Honda CMX250C Rebel 250: history, specs, pictures

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Honda Rebel 250
Manufacturer
Also called Rebel 250 ED - Rebel 250 G, Rebel
Production 1984 - 1986, 1996 - 2016
Class Cruiser
Predecessor Honda CM250C
Engine
air-cooled parallel twin, SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 53.0mm x 53.0mm
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Top Speed 72 mph
Horsepower 19.04 HP (14.2 KW) @ 8250RPM
Torque 13.28 ft/lbs (18.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. single 26mm diaphragm-type constant-velocity (cv) carburetor
Air Filter K&N HA-2596 `96-16[1]
Ignition cd
Spark Plug NGK CR6HS `85-87[2]
NGK CR6HSA '88+
Battery YUASA YB9L-B `85-87[2]
YUASA YTX7L-BS'88+
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive Chain: 520X108 '85-87
Chain: 520X120 '88+
Front Sprocket 14T
Rear Sprocket 33T
Suspension Front: 33mm fork
Rear: dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability
Brakes Front: double disc. two-piston calipers.
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.00-18
Rear Tire 130/90-15
Wheelbase 57.09 inches (1450 mm)
Length 86.42 inches (2195 mm)
Width 32.91 inches (836 mm)
Height 42.52 inches (1080 mm)
Seat Height 26.61 inches (676 mm)
Weight 306.44 pounds (139.0 Kg) (dry), 150.1 kg (wet)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.6 Gallon (9.84 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 2.80 liters/100 km (35.7 km/l or 84.01 mpg)
Competition Suzuki GZ250
Kawasaki BN125A
Yamaha XV250
Manuals Service Manual


The Honda CMX250C Rebel was a 250cc parallel twin, four-stroke cruiser motorcycle produced by Honda between 1984 and 2016. Max torque was 13.28 ft/lbs (18.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM. Claimed horsepower was 19.04 HP (14.2 KW) @ 8250RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 53.0mm bore x 53.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 234.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (SOHC).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.00-18 front tire and a 130/90-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. two-piston calipers. in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a 33mm fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability. The Rebel was fitted with a 2.6 Gallon (9.84 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 306.44 pounds (139.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.09 inches (1450 mm) long.


1984[edit]

1984 Honda CM250C Rebel 250


The Honda Rebel 250 CM250C'84 was available in one color: Black with red color on tank and side cover

  • Engine: OHC, Parallel Twin
  • Displacement:234 cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 53 x 53 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.4:1
  • Carburetor: 26 mm with accelerator pump
  • Ignition system: CDI with electronic advance
  • Starting system: electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed, constant mesh
  • Drive line: Polyurethane/Aramid fibre belt. The belt is quiet, smooth and low on maintenance. Easy-to-use belt tension measurement tool in tool kit
  • Clutch: Wet, Multi-plate
  • Brakes: Front and rear drum
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic fork
  • Rear Suspension: Twin VHD Shocks with two stage rebound damping and five way spring preload adjustment
  • Front Tire Size: 3.25-18
  • Rear Tire Size: 110/90-16
  • Wheels: Wire spoke
  • Wheelbase: 1345 mm (52.9 in.)
  • Dry weight: 129 kg (284.3 lbs)
  • Overall length: 2030 mm (79.9 in.)
  • Overall width: 810 mm (31.9 in.)
  • Seat height: 730 mm (28.7 in.)
  • Fuel capacity: 12.5 liters (2.8 imp. gal)
  • Handlebars: Pull-back style

1985[edit]

1985 Honda CM250C Rebel 250
1985 Honda Rebel CMX250C in Red
1985 Honda Rebel CMX250C in Red
1985 Honda Rebel CMX250C in Red
1985 Honda Rebel CMX250C in Red
1985 Honda Rebel CMX250C in Red


The Honda Rebel 250 CMX250C'85 (CMX250CL'85 in California) was sold in 1985. Two colors were available: Candy Supreme Red and Pearl Stellar Black. The fuel tank wing decal is brown, orange, and yellow. The side covers were chrome plated. The frame and control levers were black. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The California serial number began JH2MC1311FK000001 while the rest of the United States models began JH2MC1302FK000001.

1986[edit]

CMX250C[edit]

1986 Honda CM250C Rebel 250
1986 Honda Rebel 250 (CMX250C) in Candy Eiger Blue
1986 Honda Rebel 250 (CMX250C) in Candy Eiger Blue
1986 Honda Rebel 250 (CMX250C) in Candy Eiger Blue
1986 Honda Rebel 250 (CMX250C) in Candy Eiger Blue
1986 Honda Rebel 250 (CMX250C) in Candy Eiger Blue
1986 Honda Rebel 250 (CMX250C) in Candy Eiger Blue
1986 Honda Rebel 250 (CMX250C) in Candy Eiger Blue
1986 Honda CMX250C in Black
1986 Honda CMX250C in Black
1986 Honda CMX250C in Black
1986 Honda CMX250C in Black


The CMX250C'86 Rebel was sold in 1986 in either Pearl Stellar Black or Candy Eiger Blue. The black bike was the same as the 1985 model. The blue bike's tank decal was black, gray, and silver. Also the "REBEL" decal was silver and black; and the frame was black. The frame and control levers were black. The side covers were chrome plated. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MC130*GK000001.

CMX250CD[edit]

1986 Honda CM250C Rebel 250 "Limited"


The CMX250CD'86 Rebel 250 Limited was sold in 1986 in Pearl Stellar Black. The gas tank and rear fender striping was gold. the cylinder head cover, headlight, and speedometer rims were gold. The gas tank cap and carburetor cover were gold. The engine cases, fork legs, and handlebar levers were chrome plated. The side covers were chrome plated. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MC132*GK000001.

1987[edit]

1987 Honda Rebel 250
1987 Honda Rebel 250 in Candy Wineberry Red
1987 Honda Rebel 250 in Candy Wineberry Red
1987 Honda Rebel 250 in Candy Wineberry Red
1987 Honda Rebel 250 in Candy Wineberry Red


The CMX250C'87 Rebel was sold in 1987 in Black or Candy Wineberry Red. The black bike's tank decal was dark, medium, and light brown. The red bike's tank decal was gray, silver, and white. The red bike's frame was also red. The side covers were chrome plated. The serial number began JH2MC130*HK200001.

1996[edit]

1996 Honda Rebel 250
1996 Honda Rebel 250(Canadian)
1996 Honda Rebel 250 in Red/White
1996 Honda Rebel 250 in Red/White
1996 Honda Rebel 250 in Red/White
1996 Honda Rebel 250 in Red/White
1996 Honda Rebel CMX250C in Red


The CMX250C'96 Rebel was sold in 1996 in the USA in just one color: Magna Red. This bike had been absent from the Honda lineup for nine years. In Canada the color scheme was black and silver and the tank was different (bottom picture). The seat height was extremely low. The serial number began JH2MC130*TK300001.

1997[edit]

1997 Honda Rebel 250


The CMX250C'97 Rebel was sold in 1997 in one of two colors: Black with Enamel Cream and Pearl Shining Yellow with White. The serial number began JH2MC130*VK400001.

1998[edit]

Was not Manufactured in 1998.

1999[edit]

1999 Honda Rebel CMX250C in Black
1999 Honda Rebel CMX250C in Black



2000 Honda CMX250 Rebel[edit]

The MY 2000 Rebel is Honda's way to prove that even the small-displacement bikes can ooze classic styling. A bike for beginners who want to get a taste of what riding a cruiser is like or for those looking for cost-efficient transportation, the CMX 250 Rebel is simple, easy to handle and gets the job done.

Shaped like any of the big-bore cruisers out there, this bike comes with a quarter-liter parallel-twin engine which packs plenty of power for city errands and even weekend getaways. Unintimidating and providing a great way to better one's riding skills, the 1999 Rebel is a very goo first bike.


2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel[edit]

The smallest cruiser-shaped Honda motorcycle, the CMX250 Rebel is a nifty first bike for those who want to take their first step into the two-wheeled world. The parallel twin engine packs quite a punch for a quarter-liter mill, and will help riders get acquainted to handling a bike while providing solid fun and economical maintenance.

Rebel riders have no less than 5 speeds to help them get around the bends, disc front brakes to tame the speed and plenty of chrome to be proud of.


  • Engine Type: Air-COOLED parallel twin-cylinder
  • Displacement: 234cc
  • Bore and Stoke: 53mm x 53mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC, 2 valve per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Single 26mm, diaphragm-type CV
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final Drive: "O" ring chain
  • Front Suspension: 33mm fork, 115mm travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with 5-way spring preload adjustment, 74mm travel
  • Front Tire: 3.00-18
  • Rear Tire: 130/90-15
  • Front Brakes: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brakes: Mechanical drum
  • Seat Height: 675mm (26.6")
  • Wheelbase: 1450mm (57.1")
  • Dry Weight: 139 kg (306.4 lb)
  • Fuel Capacity: 10.0 liters
  • Color: Black

2002 Honda CMX250 Rebel[edit]

A great bike for those who want to enter the cruiser world, the 2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel sports a nifty parallel-twin engine which is both brawny and economical. The bike is great for new riders and for small ones, as well, as it comes with a very low seat which allows firm contact with the ground when stopped.

With looks derived from the bigger cruisers, the CMX250 Rebel is an affordable first bike and will help beginners boost their confidence before taking the next step to bigger machines.


2003 Honda CMX250 Rebel[edit]

The 2002 CMX250 Rebel is Honda's smallest cruiser, a bike which is great for both beginners and people in search for a stylish but economical transportation solution. Powered by a quarter-liter parallel twin engine, this bike packs plenty of punch for swift city rides and even highway hauls.

Its low seat and weight make it reassuring for less experienced bikers, while its ergonomics allows even larger riders to enjoy using it. A simple, no-frills mini-cruiser, the 2002 CMX250 Rebel is also affordable and cheap to maintain.


  • Engine Type: Air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder
  • Displacement: 234cc
  • Bore and Stoke: 53mm x 53mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC, 2 valve per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Single 26mm, diaphragm-type CV
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final Drive: "O" ring chain
  • Front Suspension: 33mm fork, 115mm travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with 5-way spring preload adjustment, 74mm travel
  • Front Tire: 3.00-18
  • Rear Tire: 130/90-15
  • Front Brakes: Single disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brakes: Mechanical drum
  • Seat Height: 675mm (26.6")
  • Wheelbase: 1450mm (57.1")
  • Dry Weight: 139 kg (306.4 lb)
  • Fuel Capacity: 10.0 liters
  • Color: Pearl Blue or Black




2004[edit]


  • Engine Type: 234cc air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 53.0mm x 53.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Single 26mm diaphragm-type CV
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
  • Front Suspension: 33mm fork; 4.6-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 2.9-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Single-disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake: Drum
  • Front Tire: 3.00-18
  • Rear Tire: 130/90-15
  • Wheelbase: 57.1 inches
  • Seat Height: 26.6 inches
  • Dry Weight: 306.4 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 2.6 gallons, including 0.7-gallon reserve
  • Emissions: California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • Available Colors: Black, Red
  • Warranty: 1 year

2005[edit]


  • Engine Type: 234cc air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 53.0mm x 53.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Single 26mm diaphragm-type CV
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
  • Front Suspension: 33mm fork; 4.6-inch (117mm) travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; (74mm) 2.9-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Single-disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear Brake: Drum
  • Front Tire: 3.00-18
  • Rear Tire: 130/90-15
  • Wheelbase: 1450mm (57.1 inches)
  • Seat Height: 675mm (26.6 inches)
  • Dry Weight: 139 kg (306.4 pounds)
  • Fuel Capacity: 10 liters (2.6 gallons), including 0.7-gallon reserve
  • Emissions: California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • Available Colors: Black, Candy Orange
  • Warranty: 1 year



2006[edit]




2007[edit]


2008 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250C[edit]

Comfortable and stylish, the 2007 Honda Rebel 250 is a nifty entry-lever cruiser which retains the full attire of the bigger machines, yet provides solid confidence and is extremely easy to operate. Its low seat makes sure even smaller riders can safely reach the ground once stopped, while the lightweight construction will surely appeal to riding ladies.

A classic air-cooled parallel twin packs usable punch, while the quarter-liter-class displacement is budget-friendly. Add in a compliant 5-speed transmission and adjustable rear shocks and you're set. More than a beginner's bike, the 2007 Honda Rebel 250 can also be an economical commuter for seasoned riders.



2009 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250C[edit]

The Honda CMX250, also known as the Honda Rebel 250, is a cruiser-style motorcycle. It uses the same engine as the Honda CB250 Nighthawk, a model intended more for street use. The Honda Rebel is part of the Honda CM series of cruisers and customized motorcycles. This lightweight (aprox. 320 pounds or 145 kg), 250 cc motorcycle is commonly used in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's certified rider-training courses. The Rebel averages 65 miles per gallon (3.6 L/100 km), with refills needed at around 135 miles (215 km).

Only those who have never ridden a bike such as the Honda Rebel 250 CMX250C will speak bad things about it. If you're looking for a smaller, more fuel-efficient bike to replace your huge cruiser for daily commuting through busy or stuck traffic but are still looking to go the chopper way, the 2008 Rebel 250 may be just the right machine.

Likewise, it is a great first bike for new riders, an user-friendly and forgiving machine aboard which fresh motorcyclists can hone their skills and learn more about what riding is.


2012 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250C[edit]

Offered in a stunning matte silver-ish grey or candy red graphics, the 2011 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250C is a wonderful small-displacement bike for those buying their first motorcycle, while at the same time being an efficient replacement for the big-bore machines when it comes to slicing the urban jungle. Powerful enough to ride in the city above the legal speed limit, the 2011 Rebel is also boasting on a very good mileage.

Cheap to own and to run, the 2011 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250C is also great for ladies and shorter riders as its low seat allows a firm contact with the ground. A 5-speed tranny ensures plenty of versatility to make the 2011 Rebel 250 fun and usable, while the overall styling keeps the bike where it belongs, in the cruiser family.


2013 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250C[edit]

The longevity of the CMX250 model in Honda's line-up speaks for itself: young riders love the Rebel, and even more seasoned ones choose it as a nifty, economical alternative to big-ass cars and baggers. Why get stuck in the urban clutter when you can easily streak through the slow traffic and reach your destination in time and even have fun on two wheels?

The 2012 Rebel carries of the proven air-cooled quarter-liter recipe and intuitive handling, while the two-up seat adds even more practicality and convenience to the build. Capable of reaching highway speeds, the Rebel is the ideal entry-point machine for those who want to get to know better the cruiser world.


2014 Honda Rebel 250 CMX250C[edit]

Compact, light, low and exceedingly versatile, the 2013 Rebel 250 is a great entry-level bike for new riders, but it can serve as a very economical replacement for your big-bore bike or car for commuting during the warm season. This air-cooled parallel twin bike packs enough punch for a thrilling ride when it comes to youngsters, yet it is fairly easy to master and non-intimidating, thanks to the solid foothold its low seat provides.

The classic chopper styling harks back to the bigger bikes, while the chrome accents will enhance the looks of this nifty small-displacement machine.


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References[edit]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 


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