2023 Honda® Rebel 500
UNLEASH YOUR INNER REBEL
Rebels are the ones who refuse to compromise, just like the Rebel 500 refuses to choose between power, precision and style. It’s able to deliver all three in excess, thanks to the timeless cruiser styling, a lean twin-cylinder engine and user-friendly powerband. While contemporary features like a full LED lighting package, our Honda slipper/assist clutch and optional anti-lock braking system make for an uncompromising ride down the straights as well as the twisties. New colors for this year will pair perfectly with your favorite gear or accessories, helping you personalize a modern cruiser that refuses to be ignored. Or check out the Rebel 500 ABS Special Edition for a model that comes complete with our most popular accessories, like the diamond-stitch seat and headlight cowl.
Features may include:
- BLACKED-OUT STYLE
The Rebel is a blank canvas for your self-expression and customization. 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.
- LOW SEAT HEIGHT
When it comes to seat heights, almost everyone likes them lower, and 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.
- SLIPPER/ASSIST CLUTCH
Developed and perfected in Honda 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.
- 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 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.