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2021 Honda Rebel 500
2021 Honda Rebel 500

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Honda
Honda
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Rebel 500
Rebel 500
Model Code
CMX500LM
CMX500LM
Color
Matte Pearl White
Matte Pearl White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front / Rear - Hydraulic disc
Front / Rear - Hydraulic disc
Tires

Front - 130 / 90-16

Rear - 150 / 80-16

Front - 130 / 90-16

Rear - 150 / 80-16

Dimensions

Weight
Curb - 408 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Curb - 408 lb. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Wheelbase
58.7 in.
58.7 in.
Seat Height
27.2 in.
27.2 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
Six-Speed
Six-Speed
Final Drive
O-ring-sealed chain
O-ring-sealed chain

Engine

Engine
DOHC; 4 valves per cylinder, parallel-twin four-stroke
DOHC; 4 valves per cylinder, parallel-twin four-stroke
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Bore x Stroke
67 x 66.8 mm
67 x 66.8 mm
Compression Ratio
10.7:1
10.7:1
Fuel System
PGM-FI
PGM-FI
Emissions
Meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Ignition
Full transistorized
Full transistorized
Fuel Capacity
2.96 gal.
2.96 gal.
MPG Rating
67 MPG - Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only.
67 MPG - Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only.

Operational

Front Suspension

41 mm fork

Travel - 4.8 in.

41 mm fork

Travel - 4.8 in.

Rear Suspension

Dual shocks

Travel - 3.8 in.

Dual shocks

Travel - 3.8 in.

Rake
Caster Angle - 28°
Caster Angle - 28°
Trail
4.3 in.
4.3 in.

Other

Additional Colors

Matte Gray Metallic

Matte Pearl White

Matte Gray Metallic

Matte Pearl White

Warranty
One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited
One Year, Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited

Features

Comfort

  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: When it comes to seat heights, almost everyone likes them lower. At just 27.2 inches, the Rebel has one of the lowest seats in anyone’s lineup. It’s comfortable when you ride, and it makes it easier to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots.
  • LIGHT WEIGHT: Starting at just 408 pounds with a full tank of fuel, the Rebel 500 is a lot more fun and friendly to ride than some bigger machines—perfect if you’re just getting started, or if you’re looking for a nimble bike. The light overall weight and a low center of gravity help performance, too.
  • NARROW: Super-narrow, especially at the critical tank/seat junction, the Rebel makes it easier to get on and off the bike, and to put your feet down at stops. Plus, the Rebel fits a wide variety of riders.
  • ROOMY RIDER TRIANGLE: A rider makes contact with the bike at three points: the seat, the handlebar, and the footpegs. The Rebel’s rider triangle strikes the perfect balance between laid-back cruiser and more active sport riding. You ride with a commanding presence, and the minute you sit on a Rebel in your dealership, you’ll know it.
  • SINGLE SEAT WITH OPTIONAL PASSENGER SEAT AND FOOTPEG KIT: Travelling light and on your own? Want to take a friend along? Like the clean look of a solo seat? Like the versatility of a passenger seat? With the Rebel you can easily have it both ways, since the optional passenger seat, passenger footpegs and footpeg hangers are all simple, bolt-on parts.

Engineering

  • SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH: Developed and perfected in Honda’s racing machines, the slipper/assist clutch means you get a lighter clutch pull at the lever, but a solid lockup when you release the lever and apply power. It’s technology that reduces clutch effort at the bar by about 30 percent.
  • SUPERIOR HANDLING: A lot of today’s motorcycles look great standing still, but disappoint once the road gets twisty. At Honda, we set high standards for the way all our bikes handle and feel, and the Rebel is a perfect example—we’ve paid just as much attention to the way this bike corners and handles as we have its knockout styling.
  • 2.9-GALLON FUEL TANK: One of the key items in motorcycle design is the fuel tank. Holding 2.9 gallons, the Rebel’s iconic fuel-tank shape is timeless, but functionally it also teams up with the bike’s great fuel efficiency to give you plenty of range.
  • DIE-CAST ALUMINUM REAR SUBFRAME: Here’s a chance for Honda’s designers to take a functional part of the motorcycle and make it look extra cool. The aluminum subframe/fender mounts are strong, subtle, light, and provide a solid foundation for the optional/removable passenger seat.
  • WIDE REAR TIRE: The Rebel’s low, fat 16-inch rear tire gives you plenty of grip, and helps lower the bike’s overall seat height and stance. And it looks tough, too.

Performance

  • SPORTY ENGINE: Twin-cylinder engines are a great choice for a machine like the Rebel 500. Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the 471cc Rebel 500’s engine is one of our best ever. The parallel-twin engine is narrow, which helps reduce overall bike size. Plus it offers lots of low-rpm torque, but plenty of higher-rpm performance.
  • CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS: Cast wheels front and rear are light, practical, easy to keep clean, and give the Rebel a look that tells you this is not built like a retro machine. The wide rims and tires add to the bike's appearance, too.

Style

  • BLACKED-OUT STYLE: The Rebel is a blank canvas for your self expression. But unlike the canvas you buy at the art store, this one’s not boring white. As is, its blacked-out engine pieces, frame, and bodywork elements look great during the day and even better at night.
  • BLACKED-OUT MUFFLER: Forget about having to polish chrome—the Rebel’s blacked-out exhaust system blends perfectly with the bike’s overall look. And maybe the biggest plus? The awesome sound that's so important to the riding experience.
  • CLASSIC INSTRUMENT SHAPE: Another iconic element combining traditional and new, the Rebel’s instruments take a classic shape and fill it with totally up-to-date digital LCD information. The instruments include a gear-position indicator and a fuel-consumption display.
  • FOUR-BULB HEADLIGHT: Another critical item in motorcycle design is the headlight. With the Rebel you get the best of both worlds. The lamp is bright and precise, while the round nacelle shape, aluminum cast headlight mount and glass lens give the Rebel a character that exudes class.
  • ALL LED LIGHTING PACKAGE: LED lighting is where it’s at now. LEDs can be lighter, brighter, and require fewer lifetime replacements than incandescent bulbs. That’s why the Rebel 500 features an all-LED lighting package—headlight, taillight, turn signals, even the license-plate light.
  • COLOR CHOICES: Ready for some awesome color choices for 2021? Check out what you can be riding: Matte Grey Metallic or Matte Pearl White.
  • STEEL REAR FENDER: Real steel never goes out of style. The Rebel has a steel rear fender that's either color-matched to the tank or matte black. The paint looks great, and the steel fender helps provide a solid support for the optional/removable passenger seat.
  • WIDE 41mm FORK: It’s what’s up front that counts most in style, and the Rebel knocks it out of the park. Of course the front suspension offers precise steering and a plush ride, but the fat 41mm fork tubes give the bike a substantial presence too.
  • REFINED REAR SUSPENSION: The Rebel 500’s rear shocks are nitrogen filled, and have a special spring rate too. Just like the front suspension, it's about adding both comfort and performance to your riding experience.
  • WIDE FRONT WHEEL: The Rebel’s wide 130/90-16 front tire not only looks great, but it helps provide superior handling and stopping power.

Comfort

  • LOW SEAT HEIGHT: When it comes to seat heights, almost everyone likes them lower. At just 27.2 inches, the Rebel has one of the lowest seats in anyone’s lineup. It’s comfortable when you ride, and it makes it easier to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots.
  • LIGHT WEIGHT: Starting at just 408 pounds with a full tank of fuel, the Rebel 500 is a lot more fun and friendly to ride than some bigger machines—perfect if you’re just getting started, or if you’re looking for a nimble bike. The light overall weight and a low center of gravity help performance, too.
  • NARROW: Super-narrow, especially at the critical tank/seat junction, the Rebel makes it easier to get on and off the bike, and to put your feet down at stops. Plus, the Rebel fits a wide variety of riders.
  • ROOMY RIDER TRIANGLE: A rider makes contact with the bike at three points: the seat, the handlebar, and the footpegs. The Rebel’s rider triangle strikes the perfect balance between laid-back cruiser and more active sport riding. You ride with a commanding presence, and the minute you sit on a Rebel in your dealership, you’ll know it.
  • SINGLE SEAT WITH OPTIONAL PASSENGER SEAT AND FOOTPEG KIT: Travelling light and on your own? Want to take a friend along? Like the clean look of a solo seat? Like the versatility of a passenger seat? With the Rebel you can easily have it both ways, since the optional passenger seat, passenger footpegs and footpeg hangers are all simple, bolt-on parts.

Engineering

  • SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH: Developed and perfected in Honda’s racing machines, the slipper/assist clutch means you get a lighter clutch pull at the lever, but a solid lockup when you release the lever and apply power. It’s technology that reduces clutch effort at the bar by about 30 percent.
  • SUPERIOR HANDLING: A lot of today’s motorcycles look great standing still, but disappoint once the road gets twisty. At Honda, we set high standards for the way all our bikes handle and feel, and the Rebel is a perfect example—we’ve paid just as much attention to the way this bike corners and handles as we have its knockout styling.
  • 2.9-GALLON FUEL TANK: One of the key items in motorcycle design is the fuel tank. Holding 2.9 gallons, the Rebel’s iconic fuel-tank shape is timeless, but functionally it also teams up with the bike’s great fuel efficiency to give you plenty of range.
  • DIE-CAST ALUMINUM REAR SUBFRAME: Here’s a chance for Honda’s designers to take a functional part of the motorcycle and make it look extra cool. The aluminum subframe/fender mounts are strong, subtle, light, and provide a solid foundation for the optional/removable passenger seat.
  • WIDE REAR TIRE: The Rebel’s low, fat 16-inch rear tire gives you plenty of grip, and helps lower the bike’s overall seat height and stance. And it looks tough, too.

Performance

  • SPORTY ENGINE: Twin-cylinder engines are a great choice for a machine like the Rebel 500. Honda twins are famous for their versatility, and the 471cc Rebel 500’s engine is one of our best ever. The parallel-twin engine is narrow, which helps reduce overall bike size. Plus it offers lots of low-rpm torque, but plenty of higher-rpm performance.
  • CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS: Cast wheels front and rear are light, practical, easy to keep clean, and give the Rebel a look that tells you this is not built like a retro machine. The wide rims and tires add to the bike's appearance, too.

Style

  • BLACKED-OUT STYLE: The Rebel is a blank canvas for your self expression. But unlike the canvas you buy at the art store, this one’s not boring white. As is, its blacked-out engine pieces, frame, and bodywork elements look great during the day and even better at night.
  • BLACKED-OUT MUFFLER: Forget about having to polish chrome—the Rebel’s blacked-out exhaust system blends perfectly with the bike’s overall look. And maybe the biggest plus? The awesome sound that's so important to the riding experience.
  • CLASSIC INSTRUMENT SHAPE: Another iconic element combining traditional and new, the Rebel’s instruments take a classic shape and fill it with totally up-to-date digital LCD information. The instruments include a gear-position indicator and a fuel-consumption display.
  • FOUR-BULB HEADLIGHT: Another critical item in motorcycle design is the headlight. With the Rebel you get the best of both worlds. The lamp is bright and precise, while the round nacelle shape, aluminum cast headlight mount and glass lens give the Rebel a character that exudes class.
  • ALL LED LIGHTING PACKAGE: LED lighting is where it’s at now. LEDs can be lighter, brighter, and require fewer lifetime replacements than incandescent bulbs. That’s why the Rebel 500 features an all-LED lighting package—headlight, taillight, turn signals, even the license-plate light.
  • COLOR CHOICES: Ready for some awesome color choices for 2021? Check out what you can be riding: Matte Grey Metallic or Matte Pearl White.
  • STEEL REAR FENDER: Real steel never goes out of style. The Rebel has a steel rear fender that's either color-matched to the tank or matte black. The paint looks great, and the steel fender helps provide a solid support for the optional/removable passenger seat.
  • WIDE 41mm FORK: It’s what’s up front that counts most in style, and the Rebel knocks it out of the park. Of course the front suspension offers precise steering and a plush ride, but the fat 41mm fork tubes give the bike a substantial presence too.
  • REFINED REAR SUSPENSION: The Rebel 500’s rear shocks are nitrogen filled, and have a special spring rate too. Just like the front suspension, it's about adding both comfort and performance to your riding experience.
  • WIDE FRONT WHEEL: The Rebel’s wide 130/90-16 front tire not only looks great, but it helps provide superior handling and stopping power.