The Honda Rebel 500 is part of the Japanese manufacturer’s 500cc range which includes an adventure-tourer, streetfighter, and supersport. While the Rebel 500 is unlikely to make it to India anytime soon, it would be an interesting offering from the manufacturer in the country. Nevertheless, here are all the details of the Honda Rebel 500.
The Rebel 500 incorporates a cruiser-styling with forward-set footpegs and mildly lowered handlebars for a laid-back riding posture. Its most unique design element is the sloping, 11.3-litre fuel tank. Moreover, the Rebel 500’s custom look comes from its blacked-out components and cropped rear fender.
Honda is offering the Rebel 500 in three colour options- Matte Blue, Black, and Matte Silver. The manufacturer also recently unveiled a limited-edition model called the Rebel 500 Bobber Supreme which gets additional accessories to set it apart.
Honda has equipped the Rebel 500 with LED lighting for the headlamp, tail lamp as well as turn signals. It also features a single-pod instrument cluster with a digital display that shows speed, two trip-meter, fuel-level, gear position indicator as well as a clock.
Powering the Honda Rebel 500 is a 471cc, parallel-twin, engine with fuel-injection system. This motor produces 45.6bhp of power and 43.2Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch.
The Honda Rebel 500 uses 41mm telescopic forks upfront and a pair of preload-adjustable shocks at the rear. It rides on 16-inch wheels at both ends. While the front wheel is wrapped in a 130/50 tyre, the rear wheel gets a chunky 150/80 section tyre. On the other hand, braking hardware consists of a 296mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear along with ABS as standard.