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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

    • Clarence Swope
      Clarence Swope

      I hate to differ with you back in the early 80s there was a Honda Shadow 500 with a six-speed I don't know if Honda Rebel 500 is the same motor but I know the transmission is different because the Honda Shadow 500 was a shaft drive not chain

      about 7 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Clarence Swope

      You are correct. It is the first modern era cruiser because they oddly have left the 6 speed out for a long time.

      about 5 days ago
    • Marcangelus1
      Marcangelus1

      I agree with all the things that you said are wrong for this bike.

      about 8 days ago
    • Brandon Herrin
      Brandon Herrin

      Because a new rider needs to be adjusting their rear spring...and I found the front suspension great, that's why it works as it does.

      about 12 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Brandon Herrin

      Well it was adjusted the way it needed to be done. I still have it and just did the year update.

      about 11 days ago
    • Anthony Keller
      Anthony Keller

      I would change the exhaust

      about 13 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Anthony Keller

      May have a guy to do that soon.

      about 11 days ago
    • Umaxen 00
      Umaxen 00

      I've owned a number of new Honda cars, however if the engine case touched and vibrated on my ankle 24/7? I'd literally dump that bitch right off a cliff and laugh as it was disintegrating on the way down. My ankle is worth far more than ANY poorly engineered bike. I was going to actually BUY this bike! Thanks for the engine case information...

      about 14 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Umaxen 00

      No problem! For me being taller and longer legged it does not effect me as it would some. But I try to be honest from all angles.

      about 11 days ago
    • Scott Banks
      Scott Banks

      then dont buy one, i'm outta here

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Scott Banks

      Yeah watch the whole thing own it love it.

      about 1 month ago
    • james ellis
      james ellis

      After hearing all the initial bitching I thought this thing would be a turd.After the ride review I thought if you just tweaked the suspension and changed seat it would be one hell of a bike.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to james ellis

      That's all it needs. I have the place to do the suspension now I just need the funds or well the lack of temptation to get a Moto Guzzi by selling this one as he is a dealer in Guzzi but a custom bike builder all in one.

      about 1 month ago
    • attila elekes
      attila elekes

      Will this bike handle 1 hour commute on highway going 70mph ? Will it be unstable or uncomfortable?

      about 1 month ago
    • attila elekes
      attila elekes In reply to attila elekes

      +Rabid Hedgehog Hi, I wanted to ask you if you experienced hand/ wrist/ finger numbness after riding it for longer periods. I saw people mention it online from vibration. Thanks

      about 23 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to attila elekes

      You're welcome

      about 1 month ago
    • attila elekes
      attila elekes In reply to attila elekes

      +Rabid Hedgehog thanks a lot.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to attila elekes

      Speed and stability are good. Comfort is dependent on how tall and heavy you might be due to seat and suspension setup being more suited for someone less than 160.

      about 1 month ago
    • ROY WALLS
      ROY WALLS

      Had honda rebel 250cc long ago but took to uncle home put in barn a storm & tornado it was gone!

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to ROY WALLS

      Sounds like an Oklahoma Spring sadly. Hate to hear a bike has been taken by storms.

      about 1 month ago
    • Brat Cafe
      Brat Cafe

      I am 5'7.5",130 lbs.......only issue is tail light and speedo....$100 to change both.....

      about 1 month ago
    • Alexander Olsen
      Alexander Olsen

      In the display, is there a gear shift indicator?
      This one of 4 bikes I have found that my girlfriend can ride easily as she can reach the ground comfortably, not just her tippytoes even though she is 5" and weights 104 pounds. She is going to start taking her licence this year (we live in Norway) and we're looking for a bike for her that ideally doesn't need to be lowered. The second one is the Kawasaki Vulcan S, but she finds the riding position uncomfortable (she looks bent like a shrimp, haha). Third one is the Harley Davidson's sportster which is too expensive, and last Triumph Bobber, too heavy and expensive too. Driving schools here don't have them either.
      Anyway, do any of you have any other suggestions to other bikes we could try?

      about 1 month ago
    • Hunter J. Short
      Hunter J. Short

      Thanks for the video man! Went and looked at the newer one of these today and its most definitely going to be my first bike, i love that its a smooth ride and i love that its gonna be fast enough that if i choose to take trips on it i can! How many miles would you say you get per tank in normal driving conditions?

      about 1 month ago
    • Hunter J. Short
      Hunter J. Short In reply to Hunter J. Short

      +Rabid Hedgehog lol youre right, it was the vulcan they showed me i was thinking about, i deffinetly wanna get the rebel tho. my best friend actually has an older rebel

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Hunter J. Short

      Interesting, as far as I am aware and looking at Honda's page they appear the same.

      about 1 month ago
    • Hunter J. Short
      Hunter J. Short In reply to Hunter J. Short

      Rabid Hedgehog that sounds really good actually, my commute to work is only about 6 miles so really I should get about a week and a half to 2 weeks in a single tank but knowing me it will be my first bike and with any new vehicle I’ll be finding any excuse to go for a ride lol, I think the one I looked at was a 2019 I think, if I remember correctly it was different than yours, the key was actually under the bars instead of the side and I think the tail light was also different

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Hunter J. Short

      I have seen from 120-160 depending on conditions. Since it's been super cold I get them warm and it's trending a little lower right now due to the times idling to a decent temp. Light turns on around 110-130 in the experience I've been having so far.

      about 1 month ago
    • Alberto Rudi
      Alberto Rudi

      What actually "IMPARTIALITY" looks like? Make a HONDA video review showing your beloved YAMAHA baseball cap...:))

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Alberto Rudi

      Yeah so I own the bike and ride it every week and don't own a Yamaha... Or Harley for that matter.... But yup I'm not impartial I am completely biased.... and own 3 Hondas actually...

      about 1 month ago
    • toni Montana
      toni Montana

      Cool bike for the price. You dont have an idea

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to toni Montana

      Um what? It's my bike... Did you watch the whole thing cause I said despite all the stuff at the beginning I like it....

      about 1 month ago
    • Okie Rider
      Okie Rider

      RH
      Fyi, cruisers are standards. The term "cruisers" came from the Japanese when they were trying to enter the western market (North, South,& Central Americas). Harley and Indian never called their bikes "cruisers" until the late 60s when manufacturers like Honda and Suzuki came along. I do, however, agree with you on that 80s style or Harley's style brake light. It needs to go away.

      about 1 month ago
    • Frisco Sanry
      Frisco Sanry

      Lol 😂 this is fun to watch

      about 1 month ago
    • Magic Rooster
      Magic Rooster

      No passenger seat? Pass.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Magic Rooster

      These can be outfitted with passenger seats and in other markets they are already installed.

      about 1 month ago
    • J H
      J H

      Nice review, covered many aspects of the Rebel. Thanks

      about 1 month ago
    • sniperdoug1969
      sniperdoug1969

      All the old rebel needed was a 450 engine on it. I had an old 450 rebel. God it was fun.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to sniperdoug1969

      Well not too far away in the 467CC range here with that. I do wish the 450 Rebel made it out of the 80s.

      about 1 month ago
    • James Willmus
      James Willmus

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

      about 2 months ago
    • Bruh, Listen
      Bruh, Listen

      Review or roast?

      about 2 months ago
    • Bruh, Listen
      Bruh, Listen In reply to Bruh, Listen

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

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Bruh, Listen

      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 2 months ago
    • Bruh, Listen
      Bruh, Listen In reply to Bruh, Listen

      +Rabid Hedgehog oh damn

      about 2 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Bruh, Listen

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

      about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • SAMIE SHAH
      SAMIE SHAH

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

      about 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • Miner Frank
      Miner Frank

      whats the ducati counterpart for this model?

      about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to DBSell

      I hope you get well quickly so you can!

      about 2 months ago
    • Steven Corry
      Steven Corry

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

      about 3 months ago
    • Steven Corry
      Steven Corry

      in hair ent lee

      about 3 months 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 3 months ago