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News New gas-based off-roader - Rieju MR 300 Racing (2021)

13:15  28 april  2020
13:15  28 april  2020 Source:   motorradonline.de

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The Rieju MR 300 Racing is a new gas-gas-based off-road motorcycle that is to be produced from May 2020.

  Neuer Offroader auf GasGas-Basis - Rieju MR 300 Racing (2021) © Rieju.

In early April, Rieju launched a poll on various social media channels, where fans of the brand were allowed to determine the new design of the MR 300 Racing. The users had the choice between ten different designs. The new MR 300 Racing is to be based on previous GasGas models. It was only in early March that Rieju announced that it would take over GasGas and that it would be based on off-road motorcycles in the future. Production of the new MR 300 Racing is scheduled to start in May.

components from Kayaba and Nissin installed

Rieju has also commented on the technical data. The MR 300 Racing is powered by a liquid-cooled two-stroke single-cylinder engine with 299 cm³. The spring elements come from Kayaba. For the brake components, Rieju relies on stoppers from Nissin (260 disc at the front, 220 disc at the rear). 9.8 liters should fit in the tank. The manufacturer specifies 960 millimeters for the seat height, 105 kilograms for the weight and the tire dimensions 1.6 x 21-90 / 90 (front) / 2.15 x 18-140 / 80 (rear). The Michelin Enduro Medium TT are strapped in ex works.

Rieju has not yet commented on the price. The new enduros are produced in the Figueres (Spain) plant. The first models will be delivered in June 2020. Apart from the MR 300 Racing, two other enduros from the former GasGas platform will also be launched. In addition to the Racing, GasGas also offered the two model variants Ranger and GP. It can be assumed that this model strategy will continue at Rieju.

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