Bobbers are American born cruisers and there is no better place in the world other than the USA to launch a new Bobber. This time the Japanese bi-wheelers, Honda is in the limelight revealing their new 2017 Rebels. It is the new Honda Rebel 500 and 300. Their main aim is to bring new riders to the Honda community by introducing a pair of bobber-style models with cool minimalistic looks.
Honda introduced Rebels from 1985 onwards and this time at The Long Beach Motorcycle Show they are with a pair of Rebels. From the Rebel 250, the new 300 features a 286cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine with PGM-FI induction and 4-valves with DOHC system. It is then mated with 6-speed manual gearbox. In Rebel 500, CBR 500's 471cc parallel twin cylinder is used. Both the Rebels use a new Trellis frame for better dynamics.
Both the Rebels shares many features like 16-inch wheels, ABS system, 41 mm telescopic fork, dual shock rear suspension, 296 mm and 246 mm disc brakes and few cosmetic outfits. The Rebel 500 weighs around 185 kg and the lighter version weighs 165 kg.
Honda Rebel 300
Honda Rebel 500
The 27.2-inch seat height, low-rise handlebar and the foot peg location at the mid mount section o the motorcycle give a smooth and relaxed riding position. The bulk 11.2-litre fuel tank also adds the customary Bobber looks to the new Rebels.
As both the models are launched in the USA, it meets current EPA standards (Environmental Protection Agency). These models are available in 4 different paint schemes like Matte Pearl White, Matte Silver Metallic, Black and Red.
So far Honda has not revealed any information regarding the introduction of Rebels in other markets. Since India is a fertile grounds for all kind of two wheelers, they may soon consider India as one of the future markets for this motorcycle. The like of Royal Enfield cruisers and the success stories of Harley Street 750 and Modern Classics from Triumph, Rebel 300 and 500 could be a fortune for Honda in India.
Honda revealed their 2017 edition Rebels in American soil this month.
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