It is all the time excellent news to listen to about moderately sized journey bikes coming to market, particularly these within the 500cc vary. This one, the Aventura 500 Legend from Spanish model Rieju, was introduced at EICMA in Milan and comes with a novel providing within the class.
So, no, Rieju is not a family title within the States, however within the wider world and Europe particularly, it is revered for its off-road and enduro bike line. Based by two pals in 1934 who fused their final names to create the model title, Rieju started with bicycles, moved to mopeds after which in 1953 it entered the bike market, and by the late Seventies Rieju had change into a notable presence within the worldwide enduro racing scene.
This new bike, the Aventura, Spanish for journey, is a little bit of a departure from the model’s small displacement enduro, supermoto and highway bikes. In reality, the 471cc liquid-cooled parallel twin would be the largest mill in Rieju’s lineup of bikes, at the moment headlined by some light-weight GasGas derived fashions, designs which Rieju acquired rights to when KTM bought GasGas.
After all Honda CB500X followers and followers will acknowledge this engine instantly because it’s indistinguishable from the dual within the now decade-old CB500 line.
The Rieju model is manufactured by Loncin below Honda license settlement. A producing powerhouse in China, Loncin builds the F750/850GS twin powerplant for BMW, producing thousands and thousands of bikes and much more engine items yr after yr, that are bought below an assortment of name names all through the world.
So what we all know is the engine is a clone of the affable twin from the CB500X (recognized to ship round 47 hp) that will probably be pushed by six gears and housed in a metal body. Not like the Honda, a motorcycle that is frequently up-kitted to make it extra off-road adept, the Aventura Legend will come straight off the rack with spoked 21” entrance and 18” rear wheels slowed by twin disc brakes up entrance and a single disc. on the rear. Within the suspension division, the Aventura seems to sport a protracted journey upside-down fork and mono shock rear.
What’s actually off the charts for this new entry is the Aventura 500’s bum-killing gas capability of 10.3 gallons, which is supplied by twin tanks, a 5.3 gallon (20-liter) entrance reservoir and one other 5 gallon (19-liter) tank on the rear. In keeping with Rieju that can take you upwards of 600+ miles between gas stops, offering the bike with class-leading vary.
The bike is claimed to supply a seat top of 32.3 inches (820mm) and weigh in at 418 kilos dry, only a few cheeseburgers greater than the CB-X, which will be justified by commonplace adventure-minded options on the bike that embody a rear mounting rack, crash bars, hand guards and a skid plate. One other accent on the Aventura is a double sprint cam to file your trip, a easy however advantageous factor, and one thing we’re certain to see on extra new fashions sooner or later.
The Aventura’s aesthetic has been likened to Honda’s Africa Twin and positively you’ll be able to see it within the knitted forehead, the sweep of the facet panels, and people distinctive gold rims. The Rieju with its useful rear tank, appears able to hit some grime roads and doubtlessly some technical trails too, as soon as we see the capabilities of the suspension bundle.
As for now, this will probably be a Spring 2023 European launch, with no phrase on availability within the US, although Rieju does at the moment have 40 sellers unfold throughout the nation, which definitely leaves room for hope.