Honda Rebel 250 and Rebel 500 Launched in Japan

Honda recently launched the much awaited Rebel 250 and Rebel 500 in Japan. The bikes are using the CBR family engines and their sales would start from 17 April 2017. Honda Rebel 500 uses a 471 cc, twin cylinder engine that is good for 46 PS at 8500 rpm and 43 Nm at 6500 rpm. The bike weighs quite high at 190 kg while it can be bought in Matt Armored Silver Metallic and Victory Red. Rebel 500 has a low 135 mm of ground clearance.

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Honda Rebel 250 and Rebel 500 Launched in Japan

The younger Rebel 250 comes with a smaller 249 cc, single cylinder engine producing 26 PS at 9500 rpm and 22 Nm at 7750 rpm. The bike weighs 168 kg (non-ABS model) while its ground clearance is slightly better at 150 mm. It can be bought in Lemon Ice Yellow, Graphite Black and Matt Armored Silver Metallic. Both the bikes use 16 inch alloy wheels with thick 130 mm front tyre and even thicker 150 mm unit at the rear. The front forks measure 41 mm on the Rebel series.

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Rebel 500 has been priced at JPY 785,160 (INR 4,66,500 approx) while Rebel 250 can be had for JPY 537,840 (INR 3,19,500 approx) and JPY 588,600 (INR 3,49,600 approx) for non-ABS and ABS variant respectively. Honda plans to sell 1500 monthly units for Rebel 500 while 1000 units for Rebel 500 are also on the charts. This can be a nice Royal Enfield competitor in India as its design is quite challenging while engine power is even adequate. For now, Honda has no plans to launch the Rebel series in India, they might consider Rebel 250 and Rebel 500 for India later in 2018.

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Key Specs of Honda Rebel 250

  • Length x Width x Height – 2190 x 820 x 1090 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1490 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 150 mm
  • Seat Height – 690 mm
  • Fuel Tank – 11 litres
  • Weight – 168 kg (Standard), 170 kg (ABS)
  • Engine – 249cc, Liquid-cooled, 1-Cylinder
  • Max. Power – 26 PS @ 9500 rpm
  • Max. Torque – 22 NM @ 7750 rpm
  • Fuel Supply – Programmed Fuel Injection
  • Transmission – 6-Speed Gearbox
  • Front Tyre – 130 / 90-16 M / C 67 H
  • Rear Tyre – 150 / 80-16 M / C 71 H
  • Front Brake – Disc
  • Rear Brake – Disc
  • Front Suspension – Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension – Dual Shock Absorber
  • Starting Price in Japan – JPY 537,840 (INR 3.20 lakhs, approx.)

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Key Specs of Honda Rebel 500

  • Length x Width x Height – 2190 x 820 x 1090 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1490 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 135 mm
  • Seat Height – 690 mm
  • Fuel Tank – 11 litres
  • Weight – 190 kg (ABS)
  • Engine – 471cc, Liquid-cooled, 2-Cylinder
  • Max. Power – 46 PS @ 8500 rpm
  • Max. Torque – 43 NM @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Supply – Programmed Fuel Injection
  • Transmission – 6-Speed Gearbox
  • Front Tyre – 130 / 90-16 M / C 67 H
  • Rear Tyre – 150 / 80-16 M / C 71 H
  • Front Brake – Disc
  • Rear Brake – Disc
  • Front Suspension – Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension – Dual Shock Absorber
  • Starting Price in Japan – JPY 785,160 (INR 4.67 lakhs, approx.)

2017 Honda Rebel – Express Yourself

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Honda Rebel 500 Shades

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Official Photos of Honda Rebel 500

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Honda Rebel 250 and Rebel 500 Launched in Japan
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