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1000 km on one tank with the Rieju Aventura 500

October 8, 2023

The Rieju Aventura 500 is the latest all-road from this Spanish brand. It is suitable for the A2 driving license with its power of 47 hp. Frame, seat position and suspension are focused on comfort and control, on and off-road. With a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel, you know the Aventura should do well off-road.

Aventura 500 two-cylinder

The 500cc upright twin is mated to a six-speed transmission. The motorcycle weighs 190 kg (dry weight). Up front, the new Aventura has an adjustable upside-down front fork, as well as a steering damper. At the rear you will see an aluminum swingarm with linkage and a progressive monoshock that is fully adjustable.

Switchable ABS

The Aventura has an advanced ABS system that is disengageable for off-road use, with dual 298 mm diameter front disc brakes with dual-piston caliper and a 240 mm disc with single-piston caliper at the rear. The seat height is 840-850 mm, depending on the spring preload.

Double tank

The new Aventura 500 has two independent and selectable fuel tanks that give the engine a total tank capacity of 40 liters of gasoline (20lt + 20lt), and a spectacular range: up to 1,000 km without stopping to refuel! We also note items such as crash bars, stainless steel radiator cover, reinforced metal hand guards, center and side stands and an aluminum sump guard.

Connectivity well done

You have dual USB ports and a 7-inch digital display that is resistant to dust, mud and vibration, and with a perfect display both day and night. It has an interactive menu that lets you access Carbit ride and Mirror Connect, an app that lets you connect your phone and use your favorite navigation software (Google maps, Waze, etc).

No prize yet

The importer Motomondo does not yet have prices and the start of delivery is not yet known. These will undoubtedly follow. Indeed, Rieju has previously revealed its ambitions. The brand wants to gain international traction with models with “larger” displacement. Indeed, the Spanish manufacturer has so far operated mainly with light off-roaders up to 300cc.

Who or what is Rieju?

Rieju is no rookie in motorcycle building. The company was founded in 1934 by two Spanish businessmen Luis Riera Carré and Jaime Juanola Farres. From this came the name Rieju. They started with bicycle accessories and in 1945 came the 1st bicycle with an auxiliary motor. Over the years, many models came on the market, from motocrossers, supermoto models but also road racers, such as the RS1 that was born from the cooperation with Malaguti.


Rieju entered the market with scooters in the mid-1990s. In 2003, the brand sold nearly 20,000 units and that was an increase of 161.47%. In 2004, 67% was for export. In 2006, Rieju introduced the 125cc Tango. A motorcycle that, except for the engine, came all the way from Spain. As before, the engine came from Minarelli (Yamaha). In 2009, several models with Minarelli/ Yamaha engines entered the market including even a 250 and 450 Enduro motorcycles.

Electric Rieju

In 2010, the first electric Reiju came on the market, the MIUS, and in 2013 the scooter range was expanded with models that are again very reminiscent of the successful Malaguti scooters of yesteryear. Those were joined again in 2015 by 125 and 300cc scooters with Piaggio engines. In 2015, the brand is launching a new line of electric city and mountain bikes. Today, 80% of production is destined for export in more than 20 countries around the world. In the year 2019, the brand celebrated its 75th anniversary.