The Honda Rebel 500 received a refreshment at the EICMA 2019. The change was most visible in terms of the lighting system which now had adopted the Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) on the main lights, brake lights, and the sign lights.
Not limited to the lighting sector, the new Honda Rebel 500 model has a 471 cc clean cylinder two-cylinder engine that follows EURO5 emission regulations as well.
Honda claims the distribution of torque is very smooth and linear in the entire rotation range, with a maximum power of 46 hp at 8,500 rpm and produces a peak torque of 43.2 Nm at 5,000 rpm.
2020 Honda Rebel 500 also gets support from the new assist-and-slipper clutch. The new clutch design, makes the clutch pull lighter by up to 30 percent. The function of the slipper itself is to reduce slippage on the rear wheels when downshifting is too aggressive.
The inside of the suspension of the motor is also updated to improve action. The fork gets a new internal buffing for smoother action. In addition, the rate of fork springs is increased, and the suspension oil level is adjusted. Nitrogen is used to maintain the consistency of the damping force.
The seat of the Honda Rebel 500 2020 is now thicker so it is guaranteed to be more comfortable. Meanwhile, the seat height does not experience a reduction (27.2 inches) so it will be easy to ride.
2020 Honda Rebel 500 is available in two ABS and Non-ABS variants while also having three color options – Graphite Black, Metallic Matte Blue Jeans, and Matte Armored Silver.
The latest cruiser motorbike by Honda is only available in a certain market for now, but it does not rule out the possibility that the 2020 Honda Rebel 500 will later be available globally. The marketed price tag of the Honda Rebel 500 is starting at $ 6.199.