The Rebel® 500 is a true triple threat: part impressive performance; part minimalist good looks and completely fun to ride. The first thing you’ll notice about the Rebel® 500 is its subtle; blacked-out looks. From the compact frame to its low-slung seat; it’s just cool. Once you get on; you’ll know immediately that this bike was meant to be ridden; thanks to an impressive lean angle; and a 471cc parallel-twin engine tuned for middle and upper-rpms. Ride it stock. Trick it out. Either way; this bike just feels right.Features may include:
Twin-cylinder engines are a great choice for a machine like the new Rebel® 500. Honda twins are famous for their versatility; and the 471cc Rebel® 500’s engine is one of our best ever. The parallel-twin engine is narrow; which helps reduce overall bike size. Plus it offers lots of low-rpm torque; but plenty of higher-rpm performance.
The new Rebel® is a blank canvas for your self expression. But unlike the canvas you buy at the art store; this one’s not boring white. As is; its black-out engine pieces; frame; and bodywork elements look great during the day and even better at night.
When it comes to seat heights; almost everyone likes them lower. At just 27.2 inches; the new Rebel® has one of the lowest seats in anyone’s lineup. It’s comfortable when you ride; and it makes it easier to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots.
A lot of today’s motorcycles look great standing still; but disappoint once the road gets twisty. At Honda; we set high standards for the way all our bikes handle and feel; and the new Rebel® is a perfect example—we’ve paid just as much attention to the way this bike corners and handles as we have its knockout styling.