2024 Honda Rebel 500 Features & Benefits

  • Rebel 500 ABS SE
  • Rebel 500 ABS
  • Rebel 500

A modern cruiser through and through, the Rebel 500 is all about maximizing the freedom and exhilaration that can only be found on a motorcycle. Starting with its timeless yet aggressive styling, this hugely popular cruiser turns heads wherever it goes, with an iconic peanut fuel tank, blacked-out components and wide tires. The 471cc parallel-twin engine matches strong bottom-end torque with smooth delivery for a user-friendly powerband that makes the Rebel fun to ride, both in the canyons and around town. With relaxed ergonomics and well-balanced handling, the chassis and suspension prioritize rider comfort and control. The Rebel 500 is available in standard and ABS versions, as well as a limited-edition ABS SE trim level that comes with some of Honda’s most popular accessories pre-installed from the factory.


  • The riding position is relaxed and neutral, with arms gently outstretched and feet dropping straight down to the mid-mounted pegs.
  • Good ground clearances allow sporty lean angles.
  • LED headlight, turn signals and taillight reinforce iconic look.
  • LCD meter with gear-position indicator and fuel consumption provides pertinent information to the rider.
  • To support the Rebel’s low-slung look, its attractive tubular-steel frame holds the engine in three places and is designed to be as narrow as possible around the rider’s inseam. Trail is set at 110mm, with 28° rake.
  • The 41mm fork stanchions are set wide at 230mm apart, for rigidity, comfort and style, and the lower legs are blacked-out.
  • Fork features buffing on inner pipe for smooth action.
  • Fork angle is 30°, wheelbase is 58.7 in. wheelbase and seat height is 27.2 in., resulting in balanced, neutral steering.
  • Shock damper tube uses nitrogen gas to stabilize damping force.
  • Frame body has a narrow shape and includes an innovative rear loop that separates the seat from the stamped-metal rear fender.
  • Dunlop tires (size 130/90-16 front, 150/80-16 rear) are mounted to 16 inch cast-aluminum wheels.
  • Available in standard, ABS and ABS SE versions.
  • Iconic, peanut-shaped fuel tank, aggressively raked front end and fat tires on large-diameter wheels result in stripped forms that express offbeat individuality from every angle.
  • Blacked-out 45mm tubular swingarm with twin conventional, side-mounted dual shocks that feature two-step preload adjusters.
  • Ignition is housed below the left side of the fuel tank.


  • Assist/slipper clutch results in reduced effort in stop-and-go situations and enhances controlled deceleration.
  • Powered by a 471cc, eight-valve, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with strong bottom-end torque and a smooth, linear power delivery.
  • Cylinder head uses roller rocker arms; shim-type valve adjustment allows them to be light, for lower valve-spring load and reduced friction.
  • Silent (SV Chain) cam chain, with the surface of its pins treated with Vanadium to reduce friction through its increased protection against dust. Inlet-valve diameter is 26.0 mm with exhaust-valve diameter of 21.5 mm.
  • Reduced friction through the inclusion of striations on the piston skirt (a finish that increases surface area, introducing gaps in which oil can flow for better lubrication). An AB 1 salt bath process, used after isonite nitriding, forms a protective oxidization membrane.
  • Crankshaft pins are phased at 180°, and a primary couple-balancer sits behind the cylinders, close to the bike’s center of gravity. The primary and balancer gears use scissor gears, reducing noise. The crank counterweight is specifically shaped for couple-balance and its light weight allows the engine to spin freely, with low inertia.
  • Crankcases use centrifugally cast thin-walled sleeves. Their internal design reduces the “pumping” losses that can occur with a 180° phased firing order. A deep oil sump holds 3.2 liters.
  • Six-speed gearbox is designed to offer smooth gear changes.
  • Blacked-out mechanical components for a tough, minimalist look.
  • Specially designed muffler looks good and emits a pulsating exhaust note.

Honda Accessories
A full range of official Honda Accessories are available for the Rebel 500 to help create a custom look. Available accessories include a stylish main seat, headlight cowl, meter visor, fork cover, and new saddlebag that can be removed without the use of tools and comes with shoulder straps for easy use when you leave the bike.

WARRANTY: Because we are so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Accessories, we are pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.

Transferrable one-year unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a HondaCare® Protection Plan.

  • Meets current EPA and CARB standards
  • California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment