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Detailed Specs Honda Rebel 500
MSRP $6099.00
Engine 471cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin four-stroke
Fuel injection with 10.7:1 compression making (Rear Wheel by Dyno) 39.36 HP 7670RPM and 29.86 Lb-Ft. TW at 6190RPM.
Fly Wheel 46HP 31LB Ft
Six Speed Transmission
41MM Fork 4.8 inch travel
Dual shock rear 3.8 inch travel
Hydro front and rear disc brakes
Rake 28 Degrees
Trail 4.3 Inch
Wheel Base 58.7 Inches
Seat 27.2 Inch
Weight ready to ride 408 without ABS and 414 with
2.96 Gallon fuel with up to 68 MPG

Comments

    • James Willmus
      James Willmus

      So stiffen the suspension and replace the rear lights, seems easy enough.

      about 7 days ago
    • Ant
      Ant

      Review or roast?

      about 17 days ago
    • Ant
      Ant In reply to Ant

      +Rabid Hedgehog maaan!! imma straight cop a scrambler kit !!

      about 16 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Ant

      She has passed 2300 miles in about 8 months but she shares the riding duties with a CB1100EX which was bought two months later and lurks behind by only 200 miles and I have also put around 2300 on my wife's Vulcan S since her health as been off this last year.

      about 16 days ago
    • Ant
      Ant In reply to Ant

      +Rabid Hedgehog oh damn

      about 17 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Ant

      Both if you watch it all :) I own this bike

      about 17 days ago
    • Shiny Knife
      Shiny Knife

      Hi, great video! I’m 5’8 and around 180 pounds is this bike for me? lol 😂 I like the seat height. I was kinda wondering if your under 200 pounds the suspension might be ok? I’m a seasoned rider but getting to old for sport bikes. I’ve been kicking the idea around to buy a dual sport bike. But there so slow on the highway. I’m really looking for a commuter bike. (30 miles) round trip to work and back and something to play around on. I’m Not looking for a long distance bike or anything. Any thoughts?

      about 19 days ago
    • Dave Novotny
      Dave Novotny

      Why do you make comparisons to the Ducati? How much does the R500 cost compared to the Duc? Glad to see that in the end, you like the bike. And, I hope you do the mods you talked about. It's a great mid sized bike.

      about 21 day ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Dave Novotny

      Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 twin 400CC is the targeted bike. It's basically saying for Ducati it skimps on price but not on presentation. Could not compare it to the HD Street since it skimps on both like most bargain motorcycles for brands. Put it this way had the Monkey been out or announced at the time of this video it would have literally been compared to that since it's gauge cluster is superior despite it's micro bike and price category.

      about 20 days ago
    • SAMIE SHAH
      SAMIE SHAH

      Riding Honda wearing Yamaha cap 🙈🙈🙈🙈 . Now tell me , with so many negetives , why did you buy it ??????????? 👎👎👎👎👎👎😖😡

      about 21 day ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to SAMIE SHAH

      Because these things can be worked out and it's a good platform to build on.

      about 21 day ago
    • Miner Frank
      Miner Frank

      whats the ducati counterpart for this model?

      about 23 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Miner Frank

      Scrambler Sixty2, the 400CC model. They have climbed to near 8K now but they are close enough in price.

      about 23 days ago
    • scragsma
      scragsma

      I had been wishing for a Rebel with a larger engine for a good ten years (ever since I learned to ride). I learned on a 2004 Rebel, but longed for more power. I tried a Honda CB919, which I loved to ride, but was too tall to feel entirely safe in sudden stops or maneuvers. Next was a Harley Sportster 880 Superlow, but that felt heavy and sluggish. So I was thrilled to hear about the Rebel 500, and bought one last year.

      The things you cite as 'negatives' about it don't bother me a bit. What I HATE is that the handlebars pull me so far forward. It's SO different a riding position from the old Rebel. And finding a replacement handlebar that simulates the feeling of the original Rebel is super-difficult, not to mention expensive. It's deceitful that they called the new bike a Rebel.

      about 26 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to scragsma

      It is more CB than CMX for sure. I have had this bike getting close to a year now and it is not bothering me as much as it once did.

      about 22 days ago
    • DBSell
      DBSell

      I'm a woman 4'11 and 116 lbs. bought my first bike Dec.2018 a 2015 Honda Rebel 250 and I love it . I think it's more than enough bike for me being I only want to ride it out on the country roads for now. Maybe one day I'll move up to bigger like the 500 but my little 250 suits me just fine for now. I really enjoy watching the videos and learning lots ...wish I had watched some videos before i struck out practicing in my yard on wet pine straw and now i'm suffering from a broken ankle. LOL can't wait to get back on and try again.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to DBSell

      I hope you get well quickly so you can!

      about 28 days ago
    • Steven Corry
      Steven Corry

      Why are your knees hugging the tank?......give your balls some air dude!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Steven Corry
      Steven Corry

      in hair ent lee

      about 1 month ago
    • Peter K
      Peter K

      Hi Rabid, thanks for the video. I will be buying a Rebel 500 in the near future, and I have a very serious question for you; I am planning to change the seat, and put a spring seat. (a spring seat is my dream, I buy the rebel specifically to put the spring seat as a harley will be too expensive to me). What is your opinion on the spring seat? do you thing it will make the ride more comfortable?

      about 1 month ago
    • YUHAN HUANG
      YUHAN HUANG

      A Circle dashboard with no needle but a digital display, what an “improvement “

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to YUHAN HUANG

      If done right digital can be a great display. Think about Lexus with their LFA, a vehicle with an engine that spun up so fast there was no other option but digital to be fast enough to catch the revs. Bikes deserve better tech than they get as they are for the most part performance machines, even if they are smaller like this one as we as a community tend to have more fun than the folks in cages.

      about 1 month ago
    • King Trap
      King Trap

      Can you ride a passenger??

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to King Trap

      Yes there are options to add the passenger seat and pegs.

      about 1 month ago
    • Atarva Thornhill
      Atarva Thornhill

      Great review I love my Rebel 500 too simple fix for front forks add a little oil - I had custom seat made by local motor trimmer & it made a world of difference and I put under Bar mirrors on - it looks mint. I ride in Australia on the Great Ocean Rd and in our Hills its a beautiful first road bike.

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Atarva Thornhill

      Sounds like a great place to ride. Oklahoma is just kind of boring in the middle to the west side of the state, but we have some nice roads east a few hours away, but nothing like a coastal road. That would be fantastic! I do plan on enhancing the spring sets inside the tubes and swapping the oil out at that time. And I am looking for someone to work the seat or a good saddle from a 3rd party to swap out on. But I have put over 2000 miles on it since earlier this year and it looks to be on track for around 4000 for the first year (it does share the job of getting to and from work and around town with two others), so it has been loved. When I get the changes it will probably more loved. Let's hope to it! Ride safe out there!

      about 2 months ago
    • 7316bobe
      7316bobe

      This fellow is right. This is one ugly turd of a motorcycle. As under powered as it was at least the original Honda Rebel 250 had a classic design that looked nice. This thing looks like something that a kid put together from a lot of other bike pieces, in the back of a shed, in the dark.

      about 2 months ago
    • RanGer498
      RanGer498

      not sure what other information is needed on the guage..it has all the basics needed..you make it sound like it needs a GPS , siri and Bluetooth.

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to RanGer498

      Just a tach would be it to add to it.

      about 2 months ago
    • Darren Henley
      Darren Henley

      I'm 6' 200 lbs. Went to all manufacturers demo days summer 2018. I own 3 bikes now. I liked the look alot so I rode it... rode about 50 different bikes in a month or so. I just love to ride. Kawasaki H2 ... wow! Goldwing... sweet. FXDR... nah,ergos are unnatural. I loved this bike! Light and fun,surprisingly quick too. I recommend highly,I like it so much... I'll probably get one.

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Darren Henley

      I love this little bike (yes the first couple of minutes sounds like I hate it but this is my bike), but I do recommend others to take it for a spin. In fact with the exception of one person I have let borrow the Rebel the love it and one bought. So there is that.

      about 2 months ago
    • cn 250
      cn 250

      Poor review, Mr the glass is half empty. Whiney bitch. Whaa whaa whaa.

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to cn 250

      Poor comment, Mister watched only the first few minutes and left. Whole review next time please. This is my bike and it and I have traveled well over 2000 miles in only these few short months even though it shares garage space with two others.

      about 2 months ago
    • david king
      david king

      Road to hell - chris rea🤘🤘🤘🏍🏍🏍

      about 2 months ago
    • Jeff Hudspeth
      Jeff Hudspeth

      Did you mention the tubeless tires? I may have missed it. I have a red 1987 model with 3,000 miles in my garage.

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Jeff Hudspeth

      They are indeed Tubeless but I am not sure if I did mention it.

      about 2 months ago
    • Erwin Zavala
      Erwin Zavala

      Not gonna lie, when he started talking about cheese whiz and jelly doughnuts I stopped looking for bike reviews and started looked for food channels lol

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Erwin Zavala

      Sorry about that but at least someone got some views right?

      about 2 months ago
    • GEN ゲン
      GEN ゲン

      New riders like to lean forward a little bit as it helps to feel more in control of the bike. What I see is a good opinion based on your body weight and height, which is good for people interested. But I only see good things really. Thanks for the video man.

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to GEN ゲン

      Thanks for the support!

      about 2 months ago
    • Dustin Eward
      Dustin Eward

      I love my rebel 250...

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Dustin Eward

      It's still a good bike. It will never leave you stranded and you can literally do anything to it because it was around for so long that there is an aftermarket part for it as well.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tom Smith
      Tom Smith

      I solved my suspension problem I lost 54 pounds now it rides really good and I love it I seriously love it I put on over 2000 miles Last Summer and I haven't written that far it since I was a teenager. The seed is hard and I had my seamstress make a nice little strap-on cushion for long trips. I was riding a Harley but it got so heavy I didn't think I could pick it up if I ever had it tip over so I got something lighter I most always ride alone

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Tom Smith

      I love mine still it's got that same 2000 miles from May to now and still being rode at this time cause I do ride winter weather as well. Yes I could drop some lbs too, and somewhat working on it.

      about 2 months ago
    • Kaki Kurakura
      Kaki Kurakura

      The honesty of this review is precious.

      about 2 months ago
    • interman 77
      interman 77

      I hate those digital speedos ,a needle is so much easier to see.

      about 3 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to interman 77

      I agree I want an analog over this. But it works.

      about 3 months ago
    • Russell Scianimanico
      Russell Scianimanico

      I’m pulling the trigger on getting my first bike and have been doing a lot of research. I live in an area with a lot of highways and would be doing a lot of commuting, I’m between the Yamaha SR400 and the Rebel 500. I love the style of the 400 over the Rebel but I am now wondering how well it will keep up on the 70-75mph highways compared to the Rebel. Would you have any recommendations between the two? (Also I’m 5.9’ and only weigh 130lbs)

      Loving the content that you’re putting out, keep at it!

      about 3 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Russell Scianimanico

      Thanks for the support! When it comes down to it you are lighter than me for sure and the SR400 would be able to do a better job at highway speeds than with me. However, the SR400 has a slightly lighter frame (literally within 20lbs of a Rebel 500 so with only 26 HP or so vs. the 46 of the Rebel it actually has a weight disadvantage in power to weight), and the thinner wheels making this bike skate around the road when it hits any imperfections or takes any wind blasts making it a bit harder to use at the highway speeds than the big wheeled Rebel. Other than that it should hold the speed okay, not like the Rebel, but your size would allow it to hold speed okay. The other advantage to the Rebel is the lower seat height. I would not call the kick start only a disadvantage because it is easy to use, but it is also a preference of the rider if they would be cool with constantly doing it day in and out. So to this near toss up I will go with the Rebel as it has the power, weight, wheel advantage for sustained highway riding along with the shorter seat height to aid in getting feet to the ground. The SR400 is a fantastic bike as well, but it is more suited for country backroads and city cruising.

      about 3 months ago
    • GaryLordsWayMinistry
      GaryLordsWayMinistry

      I have one big deal here...why don't you change the shocks and quit the gripping, your well to big for this little thing and it is time to grow up and stride something more substantial under you. Good grief Honda as well as every manufacturer on this planet cannot get one bike to please the the world. Be glad with what you have and quit running it down when it is apparent you bought it because you liked it or why waste your money? Could it be that you are just confused and want a bike made by every manufacturer by your specs sheet? Never going to happen dude, live in reality, or get some help.

      about 3 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to GaryLordsWayMinistry

      Sir I have rode way more motorcycles than you could possibly imagine and I love this little bike flaws and all. The Kawasaki Vulcan S and even my Honda CB1100EX all use 41MM shocks and even the SR400 and others and guess what, THEY ALL WORK. so Honda could make it work even on this smaller bike because not everyone is a 110 pound female either. So enjoy the whole video next time to learn I love the machine and yes will mod it. A video is a point in time and there have been three made of this bike on my channel alone and it even beat the Vulcan S in a comparison. Thanks for the comment but not your rudeness sir. Good day.

      about 3 months ago
    • JIGA BACHI
      JIGA BACHI

      I can deal with all the shittiness BUT I MUST have a full spectrum of instruments. I like to know what my motorcycle is doing and how it feels.

      about 3 months ago
    • Zoltan Simon
      Zoltan Simon

      Amazing

      about 3 months ago