The 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 blacked-out engine pieces, frame, and bodywork elements look great during the day and even better at night.
Forget about having to polish chrome—the Rebel’s blacked-out exhaust system blends perfectly with the bike’s overall look. And maybe the biggest plus? The awesome sound that's so important to the riding experience.
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. New for 2020, the instruments now include a gear-position indicator and a fuel-consumption display.
Another critical item in motorcycle design is the headlight. With the Rebel you get the best of both worlds. The lamp is bright and precise, while the round nacelle shape, aluminum cast headlight mount and glass lens give the Rebel a character that exudes class.
LED lighting is where it’s at now. LEDs can be lighter, brighter, and require fewer lifetime replacements than incandescent bulbs. For 2020, the Rebel 500 gets an all-LED lighting package—headlight, taillight, turn signals, even the license-plate light.
Ready for some awesome color choices for 2020? Check out what you can be riding: Matte Armored Silver, Graphite Black, and Matte Blue Jeans Metallic.
For 2020, we’ve added a whole list of new accessories in addition to our already extensive selection. For example, check out the new diamond-stitched main seat, a backrest, saddlebags and a new carrier, passenger seat with footpegs kit, backrest, and much, much more.
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 a solid support for the optional/removable passenger seat.
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 precise steering and a plush ride, but the fat 41mm fork tubes give the bike a substantial presence too. For 2020, the fork is fine-tuned for even better comfort and performance.
While we were upgrading the 2020 Rebel 500’s front suspension, we also improved the rear shocks. They’re nitrogen filled now, and have a new, stiffer spring rate too. Just like the front, it's about adding both comfort and performance to your riding experience.
The Rebel’s wide 130/90-16 front tire not only looks great, but it helps provide superior handling and stopping power.