The Honda Rebel debuted back in the year 1985. It was a small made bike with all the right ingredients. During its first year, it sold more than 20 thousand units.
The company is back this time with not just one but two upgraded bikes, a 300 and a 500. Both the bikes are built on the same identical chassis. Though other companies have made different engines for the same bike, this is the first time Honda is attempting that.
Both the bikes have a seat height of about 27.2 inches and 16-inch rear and front tires. But yes, in terms of design, there is a distinguishing element. On the DOHC cylinder of the Rebel 500, you can spot dual head pipes and twin chromed “eyeballs”. And the Rebel 300 weighs 364 pounds while the 500 weighs 408 pounds. The weight will increase if you add any accessories like ABS.
The new Honda Rebel 300 has a 286cc liquid-cooled engine. The bike offers six speeds as opposed to the earlier version of five. It is perfect for everyday riding.
The Rebel 500 has a more powerful engine, which makes the ride a lot smoother. It’s great for when you want to go on long bike rides on mountain roads. The 471cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine ensures that no matter the terrain, your ride is smooth and fast.
Both the bikes have perfect EFI fuel mapping that makes you feel comfortable on the bike.
In terms of money, the difference between the 300 and 500 is just 1600 dollars. So the Rebel 300 is priced at $4,399 on the other hand, the 500 is priced at $5,999.
So yes, all in all, Honda’s 30-year-old rebel gets a makeover that is set to be trail blazing. The company made the Rebel with 2 different engines yet an identical chassis; so that you have the option to choose what is best for you.