- Dubbed the Rieju Aventure 500
- Mocks Honda Africa Twin’s design
- Powered by an inline twin-cylinder
So far, Chinese manufacturers have notoriously mocked original designs from various two-wheeler brands. But this time, Rieju, a Spanish bikemaker, blatantly copied the Honda Africa Twin. Here’s what it looks like.
The Rieju Aventura 500 features a split LED headlight with a transparent visor. Even the golden USD forks and wheels add to the visual flare of the motorcycle. The Aventura 500 gets a large 2-litre primary fuel tank and another 19-litre secondary unit at the rear. A top-box mount accompanies the split seat setup and for added protection, the Aventura 500 also gets handlebar guards and a bash plate.
Rieju has powered the Aventura 500 by an inline twin-cylinder 500cc motor that dishes out 48bhp. The layout seems similar to the Honda motor used in the CB 500 range. It’s mated to a six-speed gearbox. It rides on golden-coloured USD front forks and a monoshock at the rear. As for the braking hardware, the Aventura 500 gets dual petal discs at the front and a single rear disc with ABS. The setup is mounted on golden-coloured spoked wheels wrapped in block pattern tyres.
Rieju is set to debut the Aventura 500 in Germany and the asking price is set to EUR 8,999 (approximately Rs 7.92 lakh sans taxes). It’s unlikely to enter the Indian market anytime soon.