EICMA 2019: Honda’s NEW Rebel for 2020. Next generation A2 licence cruiser motorcycle.


Honda’s just revealed its new Euro 5 compliant A2 licence-friendly 471cc Rebel cruiser for 2020.

Honda's updated Rebel cruiser motorcycle for 2020.

Honda’s learner friendly cruiser has been updated for 2020 to be brought in line with Euro 5 emissions regulations. But there are a handful of other changes too, including revised suspension, full LED lighting, a new gear position indicator, a slipper clutch and a more comfortable seat.

Honda Rebel riding shot.

Powered by the same 471cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine as the CBR500R – the Rebel comes with revised PGM-FI fuel injection mapping and different valve and ignition timings to shift its character away from high rpm-focused performance to torque-heavy bottom-end output. It kicks out maximum torque of 43.3Nm of torque at 6,000rpm and peak power of 45hbp at 8,500rpm.

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The Rebel comes with a 45mm diameter tubular steel swingarm, which works together with twin shock absorbers (that come with 5 step preload settings). The shocks are now nitrogen-charged, with revised spring rate and reshaped damper rubbers for firmer, more consistent damping. For 2020, it also comes with revised fork spring rates and oil quantities to help offer more compliant damping for a smoother ride.

Its 16-inch cast aluminium wheels are clad with a set of fat Dunlop tyres – and there’s a 296mm front disc with a twin-piston caliper at the front and a single-piston caliper at the rear looking after the braking.

The new Rebel’s available in Matte Jeans Blue Metallic, Graphite Black, Matte Axis Grey Metallic or Millennium Red – but if you fancy making it your own, there are a range of accessories available direct from Honda. And the pillion pad and rear footpegs are easily removable, so there’s a lot of flexibility depending on what you want to create.

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No news on pricing or availability just yet, but for more information on the new Honda Rebel for 2020, click HERE.

Technical Specifications

ENGINE  
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC
Engine Displacement (cm³) 471cc
No. of Valves per Cylinder 4
Bore ´ Stroke (mm) 67 x 66.8
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Max. Power Output 34kW/8,500rpm
Max. Torque 43.3Nm/6,000rpm
Oil Capacity 3.2 litres
FUEL SYSTEM  
Carburation PGM-FI
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.2L
Fuel consumption 27km/litre
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM  
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V
ACG Output 0.5kW
DRIVETRAIN  
Clutch Type Wet multiplate
Transmission Type 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
FRAME  
Type Steel Diamond
CHASSIS  
Dimensions (LxWxH) mm 2,205 x 820 x 1,090
Wheelbase 1490mm
Caster Angle 28°
Trail 110
Seat Height 690mm
Ground Clearance 125mm
Kerb Weight 191kg
Turning radius 2.8m
SUSPENSION  
Type Front 41mm Telescopic forks
Type Rear Showa twin shock
WHEELS  
Rim Size Front 16M/C x MT3.00
Rim Size Rear 16M/C x MT3.50
Tyres Front 130/90-16M/C 67H
Tyres Rear 150/80-16M/C 71H
BRAKES  
ABS System Type Two channel
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS  
Instruments Digital
Headlight LED
Taillight LED

For more information on all the bikes being unveiled at EICMA over the coming days, click HERE.

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