The Rebel was launched just a couple of years ago but it instantly became very popular. The reasons are obvious, as we are talking about an affordable low-rider, which offers a convenient ride and comes with an impressive appearance. The 2020 Honda Rebel 500 becomes even better, as there are very interesting novelties that we presented recently. There are some important mechanical upgrades, but also some interesting styling novelties. So, the new model rides and looks better. On the other side, the engine has remained the same, though there is a new clutch design, as well as a couple of more interesting novelties. The 2020 Honda Rebel 500 comes in three color options.
2020 Honda Rebel 500 Mechanical Upgrades
The 2020 Honda Rebel 500 comes with various kinds of novelties. As we already mentioned, there are new styling novelties, but mechanical upgrades more important. First of all, there is a new suspension. The fork gets new internal buffing, while the fork spring rate has been increased, while the damper is also new and uses nitrogen gas. As you may presume, the result is a smoother and more comfortable ride.
Speaking of a more convenient ride, there is another important novelty to mention. It’s a new clutch design, which includes assisting/slipped assist, for a more convenient ride. It reduces the pull at the lever by 30 percent, which the slipper provides much smoother downshifts.
Visual Updates and Comfort
Besides great mechanical upgrades, there are also some new styling details that make this bike look even better. For example, there is a completely new LED lighting. The headlight is moved closer to the steering head and it looks more attractive than before. The taillight also features LED technology and gets a new rectangular shape.
Another visual change, which also significantly improves ride quality is the new seat design. It features a similar design to previous year models, but the paddle is thicker and denser, which provides better comfort.
Another big novelty we should mention is a new instrument cluster, which keeps the old-school round housing, but comes with a completely new, LED screen that provides all the necessary information.
2020 Honda Rebel 500 Specs
Despite all the changes, the overall design has remained the same. The 2020 Honda Rebel 500 features the same engine, frame, wheels and dimensions.
When it comes to the engine, you may count on a familiar 471cc parallel-twin engine, which delivers plenty of low-end torque for its size and provides you with plenty of power. It comes in pair with a six-speed transmission and these two units work in a perfect symbiosis.
The chassis also remains the same, which isn’t a bad thing at all. Moreover, this is a highly maneuverable cruiser, which weighs just over 400 pounds and provides excellent efficiency. The company claims 67 miles per gallon and you actually can mark these numbers in certain conditions.
Despite the 2020 Honda Rebel 500 gets a new seat, the ride height has remained the same, which goes around 27.2 inches. The overall styling remains the same, despite the novelties. Therefore, you may count on a look that combines genuine cruiser design with a lot of blacked details. Also, there are numerous accessories, like headlight cowl, meter visor, fork cover, new saddlebag etc., so you may customize your bike in many ways. The Rebel 500 is available in three color options – Matte Armored Silver, Matte Blue Jeans Metallic and Graphite Black.
2020 Honda Rebel 500 Price
The 2020 Honda Rebel 500 features starting price of 6.200 dollars, while the version starts at 6.500. Like every other Honda motorcycle, the Rebel also comes with a one-year unlimited-mileage warranty, while there are various options for extended coverage.oip