FEATURES

Rebel 500

Rebel 500

Rebel 500 ABS

Rebel 500 ABS SE

STYLE

BLACKED-OUT STYLE

The Rebel is a blank canvas for your self-expression and customization. But unlike the canvas you buy at the art store, this one’s not boring white. As is, its blacked-out engine pieces, frame, and bodywork elements look great during the day and even better at night.

BLACKED-OUT MUFFLER

The Rebel is a blank canvas for your self-expression and customization. But unlike the canvas you buy at the art store, this one’s not boring white. As is, its blacked-out engine pieces, frame, and bodywork elements look great during the day and even better at night.

CLASSIC INSTRUMENT SHAPE

Another iconic element combining traditional and new, the Rebel’s instruments take a classic shape and fill it with totally up-to-date digital LCD information. The instruments include a gear-position indicator and a fuel-consumption display.

ROUND HEADLIGHT

Another critical item in motorcycle design is the headlight. The Rebel 500 features a headlight with a round, three-inch nacelle that gives the bike plenty of character.

ALL LED LIGHTING PACKAGE

LED lighting is where it’s at now. LEDs can be lighter, brighter, and require fewer lifetime replacements than incandescent bulbs. That’s why the Rebel 500 features an all-LED lighting package—headlight, taillight, turn signals, even the license-plate light.

COLOR CHOICES

We have some awesome color choices for 2024: Matte Laurel Green Metallic, Pearl Black, and Pearl Smokey Grey.

OPTIONAL Honda ACCESSORIES

We have an extensive selection of factory accessories to give your Rebel 500 some individual touches. For example, check out the custom seat options, saddlebags and rear carrier, passenger seat with footpegs kit, backrest, and much, much more.

SPECIAL REBEL 500 ABS SE

We’re offering a limited edition of our Rebel 500 ABS, the Special Edition version. It features some of our most popular accessories, installed at the factory. You get our Black Diamond-Stitch Seat, Black Fork Boots, Black Upper Fork Covers, Matte Gray Metallic Wheels and a Color-Matched Headlight Cowl—a knockout combination that takes your Rebel 500 to the next level.

STEEL REAR FENDER

Real steel never goes out of style. The Rebel has a steel rear fender that's either color-matched to the tank or matte black. The paint looks great, and the steel fender helps provide solid support for the optional/removable passenger seat.

WIDE FRONT FORK

It’s what’s up front that counts most in style, and the Rebel knocks it out of the park. Of course, the front suspension offers more precise steering and a plush ride, but the large-diameter fork tubes give the bike a substantial presence too.

REFINED REAR SUSPENSION

The Rebel 500’s rear shocks are nitrogen filled and have a special spring rate too. Just like the front suspension, it's about adding both comfort and performance to your riding experience.

WIDE FRONT AND REAR TIRES

The Rebel’s wide front and rear tires not only look great, but they help provide excellent handling and stopping power.

COMFORT

LOW SEAT HEIGHT

When it comes to seat heights, almost everyone likes them lower, and the Rebel has one of the lowest seats out there. It’s comfortable when you ride, and it makes it easier to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots.

FLAT-FOOT FRIENDLY

One of the things you'll notice the first time you sit on any Rebel is how narrow it is at the critical tank/seat junction. That design makes it easier to get on and off the bike, and much easier to put your feet down at stops. Plus, it helps the Rebel fits a wide variety of riders.

LIGHT WEIGHT

The Rebel 500 is a lot more fun and friendly to ride than some bigger machines—perfect if you’re just getting started, or if you’re looking for a nimble bike. The light overall weight and a low center of gravity help performance, too.

ROOMY RIDER TRIANGLE

A rider makes contact with the bike at three points: the seat, the handlebar, and the footpegs. The Rebel’s rider triangle strikes the perfect balance between laid-back cruiser and more active sport riding. You ride with a commanding presence, and the minute you sit on a Rebel in your dealership, you’ll know it.

SINGLE SEAT WITH AVAILABLE ACCESSORY PASSENGER SEAT AND FOOTPEG KIT

With the Rebel 500 you can easily set your bike up for riding solo, or take a passenger along in style: the optional passenger seat, passenger footpegs and footpeg hangers are all simple, bolt-on parts.

ENGINEERING

SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH

Developed and perfected in Honda racing machines, the slipper/assist clutch means you get a lighter clutch pull at the lever, but a solid lockup when you release the lever and apply power. It’s technology that reduces clutch effort at the bar by about 30 percent.

EXCEPTIONAL HANDLING

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 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.

FUEL TANK

One of the key items in motorcycle design is the fuel tank. The Rebel’s iconic fuel-tank shape is timeless, but functionally it also teams up with the bike’s great fuel efficiency to give you plenty of range.

DIE-CAST ALUMINUM REAR SUBFRAME

Here’s a chance for Honda designers to take a functional part of the motorcycle and make it look extra cool. The aluminum subframe/fender mounts are strong, subtle, light, and provide a solid foundation for the optional/removable passenger seat.

PERFORMANCE

SPORTY ENGINE

Twin-cylinder engines are a great choice for a machine like the Rebel 500. Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the 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.

CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS

Cast wheels front and rear are light, practical, easy to keep clean, and give the Rebel a look that tells you this is not built like a retro machine. The wide rims and tires add to the bike’s appearance, too.