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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

    • Siddhartha Thapa
      Siddhartha Thapa

      well sound like u are to obessed with that bike... instead u keep talking about ducati🤣🤣🤣🤣.
      seems like u wanted ducati ended with thi$$$$$$???

      about 1 day ago
    • vikingbags
      vikingbags

      Nice review :)

      about 3 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to vikingbags

      If y'all would like help promoting some of your fine products contact me at vetteman125@gmail.com and we can work something up :)

      about 3 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to vikingbags

      Thank you!

      about 3 days ago
    • usernamemykel
      usernamemykel

      Bought a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 KRT Edition - and I love it. Then, I joined a motorcycle club, as in, mostly Harleys, taking long rides. So now, I'm considering a more comfortable (than a crotch rocket) bike, with the ability to cruise along with the guys. I found my Kawi (370#, wet ) with me aboard (180#) being buffeted by wind at 80 mph - not pleasant. Considering Honda Shadow Spirit 750 or Kawi Vulcan S 650.
      Which would you suggest, and the reasons, please.
      Thank you!

      about 4 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to usernamemykel

      I am think of rear wheel HP after parasitic loss in the drivetrain. The older Shadows with chain drives achieved 39 HP at the wheel.

      about 3 days ago
    • usernamemykel
      usernamemykel In reply to usernamemykel

      @Rabid Hedgehog
      Thanks. The Shadow has 44.6 hp, not 35 hp, BTW. In either case, the Vulcan gets 61 hp.

      about 4 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to usernamemykel

      Shadows are low and slow. Only make around 35 horses, but 100% bullet proof. The Kawi Vulcan S would hang around and be comfortable for long cruises. It weighs almost 500 lbs wet, has the ergo fit where you can have it adjusted to you, and has good suspension and lively handling as well.

      about 4 days ago
    • Ray Britt
      Ray Britt

      New York to LA and back on a 500 loved it. I been ride for 50 yrs so I know more than you!

      about 6 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Ray Britt

      Sounds like a fun ride. And the power of knowledge is great as well.

      about 5 days ago
    • Scott Guthrie
      Scott Guthrie

      Are you driving close to edmond?

      about 6 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Scott Guthrie

      Yes sir. Also north Guthrie HWY 77 between Mulhall and Guthrie. But some of this video was indeed in Edmond proper.

      about 6 days ago
    • paul k
      paul k

      you should take it down the tail of the dragon and grind the pegs.

      about 7 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to paul k

      Wish I could. That is a bucket list item though.

      about 7 days ago
    • Wakky Wabbit
      Wakky Wabbit

      I'm guessing you couldn't afford your dream bike but thankfully, Honda makes a budget bike. It's a really nice bike for the price, and you complain because about some of the cost cutting measures.

      And, it's ok to express your negative opinion, but it's the way you presented your opinion... rude, entitled, disrespectful and ungreatful, on YouTube, in full drama queen mode.

      Learn to express yourself like an adult.

      about 7 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Wakky Wabbit

      Sure sure. Dream bike was in the garage with this bike and this bike I stated that despite all the negative remarks at the front I owned and loved this bike because it had a soul. Watch the entire video before you hit me with your negativity and critical remarks as well. Then we can all act like adults.

      about 7 days ago
    • Gustavo Conceição
      Gustavo Conceição

      I JUST WANT TO SEE THIS FUCKING BIKE HERE IN BRAZIIIIIIL

      about 8 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Gustavo Conceição

      They do not offer it?

      about 7 days ago
    • lrenturn
      lrenturn

      Change shock springs, air pressure and weight of fork oil to get the way you want it. Old school to make better.

      about 10 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to lrenturn

      That was something I was going to work on. Ended up selling this one just after the year review to get the Flying Fortress.

      about 7 days ago
    • Ray Charles
      Ray Charles

      Cheese Wiz, LMAO ! !

      about 10 days ago
    • Ray Charles
      Ray Charles In reply to Ray Charles

      @Rabid Hedgehog

      LOL
      Please, keep coming up with these lines. I need the laughs for my depression.

      On my own jap bike, before I trained my butt to accept the harsh seat, I wanted to quit riding.
      Now, I the pinecones are broken-in, and don't bother me.

      about 6 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Ray Charles

      Could have been worse. Could have been a beaver chewing on your nether regions.

      about 7 days ago
    • Ray Charles
      Ray Charles In reply to Ray Charles

      And then, pinecones, and wood shavings in the seat. LMAO

      about 10 days ago
    • mattbandz47
      mattbandz47

      the bike is 6,000 for a reason. The small complaints you made are just do to the fact thats its on the lower end of prices

      about 15 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to mattbandz47

      I owned this bike for a long while and enjoyed it overall.

      about 12 days ago
    • Joygernaut M
      Joygernaut M

      OK for those of us who aren’t huge perhaps under 150 pounds the seat and suspension are not an issue at all!!! I’m 130 and 5 foot 5. This is exactly what I needed as a new rider. Great Review!

      about 18 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Joygernaut M

      Thanks! Ride safe out there!

      about 16 days ago
    • Jesse Davis
      Jesse Davis

      Hey, great review. I bought a Street Rod XG750A a year ago, but was initially tossing up between that, the Rebel 500 and the Boulevard S40. I liked the performance capability of the Street Rod (and still do) but the Rebel is a sweet bike, I love the look. I also love the simplicity and old school look of the S40. Is the suspension better on the S40? Keep up the great work.

      about 18 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Jesse Davis

      Since we owned a S40 I can say yes, the S40 was better sprung than the Rebel interestingly enough.

      about 16 days ago
    • anusheadproductions
      anusheadproductions

      good drive train the rest is cheap

      about 19 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to anusheadproductions

      I think they could spend a smidge more on suspension and still make margin.

      about 16 days ago
    • Jason Shriver
      Jason Shriver

      Hang on a second...you're wearing a Yamaha hat, a Harley Davidson shirt, and reviewing a Honda motorcycle?

      about 20 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Jason Shriver

      It's positive in the end I got the bad out of the way first and yes sure why not? Why be brand specific?

      about 20 days ago
    • Scott Free
      Scott Free

      Bought my Reb 500 5/23/19. Everything RH said is 100% true. Worth every cent. If they ever come out with a Rebel 750 you can bet your ass I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

      about 20 days ago
    • Scott Free
      Scott Free In reply to Scott Free

      @Rabid Hedgehog Agreed

      about 20 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Scott Free

      Rebel 750 would be awesome to replace the old and tired Shadow line.

      about 20 days ago
    • kamil f
      kamil f

      Thanks great rivew excelent pointers

      about 20 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to kamil f

      Thank you for the support!

      about 20 days ago
    • dorothy dale
      dorothy dale

      MORE chrome. looks too military

      about 21 day ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to dorothy dale

      That is something that is doable.

      about 20 days ago
    • B. Chuchlucious
      B. Chuchlucious

      I like the classic looks of the original. This looks like a terminator bike.

      about 22 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to B. Chuchlucious

      I think it will still age decent over time like its older variant.

      about 20 days ago
    • Derek Frampton PaPa-D
      Derek Frampton PaPa-D

      ...I should have said that your review of this bike is the BEST on youtube. SO MUCH POSITIVE surrounding this bike especially for "beginners" or "new riders" and I'm like calling bullshit on that quite a bit due to the crappy suspension, and crappy dash and that case on your right leg? That'd drive me nuts! I'm glad you started with the negatives. I'm gonna have to spend hundreds, maybe a couple thousand to get this bike modded to how I like it... and that still leaves the dash and that case on the right leg issue...Having said that, I might just get a different bike unfortunately because by the time I spend the extra cash, I'm into the 8k range... quite a few GREAT bikes in that range. Cheers!

      about 24 days ago
    • Joseph Jester
      Joseph Jester

      Good review. I don't know what it is, but Honda has been designing some ugly-looking bikes as of late.

      about 27 days ago
    • Joseph Jester
      Joseph Jester In reply to Joseph Jester

      Rabid Hedgehog maybe it's just me getting old then...mid 40's and I cringe when I look at Honda's "modern" offerings...

      about 24 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Joseph Jester

      Trying to push the design of motorcycles forward and making them a bit more modern, but we as riders have pretty much spoken and Honda has pushed more of the neo-café classic styles out as of late that look great.

      about 25 days ago
    • Tom Smith
      Tom Smith

      I been up to 69 mpg around mpls mn. 3k miles on bike 1 year old

      about 28 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Tom Smith

      Nice! Nothing beats good wind and good fuel economy.

      about 25 days ago
    • Derek Frampton PaPa-D
      Derek Frampton PaPa-D

      Has anyone tried or successfully modded this bike? I mean like exhaust, suspension (front and/or rear) upgrades to the dashboard/tech, seat, bars, calipers for brake/clutch/lights etc.?

      about 28 days ago
    • Derek Frampton PaPa-D
      Derek Frampton PaPa-D In reply to Derek Frampton PaPa-D

      @Rabid Hedgehog Thanks for the clarification. I've found quite a few after-market universal ones, but the wiring harnesses... I'm not sure they'll be compatible without having the bike first. Cheers! (update I'm looking for the schematic for the bikes wiring harness, I'll know soon if there's anything dash-related from aftermarket that's compatible)

      about 25 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Derek Frampton PaPa-D

      There are many updates and mods that can be done to the Rebel 500. Ohlins even makes a suspension set for it as well. All can be done, but I have not seen a new dash for it.

      about 25 days ago
    • CutTheTVoff Man
      CutTheTVoff Man

      You make great videos man.

      about 28 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to CutTheTVoff Man

      Thank you!

      about 28 days ago
    • Derek Frampton PaPa-D
      Derek Frampton PaPa-D

      THANK YOU.

      about 29 days ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Derek Frampton PaPa-D

      You're Welcome.

      about 28 days ago
    • Pat Downs
      Pat Downs

      If I have to change the $suspension$ (I'm short but I'm a fat ass), I figure I might as well get the Vulcan S. However. I like the way this Honda looks far more than the Vulcan. I don't know what the hell to do. I think I'll just shoot myself. Whichever one I get, I'll wish I had gotten the other. I'm doomed. Also, my local dealer sells Vulcans but NEVER has one on the floor because he sez he has no room. So he has three still in crates in the back. He won't build it up for me unless I actually buy it. But I can't buy it unless I can at least sit on it. Never move to a small town. Whatever you want, it's probably not available.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Pat Downs

      That is a bummer for dang sure. They should allow you to sit on it and for that matter the whole idea of ergo fit by Kawasaki is for one to be able to sit on it and have it adjusted to the needs of the rider. I would say that suspension can be ordered and changed easily on both motorcycles and be built to a way that works.

      about 29 days ago
    • rizzle razzleuno
      rizzle razzleuno

      I really enjoyed this. The gauge and bouncy suspension need improvement.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to rizzle razzleuno

      Maybe in a refresh of the model they shall do.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dustin Stewart
      Dustin Stewart

      This helped

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Dustin Stewart

      Thanks for the support!

      about 1 month ago
    • Gaël des Montagnes Noires
      Gaël des Montagnes Noires

      Cheeze wiz HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... It's funny because it's true. So true :/

      about 1 month ago
    • Rabid Hedgehog
      Rabid Hedgehog In reply to Gaël des Montagnes Noires

      Yup. All other 41MM forks are great! And then there's this...

      about 1 month ago
    • Boom Vazuka
      Boom Vazuka

      Nice bike.❤❤❤❤

      about 1 month ago