The Honda Rebel 500 Bobber Supreme Edition has been officially unveiled and it will go on sale in Thailand in the coming days. Coming to the design language, the Bobber Supreme Edition of the 500cc motorcycle features a plethora of retro prospects that set it apart from the standard version. The brand has equipped the motorcycle with a matte black housing at the front that tidies up its whole profile by hiding all the cables. In addition to this, the retro appeal of the bobber is further accentuated with the use of fork gaiters as well as a leather-cladded split-seat design.
The Honda Rebel 500 Bobber Supreme Edition has been equipped with a radiator grille at the front for additional protection while the other retro stylish bits include a distinguished fuel tank cap, a matte black crash guard and more.
The brand further offers the special edition variant of the motorcycle with a host of additional accessories that adds on to its retro outlook. The customers can avail the motorcycle with a rear luggage rack, pillion set of footpegs, a black leather seat and saddlebag with panniers.
Powering the Honda Rebel 500 Bobber Supreme Edition is the same 471cc, liquid-cooled engine that is being offered to the standard version. The engine is capable of offering maximum power of 45.55HP @ 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 43 Nm @ 6,500 rpm. The engine remains mated to a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch.
The brand is offering only 100 units of the special edition motorcycle in the Thai markets at a price tag of 2,35,300 Thai Baht (INR INR 5.42 lakh approx) while the regular Rebel 500 variant is available at 222,780 Thai Baht (INR 5.13 lakh approx).
As Honda is planning to expand its premium motorcycle portfolio in the Indian markets, one can expect the Rebel 500 to make an entry into the Indian market sooner than later. Once launched in India, the cruiser motorcycle is expected to be priced around INR 5 lakhs (ex-showroom).