Rebel 500

Honda has temporarily stopped accepting orders for 10 models due to a supply chain issue.

  • Honda has stop taking orders for 10 motorcycles due to logistic and manufacturing issues.
  • Honda ADV150, CRF250 and Rebel are among affected by the announcement. 

The ten models affected by the temporary halt includes the Honda ADV150, MSX125, Monkey 125, Hunter Cub 125, CRF250L, CRF250 Rally, Forza, Rebel 250, Rebel 500 and Rebel 1100.

Honda in a statement said that they are suspending the orders for the ten motorcycles due to a number of factors including the current breakdown of logistics system.

Due to multiple factors such as lockdowns due to the new coronavirus infection overseas, congestion in marine transportation and harbors worldwide, and semiconductor supply shortages, product and parts arrivals have been delayed,” said Honda.

In addition to the logistic issue, Honda also said that the current law regarding exhaust regulation in Japan are also affecting bike’s production.

Unfortunately, Honda could not confirm when will they be taking new orders again.

“Regarding the resumption of orders for the target products, we will inform you again from this site and Honda motorcycle authorized dealers. We will continue to do our best to deliver products to our customers as soon as possible, so we appreciate your understanding.”

Nevertheless, it remains unclear whether the temporary suspension is just for the Japanese market or it will also affect the global market as well.

(Source: CarWatch)

Honda is set to introduce a new retro scrambler based on the Rebel 250 for 2023.

  • the CL250 will be built based on the Rebel 250 engine and chassis.
  • shares the same 249cc single-cylinder engine that makes 25hp and 22Nm. 

Japanese publication Young Machine previously revealed Honda’s plan to launch an all-new CL500 scrambler based on the engine and frame of the Rebel 500.

The rumour relating to CL500 has been making its round in Japan for some time, but it was only recently that Honda essentially confirmed the new retro scrambler after filing trademarks for the CL500.

However, new evidence has emerged that Honda plans to add a smaller CL250 alongside the 500cc variant.

Like the CL500, the smaller retro scrambler will borrow the same engine and chassis structure from the Rebel 250, currently on sale in the Asian market.

Honda Thailand recently filed a trademark application for the CL300 name due to the fact that there is where Honda manufactured the Rebel 300 and Rebel 500.

Honda also applied for the CL500 naming rights in several other countries, including Thailand and Australia, suggesting that the new model will likely be launched later this year.

Meanwhile, the upcoming CL250 is expected to offer 25.6hp and 22Nm thanks to the 249cc single-cylinder engine found in the Rebel 250.

  • The Honda Rebel 500 is a lightweight cruiser.

  • The engine is punchy and smooth, making the bike accessible to most riders.

  • Boon Siew Honda has introduced two new colours to the range.

The 2018 Honda Rebel 500 lightweight cruiser gets new colours, as announced by Boon Siew Honda.

The Rebel 500 made its debut in Malaysia in 2017. Many have taken a liking to it since then. Priced from just RM 32,399.00, it represents a great value for money.

It is a good-looking bike by any account. Styled like a bobber with a wide front wheel, owners can look forward to customizing it to their hearts’ content. The 471cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin engine provides punchy torque yet linear in its response.

Being small in size also means the bike is accessible to a wide variety of riders. The Rebel 500 features a seat height of only 690mm and a kerb weight of just 191 kg.

Front and rear disc brakes take care of braking duties. The rear Showa shocks are adjustable for two-step preload.

Boon Siew Honda have added new colours to the 2018 Honda Rebel 500 range. The new colours are Matt Axis Grey and Pearl Cadet Grey. The existing Graphite Black and Millennium Red are retained.

The new colours are available from December 2018 onwards at all Honda Big Wing dealers.

(Click on this link to read our full review of the 2017 Honda Rebel 500.)

TESTED: 2017 Honda Rebel 500 – “The Practical Bobber”


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