2021 Honda® Rebel 500 Meet the modern classic. Features may include: Engine & Drivetrain Tuned for cruising The engine’s high-tech features and light and compact design contribute to the Rebel’s impressive power-to-weight ratio. Special tuning accentuates low-RPM power and torque, making the Rebel perfect for bopping around the city. Strong low-end torque The Rebel’s 471 cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin-cylinder engine is drawn from the sporty CBR500R. For cruising duties, revised PGM-FI fuel injection mapping and different valve and ignition timings mean its character is shifted away from the high rpm-focused performance of the CBR to torque-heavy bottom-end output, with smooth and linear delivery throughout the rev range. 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. 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 riding position The Rebel’s seat has been redesigned for improved comfort, while its low 690 mm (27.2 in.) height allows most riders to easily put both feet flat on the ground at stops for added confidence. The riding position is relaxed and neutral, with gently outstretched arms matched to mid-mounted footpegs. Improved front and rear suspension The fork spring rates and oil quantities result in more compliant damping for a smoother ride. At the back, the twin shock absorbers with five-step preload adjustment are nitrogen charged, with spring rates and damper rubbers for more consistent damping. Additional LED lighting All lights are now LED, and the evocative round headlight features a compact 175 mm diameter lens and die-cast aluminium mount. The new ultra-thin oval taillight and licence plate light match the Rebel’s low-down stance and the new mini circular LED indicators measure only 55 mm in diameter, offering great visibility in a compact package. Customize your ride Want to make your Rebel uniquely your own? Now there are more ways than ever to customize your ride. The accessories lineup has been boosted, with a rear rack, backrest, tank pads and instrument visor. A nylon saddlebag option is also now available alongside the existing leather bags. Ample range Chopper-style fuel tank looks compact, but its 11.2-litre capacity combines with the engine’s excellent fuel efficiency to help let you ride far and wide between fill-ups.