Towards the end of last year, Honda unveiled two very interesting Bobbers – Rebel 300 and Rebel 500, both of which created a lot of interest even in India (going by our website hits on these pages and the comments received on Facebook).
The smaller Rebel 300 has already been launched in Thailand and now Honda has taken the bigger Rebel 500 to Indonesia.
Rebel 500 Engine & Specs
Both the Rebels look absolutely same and where the 300 borrows its engine from the CBR 300R, the 500 is powered by the motor of CBR 500R. The liquid cooled 8 valve parallel twin 471cc motor produces 47.8 PS (35.2 KW) of peak power at 8500 rpm and 45.8 Nm of max torque at 5500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Honda claims a fuel economy of 27 kmpl and it weighs 190 kg kerb. Like the Thailand Rebel 300, the Indonesian Rebel 500 gets twin-channel ABS and comes shod with 130/90 and 150/80 front and rear tyres, both 16 inchers.
Rebel 500 Price
|Rebel 500||147,387,500 IDR|
This is the on road Jakarta price and after conversion, it costs about 7.22 Lakhs INR.
Honda is offering the motorcycle in three colour options – Millennium Red, Mat Armoured Silver and Graphite Black.
India has not really seen much of Bobbers in the relatively affordable segment and it would be interesting if one day Honda considers introducing either of these low-slung macho machines here, but…. 🙁