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2008 Honda Rebel

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2008 Honda Rebel

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2008 Honda Rebel Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $3,199.00 Find Your Local Honda Dealer
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Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  Parallel Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  53 / 2.09
Stroke (mm/in)  53 / 2.09
Displacement (cc/ci)  234 / 14.3
Compression Ratio  9.2:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  26
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)  3
Chromed  Yes
Tire Brand  Bridgestone®
Front Wheel Diameter  18
Rear Tire Width  130
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Rear Wheel Diameter  15
Front Tire (Full Spec)  3.00-18
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  130/90 R15
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Type  Drum
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.3 / 33
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.6 / 116.8
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  2.9 / 73.7
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  57.1 / 1450.3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  306.4 / 139
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  2.6 / 9.8
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.7 / 2.6
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  0.76
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  26.6 / 675.6
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Chain Guard  No
Chassis Protectors  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Radiator Cover  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Top Crown  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
License Plate  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  1985
Parent Company  Honda
Display Name  Rebel
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Convenience:  
Handlebar Lock  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Storage:  
Helmet Locks  Standard
Lights:  
Headlight Mounts  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen

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Rebel with a cause!
By RebelOwner(Owner), Sep. 1, 2008
The 2008 Honda Rebel definetly has a cause... it is a well-priced cruiser, that is affordable, good on gas, and looks pretty cool too.

I have owned mine for a number of months and I really don't have any complaints. This is typical Honda build-quality. I guess the only thing I wouldn't mind is a b... Read Full Review

 

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2009 Honda Rebel
By Elm Valle(Owner), Oct. 22, 2008
This is actually for the 2009 Honda Rebel. The 2009 is not yet on the year list for the reviews, so I had to put it under the 2008.



There really is not much difference between the 2008 and 2009 Honda Rebels, except for color availability. The 2008 come in two colors; silver or black. The 2009 R... Read Full Review

 

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Best Beginner Cycle
By Scott M. Strand(Owner), Jun. 14, 2009
The purpose of the Rebel is to allow newbies to develop experience and judgement. It performs that duty in an outstanding manner. It is lightweight, easy to maneuver, very frugal on gas, forgiving of mistakes, and has style. I have put on 700 miles in a few months, mostly in a small village or on... Read Full Review

 

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This bike is a blast
By Paul(Owner), Mar. 6, 2010
Bought a Rebel for my wife to learn to ride on and now whenever she isn't looking I am out stealing it to go for a ride. I drive a Suzuki Boulevard but there is nothing to compare with the handeling of this little cruiser. I am 5'10", 200lbs and I have no problem getting it up to highway spee... Read Full Review

 

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great bike especially for the shorter rider
By Julie (Owner), May. 29, 2009
I purchased my rebel in december and have been riding it for several days now I really love it. It was definately the right choice for me. I sat on several bike including the suzuki gz250 and still came back to this bike. I'm a short woman only 5'3 and this bike fits me perfect and runs like a dream... Read Full Review

 

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