Rieju Motorycles have announced a ‘new’ Ranger, a user-friendly 300cc two-stroke Enduro model previously seen in the GASGAS range aimed squarely at the less focused off-road rider – initial launch prices under €7000.

As a user-friendly bike for everyone, the MR 300 Ranger is a bike which lays its cards on the table with an honest, “I’m not here to win races, I’m here for a good time.”

How do we know this about Rieju’s new bike? Because we tested the Ranger in its GASGAS guise a couple of years back and were impressed. In essence, it is the same chassis and engine as the more race-ready Rieju MR models with a flatter power curve, a lower seat height, softer suspension and brakes.

At the time it struck us how competent a bike it was, not a soft-hearted trail bike you might expect it to be but more a de-tuned enduro bike. The whole design concept from GASGAS was to make an easier to ride enduro bike and that, for us, made it not a bike to easily dismiss but a damn useful tool.

You can read that original test here: 2019 Gas Gas ECR Ranger Tested

Rieju MR 300 Ranger in a nutshell:

  • Lower price point
  • Same basic engine and chassis as Rieju’s MR ‘Hard Enduro’ models
  • KYB suspension detuned for softer feel, 46mm USD forks and linkage suspension
  • 925mm seat height
  • Electric and kickstart
  • Exhaust system designed for more torque and less top-end power
  • Excel rims

Many riders aren’t into racing and Rieju have done the right thing resurrecting this 300cc two-stroke. Docile and easy to handle, suitable for all rider types and friendly, this is a bike for those weekend trail rides with your mates not race heads.

As a softer version of the bikes already in the Rieju ‘Hard Enduro’ line-up, the MR 300 Ranger is a direct rival for the popular Beta X-Trainer in price and outlook – cheaper to produce and cheaper to the customer.

Prices are currently only set in Rieju’s home market (Spain) at a healthy €6999. That may differ depending on which country you live in, but not to vary by much.


Technical specifications

Engine: 299.3cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled, two-stroke

Bore x stroke: 72 x 72mm

Start: Kick and Electric

Ignition: Digital CDI - Euro5

Gearbox: six-speed

Clutch: Multidisc wet, Magura clutch pump

Intake system: Direct reed valve, VForce 4

Exhaust muffler: PowerCore 2.1- RIEJU Powered

Chassis: Central spine in Chromium Molybdenum Steel, aluminum subframe and swingarm

Suspension: KYB 46mm inverted fork, 270mm travel

Suspension: KYB shock absorber, 121mm travel

Handlebar: Double diameter

Bodywork: Unbreakable plastic

Front wheel/tyres: Excel rim, 1.6 X 21, VEE Rubber tyre, 90/90-21

Rear wheels/tyres: Excel rim, 2.15 x 18, VEE Rubber tyre, 120/90-18

Front brake: J JUAN Clamp & Pump Assembly, NG disc 260mm

Rear brake: J JUAN Clamp & Pump Assembly, NG disc 220mm

Length x width x height : 2145 x 810 X 1215mm

Wheelbase: 1475mm

Fuel: 9.8L

Dry weight: 105kg

Seat height: 925mm


More information: www.rieju.es