2020 Honda Rebel — More Refinements

  • The 2020 Honda Rebel is further refined.

  • More contemporary features are added included LED lighting and slipper clutch.

  • The engine is tuned for punchy torque but linear power delivery.

The 2020 Honda Rebel was made its European debut, with more refinements aimed to give the rider better comfort, among other things.

In making the 2020 Rebel Euro5 compliant, Honda looked at a great deal of features, also. A higher S-spec version features headlight cowl, all-black fork covers and gaiters, and a diamond-stitch style seat.


Honda aims the Rebel at younger riders who want a more laid-back motorcycle that’s easy to ride, has low maintenance yet with plenty of modern features. But it should also appeal to those who want cruisers that are not of the mainstream with its lean and low stripped, bobber styling, including a 11.2-litre fuel tank.

The 471cc, liquid-cooled, 8-valve, parallel-Twin engine was adapted from the CBR500R and produces strong bottom-end torque and smooth power delivery that’s less intimidating to new and casual riders. It produces 45.6 bhp (34 kW) at 8,500 RPM and 43.3 Nm of torque at 6,000 RPM.

Other features include revised suspension, full-LED lighting including the turnsignals, gear position indicator, more comfortable seat and a slipper clutch.

The passenger seat and footrests can be easily detached for a more custom look (or to convince your other half that you’ll be riding alone).

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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