As its name suggests, Rebel is really interesting roadster from Honda motorbike department. Launched in 1985, as CMX250, no one could imagine that design will remain almost the same. It is still popular, with small modifications and modernization. There is no official statement about 2017 Honda Rebel, but we can predict many things. First of all, styling won’t take radical changes. Neither does engine. Improvements are turned to fuel economy. Curb weight is less than before, and it doesn’t affect durability. In the matter of fat, Rebel cruiser is perfect for longer trips.
2017 Honda Rebel drivetrain
Power mill of the 2017 Honda Rebel is a 234 cc unit. It has squared bore and stroke at 53 mm. Engine uses air for cooling system, and bike can go 84 mpg. Honda uses PGM-F, as for the most of their lineup for 2017 season. However, there are also CDI ignition and cam-chain tensioner. It can be adjusted at rider’s choice. Transmission is good old 5-speed gearbox with chain final drive. Also, maintenance of this engine is really easy, so mechanic’s services are not needed so often.
2017 Honda Rebel redesign
As we already mentioned, styling of the 2017 Honda Rebel is pretty similar to its original model. Back in ’85, CMX250 brought revolutionary design. However, Harley Davidson remains leader in this class. New Rebel can’t match its power, although it is lighter than legendary bike. However, big share of US market turned to Honda’s motorcycles. Japanese manufacturer didn’t disappoint them. Seat is at 26.6 inches, and overall weight is at 331 pounds. By this, handling is improved, which suits newbies in cruiser segment.
2017 Honda Rebel price and competition
This bike is entry-level machine. All rookies in this class can purchase it for around $4,200. There are also some parts which can be added to motorcycle, and raise its value. Main competition for 2017 Honda Rebel comes again from Suzuki TU250X. With similar specifications, price could be breaking point for buyers’ decision. Suzuki values its product slightly higher.