Make your mark on it.
The CMX500 Rebel is all about freedom for all motorcyclists, particularly A2 licence holders. With a strong, liquid-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine cradled in low chassis and updated suspension, lighting, comfort and instruments, it’s a stunning looking bike – a blank canvas – and one that’s ready for whatever your imagination has in store for it.
AN EASY RIDE
The Rebel takes a different road.
Powered by a proven parallel twin-cylinder engine, the response is friendly, smooth and linear – ideal if you're stepping up from a smaller bike. Thanks to a new exhaust, it’s also now EURO5 compliant, while the addition of an assist-and-slipper clutch aids gearchanges with a 30% lighter lever feel. The riding position is relaxed as you sit, arms outstretched, into the low seat height, ready for the highway. Even at low speed, the Rebel remains comfortable and easy to manage.
A parallel twin tuned for cruising.
Moving away from the high rpm-focused performance of the CBR500R, a revised PGM-FI fuel injection map has given the Rebel’s engine a totally different character. It has beefy, bottom-end output with more muscular torque of 43.2Nm@ 6,000rpm and – combined with peak power of 34kW @ 8,500rpm – provides satisfying acceleration and strong cruising performance.
The 2-1 exhaust uses two resonator chambers along with a 120mm diameter ‘shotgun’ style muffler. An internal redesign and new LAF sensor help the engine gain EURO5 compliance while the sound produced has a deep pulse thanks to the 180° phased firing order. Take it through the 6-speed gearbox and you’ll be surprised at how strong this motor feels.
|Dimensions and Weights||CMX500 Rebel|
|Battery Capacity (VAh)||12V|
|Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm)||2,188 x 820 x 1,094|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)||11.2|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||136mm|
|Kerb Weight (kg)||190kg|
|Seat Height (mm)||690mm|
|Bore × Stroke (mm)||67 x 66.8|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||471cc|
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, DOHC|
|Max. Power Output||33.5kW/8,500rpm|
|C02 Emissions (g/km)||86|
|Oil Capacity (Litres)||3.2 litres|
|Clutch||Wet multiplate Hydraulic|
|Suspension Front||41mm Telescopic forks|
|Suspension Rear||Showa with pro-link system|
|Tyre Size Front||130/90-16M/C 67H|
|Tyre Size Rear||150/80-16M/C 71H|
|Wheels Front||16M/C x MT3.00|
|Wheels Rear||16M/C x MT3.00|
|Instruments and Electrics||CMX500 Rebel|
|Tail Light||Bulb 8.3W|
Like many traditional machines, the ignition is housed below the left side of the fuel tank.
Stop on Sight
A Natural Ride
Sold me a fantastic little 125, and have completed the first service. All great, friendly staff, very informative! Highly recommend.
Jason Kelleher - Lloyd Carlisle Honda Motorcycles