2018 Honda® Rebel 500 ABS Meet the modern classic Features may include: Engine & Drivetrain Cruising power Honda engineers tuned the Rebel's engine and exhaust system to perfectly suit the cruiser riding style, resulting in strong low-end torque, a wonderfully smooth powerband, and an ear-pleasing sound. Strong low-end torque The DOHC liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine uses a square bore & stroke of 67 mm x 66.8 mm for an optimum combination of strong low-end torque and horsepower and excellent top-end performance. Smooth and compact Engine vibration is kept to a minimum by using crank pins phased at 180 degrees and a balancer shaft behind the cylinders, which also contributes to the engine’s compact size. Crisp throttle response PGM-FI electronic fuel injection keeps the engine running efficiently in all conditions and ensures crisp throttle response. High-tech design A light and compact roller-rocker-arm assembly and shim-type valve adjustment allows a lower valve-spring load for reduced friction and a compact cylinder head. And to ensure precise cylinder shape, the engine uses the same centrifugal-cast thin-wall sleeves as found in the CBR600RR. Sure shifting The Rebel's six-speed transmission works in concert with the engine's broad powerband to make getting going from a stop easy, while also ensuring strong performance and excellent fuel economy during highway cruising. Chassis & Suspension Distinctive chassis design Combining elements of bobber and chopper styling in its iconic fuel tank design, narrow frame, raked-looking front end and black-out components, the Rebel has a raw, no-nonsense appearance that’s bound to get noticed. Comfortable seat height The Rebel’s low 690 mm (27 in.) seat height allows most riders to easily put both feet flat on the ground at stops for added confidence. Want to bring a friend along? The optional passenger seat installs easily. Bold, oversize tires Oversize tires (130/90-16 front; 150/80-16 rear) help to contrast the narrow frame and add to the Rebel’s strong, confident stance. Available ABS Front and rear disc brakes provide confident stopping power, or step up to available ABS for the ultimate in braking performance and peace of mind. Retro look, modern handling Dual side-mount shocks and the raked-looking fork provide a retro look, but thoroughly modern comfort and handling.