FEATURES

Rebel 500

Rebel 500

Rebel 500 ABS

STYLE

BLACKED-OUT STYLE

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.

BLACKED-OUT MUFFLER

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.

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. New for 2020, the instruments now include a gear-position indicator and a fuel-consumption display.

FOUR-BULB HEADLIGHT

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.

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. For 2020, the Rebel 500 gets an all-LED lighting package—headlight, taillight, turn signals, even the license-plate light.

COLOR CHOICES

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.

OPTIONAL Honda ACCESSORIES

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.

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 a solid support for the optional/removable passenger seat.

WIDE 41mm 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 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.

REFINED REAR SUSPENSION

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.

WIDE FRONT WHEEL

The Rebel’s wide 130/90-16 front tire not only looks great, but it helps provide superior handling and stopping power.

COMFORT

LOW SEAT HEIGHT

When it comes to seat heights, almost everyone likes them lower. At just 27.2 inches, the 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.

LIGHT WEIGHT

Weighing just 408 pounds (414 pounds for the ABS model) with a full tank of fuel, 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.

NARROW

Super-narrow, especially at the critical tank/seat junction, the Rebel makes it easier to get on and off the bike, and to put your feet down at stops. Plus, the Rebel fits a wide variety of riders.

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 OPTIONAL PASSENGER SEAT AND FOOTPEG KIT

Travelling light and on your own? Want to take a friend along? Like the clean look of a solo seat? Like the versatility of a passenger seat? With the Rebel you can easily have it both ways, since the optional passenger seat, passenger footpegs and footpeg hangers are all simple, bolt-on parts.

ENGINEERING

SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH

New for 2020, this is technology first developed and perfected in Honda’s 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.

SUPERIOR 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.

2.9-GALLON FUEL TANK

One of the key items in motorcycle design is the fuel tank. Holding 2.9 gallons, 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’s 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.

WIDE REAR TIRE

The Rebel’s low, fat 16-inch rear tire gives you plenty of grip, and helps lower the bike’s overall seat height and stance. And it looks tough, too.

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 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.

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.