bigger engine on a "Rebel", but it was a Frankenbike.
 
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I've seen somebody splice a CB 350 back end onto a Rebel front end. That's the only time I've seen a bigger engine on a "Rebel", but it was a Frankenbike.
Why oh why would they do that? As I've said before, that CB350 is one hellava a bike!
 

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Hello, everyone new here and I had a question. I currently am in Japan and own a Honda rebel 250cc (2018)
It probably depends on which 250 Rebel you speak of. North American Honda is releasing a new 250 based on the 300/500 new models, and if they follow that formula everything between the 300 & 500 is identical save for the engine. Assuming the new 250 we're getting was released earlier in Japan (and again, following the 300 & 500 models), this might be feasible.

If it's the old model 250 that was discontinued in 2016 here, not a snowball's chance in hell.
 
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It probably depends on which 250 Rebel you speak of. North American Honda is releasing a new 250 based on the 300/500 new models, and if they follow that formula everything between the 300 & 500 is identical save for the engine. Assuming the new 250 we're getting was released earlier in Japan (and again, following the 300 & 500 models), this might be feasible.

If it's the old model 250 that was discontinued in 2016 here, not a snowball's chance in hell.
srsly? do you have a link?
 

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I saw this picture. Not much to go on. I think that it's for the market for India though.
 

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I saw this picture. Not much to go on. I think that it's for the market for India though.
likely another piece of junk, with throttle body injection that has no advantage over carbureted engine other than being 3 times as complicated and twice as expensive..
still ugly as sin and appears to be sporting the $200+ Led tail light that appeared starting in 2000

so it's a thumper then
If it's anything like the cmx300, yes it is
 

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In 2022 they're making a 250. Not available without ABS. Apparently the first year they're producing a 250 in the new format. I personally don't care for the look of the new design at all. But that's me. It doesn't have ANY of the qualities that make the 1st & 2nd generation the classics that they are.
 

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i'm thinking that website meant to say CMX300 not 250
Everybody else must be making typos too. ;) It's real. Why? No idea...but it is.





I personally don't care for the look of the new design at all. But that's me. It doesn't have ANY of the qualities that make the 1st & 2nd generation the classics that they are.
I'm in the same boat, and with all of the new CMX models. So much so I dubbed them as "Not-Rebels". Now I just refer to them as the "new models" and simply refuse to call them "Rebels". ;)
 
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i'm thinking that website meant to say CMX300 not 250
I have an obsession with justification of $220US for tail light which came into existence in 2020 for cmx500/300 and it appears the same year for the cmx250 in Japan
Automotive lighting Motor vehicle Font Line Art


Appears the cmx250 was first produced in 2020 for Japanese market
 

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