The development of the Rebel began in North America, with an approach aimed at awakening the imagination of a younger generation of motorcyclists in a different way than traditional cruiser motorcycles. Propelled by a 471cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, with a strong low-speed torque and smooth, linear power delivery. It is also narrow, with the seat at low height, and therefore easy to handle at low speed. The riding position is relaxed and neutral, with the arms slightly stretched in harmony with the footrests anchored in a middle position.

The tubular steel frame of the Rebel draws clean and current lines in a bare ‘bobber’ style and with wide tires. With a ‘blacked out’ look, dark to the maximum, and with a minimum of paint, you can also pass from car to passenger with two screws.

For 2020, the Rebel offers more comfort and functionality thanks to the revised seat and suspension settings, as well as a gear indicator. Both the headlamp and the rear light are new, and the incorporation of LED turn signals provide full LED lighting.

2020 Honda Rebel front view
2020 Honda Rebel front view

Refinements in the exhaust system, which include a new gas sensor ensure that the Rebel fully complies with the Euro5.

Key new features for 2020

  • ‘Bobber’ style reclined and low
  • Now with full LED lighting, including turn signals
  • New color Blue Jeans Matte Metallic
  • New change position indicator
  • New accessory kit, factory assembled, available
  • Negative LCD display with white backlight
  • Easily removable passenger seat and footrest for customization

The Rebel is available in the following color options

  • A new Blue Jeans Matte Metallic
  • Black graphite
  • Axis Gray Metallic Gray
  • Millennium Red

The Honda Rebel is powered by a 471cc parallel twin-cylinder with liquid cooling and Euro 5 approval. It has a claimed strong torque delivery at low speed with a New assisted clutch / anti-rebound. It also gets a new LAF exhaust sensor that helps meet Euro5 regulations. It produces a maximum torque of 43.3 Nm @ 6,000 rpm and a maximum power of 45.5 HP @ 8,500 rpm.

2020 Honda Rebel at EICMA
2020 Honda Rebel at EICMA

2020 Honda Rebel technical specifications

KindDOHC, water cooled
Displacement (cc )471
No. of Valves per Cylinder4
Bore x Stroke (mm)67 x 66.8
Compression Ratio10.7: 1
Max power45.5 @ 8,500 rpm
Torque43.3 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
Oil capacity3.2 liters
CarburizationPGM FI
Fuel Tank Capacity11.2 L
Gasoline Consumption (WMTC)27 km / liter
Battery capacity12V
Alternator Power0.5 kW
Clutch TypeWet multi-disk
Transmission Type6 speed
Final TransmissionChain
KindDiamond. Steel
Dimensions (L x W x H) mm2,205 x 820 x 1,090
Distance between axis1490 mm
Launching Angle28th
Advance110 mm
Seat Height690 mm
Ground clearance125 mm
Order Weight191 kg
Turning radius2.8 m
Front, type41 mm telescopic fork
Rear typeShowa double shock absorber
Front Tire Size16M / C x MT3.00
Rear Tire Size16M / C x MT3.50
Front tire130 / 90-16M / C 67H
Rear Tire150 / 80-16M / C 71H
Type ABS System2 channels


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