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Honda Rebel Specs

Engine 471 cc
Power 45.5 hp
Start Option Electric
ABS Yes
Pass Switch Yes
Odometer Digital

Rebel Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Rebel

Great cruiser styling

Affordable

Learner-friendly

Things We Dont Like in Rebel

Built to a price

Overly soft suspension

Not for tall riders

Recent Updates of Rebel

The Rebel is a powerful and stylish cruiser by Honda that is ideal for riders who wish to ride on the highways with elegance. The low seat height of this cruiser makes it very easy to ride for beginners who are new to such motorcycles. At its heart, the Rebel is powered by a 471cc fuel-injected and liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that churns out 46 hp of power and 43.2 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. Stopping power is offered by disc brakes on both front and rear end with 2 channel ABS. Honda Rebel is available in the Philippine market at a price tag of Php 385,000.

Honda Rebel Price

The Rebel is priced at ₱385,000 .

Honda Rebel Variants

There are 1 variants available of Rebel: Standard.

Honda Rebel Power-trains

The Rebel is powered by a Liquid Cooled 471 cc 2 Cylinder engine that gives 45.5hp of power at 8500 rpm and 43.3 Nm Torque at 6000 rpm. It comes with the option of a 6-Speed transmission gearbox. The Rebel has a seat height of 690 mm. The Front Tyre size is 130/90 R16 & Rear Tyre size is 150/80 R16.

Honda Rebel Features

The feature list of Rebel includes ABS, Pass Switch, Engine Check Warning, Side Reflectors and Street, Road Riding Modes in terms of safety.

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Dual Shocks Rear Suspension, Diamond Body Frame Type, Steel Body Frame Material, Single Seat Seat Type, Disc Front Brake and Disc Rear Brake.

Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Display Screen, Digital Speedometer and Tripmeter.

Honda Rebel Competitors

The Rebel Competitors are: Kawasaki Vulcan S, Honda CB500X, Harley-Davidson Street 750, Honda CB650R and Yamaha Xmax.

Honda Rebel 2021 Price List

Honda Rebel June 2021 prices start from ₱385,000.00 in Philippines.

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Honda Rebel Standard ₱385,000 *
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471 cc, 45.5 hp, Electric, Gasoline

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Honda Rebel Colors

Rebel is available in 3 different colors - Graphite Black, Millenium Red and Mat Axis Gray Metallic.

Honda Rebel Review

  • Rebel Overview
  • Honda Rebel Design
  • Rebel Ride & Handling
  • Honda Rebel Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Rebel Braking & Safety
  • Honda Rebel Verdict

Rebel Overview

When the Rebel was first launched by Honda in 1985, they made the bike tailor-fit for the first-time young rider. It was cheap, had minimalist cruiser styling and was easy to ride. Young riders even today want pretty much the same thing. This makes the relaunched Honda Rebel very relevant today. However today, it must compete against a whole ensemble of middleweight cruisers like the Kawasaki Vulcan S, Royal Enfield Classic 500, and even the odd Harley Davidson Street 750 and Ducati Scrambler. Honda has priced the bike very competitively at Php 369000. The Rebel also exists in a 300 cc avatar which does not get sold in the Philippine market. Here is a look at what you can expect from this baby cruiser.

Honda Rebel Design

Honda tries to hit four different targets with the Rebel’s design and does a decent job at it. The first is ease to use. The bike has manageable dimensions of 2190 mm (L) x 820 mm (W) x 1093 mm (H). The seat is very low at 690 mm making it very approachable for every kind of rider. The riding position is very natural but more on that later. Secondly, they wanted to nail the cruiser styling and have certainly achieved that. The slender fuel tank and exposed frame give it a rugged look. The circular headlight up front. boxy rear lights, old style indicators, old school gauge, long exhaust, and bobber style seat all lay on the old-world charm thick. Thirdly, the styling is geared to encourage the riders to customize their bikes. This means that basics like the 10 spoke 16-inch alloy wheels mounted with fat 130/90 front and 150/80 rear tires and fat 41 mm front forks are all in place. But the non-essential stuff like the steel rear fender can be easily removed to achieve that bobber look.

The three available colors - Matte Armored Silver Metallic, Graphite Black, Millennium Red– with the blacked-out components works like a blank canvas for the riders to paint as they please. The bike is otherwise stripped down to its essentials. Fenders, handlebars, lighting, foot pegs, and exhaust could all be easily replaced with whatever the rider wishes. Honda also provides several accessories for the bike. Fourthly, Honda has tried to keep the price of the Rebel low to maintain its appeal with new riders. This, however, has translated to cost-cutting. The front fender is plastic. The small digital display in the classic pod is tiny and not easy to read. Weirdly for a learner-friendly bike, there is no tachometer or gear shift indicator. The indicators and the tail light look old. There are big gaps between the panels. The pillion seat is optional. But the bobber inspired look works for the most part. And the cost cutting can be overlooked on a bike meant for customization.

Rebel Ride & Handling

The seat is thin leading to some discomfort over long rides. The low seat height can also cause problems for people with longer legs. Still, the footpegs are not placed too far up front and allow for a comfortable riding triangle with the high placed handlebars. The footpegs themselves could have been slightly bigger. For a cruiser then, the seating is mostly neutral. The low trail and caster angles also give it good handling characteristics. But the suspension on the Rebel literally makes it take a dive. The 41 mm telescopic front forks come with no adjustability and the dual shocks is only offered with preload adjustability. But both are too soft for any kind of hardcore riding. They are so soft that even the 135 mm of ground clearance will seem lacking. They do make for a soft ride on bad roads, but some adjustability would have been nice.

Honda Rebel Engine & Fuel Consumption

Where the older Honda Rebel had a carbureted and air-cooled engine, the new one gets its mill straight from current and reliable CBR500 range. It is a 471 cc fuel injected and liquid cooled parallel twin unit with 4 valves per cylinder. The engine here – betraying its sporty origins - is tuned for bottom end power. Most of the power is delivered at under 5000 rpm. The peak power of 46 hp is delivered at 8500 rpm while the peak torque of 43.2 Nm comes up at just 5000 rpm.

Power delivery is easy to control. The engine feels punchy as the bike just weighs 190 kg. The clutch is light, and the 6-speed transmission feels smooth. But the bottom end focus has resulted in an engine that starts showing signs of vibrations at higher rpm. The engine delivers a claimed 26 kmpl of fuel efficiency that comes handy when you consider that that lean tank only holds 11.2-litre.

Rebel Braking & Safety

Honda has provided the bike with good stopping power with disc brakes both front and rear along with a 2 channel ABS.

Honda Rebel Verdict

The previous version of the Honda Rebel had a 30-year production run without a major update. It was often bought as a first bike only to become a long-term ride. That same appeal has been captured yet again with the new model. It’s not perfect. But everything that made the first bike so great is all here. This small friendly cruiser brings a new element to Honda’s growing lineup of 500 cc motorcycles that bringing biking to the masses through basic but fun bikes. And no one does basic but fun better than Honda.

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    Antonio Apr 27, 2021 for Honda Rebel

    First things first, I don’t own this bike but recently got a chance to ride one of my friends’ Rebel. The Honda Rebel is rather narrow for a cruise bike which makes it a great city vehicle. Turning corners is very easy with the Rebel. The ride quality is like all cruiser bikes. The Rebel performs best on highways. I Read More

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    Eman Apr 17, 2021 for Honda Rebel

    After riding so many bikes I came to the conclusion this is the best one I have bought so far. I bought Honda Rebel and am totally smitten at its outstanding easy to ride feature. The bike is quite comfortable to seat for long hours for its slender shape. For riding on city roads this is indeed an unparalleled option. Read More

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    Dante Apr 13, 2021 for Honda Rebel

    Bike is light in weight and you will get a quality ride out of this always. Trust me, the bike is narrow structure wise and that makes it a fabulous riding device also. Go and buy this out if you are looking for a primary quality bike. Being easy to riding feature is one prominent reasons for which the bike Read More

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    Beboy Mar 27, 2021 for Honda Rebel

    If you are a fan of big bikes like the Royal Enfield, you will definitely fall in love with the Honda Rebel. With classic lines, retro design, powerful aggressive looks, this bike is one of the best looking bikes on the market. I have been using this bike for the last 3 months and I am in love with it. Read More

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    Liam Mar 12, 2021 for Honda Rebel

    My father got me the Honda Rebel after I graduated as my first bike and I am absolutely in love with it. Not only is this bike great looking with a stylish, sporty look, it gives me a very good performance as well. The engine is powerful which gives me a good performance, while being economical with good fuel efficiency. Read More

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    Beboy Feb 25, 2021 for Honda Rebel

    The Honda Rebel has a neo-retro look and is a great cruising companion. That aside, its narrow and easy to ride making it a great city bike. The riding position is nice and natural and that’s what I like Sports bike have a stooped riding position which strains my back. The ergonomics of the Honda Re Read More

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    Carlos Feb 05, 2021 for Honda Rebel

    A sleek and narrow shaped bike that you will find so very satisfying and easy to ride for long hours. For day to day commuting within the city this is the best option. Turning the bike in tight spaces is really hassle free when you are riding on this bike. The engine quality is also commendable. In fact what I Read More

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    Steven Sep 03, 2020 for Honda Rebel

    Now we often don’t keep much high expectation from a beginner motorcycle. Isn’t it? Only concern remains is that the bike provides a decent commuting experience and serve the requirement avoiding any trouble on the way. But this bike will provide you much more than that. They have done a thoughtful designing and finishing of the bike unlike majority of Read More

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    Joshua May 01, 2020 for Honda Rebel

    Now being an entrant in bike segment I was in search for an entry level bike from the stable of Honda as I love this automobile brand. After a thorough online research I zeroed down to Honda Rebel. This bike seemed apt for me. Firstly this is a great bike for newbie’s like me. Also you can get this at Read More

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    Genesis Sep 18, 2018 for Honda Rebel

    I am not the kind who rides bike with any purpose in mind. It is not that bike is meant to ride to work or grocery shop or any night hangout either. To me my bike hold a very special place in my heart. So buying any utility bike was not in my priority list when I decided to buy Read More

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