The Honda Rebel 500 is one of the four motorcycles in the Japanese manufacturer’s 500cc range. While it is unlikely to be launched in India anytime soon, the Rebel 500 would be an interesting addition to Honda’s portfolio in the country which has a gap in the 300cc-650cc range. Here, we bring to you details of the motorcycle through this image gallery.
The Rebel 500 sports a cruiser styling complete with forward-set footpegs and slightly lowered handlebars for a laid-back riding position. However, the most distinctive aspect of the Rebel 500’s styling is the sloping design of the sleek, 11.3-litre fuel tank.
The motorcycle also sports a round, full-LED headlamp, circular LED turn signals and a rectangular tail lamp which also gets LED lighting. Honda offers the Rebel 500 with a single-piece seat as standard. However, a pillion seat and back rest are offered as optional accessory.
The Honda Rebel 500 rides on 16-inch wheels at both ends wrapped with a 130/50 tyre at the front and a 150/80 rear tyre. Suspension hardware consists of 41mm telescopic forks upfront and twin, preload-adjustable shocks at the rear. Meanwhile, it uses a 296mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear.
In terms of features, the Honda Rebel 500 is equipped with a blue-backlit LCD which shows speed, fuel-level, two trip-meter, clock as well as gear position indicator. It also comes with an ABS as standard.
Powering the Honda Rebel 500 is a 471cc, parallel-twin, fuel-injected engine that produces 45.6bhp of power and 43.2Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch.
Honda is offering the Rebel 500 in a choice of three colour options- Matte Silver, Black and Matte Blue. It also unveiled a limited-edition model recently called the Rebel 500 Bobber Supreme which gets additional accessories as standard.