Honda’s 2017 Rebel 300 and Rebel 500 Targets Young Buyers

Nov 21, 2016 View Comments by

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Development for the Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 began in the U.S. Referencing a timeless look while also introducing a forward-thinking, contemporary style, the new Rebels are accessible, fun to ride, and blank canvases ready for customization.

“The Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 are simple and raw, offering cutting-edge style and a radical image while minimizing the barriers to riding,” said Lee Edmunds, manager of motorcycle marketing communications at American Honda, “… and we’re confident that both models will appeal to young riders who want to stand out and are open to new experiences.”

Low, lean silhouettes are crowned by iconic fuel tanks, aggressively raked front ends, and fat tires on large-diameter wheels, along with a stamped-steel rear fender and narrow frame body, resulting in stripped forms that express offbeat individuality from every angle. The evocative round, glass headlight sits up high in a die-cast aluminum mount, the speedometer is a compact dial with negative LCD display and blue backlight, and the ignition is housed below the left side of the fuel tank. Everything that can be is blacked out.

With a 471cc parallel twin, the Rebel 500 has strong bottom-end torque and a smooth, linear power delivery, while the Rebel 300 is powered by a peppy 286cc single cylinder engine. In both cases, the bikes’ riding positions are relaxed and neutral, with arms gently outstretched and feet dropping straight down to the mid-mounted pegs. The versatile Rebels are great for day trips, jaunts around town, or even sporty sessions on winding roads; low weights, slim frames, and short seat heights equal agility at lower speeds, whereas good ground clearances allow surprisingly sporty lean angles. Both the Rebel 500 and Rebel 300 are available in standard and ABS versions.

  • Colors
    • Rebel 500: Matte Silver, Bright Yellow, Black, Red
    • Rebel 500 ABS: Black
    • Rebel 300: Matte Silver, Matte Pearl White, Black, Red
    • Rebel 300 ABS: Black
  • Rebel 300 tentative price: $4,399 (MSRP Announcement Dec. 2016)
  • Rebel 500 tentative price: $5,999 (MSRP Announcement Dec. 2016)
  • Availability: April 2017

To learn more, visit www.honda.com.

Source: Honda

 

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