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Old 06-06-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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The new 300cc Enduro from Honda : XRE 300

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Honda is plannin to replace the XR250 with this new XRE300 in many world markets. The bike is powered by the same 292cc engine that will duty on the new CB300R.

More info : http://bunnypunia.blogspot.com/

Surely looks like the best small capacity enduro bike out there. 26 horses seem enough for weekend rides too!
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:04 AM   #2
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Front end is horrific but engine could be nice, still not a patch on my XR400
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:07 AM   #3
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I am curious if that is the same motor that is used in the 300ex. The 300ex is a 6spd e-start quad. It always seemed like a good idea to put that motor in a bike frame.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:19 AM   #4
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I like it. The front looks sorta ducati hypermotard/angry skeeter. I wonder of course what sized tank it has . Seat height? ALso I'm guessing the good ol' USA won't see this bike.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:23 AM   #5
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That won't make it to our shores.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:25 AM   #6
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Too bad honda released this model and whiped out other two necesary models, the xr 250 was a more dirt oriented bike while the nx4 (400cc) my current bike, was a dual sport very capable for touring and way more capable than the xre 300 seems to be. The tank is suppoused to size at 12 liters, small.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:40 AM   #7
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That won't make it to our shores.
This, unfortunately.

Why? Because I want it. That's really the defining criteria for what's only available to other markets.

Swingset wants it? Not in the US.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:26 AM   #8
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They can keep it over there.
That thing is FUGLY imitation dirt bike/DS bike.
They're just rehashing old engines.
I wonder if its built by a China sub-contractor.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:16 AM   #9
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What for

To small for Adventure riding, too much stuff for trails.

Honda dropped the NX and won't import the africa twin what's this machine for? It would make more sense if it had a 300 NX (like the 250NX) engine. But still to small.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:39 AM   #10
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the 90's suzuki dr350 will kill this bike. engine (6 speed) and suspension mods. Worthless bike looks like to me unless it is Fuel Injected.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:44 AM   #11
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Looks heavy. However, if it were to come to the US (which it won't) it looks like it could give the KLX250 a run for its money.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:24 AM   #12
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why do the newer honda's keep looking more & more like the cheap funky chinese bikes?


... it's grown on me overtime & think it would do better than the crf230L
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:41 AM   #13
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The big 4 companies are always going to keep coming out with bikes like this, for one simple fact. You the consumer aren't showing that there is a market for these bikes. How do you guys not see that there are options available for the bike you want (that magical 400cc or so enduro), but still end up buying some other various bikes.

Until the consumers give the big 4 the and actually start buying the bikes "they want" that are already available, these companies are going to continue to sell and produce what they are selling/making.

Why do you think these bikes are 20+ year old technology with cheaply\chinese made parts? Because the consumer has never put their money where their mouth is.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:50 AM   #14
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I wish/hope Honda brings it to the US. The more choices we have the better. It should have Honda reliability even if it is not the most cutting edge technology. At times I still miss my 89 Transalp, but I do everything on my Husky the Transalp did, and the huskerdoo weighs 150 lbs. less. I wish Yamaha would bring over the Tenere, Honda the new Transalp etc... Give us choices!
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:03 PM   #15
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why do the newer honda's keep looking more & more like the cheap funky chinese bikes?
Cause thats where they're built now.
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