Honda presented the new Rebel 500 motorcycle as the last year’s edition. This model increases the chances of compact cruisers in bikes market. Highlights are simplicity in modern design and decent performance. Overall, the new 2018 Honda Rebel 500 kept the shape of its predecessor. It is simple, with solid tires, exhausted on one side. In short, the bike has the neo-retro look. Besides the look, Rebel is very easy to control. Also, bigger engine will offer more power than for smaller cruisers, such as Rebel 300. However, the CTX700N and NM4 fire more energy.
2018 Honda Rebel 500 engine and specs
The 2018 Honda Rebel 500 is getting power by a parallel twin unit with a volume of 471 cc. The CBR500RR model is using the same unit for similar outputs. For 2018 Rebel 500, the engine delivers 45 hp at 8,500 rpm. There is also 44,6 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Liquid-cooling system improves overall performance and makes the cruiser more durable and reliable. Programmed fuel injection will save gas. With 66×66.8 mm of bore and stroke, the square engine comes in pair with a 6-speed transmission.
2018 Honda Rebel 500 redesign
When we compare previous edition and 2018 Honda Rebel 500, we will find a new tubular steel chassis. Seat height of 690 mm offers perfect visibility. Balance in steering is completed with a wheelbase of 1488 mm. Instrument panel offers an LCD screen with blue backlight. The ignition is set on the left side of the fuel tank. The removable passenger seat is another highlight of a new Honda Rebel 500. The company offers the bike in three color combinations. Red paint job called Millennium Red is the default. Other schemes are Graphite Black and Matte Armored Silver Metallic.
2018 Honda Rebel 500 price
The 2018 Honda Rebel 500 is going to cost between $6,000 and $6,500. Paintjobs are free to choose, while there are some extra features for the bike. We believe that Honda will offer the same options, such as passenger seat kit and rear carrier.