Honda Rebel 500 (CMX500)

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Honda Rebel 500

The cruiser model ' Honda Rebel 500 was presented in 2016 along with the younger version Honda Rebel 300 in 2016 at the IMS show. Both models have replaced the obsolete Honda Rebel 250, which has been produced practically unchanged since 1985. Official sales of the Honda Rebel 500 began in 2017.

The Honda Rebel 500 is based on a liquid-cooled, in-line 2-cylinder engine found in Honda CB500F, Honda CB500X and Honda CBR500R, retuned to increase torque on the "bottoms" and reducing the maximum working speed. As a result, the engine began to produce about 45 hp. power and 44.5 Nm of torque. The younger version Honda Rebel 300 differs in that it is built on the basis of a 1-cylinder engine from Honda CBR300R, otherwise both versions are identical.

Compared to the Honda Rebel 250, the new version of the Honda Rebel 500 receives a number of technical and visual differences. Firstly, the appearance of the motorcycle has the features of a bobber. Secondly, the spoked wheels were replaced with cast ones. Thirdly, there is practically no chrome left in the motorcycle - instead of it, the parts are covered with matte black paint. Fourth, the classic analogue instrument cluster has been replaced by a fully electronic one.

On the technical side, the new motorcycle also has a number of radical differences. First, the engine increased its volume to 500 cc. see, became an in-line twin with liquid cooling and electronic fuel injection. Secondly, the classic 5-speed gearbox has been replaced with a 6-speed one. Thirdly, the braking system is now fully disc braking with the possibility of equipping with ABS.

From the additional equipment of the Honda Rebel 500, in addition to ABS, it is possible to order passenger footpegs, a saddle, luggage accessories and a windshield.


Honda Rebel 500
Honda Rebel 500
Honda Rebel 500


Specifications Honda Rebel 500:

ModelHonda Rebel 500
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year2017+
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line
Working volume471 cm³
Bore / stroke67.0 x 66.8mm
Compression ratio10.7: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemPGM-FI injector, 2x 34 mm
Ignition typedigital transistor
Maximum power45.5 h.p. (33.5 kW) at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque44.6 Nm (4.5 kgm) at 6000 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size130 / 90-16M / C 67H
Rear tire size150 / 80-16M / C 71H
Front brakes1 disc 296 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS opt.)
Rear brakes1 disc 240 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS opt.)
Front suspension41mm Telescopic Fork (Fixed), 121mm Travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers (adjustable preload), stroke - 95 mm
Length2188 mm
Width820 mm
Height1094 mm
Wheelbase1488 mm
Saddle height690 mm
Minimum ground clearance136 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h5.9 sec
Maximum speed170 km / h
Fuel tank capacity11.2 l
Motorcycle weight (curb)185 kg - Honda Rebel 500

190 kg - Honda Rebel 500 (ABS)

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption of the Honda CMX500 Rebel is 3.86 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style.